Remarks by Under Secretary Rand Beers at the Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness (TCIP) Conference and Expo [August 31, 2011] [open pdf - 547KB]
On August 31, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security issued a press release regarding Under Secretary Rand Beers' remarks at the Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness (TCIP) Conference and Expo. The following has been taken from the opening remarks: "It has been a busy year for our first responders -- from the response to major floods and tornadoes across the Southeast to Hurricane Irene. Tomorrow is also the start of National Preparedness Month -- our month-long effort to promote emergency preparedness in homes, businesses, and communities. This is a time for everyone to take basic steps to be more prepared for emergencies and disasters, which helps expedite recovery and helps our first responders focus on those truly in need of help. That's a message we're going to continue to share over the coming month, and beyond, and I hope you take back to your communities. Of course, we are also less than two weeks from the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which we know took a devastating toll on our first responder community, including those who so heroically responded at Ground Zero and the Pentagon."
Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/