VANCOUVER, B.C. – Mission Ready Services Inc. (TSX-V: MRS) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or “MRSI” or the “Company”) and its clients have joined the fight to end the Ebola Virus Disease (“EVD”) outbreak by helping prevent its spread at home and abroad. Mission Ready’s wholly owned Protect The Force (“PTF”), utilizing products and services offered through a number of its strategic partners, is aligning itself with government and non-government organizations to help facilitate the deployment of life-saving technologies to the affected zones including West Africa and the United States, protecting domestic and foreign aid workers on the front lines. According to the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), safety protocols for those in close proximity to EVD mandates full body protection including the head and neck with no exposed skin.
One of PTF’s key clients and strategic partners, Kappler Inc., a 34-year veteran supplier of advanced pathogen-resistant hazardous material (HAZMAT) protective equipment to the military, industrial, fire and medical markets, provides a number of products that meet these requirements. Kappler’s Provent 10,000 is constructed using a breathable microporous film technology allowing moisture vapor transmission while eliminating liquid intrusion helping to combat heat stress issues, a major consideration in situations such as the current EVD crisis. Provent 10,000 can be constructed with a unique ultrasonic (sealed) seam with no sewing required and meets both the ASTM 1670 Blood penetration and ASTM 1671 Viral penetration standards making it ideal for bio-hazard protection. Kappler has committed to making a significant donation of Provent 10,000 PPE suits that will serve to protect front-line healthcare workers with National Nurses United in West Africa.
PTF’s well-established relationships with Kappler Inc. will expedite the procurement and deployment of vital life-saving products such as bio-protective garments to volunteers and health officials working with EVD-afflicted victims.
Rod Reum, President & CEO of Mission Ready states, “We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of the EVD crisis and the many families it has devastated. We feel a responsibility as a company and as individual citizens to make a difference where we can. We have made it our mission to protect those who protect us and this certainly includes the thousands of selfless healthcare workers risking their lives to save others. Mission Ready is honored to join the fight against EVD and believes it has the relationships and expertise to make a marked contribution in the battle to eradicate this epidemic.”
About Protect The Force Inc.
Protect The Force is a strategic consulting firm specializing in providing leading manufacturers with relationship management, product development, acquisition & contracting expertise, and sales & marketing support geared towards successfully selling to the U.S. Federal Government.
Protect The Force offers over 100 years of combined experience in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responder and tactical markets through open-market procurements, teaming arrangements and a variety of federal contract tools.
About Mission Ready
MRSI was created to meet a critical need of one of the world’s largest customers, the US Government and in particular the Departments of Defence, Homeland Security and Justice and various other agencies such as law enforcement, first responders and the many others worldwide that help to safeguard our health and security.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, MRSI has three distinct, synergistic operating divisions:
- Strategic consulting services and manufacturers representation
- Equipment inspection, cleaning/decontamination and repair services of personal protection equipment
- Product research and development
MRSI’s mission is to save lives and enhance the performance of military personnel, first responders, and those who protect us by working to ensure they are equipped with the best possible personal protective equipment.
MRSI’s management team offers over 100 years of combined industry experience and is composed of industry experts in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responders and tactical markets through open market procurements, teaming arrangements, and a variety of federal contract tools.
For further information, visit the Company’s website at MissionReady.ca or contact:
Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Mission Ready Services Inc.
(signed “Rod Reum”)
President & CEO
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