Remarks of James Arden Barnett, Jr., Rear Admiral (Ret.) Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, APCO's 76th Annual Conference, 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Disaster Communications Restoration Lessons Learned, August 3, 2010 [open pdf - 35KB]
From the remarks of James Arden Barnett, Jr. att the APCO's [Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International] 76th Annual Conference 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Disaster Communications Restoration Lessons Learned: "When disaster strikes, we have to come together and work collaboratively or nothing will be accomplished as quickly or efficiently as it could be, and that could mean the difference between life and death. The US Government response to the earthquake in Haiti is a wonderful example of the collaboration and teamwork of which I speak, and I'm proud the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] was able to be a part of that effort. With that said, I'm honored to be here and to be sharing the platform with such an august [sic] panel as we discuss the response to the tragic earthquake that took place in Haiti on January 12 of this year. The teamwork and cooperation displayed by the agencies represented on this panel, and many others not directly represented here, were extraordinary. They definitely know 'how to pass the ball' and how to share the mission so that response is quick and effective and that equals a win for everyone involved."
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APCO's 76th Annual Conference 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Disaster Communications Restoration Lessons Learned. George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. August 3, 2010