With NABCO Solution, University of Georgia Becomes First in the Nation to Acquire Explosive Containment Capability

University Police EOD team will use NABCO containment vessel to protect campus and communities across northeast Georgia

CANONSBURG, Pa.--()--NABCO, Inc. today announced the sale of a Total Containment Vessel (TCV) to the University of Georgia Police Department, which becomes the first campus law enforcement agency in the nation with its own capabilities to counter and contain chemical, biological and explosive threats.

“NABCO provides the capabilities we need to protect our students and communities against a variety of threats,” said University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson. “As one of the oldest universities in the country, we are also charged with protecting the historic buildings that are part of our heritage. The NABCO TCV gives us the ability to contain and remove a device that might otherwise cause harm to facilities and those who entrust us with their safety.”

The NABCO 42-GT-SCS TCV provides maximum stand-off for personnel and can fully contain a biological or chemical hazard within an improvised explosive device, even after detonation. The TCV also features a sampling system to identify hazardous agents and may be paired with a decontamination system.

The 75-officer University of Georgia Police Department purchased the NABCO TCV in September after receiving a grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. In addition to protecting the 35,000-student campus and Athens-Clark County, the department’s bomb squad is part of a regional response team that serves 30 communities across northeast Georgia.

The department is one of hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. that rely on NABCO solutions to safeguard personnel, facilities, communities and the environment against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) threats.

“We are proud to partner with the University of Georgia Police Department to help protect the community against modern-day threats,” said NABCO CEO Frank Tobin. “The NABCO TCV provides the best protection available for campus and Athens-Clark County against hazardous material and devices.”

About NABCO, Inc.

NABCO, Inc. is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of explosive and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) containment mitigation systems including self-closing containment vessels, trailers, all-terrain vehicles, disposal solutions, handling devices and radiation shields. For 25 years, military services and civilian security agencies at the federal and local levels around the world have trusted NABCO solutions to safeguard personnel, facilities, communities and the environment against the threat of explosive and CBRN devices.

Contacts

NABCO, Inc.
Amanda Keating, 202-834-3179

Contacts

NABCO, Inc.
Amanda Keating, 202-834-3179