Sector 10, Inc. announced today that it has joined the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue (NIUSR) as part of its continuing strategy of leadership in Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management (CERM). NIUSR is recognized as the premier leadership organization in the field of new technologies for emergency applications and is committed to improving disaster readiness and response through public awareness, collaboration, research and engineering.

According to the press release, Sector 10’s Mobile Response Unit (MRU) will be deployed at the NIUSR Annual Meeting “Boot Camp for Leaders”, which will be held in Santa Barbara at the El Capitan Canyon Resort October 20-24, 2009. This year’s event will be the 33rd anniversary of NIUSR and will feature thought and vision leaders from firefighters, emergency responders, industry, academia and the military.

Sector 10 CEO, Pericles DeAvila, stated, “We are pleased to be able to support the activities of NIUSR and look forward to deploying a Sector 10 MRU in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the unit in post disaster situations.”

Lois Clark McCoy, President of NIUSR and 2009 Recipient of the Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service by the Secretary of Defense, commented, “A primary mission for NIUSR is to measure, study, quantify, and analyze every single piece of our Response, Readiness, Rescue, Resilience and Recovery components, and organizations such as Sector 10 have an important and critical role in bringing new technologies to help build more resilient communities.”

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