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									Program guide       June 9, 2011
                         The Ritz Carlton
                            Philadelphia




  emergency management


 All      Hazards/
          Stakeholders
 s u m m i t     2 0 1 1
    WELCOmE AND tHANK YOu
    FOR AttENDiNG
      Today’s first responders are confronted with new and more significant challenges
      than ever before. New programs, training exercises and technologies are continually
      being developed and deployed. To keep up with the changes and information is a
      challenging and constant undertaking.

      The All-Hazards/All-Stakeholders Summits are designed to bring together the key
      stakeholders and vendors responsible for staying abreast of the most up-to-date
      tools, solutions and best practices. The valuable networking opportunity is also an
      integral element of these summits. We hope you will take this rare opportunity to
      meet your fellow responders and emergency managers from other departments and
      agencies in the area.

      This morning’s event is intended to provide you with a diverse, fast-paced program
      that highlights some of the more distinctive solutions and information.

      Our objective is to continue making these annual events. We hope you enjoy today’s
      summit and that you will leave with a number of new ideas and acquaintances. We
      appreciate your comments as we work to make next year’s event even better. Please
      take a few minutes to complete the feedback form at the conclusion of today’s
      program so that we may incorporate your ideas into next year’s summit.

      One final note: Our summits are fully supported by the sponsors in the room today.
      We hope that you will take some time to learn about the solutions and capabilities
      they have to offer. Without them, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to be here today.

      Thanks again for attending,




                             Martin Pastula
                             Vice President of Emergency Management/Homeland Security
                             Emergency Management magazine




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KEYNOtE
                 Leadership in Crisis Situations: Five Critical Skills for Success
                 Garry Briese
                 Former Region 8 Administrator, FEMA
                 Former Executive Director, International Association of Fire Chiefs
                 Local Program Integrator, Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program,
                 Denver UASI

                  Garry L. Briese is serving currently as the Local Program Integrator for the
 Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program (WARRP) for the Denver UASI and is also a
 Principal in the professional services and consulting company, Briese and Associates. LLC

 In April 2008, he was appointed by the Secretary of DHS as the Regional Administrator for
 DHS/FEMA Region 8, and served until January 2009.

 Prior to DHS/FEMA, he served as Vice President, Emergency Management & Homeland
 Security for ICF International, a Fairfax County, Virginia based, NASDAQ-listed professional
 services corporation.

 Garry is widely recognized as the earliest national advocate in the US for terrorism and WMD
 preparedness for public safety and emergency services starting in 1978. He has addressed
 numerous conferences on emergency management, homeland security and leadership
 across the United States and Japan, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Sweden, Canada, and
 the United Kingdom.

 Previously, Garry served as the Executive Director of the International Association of Fire
 Chiefs and Executive Director of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. He brings
 over 36 years’ experience in local, state, national, Federal and international public safety and
 homeland security.




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    LOCAL PERsPECtivE
                     Liam O’Keefe
                     Deputy Managing Director, Office of Emergency Management,
                     City of Philadelphia

                   Liam O’Keefe is the Deputy Managing Director of the Philadelphia
                   Managing Director’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Mr.
                   O’Keefe oversees the day-to-day direction and operations of OEM, guiding
     emergency response and recovery activities for the agency, as well as managing and
     monitoring agency programs, activities and resources.

     Since joining the office in March of 2007, Mr. O’Keefe has assisted in overseeing a
     transformation of the city’s emergency preparedness program, focusing on developing
     operational emergency plans, conducting training and exercises for first responders,
     building partnerships with the private sector and community organizations, and providing
     the public with avenues to learn how to prepare for and stay informed during an emergency.

     Before joining Philadelphia OEM in 2007, Mr. O’Keefe served as a management consultant
     to FEMA during numerous disaster declarations, including Hurricane Katrina, the Atlantic
     Hurricanes of 2004, Super Typhoons in Micronesia, and the World Trade Center disaster. In
     this capacity he held various roles in disaster field offices across the nation; he served as
     Policy Advisor, Deputy Public Assistance Officer, Project Officer and Training Instructor.

     From 2001 to 2003, Mr. O’Keefe served as an Emergency Preparedness Specialist with the
     New York City Office of Emergency Management where he assisted in the coordination of
     World Trade Center disaster response and recovery efforts. In addition to developing various
     recovery plans, Mr. O’Keefe assisted in the management and coordination of $4.75 billion in
     grant funding allocated to the City of New York for costs associated with the City’s recovery
     from 9/11.




