Federal Signal President to Testify during House Hearing on Emergency Management

The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management is hosting “Streamlining Emergency Management: Improving Preparedness, Response, and Cutting Costs,” a hearing that will examine how the emergency management systems and programs can be streamlined to reduce costs and improve preparedness and response.

Joe Wilson, president of the Industrial Systems Division, Safety & Security Group at University Park-headquartered Federal Signal Corporation, will provide testimony in response to recently introduced federal legislation (H.R. 2903 and H.R. 2904). If passed, these bills will reauthorize FEMA and two if its expiring programs through fiscal year 2013, and establish a clear framework and timetable for the modernization of FEMA’s public alerts and warning system. Wilson’s presentation will address important matters of public safety and emergency management, including meeting local level needs and integrating emergency communication technologies.

WITNESSES:
  • Joe Wilson, President, Industrial Systems Division, Safety & Security Group, Federal Signal
  • The Honorable W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Mr. Matthew A. Jadacki, Assistant Inspector General, Emergency Management Oversight, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Mike Dayton, Acting Secretary, California Emergency Management Agency 
  • Mr. Keith Stammer, Director, Joplin – Jasper County Emergency Management Agency
  • Chief William R. Metcalf, Second Vice President, International Association of Fire Chiefs

LOCATION:

The Rayburn House Office Building 
45 Independence Ave SW, Room # 2167
Washington, D.C.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. EDT
 
For more information, go to: http://transportation.house.gov
  
About Federal Signal
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) enhances the safety, security and well-being of communities and workplaces around the world. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and institutional customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates four groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions, Federal Signal Technologies, and Fire Rescue. 

For more information on Federal Signal, visit:
http://www.federalsignal.com.

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