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Gallagher to Discuss Proposals to Fight Meth with First Responders


CONTACT:  Lt. Tammy White
(239) 461-4004 or Nina Banister (850) 413-2842
Nearly 100 emergency responders from more than 20 agencies expected at two-day class
FT. MYERS—Florida's State Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher will discuss his legislative proposals for tightening criminal penalties against methamphetamine or "meth" manufacturers, especially those whose labs injure emergency responders or children, tomorrow in Ft. Myers.
Gallagher's remarks will begin at 9 a.m. at a two-day intensive training program, sponsored free-of-charge by the State Fire Marshal's Office, to about 100 responders from more than 20 agencies.  
Gallagher will be available to speak to members of the media at 9:45 a.m.
The class, the sixth the State Fire Marshal's  Office has held in Florida, is being held at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Regional Training Center, located at 4700-6 Terminal Drive, in Fort Myers.  The class will teach law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs and other responders how to recognize and handle the deadly risks found at clandestine methamphetamine labs.
Gallagher to Address Meth Lab Training Class
9 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Regional Training Center
4700-6 Terminal Drive, in Fort Myers
Gallagher will hold a media availability following his remarks
at 9:45 a.m.