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U.S. Armor Armor Flotation Vest

January 1, 2006
The Armor Flotation Vest from US Armor provides protection to officers and rescued persons in extreme waters without interfering with the rescuer’s range of motion. Once the concealed flotation portion of the vest has been inflated, it can be adjusted to place the wearer in four different body angles to prevent plunging in waves. It also features a dedicated rescue strap to provide secure airway and thermal protective positioning to the rescued person so the rescuer can move freely.

Lion RescueWear MT94 Personal Protection Suit

December 1, 2005
Tactix MT94, a multi-wear ensemble designed to provide protection against a variety of threats, including chemical/biological terrorism agents, is now available from Lion RescueWear. It is certified to meet NFPA standards 1994 Class 2, and 1992. The MT94 offers a high level of vapor protection as required under NFPA 1994 Class 2.

Escape Rescue System Skyscraper Evacuation

November 1, 2005
The Escape Rescue System is a building-wide solution for safe, external evacuation of building tenants and the rapid transport of rescue personnel to the upper reaches of a skyscraper. The system is composed of at least two devices; each is an array of five collapsible cabins. The system is permanently stored on the roof in a folded position. Upon activation by first responders, each array is lowered to the ground.

Raven UAV

November 1, 2005
Ever wished your department had a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle? Well, you probably can’t afford one. However, you can have a UAV. AeroVironment’s Raven is a hand-launched propeller-driven glider that can send live color video back to a ground-based monitor. It’s controlled just like a radio-controlled airplane. Law enforcement applications include surveillance, search and rescue, and other outdoor operations.

Heat Seekers: Thermal Imaging

August 1, 2005

The technology known as thermal imaging senses heat using infrared—a part of the light spectrum the unaided human eye cannot see—and displays it on a screen as images in varying shades of gray.

I See You

August 1, 2003

While running after a suspect, I charged around the corner of an alley and the guy hit me over the head, knocking my lights out. I really could have used a tool that let me see around corners that day. And now, today’s cops can have them: easy-to-use tactical video systems.

9/11: Port Authority Police Department

September 1, 2002

Thirty-seven. That's how many New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police officers came to work on Sept. 11, 2001, and never went home. More than 2 percent of the agency's complement of 1,400 was killed in the attack, and to add insult to extreme injury, its headquarters were on the 67th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

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