West, Pat
October 2004
Fire Chief;Oct2004, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p48
Trade Publication
Discusses the dedication and planning initiatives of Edward Plaugher, former Arlington County, Virginia fire chief, to establish a coordinated and equipped response to terrorism. Establishment of unified command organization from all fire departments in the surrounding region; Career highlights; Role in the Pentagon response during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. INSET: INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP.


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