ASIS Focuses On Terrorism, Emergency Preparedness

As the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks passes, many around the world remember that day and the effect it had on them. For those in New York City -- and especially for those involved in rescue attempts -- 9/11 represents a pivotal moment in life.

Sept. 11, however, did not only change those directly involved. It also changed the country as a whole, and it had a lasting impact on security. ASIS recognizes this change, and is presenting many workshops on terrorism and emergency preparedness, including “Radical Islam, Threats and Goals: A View From the Ground” and “Fighting the War on Terror: Capturing Emerging Technology.” However, there also will be a more personal story told, one from a senior FBI agent who stood at the base of the World Trade Center’s North Tower as rescue efforts began.

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 1:30 p.m., the FBI agent will share his compelling story, which began as routine support for firefighters and became a terrorism response, a criminal investigation and a fitful struggle to make it out alive. Although the agent originally avoided interviews about his experience, but now says his story is too significant to those who died that day.

About the Author

Megan Weadock is a communications specialist at Monitronics.

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