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Open Meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS)

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.


Notice of open meeting.


FEMA announces the following open meeting.

Name: Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS).

Date of Meeting: September 1, 2005.

Place: 10th Floor, MacCracken Conference Room, Federal Aviation Administration Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20553.

Times: 10:30 a.m.—Main FICEMS Meeting; 1 p.m.—FICEMS Ambulance Safety Subcommittee.

Proposed Agenda: Review and submission for approval of previous FICEMS Committee Meeting Minutes; Ambulance Safety Subcommittee and Counter-terrorism Subcommittee report; Action Items review; presentation of member agency reports; and reports of other interested parties. Start Printed Page 44676

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This meeting will be open to the public with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the Response and Security Procedures below. For those driving, public parking is available for approximately $14.00 for a full day (3 hours or longer). The closest METRO station to the FAA building is L'Enfant Plaza (Orange, Blue, Green, and Yellow lines), Exit onto Seventh Street (towards The National Mall) and walk two blocks to the main entrance of the FAA building which is located at Seventh Street and Independence Avenue, SW.

Response Procedures: Committee Members and members of the general public who plan to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Patti Roman, on or before Tuesday, August 30, 2005, via mail at NATEK Incorporated, 21355 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 200, Dulles, Virginia 20166-8503, or by telephone at (703) 674-0190, or via facsimile at (703) 674-0195, or via e-mail at This is necessary to be able to create and provide a current roster of visitors to NHTSA Security per directives.

Security Procedures: Increased security controls and surveillance are in effect at the FAA Building/NHTSA facilities. All visitors must have a valid picture identification card and their vehicles will be subject to search by Security personnel. All visitors will be issued a visitor pass which must be worn at all times while in the facility. Please allow adequate time before the meeting to complete the security process.

Conference Call Capabilities: If you are not able to attend in person, a toll free number has been set up for teleconferencing. The toll free number will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Members should call in around 10:30 a.m. The number is 1-800-320-4330. The FICEMS conference code is “885721#.”

FICEMS Meeting Minutes: Minutes of the meeting will be prepared and will be available upon request 30 days after they have been approved at the next FICEMS Committee Meeting on December 2, 2005. The minutes will also be posted on the United States Fire Administration Web site at​fire-service/​ems/​ficems.shtm within 30 days after their approval at the December 2, 2005, FICEMS, Committee Meeting.

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Dated: July 25, 2005.

R. David Paulison,

U.S. Fire Administrator, Director of the Preparedness Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-15236 Filed 8-2-05; 8:45 am]