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Lunch and Learn: When Disaster Strikes: Critical Role of 9-1-1 During Major...

  • 2044-45 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

What: 9-1-1 leaders from Houston, Miami and the U.S. Virgin Islands will share their first-hand experiences in preparing for and responding to the recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Panelists will shed light on how the 9-1-1 system performed, the challenges they faced, lessons learned, and explore the benefits of a modern IP-based Next Generation 9-1-1 system during these types of emergencies. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will kick off the panel by recounting his own experiences visiting the affected areas. Please join the NG911 Institute to hear their stories and show your support for their life-saving efforts.

When: January 17, 2018, 12:00 to 2:00 (box lunches available at 12:00) (lunches available while supplies last)

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044-2045

Welcome Remarks: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Panel:

  • Patrick Halley, Executive Director, NG911 Institute (moderator)

  • Stan Heffernan, Chief Operations Officer, Greater Harris County 9-1-1 (Houston)

  • Ronald Sliman, Police Lieutenant, Miami-Dade Police Department

  • Carolyn Wattley, District Manager, Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Mgmt. Agency

  • Greg Rubin, Communications Chief, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue