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Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) to Supply Northern New Jersey Urban Areas Security Initiative (NJ UASI) High Energy Anti-Nuclear IED Sheilds

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March 27,2013

MIAMI (March 27, 2013) – The Northern New Jersey Urban Areas Security Initiative (NJ UASI) awarded RST a contract to supply RST’s High Energy Anti-Nuclear Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Shields. The shield is similar to a blanket and combines ballistic fibers with Demron to provide the only Anti-nuclear IED blanket available, serving as a protective shield for first responders or as a suppression blanket for IED’S, radiological dispersal devices (also known as “dirty bombs”), and nuclear spills. The shields significantly reduce high-energy nuclear radiation such as Cs 137 by 70 percent or more, and are certified by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) with 0108.01 certification. Protected by US patent 8334524, they are lightweight, easily deployable, and resistant to flame, chemical, and biological hazards.

“We purchased radiation shields to ensure the safety of first responders,” said Jim Rapp, State Priority Co-Chair of the NJ State Police Hazardous Materials Response Unit. “The blankets provide an immediately available shield that reduces exposure at these CBRNE incidents.”

The $265,000 contract supports Northern NJ UASI’s purpose to fulfill the unique planning, organizational, and equipment needs of its assigned high-threat, high-density area. Using Department of Homeland Security funds, the purchase more specifically contributes to the Northern NJ UASI’s terrorism preparedness plan by improving prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities. The upcoming 2014 Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium also presents a unique situation for East Rutherford, NJ, requiring 100% readiness on behalf of the Northern NJ UASI. 16 small shields and 16 large shields were issued to two Core Cities (Jersey City, pictured here, and Newark), seven New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Union, Middlesex, Hudson, Essex, and Morris), and three Metropolitan Statistical Area Counties (Somerset, Monmouth, Ocean) in the Northern NJ UASI region. The shields were also distributed to NJ State Police and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

About Demron and Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) 
For more than 20 years, RST has pioneered high-performance, multi-hazard fabrics employing Demron for military, firefighters, law enforcement and medical personnel. Demron combines the metallic properties of gamma radiation reduction, trauma reduction and thermal conductivity with advanced nano polymer technology, and is uniquely capable of providing true anti-nuclear protection and heat stress reduction without compromising chemical or biological hazard protection.

RST was recently featured on hit TV show " Flashpoint " as w ell as every major news network world wide including Fox National News, CNN, MSNBC, HNL, ABC, CBS, NBC, AP and UPI.

Headquartered in Miami, FL, RST is an ISO 9001 & 13485 manufacturer and has received numerous awards including the NFPA 2007 Class 2 certification. Whether used in a warm or hot zone, Demron provides the ultimate in universal protection against all CBRN hazards. Demron’s product line currently includes full body suits, blankets, tents, and other products that have been used worldwide by every branch of the U.S. military, U.S. CST teams, the FDNY, IAEC, DSTA, NASA, and many international first responder and military teams in China, Iraq, Kuwait, South Korea, Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Singapore. For more information please visit http://www.radshield.com, or call (866) 7DEMRON.



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