9/11 survivor, fire chief Richard Picciotto, to deliver Auto Glass Week keynote
May 16, 2013 By Auto Glass Week
May 16, 2013 – Chief Richard Picciotto, highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse will deliver the keynote address at Auto GlassWeek 2013 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina Sept. 19. Picciotto is scheduled to speak Thursday mid-morning about his harrowing experience during 9/11 and what it takes to survive.
May 16, 2013 – Chief Richard Picciotto, 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, Sept. 19.
Picciotto is scheduled to speak Thursday mid-morning about
his harrowing experience during 9/11 and what it takes to survive.
Firefighter and inspirational speaker Richard 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," said event marketing manager Holly Biller.
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 Olympics.
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