Police officers are committed to “protect and serve,” but who is protecting them?
MT2 Firing Range Services is leading the fight nationwide to protect police officers and other shooters from the hazards of lead poisoning at gun ranges.
James M. Barthel, President of MT2 Firing Range Services (MT2) said: “We have a corporate initiative of annually supporting our brothers and sisters in blue. Our core vision and mission is to provide premier specialty environmental products and services with a higher purpose and MT2 personnel are passionate about cleaning and restoring our environment, protecting people from the hazards of lead, and in serving and protecting those who serve and protect us, whether in the military or in law enforcement.”
Shooting ranges understand the importance of properly maintaining their range as it relates to lead and lead waste, but it is often difficult to obtain budget approval for vital activities needed for operating, maintaining and improving a law enforcement firing range.
In a recent news story by the Indiana Daily Reporter titled: “Forfeitures provide police departments with extra funds”, they report that: “for cash and other assets taken from people who have been targeted in criminal investigations, law enforcement agencies are allowed to keep the valuables and use them as a revenue stream to supplement their budgets. Federal laws forbid the county to use any seized funds to supplant a county budget, so any forfeiture, literally, is bonus money.” Firing range improvements and equipment fall under this category and allow a Law Enforcement gun ranges across the country to use these funds for lead reclamation and maintenance.
But in today’s business environment, there are critical considerations that must be understood when selecting a lead maintenance contractor because there are EPA and OSHA regulations that must be adhered to before, during, and after the project. MT2 has prepared a firing range industry report that provides all of the questions to consider before selecting a firing range services contractor to hire.
This report can be downloaded at www.MT2FiringRangeServices.com
MT2 has completed firing range clean-ups for these noted law enforcement agencies as well as dozens more: NYPD, Denver Police Department, Seattle Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Austin Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff, Gwinnett County Firing Range Complex, Pendleton Police Department, Maryland Firearms Training Facility, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Apopka Police Department, Markham Park, City of Kissimmee Firing Range, Winter Garden Police Department Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Delray Beach PD.
• Returned $5M in lead reclamation to clients
• Completed 2,500 ranges since 2000 in all 50 States
• Recovered over 15,000,000 pounds of lead
• Treated over 10,000,000 tons of lead
while working closely with range owners to implement firing range Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect shooters and the environment. “We are proud to serve and protect those in law enforcement and the military that serve and protect us,” stated James M. Barthel, MT2 CEO.