VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – (SEPTEMBER 13, 2017) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:MRS) is pleased to provide an update on the US Government-funded AMBER project – a collaborative effort between North Carolina State University (“NCSU”), the prime contractor, and Protect the Force (“PTF”), the subcontractor/commercialization partner – for the development of an Advanced Multi-Functional Base Ensemble for Emergency Responders (“AMBER”).
First announced as a cooperative agreement between Protect the Force, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and NCSU Textile Protection and Comfort Center (“TPACC”), Mission Ready subsequently reported the expansion of the program with additional uniforms requested for further systems-level testing by the NCSU, and field testing that was conducted by the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”).
The AMBER uniform is a next generation solution, described as the Advanced Multi-Functional Base Ensemble for Emergency Responders, that integrates state-of-the-art technologies including flame resistance, blood-borne pathogen protection, water repellency, improved comfort, integrated knee pads, and high visibility among other critical features.
The AMBER uniforms have undergone user evaluations performed by first-responders within the United States, and by expert users within key allied governments internationally. Tailored to meet the needs of three distinct first-responder communities – Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and Law Enforcement – the AMBER uniform recently received certification by Underwriters Lab (“UL”) for National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) 1975, Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements. “This was a major milestone as the testing of every single component of the uniform, including thread, zippers, fabrics and final uniforms, were evaluated under the most rigorous NFPA standards,” states Francisco Martinez, Mission Ready’s Chief Technology Officer.
“It is an honor to be chosen by the Department of Homeland Security to commercialize the AMBER uniform and to lend our expertise to the development of next generation, life-saving products. The success we have had in this multi-year project further validates Mission Ready’s distinguished track record in pioneering top-tier, tech-centric innovations and we will soon begin introducing these products into targeted dealer and distributor channels both nationally and internationally,” states Jeff Schwartz, President & CEO of Mission Ready.
With approximately 2.3M DHS and law enforcement personnel in the United States alone (21.4M globally), in addition to 2.3M Emergency Medical/Fire & Rescue responders (27.1M globally), go-to-market planning has been initiated by the Company and commercialization efforts are slated to commence November 2017.
About Mission Ready Services Inc.
Mission Ready serves 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.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Mission Ready has three distinct, synergistic operating divisions:
- Innovations and Development of Personal Protective Equipment
- Manufacturing of Leading Military & Law Enforcement Personal Protective Equipment
- Cleaning, Decontamination & Repair of Personal Protective Equipment
Mission Ready’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.
Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Mission Ready Services Inc.
(signed “Jeff Schwartz”)
President & CEO
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