Saturday, September 14, 2002

Emergency teams to get $5 million

Big disasters to be targets

By The Associated Press

        FRANKFORT - Kentucky's fledgling regional emergency response teams will receive $5 million in new federal grants for equipment and training to deal with emergencies, including the aftermath of chemical or nuclear weapons.

        The Department of Justice grant will be divided among 14 regional teams that are being created to respond to emergencies.

        According to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, the regional teams will consist of at least 52 volunteers who can react to emergency medical problems, hazardous materials or acts of terrorism.

        A spokesman for the state agency said the training will be geared toward responding to a disaster with more than 500 casualties.

        Spokesman Cash Centers said the grants will cover equipment such as personal protective devices - the “moon suits” worn by people entering areas with hazardous materials present - decontamination and communications equipment and rescue gear.

        Mr. Centers said the grants from last year and this will cover about half the estimated $1.14 million cost to properly equip all of the regional teams.


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