Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:10PM
Local communities benefit immeasurably from voluntary contributions made by local businesses. A recent example is the support Kim Johns, USIA, provided to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in securing surplus equipment from the US Department of Defense.
USIA is a manufacturer of dry suits, dry bags, and thermal exposure undergarments serving military and other customers. John’s knowledge of the DODs LESO 1033 Program made it possible for the Sheriff’s Department to acquire new equipment, at no cost, including:
- 5 Zodiac military rescue boats with engines (on standby for County wide flood evacuation and rescue)
- Military Surplus M16s for special tactical operations
- Waterproof medical first aid kits (keeping sensitive electronics and personal items dry and waterproof in the field)
- A High Mobility Multi Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, also know as a Hum Vee. Used for Sheriff Office Search & Rescue functions).
- Walk through metal detectors (procured for safety and security of the Columbia County Courthouse, especially for "high profile" trials).
The Columbia County Economic Team applauds USIA’s efforts to enhance public safety for Columbia County residents.
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