Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Does the Connecticut State Police give excuses instead of paying its bills?

Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell and the Waterbury Fire Dept.
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GOV. M. JODI RELL chats with Joseph McDermott, Waterbury assistant fire chief, as she tests out one of the “prime mover” trucks in Windsor Locks on Monday. The trucks will tow the state’s 34 new decontamination trailers, which will also serve as mobile command centers for fire and police operations (MARC-YVES REGIS I) Jun. 20, 2005 Copyright 2005, Hartford Courant

I have long thought of the Connecticut State Police
as a Mafia-like gang. They seem to do little more than act as Armed Revenue
Collectors for the State- a bunch of thugs.

There are probably a huge percentage of honest, hard
working men and women within the ranks, but the few rotten apples within the top
brass and lower ranks they might be forever tarnished an air of complete Sleaze.

I complained to Connecticut State Police Internal
Affairs and the IA officer refused to investigate ‘his friends’ and threatened
me. I then contacted Carol Amino of Governor John G. Rowland’s office, February
21, 2003, regarding police misconduct and about Internal Affairs refusing to
take, nor investigate my allegations of serious police misconduct, citizen
abuse, and Unconstitutional acts of police.

Carol seemed to threaten me with more arrests and
prison for again testing Free Speech blowing the whistle on official misconduct
and corruption.

G. Erickson aka Vikingas

`Milestone' In Homeland Security
June 21, 2005 By TRACY GORDON FOX, Hartford Courant Staff Writer

WINDSOR LOCKS -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell handed out keys for the first five shiny red fire vehicles that will tow 34 mass casualty decontamination trailers anywhere in the state in response to a manmade or natural disaster.

But it may be a while before the remaining eight trailers arrive, because the manufacturer claims the state police still owes $1.6 million for them.

Twenty-two of the $125,000 trailers, each equipped with showers to decontaminate people, have already been delivered by fire departments throughout the state. Four more are in Wallingford, waiting to be distributed to fire departments.

Advance Containment Systems, which manufactures the trailers, said it would not release the final eight trailers until the state sends a check, not only for the units, but also for storage fees.

"We're not going to release them until they are paid for," Rick Dorfman, a salesman from the Houston-based company, said Monday.

"I want to be paid for them. I won't ship them until we are."

Public Safety Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle said there are issues with "certain aspects of the trailers we think the vendor has to correct."

"He thinks we should pay him for storage fees," Boyle said.

"We'll resolve it."

The Department of Administrative Services is handling the negotiations, Boyle said.

State police say the issue involves inspections of the trailers and would be resolved soon. There was a meeting among state officials Monday morning to discuss the trailers.

Dorfman, however, said he has had "zero correspondence, zero telephone calls" from the state.

There have been no problems with the tow vehicles, which are manufactured by Pierce, a Florida company, and supplied by the Connecticut-based Firematic Supply Co.

Within the next several months, the tow vehicles, called "prime movers," will be delivered to 34 municipalities, state and regional agencies, state officials said. They will be used to haul the decontamination trailers, which will also serve as mobile command centers for fire and police operations.

The $138,000 vehicles can carry five firefighters, protective gear, first aid supplies and tents to a biohazard scene. Along with the trailers, they will be stationed strategically around the state, to allow their quick response to any region, state officials said.Rell praised the tow vehicles and trailers, calling them "an important milestone" in homeland security.

"Connecticut can become a national leader in preparedness," Rell said.

"To have these units located strategically throughout our state will save time and will ultimately save lives," she said.

James Thomas, commissioner of the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, said the radio system on the trailer allows fire departments from different communities to communicate with each other.

"This has been a collaborative effort," he said.

"We want to give the very best possible equipment to first responders. This is the very best possible equipment."

The trailers can decontaminate up to 125 people per hour, with showers and soap. Rell inspected both the tow vehicle and the trailer, saying "I'm pretty impressed with these things."

The trailers and tow vehicles, which will be distributed from Danbury to New London, make the state better prepared for possible terrorism or accidents.

"The fire service has been asked to take on tremendous responsibility in the post-9/11 environment," said Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy, whose town will receive one of the vehicles.

"All of this will raise the capability of the fire department."

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