September 4, 2007 By News Report
"This score is indicative of the leadership and commitment of the City of Baltimore in working with our regional partners," said Mayor Dixon. "The Office of Emergency Management is to be commended for its thorough planning and diligence in ensuring the safety of the city."
UASI grants are distributed among 46 metropolitan areas in the country. Baltimore's UASI area includes Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties and the city of Annapolis. Two-thirds of an area's award is determined by assessed risk, and the remaining one-third is based on strength of the application.
Since 2003, Baltimore has received more than $59 million in UASI funding. To date, this funding has aided Baltimore's purchase of Closed-Circuit Television cameras (CCTV), as well as established regional radio interoperability and regional decontamination capabilities.
The additional $11.9 million will enable Baltimore to continue to equip, train and test its first responders, who include firefighters, paramedics and police.
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