Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tennessee homeland security expo planned

June 17, 2009 (Tennessean) MIDDLE TENNESSEE Middle Tennessee-area residents will be able to see new public safety equipment and watch live emergency response demonstrations next week at a security expo in Lebanon. The event, known as the Urban Area Security Initiative Expo, shows how local agencies have used federal money to enhance first-response capabilities, said Dave Mitchell of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Office of Homeland Security. Attendees will be able to speak to representatives of emergency response agencies, learn about new public safety technologies and see live demonstrations. Participating agencies include the Emergency Management offices in Cannon, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties, which make up the Nashville Urban Area Security Initiative/Homeland Security District 5. State and federal agencies will be there as well. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 24, at the Ward Agricultural Center, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon.

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