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Forum to examine national and state preparedness at "9/11 +10"

From November 30 to December 2, 2011, federal and Arlington, Virginia-area officials will meet to discuss how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have changed the way the country looks at disaster risk and preparedness, and how it has affected the security and safety equipment markets.

The "9/11 +10" forum will be a part of the International Safety Equipment Association's (ISEA's) Fall Meeting, which is the organization's largest national gathering. The meeting is held annually for product groups and committees to develop standards, formulate legislative positions, and examine the current market trends to better understand which safety equipment is needed in the appropriate locations and workplaces.

On the first day of the event, the group will cover multiple topics, including eye, face, hand, and fall protection, and will see the committee plan standards and policies. On the second day, high-visibility products, instruments, and hearing protection will be discussed, while on the event's final day, head protection and protective apparel will be addressed.

Speakers include Jack Brown, Arlington County’s director of emergency management, Dr. Dan Hanfling, special advisor to emergency preparedness and response with Inova Health System, and luncheon speaker Jonathon Karl, ABC News' senior congressional correspondent.