City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Dec. 31, 2007
Goodyear accepts $750,000 Urban Area Security Initiative grant from AZ Dept. of Homeland Security
GOODYEAR, AZ – The Goodyear City Council has accepted a $750,000 Urban Area Security Initiative grant from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security.
Goodyear and two other Valley cities, Gilbert and Peoria, were each awarded $750,000 in grant funds. All three cities will use the money to purchase identical equipment and participate in identical training programs.
Goodyear and the other grant recipients will participate in the statewide Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Rapid Response Team Investment Program, along with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. A portion of the $750,000 grant funds will be used to purchase a $345,000 fire apparatus specifically designed as a CBRNE response vehicle. The remainder of the funding will go towards providing Hazardous Materials Technician training for 12 Goodyear firefighters.
“This has been a team effort from the beginning,” said Tim Newbill, emergency management coordinator for the city of Goodyear. “Emergency management, police and fire departments from each municipality are working together, building relationships before an incident occurs.”