Officials discuss homeland security strides, concerns

(Detroit-AP) -- Michigan's terrorism readiness efforts are
moving forward.
But officials in charge of securing the state against attack say
much remains to be done.
A recent homeland security summit in Gaylord drew about
7-hundred participants, including the state's first responders -
police, firefighters, paramedics and others - and local officials.
Jack Teatsorth, director of security for the Ambassador Bridge
said while these groups had protected their turf over the past few
years, everyone is realizing now that they all need each other.
This realization has led to more cooperation between law
enforcement, health professions and fire protection agencies.
Still, the system has taken too long to set up and officials say
long-range plans should have been made right after the 9-11
attacks.

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