FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2004
Collapse analysis of World Trade Center talk
featured at Homeland Security Conference
Capt. John Flynn, New York City Fire Department, to speak Nov. 17
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The third annual regional Homeland Security Conference will be held Nov. 16-19 at the Albuquerque Uptown Marriott.
Capt. John Flynn, New York City Fire Department, will give a talk featuring a structural analysis of the World Trade Center towers on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 12:15 p.m.
The gathering will feature nationally renowned experts talking about preparing for, preventing, and responding to the threat of a chemical, biological, or conventional explosives attack.
This year’s conference features the First Southwest Regional Native American Homeland Security Conference. Governor Arlen Quetawki, Pueblo of Zuni, will speak at the opening night on Tuesday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. In addition, Native American speakers will be featured at the opening event.
|A news media availability has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. Sandia will showcase various robots that can be used in responding to chemical, biological, or conventional explosives attacks. Members of the news media are also encouraged to attend the World Trade Center talk at 12:15 p.m. that day. Media interested in attending the event need to contact Michael Padilla at 284-5325.|
The conference, sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Office of Homeland Security, and New Mexico Tech, will include national guest speakers, dignitaries, and special events.
Federal, state, local, and tribal personnel responsible for public safety are encouraged to attend the conference. This includes individuals involved with criminal justice, law enforcement, fire and police, hospital and medical, rescue and emergency response, protective force and corrections, environment, health and safety, and military.
For a complete list of activities, see www.nmhsconference.org.
Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.
Sandia media contact: Michael Padilla, email@example.com, (505) 284-5325
Conference contact: Lisa Polito, firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-0089