World Trade Center Survivor FDNY Chief Picciotto
to Deliver Thursday Auto Glass Week Keynote
April 12, 2013
Chief Richard Picciotto, the highest ranking firefighter to survive
the World Trade Center collapse, will deliver the keynote address
at Auto Glass Week 2013 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
and Marina Thursday, September 19, 2013. He is scheduled to speak
Thursday mid-morning about his harrowing experience during 9/11
and what it takes to survive.
A firefighter and inspirational speaker, Picciotto was an FDNY
Battalion Commander in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Following
the terrorist attack, Picciotto rushed inside the World Trade Center
to rescue those inside, but soon found himself trapped in the smoldering
rubble of the North Tower after its collapse. Buried for more than
four hours, he emerged and was the highest-ranking firefighter to
survive the collapse.
"Chief Picciotto's story resonated with our Auto Glass Week
Sponsor Council and Steering Committee and we are sure attendees
will be inspired by his story," says event marketing manager
Picciotto is also the author of Last Man Down, the story of his
experience and his remarkable survival of being located within the
stairwell between the sixth and seventh floors of the North Tower
when it collapsed.
Everyone has had to weather their own struggles; to keep ones tenacity
and to survive applies to each and every attendee. Picciotto will
bring those survival tactics to light.
In addition to his keynote address, Auto Glass Week will feature
educational seminars, an exhibition area with suppliers, the eighth
annual GlasWeld Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics in Honor of
Walt Gorman and the eighth annual NordGlass Auto Glass Technician
Auto Glass Week is the largest international event dedicated solely
to the auto glass industry. Registration and competition details
are available online at www.autoglassweek.com.
Contact event management at 540/720-5584 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
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