January 22, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
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PCSO Invites Media
to Methamphetamine Class / Demonstration
The Polk County
Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigations Section will be conducting a
methamphetamine lab training class on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, from 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. at the fire training facility at the Ridge Vo-Tech Center,
which is located at 7700 State Road 544 in Winter Haven. Polk County
Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Polk County Fire Services, Polk County
Haz-Mat, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will also take part in the
The training will focus on the increasing number of methamphetamine labs
(mobile and structural) in Polk County, and how to properly and safely
respond to a meth lab once one is discovered. It will include
classroom training and a demonstration. The demonstration will
consist of fully geared emergency personnel (certified members of the
above mentioned agencies) entering an occupied smoke filled structure
where a meth lab exists.
The media will have photograph/ video opportunities. However, video
or photographs of any classroom training will need to be done in such a
manner that the identities of those attending are not disclosed.
Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media
A text only version of this release is also available.