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LOCAL PERsPECtivE
                 Lieutenant Kevin Hill
                 MH65C Pilot, Assistant Admin Officer, Air Station Atlantic City,
                 U.S. Coast Guard

                  Lieutenant Kevin Hill has worked on Coast Guard helicopters as a Search
                  & Rescue flight mechanic. He also has experience as a Coast Guard
                  helicopter pilot, flying search & rescue, law enforcement, maritime safety,
 and other missions. Lieutenant Hill responded to Hurricane Katrina, working in two
 different emergency response centers during the event. He also responded to Hurricane
 Rita, working in an Incident Command Post logistics section, preparing and responding to
 Rita. In addition, he flew Coast Guard helicopters in response to Hurricane Ivan. Currently,
 Lieutenant Hill has two classes remaining in his Emergency & Disaster Management
 Masters degree program.




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    FEDERAL PERsPECtivE
                     Mike Byrne
                     National IMAT Blue Team Leader

                      How we are Engaging Communities
                      This presentation will discuss the “A Whole of Community Framework for
                      Catastrophic Preparedness, Planning & Response”. This exciting approach
                      to the practice of Emergency management focuses on engaging the entire
     community in all phases of emergency management. Citizens are force multipliers and this
     presentation will address how current FEMA efforts are engaging communities in this effort.

     Biography
     Michael Byrne leads FEMA’s National Incident Management Assistance Team – East (N-IMAT
     East). He has 31 years of Public Safety and Disaster response experience in increasingly
     responsible positions. His career contains a strong portfolio of first hand emergency
     response, disaster management, recovery program execution, senior level management and
     policy positions. Mr. Byrne spent the first 20 years of his career with the Fire Department of
     New York. During his career in NYC he also spent a number of years with the Mayor’s Office of
     Emergency Management as 1st Deputy Director.

     In 1999, Mr. Byrne joined FEMA as the Region 2 Response and Recovery Division Director.
     He held the position of FCO (Federal Coordinating Officer for a number of disaster responses
     and his time in FEMA was punctuated by holding the position of Operations Chief for the 9/11
     attack on the WTC in NYC. In late 2001 Mr. Byrne was recruited to join the newly created
     Office of Homeland Security in the White House where he join Gov. Ridge as the Senior
     Director for Response and Recovery and was responsible for developing innovative policy like
     the National Incident Management System, National Response Plan and the creation o0f the
     First Responder grant Program which is the largest increase in federal support to State and
     Local First Responders.

     Mr. Byrne spent two years as the Director of Justice and Public Safety at Microsoft Corporation.
     In this position he led numerous efforts to introduce the creative use of technology in support
     of the missions of all Public Safety organizations. In 2006 he joined ICFI a management
     consulting firm and while there he lead development of their Homeland Security and Public
     Safety portfolio.




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PROGRAm
In consideration of your fellow participants, please turn cell phones off or
set them to vibrate. Thank you.

THurSday, junE 9

8:00 aM—9:00 aM
registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 aM—9:05 aM
Welcome
Marty Pastula, Vice President, Emergency Management Media Group

9:05 aM—9:30 aM
Opening remarks
Liam O’Keefe, Deputy Managing Director, Office of Emergency Management
City of Philadelphia

9:30 aM—10:10 aM
Keynote Presentation
Leadership in Crisis Situations: Five Skills Critical for Success
Garry Briese, Former Region 8 Administrator, FEMA
Former Executive Director, International Association of Fire Chiefs
Local Program Integrator, Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program, Denver UASI

10:10 aM—10:30 aM
Evolution of Social Media for Emergency Management
Jeff Baranyi, Senior Solutions Engineer – Public Safety, Esri

10:30 aM—11:15 aM
Meet the Sponsors/networking Break

11:15 aM—11:35 aM
delivering real Time Crime Center Capabilities
Iveta Topalova, Justice and Public Safety Architect, Microsoft




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    PROGRAm
    11:35 aM—11:45 aM
    Lieutenant Kevin Hill
    MH65C Pilot, Assistant Admin Officer, Air Station Atlantic City, U.S. Coast Guard

    11:45 aM—12:05 PM
    Technology: Working With you or against you and Others
    Trevor Ziemba, Detective, Bainbridge Island Police Department
    (In Association with Adobe)

