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Voices of the First Responder: Reflections on 9/11 to Today

Recording of Zoom panel discussion held on September 7, 2021, in which PNNL leaders met with first responders from Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, and New York City, to explore the transformational effect the attacks of that day had on their careers, and how work since then spurred the development of improved, lifesaving tools for first responders.  The panel is introduced by host, Deb Gracio, Associate Lab Director for Pacific Northwest National Lab’s National Security Directorate, with remarks from PNNL Director Dr. Steve Ashby. Ann Lesperance, Director, Northwest Regional Technology Center at PNNL, moderates the discussion among guests John Esposito, Assistant Chief, NY Fire Department; Heather Kelly, Director of Emergency Management, Kirkland, WA; Perry Tarrant, Assistant Chief, Seattle Police Department (retired); and Jay Hagen, Fire Chief, Bellevue, WA.