New Technology for Emergency Response

August 26, 2002

"New Technology for Emergency Response"
Los Angeles Police Department Press Conference
Thursday, August 29, 2002
3:00 p.m.
The Edward M. Davis Firearms/Tactics Training Facility
12001 Blucher Avenue
Granada Hills
Thomas Guide (481, G6)
Los Angeles Police Chief Martin H. Pomeroy
Scheduled To Attend:
Los Angeles Police Commission
Los Angeles City Council Members
Los Angeles: As America’s focus on national security issues heighten with the approaching one year anniversary of 9/11, the Los Angeles Police Department will showcase it’s newest high-tech emergency response equipment.
Members of the media can get hands on experience with the Department’s latest high tech vehicles and equipment including new SWAT non-lethal tools to apprehend suspects. The media will also have the rare opportunity to handle less than lethal weapons at the firing range. The Hazardous Material Team will be recognized for receiving the "Robert P. Turkington Award – Innovation and Technology" for developing the Rapid Threat Analysis Kit (RTAK). RTAK is designed to help Technical Responders quickly assess the nature of suspicious, unknown powder threats as either harmless or as a potential threat by using simple analytical instruments and chemical indicators while out in the field.
Some of the new equipment that will be on display and may be demonstrated includes:

SWAT Armored Rescue Vehicle
SWAT Suburban
SWAT Pinning Hole
SWAT Webshot Net Launcher
Mobile Command Post (Mobile 6)
STANS (Sanitary Toilet and Necessities Station) Trailer
Mobile Canteen
Underwater Dive Unit Truck and Equipment
"Hot Dog" K-9 Temperature System
HAZMAT Latest Technology

Due to limited amount of parking for live shot opportunity, media is requested to RSVP to reserve parking space with Public Relations Specialist, Pedro M. Muñiz, 213-485-3281.