Technology's Role in Combating Wildfire, Terrorism, School Violence Featured at Workshop and ExhibitionMedia may contact:
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Golden, Colo., June 7, 2000 - More than 400 emergency managers, first responders and representatives of the nation's technology sector are expected in Colorado Springs, June 11-15 for the fifth annual Technology Partnerships for Emergency Management Workshop and Exhibition, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
"The workshop provides an excellent opportunity see the latest technology for improving disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery, and to participate in sessions dealing with some of the most critical issues facing emergency managers today - terrorism, school safety, and wildfires," Kay C. Goss, FEMA associate director for Preparedness, Training and Exercise, said.
Nearly 50 exhibitors will be on hand providing demonstrations on tornado safe room construction, solar energy, communications and other new technologies.
Highlights of the workshop include sessions on:
Other sessions at the conference include discussions of cyber-security and threats from chemical and biological weapons.
The conference will be at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs.
A complete agenda and other information can be found online.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Space at the conference is limited. Please let us know if you plan to cover the event.
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