Reid announces lineup for Henderson anti-terrorism summit |

Reid announces lineup for Henderson anti-terrorism summit

The Associated Press

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Wednesday he’ll host a hearing next week for law enforcers, medical and federal officials to tell how they’re countering terrorism in Southern Nevada.

Reid said the counterterrorism summit will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Henderson fire training center.

He said he wants to brief Las Vegas-area residents on steps that emergency and law enforcement officials are taking to detect, prevent and respond to terrorist threats.

Henderson Fire Chief Jim Cavelieri, Clark County Sheriff Jerry Keller and Dr. Dale Carrison, emergency medicine director at University Medical Center in Las Vegas are scheduled to testify.

Federal officials will include Nellis Air Force Base Major General L.D. Johnston, Las Vegas FBI chief Grant Ashley and Steve Hansen of the Clark County Federal Emergency Management Agency office.

Administrators from the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Nuclear Emergency Search and Emergency Response team and Bechtel Nevada will talk about Nevada Test Site security, Reid said.

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