Kenya Receives new HAMZAT Equipment from U.S. Government
Representatives from the Kenya Defence
Forces (KDF), US Africa Command and the US Embassy sign documentation completing the formal handover of $600,000 worth of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) response equipment which was donated by the U.S.
U.S. AFRICOM Public AffairsNAIROBI, KenyaJan 13, 2014
2 photos: Kenya Receives new HAMZAT Equipment
Photo 1 of 2: Brig. Gen. Charles Otiato, commander of Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability, and Colonel John Roddy, Kenya Uniformed Services Liaison Office (KUSLO), US Embassy, Nairobi, sign documentation completing the formal handover of $600,000 worth of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) response equipment donated by the U.S. Government to Kenya, as Lorraine Rapp, AFRICOM’s Disaster Preparedness Program Manager, looks on. This is part of an ongoing partnership between the United States and Kenya to support the improvement of the overall disaster response capability of the Government of Kenya. Download full-resolution version
2 photos: Kenya Receives new HAMZAT Equipment from U.S. Government
Photo 2 of 2: Mr. Lester Ashley (far right), a representative from the Joint Program Manager for Nuclear Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance provide an overview of the hazardous material (HAZMAT) response equipment donated by the US Government to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). The equipment handover was conducted at the KDF Disaster Response Unit facility in Nairobi. The turnover of the equipment will be followed by three weeks of training, a one-week course of instruction related to equipment use and maintenance and a two week course of instruction on HAZMAT response operations. Periodic sustainment training will be offered over the next two years by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Consequence Management Assistance Program. Download full-resolution version