Press Release


McCaul to Hold Hearing on First Responders and Lessons Learned from Past Attacks

Media Contact: April Ward (202) 226-8417

Tomorrow, the Homeland Security Committee will hold the following hearing to discuss the role of first responders in emergency management, to review lessons learned from past terror attacks, and to explore best practices.

WEDNESDAY, June 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Homeland Security Committee

The Critical Role of First Responders: Sharing Lessons Learned from Past Attacks

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

  • Deputy Commissioner John Miller, Intelligence and Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department, New York City, New York
  • Chief James Schwartz, Arlington County Fire Department, Arlington, Virginia
  • Chief James Hooley, Boston Emergency Medical Services
  • Dr. Brian A. Jackson, Director, RAND Safety and Justice Program, The RAND Corporation

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on the hearing: “First responders are the backbone of our nation’s homeland security efforts. These men and women courageously serve our country every day. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombings, our emergency response providers have rushed toward the scene, not away. This hearing will explore the lessons learned from previous terror attacks to enhance our prevention, preparedness and response capabilities today."

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.