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University of Georgia Adds NABCO's Explosive Containment Vessel

November 19, 2009  | 


NABCO Inc announced the sale of a Total Containment Vessel (TCV) to the University of Georgia Police Department, which becomes the first campus law enforcement agency in the nation with its own capabilities to counter and contain chemical, biological, and explosive threats.

"NABCO provides the capabilities we need to protect our students and communities against a variety of threats," said University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson. "As one of the oldest universities in the country, we are also charged with protecting the historic buildings that are part of our heritage. The NABCO TCV gives us the ability to contain and remove a device that might otherwise cause harm to facilities and those who entrust us with their safety."

The NABCO 42-GT-SCS TCV provides maximum stand-off for personnel and can fully contain a biological or chemical hazard within an improvised explosive device, even after detonation. The TCV also features a sampling system to identify hazardous agents and may be paired with a decontamination system.

The 75-officer University of Georgia Police Department purchased the NABCO TCV in September after receiving a grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. In addition to protecting the 35,000-student campus and Athens-Clarke County, the department's bomb squad is part of a regional response team that serves 30 communities across northeast Georgia.

The department is one of hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. that rely on NABCO solutions to safeguard personnel, facilities, communities, and the environment against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threats.

"We are proud to partner with the University of Georgia Police Department to help protect the community against modern-day threats," said NABCO CEO Frank Tobin. "The NABCO TCV provides the best protection available for campus and Athens-Clarke County against hazardous material and devices."

For more information visit http://www.nabcoinc.com.

Tags: Campus Safety, Bomb Squads

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