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  SIREN Seminar: Jack Brown - Surviving a 10kt Improvised Nuclear Device Explosion in the National Capital Region  
(Greater Washington DC Metro Area)

Jack Brown, director of Arlington County's Office of Emergency Management, will present "Surviving a 10kt Improvised Nuclear Device explosion in the National Capital Region."

The explosion of a 10kt nuclear device in the region would have catastrophic consequences resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries and billions of dollars in damage. However, there are strategies for those who survive the initial blast to limit the effects of fallout. Brown's talk will outline these protective actions by introducing planning tools developed by the federal interagency community to represent the range of potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters and to establish the range of response requirements to facilitate preparedness planning.

Brown has been in his current position since 2006. He spent 29 years with the Fairfax County, Virginia, Fire & Rescue Department, where he retired as assistant fire chief of Operations in 2000. He then served as assistant chief for the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, where he led a team of firefighters to the Pentagon on 9/11 and served as initial planning section chief for the incident.

A live webcast is available at http://www.ncr.vt.edu/live/

For more detailed information about Brown, his presentation, and the SIREN Seminar Series, and to register for this event, please click on More Information link below.


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Location: 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
Price: Free, but seating for this event is limited and RSVP is requested
Sponsor: Department of Science and Technology in Society
Contact: Sonja Schmid
E-Mail: sschmid@vt.edu
   
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