    12:05 PM—12:30 PM
    How we are Engaging Communities: a Perspective on “Whole of Community”
    Mike Byrne, National IMAT Blue Team Leader

    12:30 PM
    Buffet Luncheon

    1:00 PM
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    resilient Emergency Communications — ready at a Moment’s notice
    Tony Bardo, Assistant Vice President, Government Solutions, Hughes

    “Best Practices in Situational awareness”…… Connecting the dots
    John Degory, Chief Operating Officer, Knowledge Center

    Staying Connected –
    Best Practices for Maintaining Emergency response Communications
    Colin Willer, Senior Business Development Manager, NetMotion Wireless




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   adobe Solutions for Government agencies
    Adobe solutions for government help agencies better accomplish their mission and create meaning-
ful and sustainable interactions with users by replacing frustrating, manual, paper-based processes with
engaging, intelligent PDF forms and rich Internet applications. Powerful security capabilities strengthen
information and process assurance to help protect personal, corporate, and classified government infor-
mation from unauthorized access or alteration, promoting trusted communications. And the ability to
instantly create virtual meeting rooms allows personnel to quickly collaborate with anyone inside or outside
the agency, in real time, regardless of where participants are located. Flexible and cost-effective, Adobe
solutions simplify the business of government—anytime, anywhere, through any medium.
                          http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html




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        For four decades, Esri has been helping people make better decisions through management and analysis
     of geographic information. We work with our business partners and hundreds of thousands of people who
     use GIS to make a difference in our world. A full-service GIS company, Esri offers support for implement-
     ing GIS technology from the desktop to enterprise-wide servers, online services, and mobile devices. GIS
     solutions are flexible and customizable to meet the needs of all our users. At ESRI, we focus on promoting
     the value of GIS and its applications throughout the world and pay close attention to our users’ needs. Our
     software development and services respond to our customers with products that are easy to use, flexible,
     and integrated.
        Esri’s ArcGIS software empowers you with the knowledge you need such as where to respond, how to get
     there quickly and safely, and what to expect once on scene. The fusion and visualization of dynamic data
     with geographic data gives you an intuitive picture of what is happening, providing actionable intelligence.
        ArcGIS is a foundational technology capable of fusing disparate data, analyzing trends and behaviors,
     and providing and sharing actionable information. Whether the need for geographic information is in
     pre-planning or tactical response, Esri provides a suite of products that enable situational awareness in a
     mobile environment for first responders.
                                    Visit www.esri.com to learn more about GIS.




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We are the consulting and enterprise support division of Microsoft. We help businesses around the world get
a maximized return on their investment in Microsoft products and technologies. This means not only helping
with deploying and optimizing IT, but also helping businesses move forward with IT initiatives that deliver the
most business value.
Our goal is to empower our customers to succeed. We help our customers get the most out of existing IT
assets, saving them money and delivering real business results. We are committed to the transfer of knowledge
so that our customers can drive the success of projects through best practices, intellectual property, and key
insights from thousands of Microsoft Services engagements worldwide. When it comes to support, we never
forget that our customers’ business and their success comes first.
Between Enterprise Services and Customer Support Services, we have a global team of more than 9,720
professionals in 88 countries; we help a large number of customers worldwide achieve their business objec-
tives each year. Why do so many businesses and individuals trust us to help them save money and improve
their profitability? Because we are the experts at accelerating the adoption and productive use of Microsoft
products and technologies.
                                 www.microsoft.com/industry/government




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        Knowledge Center™ (www.knowledge-center.com) supports daily emergency management operations at all
     levels. Incident, resource, critical infrastructure, and document management — all connected by real time com-
     munications capabilities — connect your responders to their resources across the situation to keep you aware,
     informed, and making a difference. Use Knowledge Center™ to promote a ‘virtual collaborative environment’ to
     facilitate cooperation and provide instant access to information — anytime, anywhere.
          For additional information contact: John Degory, 412-367-6077, jdegory@knowledge-center.com




