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Fire, rescue and police agencies awarded $1.14 million

August 11, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Fire, rescue and police agencies in Washington County have been awarded $1.14 million in grants as of Tuesday, Director of Emergency Services Joe Kroboth told the County Commissioners.

The commissioners approved Memorandum of Understandings with various agencies who distributed the grants, making the awards final.

The $1.14 million consists of 11 separate awards and includes a $668,038 weapons of mass destruction grant and a $212,578 law enforcement terrorism grant, both distributed by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

The weapons of mass destruction money allows emergency responders to purchase personal protective equipment, hazardous materials vehicles and other equipment that might be needed in incidents involving weapons of mass destruction and terrorism.

The law enforcement terrorism grant assists police and emergency management agencies in creating terrorism prevention strategies and buying equipment.

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