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ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel Plenary Meeting to Address Emergency Preparedness

Registration due by September 1st

New York, Aug 04, 2006

The Homeland Security Standards Panel of the American National Standards Institute is preparing for its fifth plenary meeting, themed on Emergency Preparedness, September 25-26 at New York University in New York City. The meeting will bring together the homeland security standards community to review progress that has been made and the role for further standardization and conformity assessment programs in the area of public and private sector emergency preparedness.

A preliminary agenda for the day-and-a-half meeting includes sessions on Assessing Private Sector Preparedness; Emergency Preparedness in the Public Sector; Emergency Preparedness Standards/Initiatives Making a Difference; and Credentialing for Emergency Responders and On-Scene Personnel. Breakout sessions will occur on the second day of the plenary, including Planning for a Global Pandemic and Mass/Public Transportation Security.

The emergency preparedness efforts of the federal government will be covered through presentations on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), and the standards activities within the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, among others. The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will address emergency planning in an urban setting.

A networking event will be held the evening of September 25th, for which sponsorships opportunities are still available. Registration is open and must be submitted to ANSI no later than September 1, 2006. Due to security protocols at the meeting venue, no on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. For more information, please contact ANSI’s Director of Homeland Security Standards, Matt Deane (212-642.4992;

Visit the plenary meeting webpage.

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