City of Worcester, Congressman Mcgovern and FEMA Director Witt to Announce New Initiatives in Worcester

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Release date: 
October 25, 2000
Release Number: 
R1-00-56

WHO: (Boston, MA) The City of Worcester, Congressman James McGovern and James Lee Witt of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will announce two new initiatives for the City of Worcester. The first program called, "Project Remember" is a collaborative effort to rehabilitate abandoned buildings to honor the six fallen firefighters lost in the Cold Storage building fire last December. The second is a FEMA pilot project under the

Project Impact: Building A Disaster-Resistant Community

initiative to reduce the potential dangers caused by abandoned and unsafe buildings. This pilot project is a partnership of community, state, federal and local organizations in response to the growing concerns and challenges facing the fire fighting community in Worcester.

WHAT: 11:00 a.m. Tour of Abandoned Buildings
begins at Worcester City Hall- 455 Main Street

Boston Beef Building-44 Lafayette Street, Dale Street and 1 Queen Street
  12:40 -2:00 p.m. Disaster Resistant Community Conference
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Alden Memorial Hall
Corner of Institute Road& West Street

WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Partners and Participants include: Thomas Hoover, Worcester City Manager, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Congressman James McGovern, James Lee Witt, Director FEMA, Worcester City Councilor Joseph Petty, Fire Chiefs Dennis Budd and Gerrard Dio, Phil Niddrie, Abandoned Building Taskforce, John Carney, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Carrye Brown, Administrator-U.S. Fire Administration, Stephen McGrail, Director MA Emergency Management Agency, Setti D. Warren, Regional Director FEMA, Habitat for Humanity, Matthew 25, Friendly House, International Association of Arson Investigators, Worcester Municipal Credit Union, the National Arson Prevention Initiative, David Lucht, Director WPI Center for Fire Safety Studies and Dr. John Orr, Director WPI computer and electrical science.

Last Updated: 
July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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