Media Availability and Demonstration for DHS-sponsored Puget Sound Radiological/Nuclear Detection Exercise
September 22, 2009
Maritime law enforcement and first responder leaders will discuss the Department of Homeland Security's small vessel exercise held this week on Puget Sound. Spokespeople with the U.S. Coast Guard, FBI and DHS, as well as many other agencies, will review activities conducted during this West Coast Maritime Pilot demonstration.
Who: Media are invited to attend presentation and demonstration activities.
What: Representatives of participating agencies will discuss the exercise and how it was designed to develop and enhance maritime preventive radiological and nuclear detection and response capabilities.
Demonstrations of several detection systems will be given on the dock and on law enforcement boats.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 24, 2009
Where: U.S. Coast Guard Base Pier 36,1519 Alaskan Way S.,Seattle, WA 98134
Special parking arrangements are available for attending media. RSVP recommended by contacting Geoff Harvey, (509) 372-6083 or cell (509) 308-9275 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 23. Additional information and directions are available up to the morning of the event.
Tags: National Security, Radiation Detection, Border Protection, Threat Detection/Prevention