NEWS ADVISORY: Presentation and discussion on disaster prevention with lessons learned from WTC

NEWS ADVISORY: Presentation and discussion on disaster prevention with lessons learned from WTC

Presentation and discussion on disaster prevention with lessons learned from WTC

Retired New York firefighter to speak on “THE TWIN TOWERS AND 9/11: What can be done to minimize the extreme risk to firefighters in similar circumstances?”

Pace University’s Master’s degree program in Homeland Security (www.pace.edu/homelandsecurity) will host a semi-annual community lecture tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. The talk will be given by John Flynn, a retired New York firefighter who holds a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in homeland security from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Flynn’s lecture will focus on why the World Trade Center buildings collapsed as quickly as they did, resulting in an unprecedented loss of life, including 343 firefighters.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Choate House dining room on Pace’s campus in Pleasantville at 861 Bedford Rd., entrance  3. Light refreshments will be served.

The presentation will focus on the construction of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center – steel-framed and high-rise construction, the factors that contributed to their demise and the unprecedented loss of life, and lessons to be learned for future preparedness and emergency response.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

 

About the speaker

John P. Flynn, P.E., a retired NYFD officer holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Arts degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.  Flynn is a Professional Engineer in New York State, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Hazardous Material Specialist.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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