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DHS S&T to Present New Controlled Impact Rescue Tools to Fairfax County (VA) USAR

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will demonstrate and formally transfer the new S&T-funded Controlled Impact Rescue Tool (CIRT) to first responders in Fairfax County, Virginia, who assist in operations around the world. On Wednesday, November 9th at 1:00 PM EST, S&T will host a media availability, demonstration, and formal transition of the Controlled Impact Rescue Tool (CIRT) to Fairfax County, Virginia Task Force 1 at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy at 4600 West Ox Road Fairfax, Virginia. CIRT is a new concrete breaching tool that is capable of penetrating a reinforced concrete wall up to four times faster ...

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