The majority of the grant money will go to the Gwinnett County Police Department's hazardous devices unit. The unit received $59,000 for explosive detection equipment and $6,000 for supplies.
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services (GCFES) received $15,000 to buy replacement equipment for its search and rescue vehicle.
In addition to the Homeland Security grant, GCFES also received $7,531 from the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation for 20 Physio-Control LIFENET software licenses. The software provides emergency medical crews with the means to transmit a patient's medical data to the hospital while enroute to expedite emergency care.
According to the Gwinnett County press release, GCFES transported 33,588 patients to hospitals in 2013.
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