Cobb County government has received three federal and state grants for equipment to help protect against terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies:
- $18,800 from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to the Cobb Police Department's Bomb Team/Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive program to purchase five TraceX Explosives Detection Kits, nine Avon Voice Protection Units for current respirator masks, three Pocket ETK Explosives Detection Kits, a FLIR E8 Thermal Imaging Camera and a Fluke 481 Radiation Meter.
- $24,500 to Cobb Fire and Emergency Services from the federal Homeland Security Grant Program for 20 items, ranging in price from $60 for six hammers to $4,500 for a swiftwater craft and $5,000 for a tripod.
- $95,025 from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to the Cobb Police Department's Bomb Disposal Unit Program to buy a Ford Transit (or comparable) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Response Vehicle, a FLIR E8 Thermal Imaging Camera, Peltor ComTac Headset and related accessories, five WASSP Wire Attack Kits, coils, connectors and wires.
For about $2,000 annually, the county will be responsible for fuel and maintenance.
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