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Emergency Preparedness: IAFC's Schwartz and NGA’s Ghilarducci Testify on Emergency Preparedness

On September 19, Chief Jim Schwartz, chair of the International Association of Fire Chiefs' (IAFC) Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee, and Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications. Ghilarducci represented the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC). The hearing, Assessing the Nation's State of Preparedness: A Federal, State, and Local Perspective, examined the nation's ongoing level of homeland security preparedness from the state ...

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