Tuesday, October 1
Emergency Preparedness: Before and After September 11,
When it comes to our nation's emergency preparedness, everything
has changed since Sept. 11, from public expectations and emergency
response training to new technologies to improve response to
Scott M. Solomon, director, Hazardous Materials Training,
International Association of Firefighters, will speak on "Emergency
Preparedness: Emergency Response Before and After 9/11" at a
colloquium at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, at NASA Langley's H.J.E.
Reid Conference Center.
Media Briefing: A media briefing will be held at 1:15
p.m. at the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Blvd., at
NASA Langley Research Center. Members of the media who wish to
attend should contact Kimberly W. Land at (757) 864-9885 for
Solomon will describe the nations emergency preparedness
capabilities before and after the tragic events of Sept. 11. His
talk will answer key questions that include: How has training for
emergency response changed as a result of the terrorist attacks on
Sept. 11, 2001? How can we address public expectations and best
prepare for the future?
In addition to keynote speeches, advocacy articles and political
presentations, Solomon has testified at more than two dozen
congressional hearings and federal panels. He is certified in all
levels of hazardous materials emergency response and has authored
or co-authored 17 texts addressing health and safety.
Solomon has a bachelors degree and masters degrees
in science and business administration from West Virginia
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