2014 Public Safety & Security Spring Conference

April 14, 2014 - April 17, 2014 / Baltimore, MD

Hotel Information

401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

For hotel reservations, please call the Hilton Baltimore directly at (443) 573-8700 or follow this link.  Be sure identify yourself as being with the ACI-NA Group to receive the special group rate of $179.00 USD single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes.

The last day to receive this rate is Friday, March 21, 2014.  Rooms may sell out before this date.  Make your reservations early!

Baltimore Convention & Visitors Bureau

Baltimore, MD Weather

BWI Airport


This conference brings together airport safety and security professionals with officials from TSA, FAA and other agencies to discuss current challenges facing North America’s airports.  This conference is co-located with the Business Information Technology and Environmental Affairs Conferences.

BWI will conduct two airport tours concurrently.  The tours will take place on April 17 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

1:30 pm:  Buses depart hotel (one bus for Stream Relocation; one bus for CDC)
2:00 - 3:00 pm:  Tour
3:05 pm:  Buses depart BWI to return anyone to the hotel who is staying in Baltimore
3:30 pm:  Arrive back at hotel

Tour A:  Stream Relocation for Runway Safety Area Improvements
The BWI Marshal Runway Safety Area (RSA) Program requires approximately 2000’ of stream relocations into drainage structures in order to configure the grading and airfield improvements necessary to meet RSA and related FAA Standards.  In order to mitigate for these impacts MAA has committed to rehabilitate approximately 4000’ of Kitten Branch downstream of the construction and place the reach into an environmental conservation easement.  The improvements include re-grading of the entire floodplain to re-establish a healthy stream bed while simultaneously allowing for periodic over-bank flow during periods of increased runoff.  The comprehensive improvements to the meandering stream include in-stream structures mimicking natural features that serve to reduce velocities and prevent erosion of the stream banks and comprehensive landscaping to firmly protect the floodplain from erosion while emulating native species and preventing wildlife attraction.

Tour B:  Upgraded Consolidated Dispatch Center (CDC)
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport operates a Consolidated Dispatch Center (CDC) whose primary mission is to provide emergency calls for service processing and dispatching for all “on- airport” Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In this regard the CDC also functions as a Secondary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) to the Anne Arundel County PSAP via one of the airport’s numerous Mutual Aid Agreements with other jurisdictions. One of the other unique functions of the CDC is monitoring several thousand alarm points and responding to alarms generated from a myriad of campus wide life safety and security systems including; a Fire Alarm system, A Check Point Breech Alarms System, and a Controlled Access Security System (CASS). The CDC also monitors a CCTV system in order to augment dispatching recommendations.

The CDC was upgraded May 2013 to improve and expand the public safety communications for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The systems provided in the upgrade was an enhanced 9-1-1 emergency call processing system with instant recall/ recorder functionality, a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system configured with Mobile Data Computers for police patrol cars, state of the art Fire Station Alerting system for the BWI Fire Rescue Department, and Dispatch consoles and associated dispatch furniture for the CDC.

In order to attend the CDC tour we will require the following information:
Full name, date of birth, Driver’s license number, including State,  and/or Passport Number with expiration date.

Cameras will be allowed, with some restrictions. Those restrictions will be identified during the tour.

Who Should Attend
  • Airport Safety Managers
  • Airport Operations Professionals
  • Insurance and Risk Managers
  • Public Safety Professionals
  • Airport Legal Representatives
  • Any professional interested in learning about aviation trends or meeting the industry's leaders
Registration Information
Fees are U.S. Dollars
Early Bird Registration
(Until March 21)
Regular Registration
(After March 21)
Late Registration
(After April 4)
U.S./Canadian Federal Gov’t

To Pay By Check:
Request a registration form to accompany your check for the registration fee at: meetings@aci-na.org. Remit the completed form with the check to address on the form.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@aci-na.org. and received by March 21, 2014. All cancellations are subject to a $100 processing fee and will be refunded after the meeting takes place. There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline date. No shows are not eligible for refunds. Substitutions are honored at any time.

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