.

Gwinnett Police, Fire Departments Get $80K in Federal Grants

The Homeland Security grants will be used for search-and-rescue, explosives detection.

Gwinnett County’s fire and police departments will receive around $80,000 in federal Homeland Security grants.

County commissioners accepted the funds on Tuesday. GEMA administers the grants that support public safety agencies.

Gwinnett Police’s hazardous devices unit will receive $59,000 of explosives detection equipment and $6,000 for supplies.

Gwinnett Fire will receive $15,000 for replacement equipment on its search-and-rescue vehicle, used by trained firefighters in emergency situations like tornado response, building collapses, cave-ins and confined space or high-angle rescues.

Additionally, Gwinnett Fire received a Gwinnett Medical Center grant for $7,531 for 20 Physio-Control LIFENET software licenses, adding to 80 donated in 2011. The software allows emergency crews to transmit medical data while en route to the hospital.

Commissioners also acknowledged $6,153 in donations given to the animal shelter for vaccinations, heartworm tests, supplies and adoption events.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »