St. Louis Public Radio News
10:14 am
Wed October 2, 2002

Missouri Gets $6 Million for Terrorism Prevention

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri is handing out more than $6 million dollars in federal money to prepare for terrorist acts.

The Emergency Management Agency will work with 21 communities receiving grants for equipment purchases, relating to areas such as personal protection, technical rescue, communications, physical security, and detection and decontamination.

The Missouri Highway Patrol plans to buy a robot for its bomb squad and protective equipment for emergency responders. The Department of Natural Resources emergency response team plans to buy a portable chemical ID kit. The Division of Fire Safety plans to buy a portable bomb X-ray machine for its canine team.

Other grants include:
St. Louis County - $562,000
St. Louis City - $275,000
St. Charles and Warren counties - $259,900