BY PRESIDENT STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that the city is hereby authorized to accept from the division of homeland security and emergency management, Minnesota department of public safety, a 2003 state homeland security Part 1 equipment/exercise/training grant in the amount of $55,000.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute any agreements necessary to implement the project on behalf of the fire department. All monies from this grant will be deposited into Special Projects Fund 0210, Agency 030, Organization 2164, Revenue Source 4230.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This grant from the state of Minnesota, division of homeland security and emergency management, will allow the HAZMAT team in the Duluth fire department to field a larger number of response personnel in appropriate personal protective equipment with enhanced communications capabilities during a response to an incident involving weapons of mass destruction. The grant will also enable the HAZMAT team to enhance search and rescue efforts with improved victim recovery and will allow the team to provide faster mitigation times and additional margins of safety for the public and for the response personnel involved.