ASHINGTON (6/16/08)--Richard Picciotto, author of “Last Man Down: A Firefighter’s Story,” will be the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF)-sponsored keynote speaker June 30 at the America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo in New York City. The retired New York City fire chief will give an eyewitness account of the events on 9/11 and a tribute to the lives lost that day. His account also is a celebration of life and its unpredictable nature. Picciotto also will share how the training strategies and tactics of the New York City Fire Department work to develop leadership, motivation, risk management and decision making. Also, Steve Delfin, NCUF executive director, will present a video message about CUAid, the only national disaster relief fundraising program exclusively benefiting the credit union community. After the general session, Picciotto will hold a book signing at the NCUF booth where attendees can learn more about CUAid.