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Nation’s only standing CBRN joint task force to dedicate building in memory of New York City firefighter and U.S. Army nurse
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Joint Task Force Civil Support will dedicate its headquarters facility here June 14, 2012, at 10 a.m. in memory of U.S. Army Capt. Michael Dermot Mullan, an Army reservist, emergency room nurse and decorated New York City firefighter. Mullan died while attempting to rescue fellow firefighters following the collapse of the first tower of the World Trade Center.
During the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Mullan gave his life rescuing civilians and firefighters trapped inside the Marriott Hotel, adjacent to the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. Mullan’s heroics were part of a pivotal event in our history that resulted in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and changed the landscape of disaster preparedness and civil support. Mullan served honorably in the U.S. Army for 15 years and distinguished himself in service to the New York City Fire Department for seven years.
“Captain Mullan’s actions elevated the need for Joint Task Force Civil Support,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jonathan T. Treacy, JTF-CS commander. “This dedication event highlights our mission and the critical nature of our training, planning and training for civil support to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks. Our capability is crucial, both as a deterrent to our adversaries and as proof of our resolve to work hand-in-hand with our Community of Partners to maintain the highest standards disaster preparedness.”
JTF-CS is the only standing CBRN response joint task force in the U.S. If called upon, JTF-CS provides command and control of 5,200 federal military forces located at more than 36 locations throughout the U.S. Designed to provide a life-saving capability within 24 hours of notification, these federal military forces offer various life-saving military assets such as search and rescue and emergency medical capabilities.
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