FBI Donates Surplus Equipment to Area Public Safety Agencies
Captain Marty Bryant, Firefighter Robert Smith and Engineer Tom Evans display some of the donated equipment from the FBI.
(Morristown/Dandridge) – The FBI’s Knoxville Field Office recently donated surplus Hazardous Materials response equipment to two Lakeway law enforcement and first responder agencies. The Morristown Fire Department received two self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA’s) and a spectrometer, a machine used to identify potential hazardous substances.
The equipment is valued at nearly $15,000. “We are pleased that our surplus equipment will still be useful to help our local agencies and partners continue to keep their communities safer”, said FBI Special Agent Jason Pack, spokesman for the FBI Knoxville Field Office.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office also received one self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and a spectrometer. That equipment is valued at nearly $11,000.
The equipment will be utilized in training and response by Haz-Mat Response Teams that serve municipalities and rural communities in Jefferson and Hamblen Counties.
Surplus equipment that cannot be donated is sent to be recycled.