State emergency response teams to receive $6.5 million in Homeland Security grants

Four types of emergency response teams across the state will receive federal Homeland Security Program grant funds, and several cities and counties will receive funds to enhance the capabilities of vital emergency response teams and protect critical infrastructure in their jurisdiction.

The $6.5 million in funding supports New York’s explosive detection canine teams, hazardous materials teams, tactical teams, and technical rescue and urban search teams, as well as the protection of critical infrastructure.

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Source: CNY Central