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New Mobile Command Unit from MBF in Service in Arcata (CA)
The City of Arcata (CA) Police Department has put in service a “Critical Incident Response Vehicle” constructed by MBF Industries of Sanford (FL). Funded through a philanthropic gift from the Orvamae Emmerson Endowment, the $370,000 36-foot commercial grade public safety unit features a customized state-of-the-art work center that provides for a conference room, dispatch center, restroom and galley, with top-flight communications and technology systems built in to allow APD to operate an independent command hub.
“The Arcata City Council has identified emergency management, planning and preparation as a ‘high priority project.’” APD lieutenant Ryan Peterson stated in a press release. “The Arcata Police Department is charged with the tremendous responsibility of ensuring the citizens of our community are provided with the highest functioning public safety during the most difficult and dire of times including natural disasters, emergencies and other critical incidents.”
Constructed over a Freightliner M2-106 chassis, MBF’s "Modular Re-Mountable" Body, the self-contained unit is intended to to support the APD’s response to the natural disasters that often strike northern California’s Humboldt County coast, from winter storms to floods to potential tsunamis. It’s already seen use during public education events as well as operating as a command post during crime scenes and emergency operations.
For more information about MBF Industries, see: www.mbfindustries.com
For more information about Arcata PD, see: http://www.cityofarcata.org/departments/police
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