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                                         Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader
                                      in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large
                                      enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. The
GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS                  Hughes Government Solutions Group has a strong history of sup-
                                      porting the broadband needs of U.S. federal, state, and local gov-
                                      ernments of every size and mission. From emergency preparedness
and continuity of operations, to telework and distance learning, whatever their applications, government
agencies can count on Hughes to deliver the most advanced technologies and highest standard of com-
munications solutions to support the many missions of government.
   • Hughes is the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite networks and services, with over 2.2
     million systems shipped to customers in more than 100 countries.
   • The company’s core expertise ranges from design of advanced components, terminals, and
     broadband systems, to the development and turnkey operational management of complex commu-
     nications networks.
   • Owner and operator of SPACEWAY® 3, North America’s highest-capacity commercial satellite and
     the first with onboard switching and routing, Hughes stands alone as both a leading broadband tech-
     nology and systems supplier and fully integrated broadband service provider.
The unique needs of Government
   The Hughes Government Solutions Group is dedicated to supplying a broad range of solutions to address
unique government applications, including path-diverse communications that enable continuity of opera-
tions (COOP), for the critical times when citizens depend on their government to keep working during
emergencies.
    From distance learning solutions for training when and where it’s needed, to telework connectivity for
field offices and remote sites, to emergency communications solutions for emergency preparedness and
response, Hughes has a track record of delivering high-performance network solutions to help government
agencies perform more efficiently and cost-effectively.
            In addition, Hughes is helping to keep over 1,000 small rural towns and local governments
across the U.S. connected with Hughes broadband satellite service. Available continent-wide, and offering
a range of high-speed, affordable plans, Hughes is the ideal way for small government offices to access the
Internet and their national agency networks, no matter where they’re located.
Inter-Government Crisis network (IGCn)
   In times of crisis, reliable and resilient communications networks are essential for rapid sharing of critical
information and coordinated decision-making among national, regional, and local agencies. The Hughes
Inter-Government Crisis Network (IGCN) is a private “network of networks” that is instantly deployable and
interoperable among any number of agencies and levels of government. Providing secure, alternate path
communications and advanced private networking that doesn’t touch the Internet, IGCN enables maximum
preparedness and rapid response to any emergency—for a true “Plan-B” national emergency communica-
tions plan.
Easy and Convenient Purchasing
   Hughes makes it easy to order through a variety of contract vehicles for all levels of government, including
the GSA Schedule, GSA SATCOM II, GSANetworx, and contracts with a number of states across the country.
                                                 Tony Bardo
                          Assistant Vice President, Hughes Government Solutions
                                      E-mail: tony.bardo@hughes.com
                                            Phone: 301-428-1638
                                       www.government.hughes.com



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        Continuity in emergency response communication has taken on a new urgency given both the economic
     and human costs of environmental and manmade disasters. The threat of terrorism also adds a new and
     very real dimension in disaster and relief planning, including unknown risks of biological contamination,
     and loss of property or life. Mission-critical communications are a necessity and your agency or department
     needs to know they can securely and reliably connect to any mobile data network available. Whether that be
     Wi-Fi, private radio, carrier or satellite, maintaining data access is essential for a rapid, efficient response.
         Mobility XE, the award-winning software from NetMotion Wireless, enables over 500,000 mobile workers
     in government agencies and businesses around the globe to get connected and stay connected to mission-
     critical applications, wherever the job takes them.
        Mobility XE maintains and optimizes connections to wireless networks and applications as field workers
     change locations or networks throughout the day. Designed specifically for wireless environments, Mobility
     XE reduces the complexity of mobile deployments by enabling seamless roaming between different wireless
     networks, persisting applications through lost coverage, maintaining data integrity, and meeting or sur-
     passing federal and state data security requirements. In addition, Mobility XE provides IT managers with a
     centralized console to monitor and manage all of their mobile devices and users.
        In a time of crisis, organizations will rely on virtual offices and telecommuting to respond quickly and
     effectively to emergency events. Although field workers may be displaced or relocated from their offices,
     the need to stay connected to applications and data is vital for carrying out their job functions and respond-
     ing to the crisis. Using Mobility XE, access to mobile networks is handled behind the scenes, so workers
     stay focused on their job tasks without having to troubleshoot data connections. Mobility XE manages the
     wireless connection, roaming to different networks as necessary to maintain a connection to the fastest
     available network at any given time.
        NetMotion Wireless customers include more than 1,900 of the world’s most respected organizations
     across multiple industries including government, utilities, healthcare, transportation, field service and
     many others. NetMotion Wireless is one of The 50 Fastest Growing Wireless Companies in the country and
     has earned over 25 industry awards for outstanding technology. Founded in 2001, NetMotion Wireless is
     headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices located across North America and Europe.
                                                 NetMotion Wireless
                                             701 N 34th Street, Suite 250
                                                  Seattle, WA 98103
                                             www.netmotionwireless.com




