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Pittsburgh to host emergency preparedness conference

Release Date: 10/13/2011
Contact Information: Roy Seneca seneca.roy@epa.gov (215) 814-5567

PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2011) – Pittsburgh will host one of the largest gatherings of emergency responders, counter-terrorism specialists and other emergency-related professionals in the nation when the 2011 Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference comes to town Oct. 30 through Nov. 2.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security, the annual conference is expected to attract more than 700 disaster experts from across the country. It will be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, located at 600 Commonwealth Place in downtown Pittsburgh.

The conference offers an opportunity for emergency responders to obtain valuable training in terrorism awareness, radiation accidents, and other emergency response challenges. The conference also offers an ideal setting for local responders such as firemen, police officers, and paramedics to share new ideas and success stories on what they are doing in their communities to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

More than 100 exhibitors also will be displaying the latest trends of state-of-the-art emergency equipment, protection gear and technologies that are available to help emergency responders provide the best service possible.

More details and registration information are available at the conference website: http://www.2011conference.net or by calling the conference hotline at 1-800-364-7974.