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FWC to distribute homeland security equipment
Category: General
Date: 8/16/2007
Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Franchesta Wilson

FWC to distribute homeland security equipment

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will distribute homeland security equipment provided by the Dept. of Homeland Security to representatives from various law enforcement agencies throughout the state. The event will occur Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. at the Florida Dept. of Agriculture, 3125 Conner Blvd., Tallahassee.

FWC is the lead state agency for planning and coordination of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force’s waterborne response teams. The teams protect Florida’s ports, waterways and infrastructure. Equipment will be on display. FWC officials will be available for comment from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a static display of Waterborne Response Team vessels and mobile command facilities, which will be adjacent to the Department of Agriculture building.

Note: This event may be postponed if Hurricane Dean poses a threat to Florida. Please contact Carol Pratt.

List of equipment for Regional Domestic Security Task Force’s Waterborne Response Teams

Equipment Qty. Unit Cost Total Cost

Tactical flotation device 217 $199.99 $43,397.83

Monocular night-vision goggles 203 $2,354.00 $477,862.00

Kevlar helmet 203 $246.00 $49,938.00

Waterproof equipment carrier 203 $79.35 $16,108.05

Thermal imaging device – hand-held 13 $10,119.90 $131,558.70

Maxabeam searchlight 13 $2,797.88 $36,372.44

GPS position reporting –

portable, waterproof radio 182 $373.24 $80,993.08

Personal EPIRB (Emergency Position

Indicating Radio Beacon) 203 $133.45 $27,090.35

Steel cable/aluminum step caving

ladder 12 $221.76 $2,661.12

Equal-D steel screwgate carabiner 48 $7.53 $361.44

Collapsible 3-blade grappling hook 12 $157.38 $1,888.56

MSA Fiberglas rescue pole kit 12 $427.10 $5,125.20

Total Equipment $873,356.77

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