Nation’s only standing CBRN joint task force to dedicate building in memory of New York
City firefighter, U.S. Army nurse
FORT EUSTIS, Va. Joint Task Force Civil Support will dedicate its headquarters facility here June 14,
2012, at 10 a.m. in memory of U.S. Army Capt. Michael Dermot Mullan, an Army reservist, emergency room nurse and decorated New York
City firefighter. Mullan died while attempting to rescue fellow firefighters following the collapse of the first tower of the World
During the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Mullan gave his life rescuing civilians and firefighters trapped
inside the Marriott Hotel, adjacent to the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. Mullan’s heroics were part of
a pivotal event in our history that resulted in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and changed the landscape
of disaster preparedness and civil support. Mullan served honorably in the U.S. Army for 15 years and distinguished himself
in service to the New York City Fire Department for seven years.
“Captain Mullan’s actions elevated the need for Joint Task Force Civil Support,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jonathan T.
Treacy, JTF-CS commander. “This dedication event highlights our mission and the critical nature of our training, planning and
training for civil support to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks. Our capability is crucial, both
as a deterrent to our adversaries and as proof of our resolve to work hand-in-hand with our Community of Partners to maintain
the highest standards disaster preparedness.”
The ceremony is being held on the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army. The facility to be dedicated as Mullan Hall is located
at 1504 Madison Avenue on Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Va. Media may RSVP by contacting Dr. Mike Brown, (757) 501-7851 or (757)
232-5528, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JTF-CS is the only standing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response joint task force in the U.S. If called upon,
JTF-CS provides command and control of 5,200 federal military forces located at more than 36 locations throughout the U.S.
Designed to provide a life-saving capability within 24 hours of notification, these federal military forces offer various
life-saving military assets such as search and rescue and emergency medical capabilities.