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October 06, 2021

TOMORROW @ 12PM: Congressional Hearing to Examine Emergency Communications 20 Years After 9/11

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, October 7th, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing to hear from emergency and first responders about the progress and challenges in emergency communications 20 years after the September 11th, 2001 attacks. On 9/11, Rep. Demings was in command of the Orlando Police Department officers at Orlando International Airport.

This hearing will provide the Members the opportunity to question witnesses about the state of current emergency communications systems, communications challenges emergency responders face within their agencies, and specific initiatives the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should consider to improve emergency communications.

This virtual hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on our website.

Event details:

WHAT: Subcommittee Hearing: 20 Years After 9/11: Examining Emergency Communications

WHEN: Thursday, October 7 @ 12:00pm EDT


  • Chris Rodriguez, PhD, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, District of Columbia
  • Mr. Mel Maier, Captain, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mr. Chris Lombard, Deputy Chief, Seattle Fire Department
  • Hon. H.D. Deloach, Sheriff, Putnam County Sheriff's Office

Updated info and livestream available here

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