Here in the United States, security systems have always been a top level priority. After all, consider your own community. If it’s a safe one, it’s likely largely thanks to the security systems that are already in play there, security systems that have likely already been successful for a great number of years. These security systems, of course, include police services as well as fire services, two services dedicated to keep the members of any given community as safe as they can possibly be during their time living here in the United States.
From firearm optics to various special operational equipment and personal protective equipment, police and fire services tend to require a good deal of equipment to do their jobs as they should. Firearm optics, for example, are particularly important to police officers, as having the right firearm optics on hand can keep them safe in a wide variety of potentially dangerous situations. And while firefighters don’t necessarily need firearm optics, organizational clothing and individual equipment will likely be of a huge important to fire fighters and police officers alike.
After all, firefighters and police officers must both wear protective gear quite frequently to stay safe while on the job. For firefighters, fire retardant clothing is an essential, as is the proper headwear and footwear, all of which works together to keep them as safe as possible even when they are faced with the most dangerous of fires. For police officers, this of course looks a little bit different, as firearm optics and bulletproof vests can provide the necessary coverage in the event that a situation turns dire and leads to guns fired on both sides, when having the right firearm optics will be particularly essential as a method of defense.
But where do such firearm optics and various aspects of firefighting equipment even come from? To put it simply, from the GSA security schedule here in the United States. With a total of 30 main categories across the board, the GSA security schedule is able to provide a great deal of resources to security forces that need them here in the United States. After all, an additional 100 or so sub categories are also considered to be quite important, with these Special Item Numbers (as the subcategories are typically known) sometimes even receiving priority for various GSA security schedule spending considerations.
And government contractors spend a good deal of money through the GSA security schedule on a yearly basis, typically more than $1 billion each and every year here in the United States. One of the ways that this happens is through the procurement of as many as 65,000 vehicles for various security needs. In total, these vehicles and the cost of their servicing is not unlikely to cost as much has $1 billion dollars by the time that any year in question has drawn to a close.
And these vehicles have many different uses for emergency and security purposes all throughout the country, proving them to be more than worth the money that has been spent on them. Take, for example, fire trucks. There is no debating the fact that fire trucks are absolutely essential for effectively fighting fires here in the United States, as they not only are able to get the firefighters in question to the fire in a short period of time, stopping the fire as quickly as is possible, they also have hookups to giant hoses, which allow firefighters to most effectively fight fires that have already raged out of control.
The same is true, of course, of police cars. Police cars in the United States, especially those found in more spread out communities, must often traverse a considerable amount of distance before getting to the site of a crime or a disturbance. The ability to do so quickly and without issue has already likely saved a good deal of lives – and is likely to save a good deal more in the future of the United States, no matter where you might be within it.