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    Blauer Manufacturing Company produces a full line of uniforms and protective apparel for public safety and
military personnel. Our Homeland Defender® line of NFPA 1994 certified CBRN protective ensembles is made
in the United States with GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics and provides industry-leading protection from chemical
warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. Homeland Defender® suits offer unique advantages over traditional
HAZMAT suits for physically demanding CBRN missions due to their durability, form-fitting designs, lightweight
comfort, breathability, and liquid/vapor protection without the need for chemical tape.
                For additional information please visit: www.blauerhomelanddefender.com.




    Grainger is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions
in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Panama. Through a highly integrated network including more
than 400 branches, 14 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger’s employees help customers get the
job done.
                                                www.grainger.com




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                                        FLIr — a WOrLd LEadEr In CBrnE dETECTIOn
                                           FLIR Systems is the world’s largest supplier of detection and pro-
                                        tection sensors and systems. FLIR now offers advanced capabilities to
                                        detect threats in all of the critical CBRNE segments – chemical, bio-
                                        logical, radiological, nuclear and explosive. These compact, portable,
     laboratory-caliber systems are in use across a broad spectrum of applications, including incident
     response, force protection, field-based forensics and critical facility security.
     Incident response
        As the first to enter a potential disaster zone, first responders require tools that can do the job and get
     personnel back to safety fast. FLIR provides light weight, mobile, fast, and effective CBRNE equipment
     that can readily be taken into the hot zone.
     Field-based Forensics/Mobile Labs
        In the event of a CBRNE attack, response must be effective, deployment quick, and identification and
     sample-handling accurate. FLIR is changing the paradigm from “sample-to-lab” to “lab-to-sample” with
     the development of easy to use, laboratory quality systems designed for use in the field.
     Critical Infrastructure
        FLIR has developed the first practical, affordable CBRN security solution for critical infrastructure. As
     a “detect-to-protect” system, ThreatSense™ uses a layered approach to counter aerosolized threats as
     well as the movement of radioactive sources.
       As both a systems provider and technology supplier to the defense industry, FLIR Systems leverages
     unparalleled technical expertise to address the emerging challenges of our time.
               For more information on the FLIR detection solutions, visit www.flir.com/detection.




                                                     ICMA (International City/County Management Association) is
                                                  the premier local government leadership and management orga-
                                                  nization. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by
                                                  advocating and developing the professional management of local
                                                  government worldwide. In addition to supporting its nearly 9,000
                                                  members, ICMA provides publications, data, information, technical
     assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county experts and other
     individuals throughout the world.
         ICMA Press (icma.org/press) is a leading publisher of books, reports, survey research, and training materials
     for local government practitioners, academics, and students. Popular ICMA Press titles in the area of public safety
     management include:
      •   Homeland Security: Best Practices for Local Government, 2nd edition
      •   Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government, 2nd Edition
      •   Managing Fire and Rescue Services
      •   Local Government Police Management, 4th Edition
      •   Selecting a Police Chief
        ICMA Center for Public Safety Management (icma.org/publicsafety) offers a holistic approach to local govern-
     ment consulting in the areas of service and workload analysis, police chief selection, data-driven policy decisions.
     The Center has worked in 57 jurisdictions in 28 states, delivering comprehensive analyses of workload, deployment,
     response times, and performance outcomes.
                                                           ICMa
                                              777 north Capitol St., Suite 500
                                                  Washington, dC 20002
                                                      202-289-4262
                                               customerservices@icma.org
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    Preparedness & response
    ProPac, Inc. is a leading supplier of disaster preparedness and relief supplies. For over 21 years ProPac
 has served the First Responder, Emergency Management, and Public Health communities at the local,
 state, and federal levels.
    • Cots • Preparedness and response Kits • Emergency response Trailers & Containers • Safety Supplies


                                    800-345-3036; Fax: 888-877-6722;
                                          propac@propacusa.com
                                  www.propacusa.com    www.cert-kits.com




