The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is prepared to deploy its newest bomb disposal robot. Bomb Technicians have been training for months on the new Telerob Telemax PRO. On Monday, February 3, 2020, the robot will be placed into service and ready to mitigate possible explosive hazards. The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is one of nine National Capitol Region Bomb Squads, commonly referred to as “Metrotech.” The new robot will be a welcomed addition to the current fleet of seven older units the OSFM has spread across the State. The cost of the Telemax PRO was approximately $400,000.00 and acquired via a grant from the National Capital Region, Urban Area Security Initiative. Among the many functions, the robot is capable of is conducting remote diagnostics, render safe operations on packages, and assist with barricade situations. One of the most exciting pieces of technology the unit has is hazardous material sampling equipment. This will support HAZMAT teams by sending the robot into a scene versus public safety personnel for collection. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci stated: “Bomb Technicians carry out some very delicate work and often risk their lives performing their duties. This […]
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