Thursday, March 23, 2006

City training police divers to improve river security

All this for the Pirates that will take to the river to make a no-sweatshop Bucco statement that weekend. We'll be much safer it seems.
City training police divers to improve river security: "The City of Pittsburgh is defending against river-borne terrorism in a federally funded upgrade of its aquatic security capabilities driven in part by the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
The city is buying a high-powered airboat and advanced sonar equipment. It's putting eight employees through rigorous underwater hazard search training.
Overall, said city Emergency Medical Services Chief Robert McCaughan, it represents 'a significant upgrade. It enhances our ability to have a more consistent presence [on the rivers] with newer equipment and advanced technology.'"

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