                               Salamander Technologies is the leading supplier of accountability solutions
                            in the USA, serving over 3,400 agencies. The goal of our solution is simple:
                            unite our country’s emergency services with interoperable, NIMS compatible
                            systems for tracking all responders, volunteers, and victims at an incident.
                            Tracking information is managed on-scene to insure accountability, safety,
                            and site access control. The information is made available to off-scene facili-
                            ties for wide-area resource management during a public safety or public health
                            emergency.
    Our mission at Salamander Technologies is to save the lives of our nation’s first responders and the
citizens they protect by offering a superior auto ID system that accounts for all personnel, verifies responder
identities, and enhances situational awareness at an incident, emergency, or field event. Our contributions
to homeland security will accelerate as our interTRAX® solution fulfills the national imperative for a unified
system to identify and track all participants of large-scale incidents.
    Our vision is to create a simple, scalable, and survivable system for interagency personnel accountabil-
ity – from the tag to the web – that complies with federal mandates for the National Incident Management
System (NIMS) and Personal Identity Verification (PIV).
  We have trained sales staff covering the entire USA and Canada who can provide more information and a
customized quote of our solutions. We can offer a live online demo any day of the week at your convenience.
            More information is available on our website, www.salamandertechnologies.com.
                                       Or, call us at 877-430-5171.




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        For more than 110 years, Siemens has been a leader in building controls innovation, fire solutions, and
     security systems. With more than 400 locations globally, Siemens is positioned to provide customized
     services and support for our clients’ specialized needs.
        Siemens Fire & Security is a part of Siemens Industry, Inc. We provide fire and life safety systems and
     services for large and small commercial buildings. We offer fire detection and suppression systems,
     audible and visual appliances, and voice evacuation systems as well as project management expertise and
     after sales service. Emergency Communications and Intelligent Response are among our core initiatives.
         Sygnal™ mass notification is a solution for communicating when it matters most. At critical moments
     the Sygnal network can send messages to reach people wherever they are—in outdoor spaces; inside at
     their computers, in a conference room, or walking down a hall; and through their personal devices. Sygnal
     systems can often be developed using existing infrastructure such as a voice-equipped fire alarm panel,
     speakers, and digital signage. The Sygnal personal alert component offers the option for two-way commu-
     nication. Senders can get confirmation that their message was received or get information about the recipi-
     ent’s status to better prioritize where help might be needed. Inside, Outside, At Your Side: Sygnal solutions
     let you when, where and with whom you need.
                   More information about Sygnal™ mass notification solutions can be found at
                                        www.usa.siemens.com/sygnal.




     Fiscally Sound Procurement
                 While cutbacks and budget shortfalls abound, it is essential for public agencies to practice
     fiscally sound procurement to ensure they are getting a good value for every dollar they spend. In these
     tough economic times many public entities are coming together to share services as a means of cost
     savings. Cooperative purchasing or “piggybacking” is another tool to add to your tool box. TCPN is a national
     governmental purchasing cooperative established in 1997 under state law tasked with assisting other gov-
     ernmental entities to operate efficiently and economically. We partner with national vendors to help you stay
     current with practical applications by competitively bidding and awarding contracts to vendors in accor-
     dance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations.
        This is not the economy for a “how we’ve always done it” mentality. An innovative approach to real
     value for every dollar spent and outside the box thinking for every purchase in a must. Many public entities
     believe their state contracts are the only game in town. In fact some states don’t competitively bid their own
     contracts; instead they approve a list of vendors. Cooperative purchasing collectively pools the purchas-
     ing potential of schools, colleges & universities, cities, counties, municipalities, hospitals & non-profits to
     maximize savings of time, effort, budget dollars, and shortens your delivery schedule. From facilities to
     wireless be prepared for whatever strikes by having TCPN as your transparent tool for maximizing perfor-
     mance. This translates to fiscally sound public procurement at a time when we all need to be working smart!
                                                    www.TCPN.org

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   VT Hackney is a manufacturer of Hackney Disaster Response vehicles and trailers, mobile command
and communications vehicles, and VisionComms ITICS® portable and mobile Intelligent Tactical Interop-
erable Communications Systems.
                                             VT Hackney
                            Emergency Vehicles & VisionComms Group
                                        Office - 252–946-6521
                                    http://www.hackneyev.com/
                               http://www.facebook.com/hackneyev
                                 http://www.vtvisioncomms.com/
                             http://www.facebook.com/VisionComms




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