Hawaii: Big Island to get bomb squad rig

Hawaii County is set to have its own bomb squad and vehicle stationed on the island.

The state recently awarded a $306,947 contract to Rainbow Chevrolet to provide three bomb squad vehicles, one each for Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties. Specifications require the vehicle to be a commercial cutaway van 4500 with a 6-liter V8 gas engine, among many others.

Funding is via the federal Homeland Security Grant Program. Monies from grant years 2016 and 2017 totaling more than $7.4 million are being used to establish the three neighbor island bomb squads and purchase equipment.

Once the contract is signed and executed and a notice to proceed issued, Oahu-based Rainbow Chevrolet will have 300 days to deliver the vehicles.

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Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald