Our commitment to the safety of our guests is of highest priority. As such, Flagler Tiger Bay Club is following CDC guidelines and recommendations at this event. Seating will be at 50% capacity. Masks encouraged.
Advance registration and payment required. $25 for members. $40 for guests of members. Seating is limited due to the 50% capacity compliance, therefore early registration is encouraged.
Chief Fisher will take us back in discussion to 9/11, the initiation of the war on terrorism and the formation of the US Department of Homeland Security with the issues and challenges that we faced. He will take us forward to today and Homeland security challenges focused on the southwest border and the seldom discussed impacts and issues to Florida.
Flagler Tiger Bay Clubs public program audience focus, and priorities is students and the over 2,000 retired first responders who live in Flagler County. Many of those retired first responders were there during the 9/11.
About Our Speaker
Both programs feature our outstanding nationally known speaker Michael Fisher, former and longest serving Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. While Chief of the United States Border Patrol for six years, he oversaw approximately 25,000 personnel and managing a $3.5B budget. During his tenure as Chief, he led a team and developed a comprehensive national border security strategy to include an operational implementation plan. He frequently advised members of congress, the national security staff and engaged with industry to explain the new direction of the Border Patrol and their role in the national security mission space.
During the transition to the Department of Homeland Security in March 2003, Fisher was appointed Deputy Director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Anti-Terrorism in Washington, DC where he staffed and directed the office during periods of increased threats and served as the CBP liaison to the inter-agency intelligence community for anti-terrorist planning and operational coordination.
This September is the 20th Anniversary 9/11.
9/11 remains as the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history with:
v 2,977 fatalities
v 25,000 injuries
v Substantial long-term health consequences
v $10 billion loss in infrastructure and property damage
v Single deadliest event in US history for fire fighters and law enforcement with 340 and 72 killed respectively
v The destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure created a global economic recession.
v The U.S. and Canadian civilian airspaces were closed until September 13,
v Wall Street trading was closed until September 17. Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks.
v Formalization of the war on terrorism and one of the largest creation and Agency consolidation with 240,000 employees.