Radiation Shield Technologies (RST), a company based in Miami-Dade, says it is looking to hire as it expands its production of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The company is looking for industrial seamstresses to help handle new and existing orders for their Demron C full-body PPE suit.
“Demron C is developed from the same technology as RST’s Demron line of anti-terrorism Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protective garments, which for years have been used by the U.S. military and many international first responders and military teams,” according to the company.
“Specifically, Demron C is tailored to fit the needs of the health care and first responder community for durable, cost-effective, anti-viral PPE.”
“In the era of COVID-19, nothing matters more than protecting our frontline workers,” the video begins.
The video then promotes the production of the Demron C line of PPE, which the company notes is designed and manufactured in America.
Those trained in industrial sewing can find information on how to apply for a job here.
PPE production has been strained throughout the novel coronavirus. Though hospitals have largely maintained bed capacity through crisis, workers across the nation have struggled with PPE shortages and other hurdles as they have responded to the pandemic, which has led to more than 95,000 U.S. deaths.
Florida has had its own struggles securing PPE. Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz detailed those efforts, calling the private market for N95 masks a “Ponzi scheme” in late March.
“All day long we try to find these masks. We’re talking to brokers. We’re talking to distributors. We’re talking to medical sales people,” Moskowitz explained.
“We’re chasing down warehouses only to get there to find out that they’re empty. We’re being told these supplies are on planes only to see that they’re phantom planes, chasing ghosts when they don’t appear on FlightAware. We’re constantly engaging in bidding wars being asked to wire money to accounts that were set up that very same day with email addresses that were created only a couple of days ago.”
According to state records, Florida has already purchased 1,000 of the anti-viral suit.
In late April, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch pushed for better tracking of PPE shipped in from overseas.
“If the federal government is working so hard to gather these supplies abroad and fly them to the United States, we can’t just let them out of our sight once they enter the country,” he said.
Setting up a stronger supply chain inside the U.S. could help assuage those concerns.
RST worked to develop the Demron fabric in the early 2000s. The product is breathable and may be reused and worn underneath disposable garments used by health care workers.
Radiation Shield Technologies issues call-to-action for access to better safety measures
International interest growing in new solutions offering anti-virus protection and thermal imaging capabilities
MIAMI, Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –As concern over potential transmission of the Coronavirus to healthcare workers treating afflicted patients continues to rise, industry expert Radiation Shield Technologies is issuing a call-to-action to ensure healthcare workers have access to the necessary personal-protection gear.
“It is critical for healthcare workers fighting this deadly virus to ensure they have the proper protection and deploy the most advanced gear that provides the greatest safety,” said Ronald F. DeMeo, M.D., the surgeon who invented the patented Demron and Demron Ice lightweight protective gear that are currently deployed 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.
“Reports of transmission of the deadly virus to healthcare workers, coupled with a growing awareness of the fact that the virus can travel through standard medical face masks and infect the users, is helping fuel an international search for better personal-protection solutions,” Dr. DeMeo added. “The Demron full-body gear provides a level of protection that cannot be found anywhere else. In addition to ASTM certification for viral protection, Demron is distinguished as the only gear enabling thermal imaging for body temperature.”
In 2011, Dr. DeMeo received global news attention when he recognized that emergency workers in Japan were not protecting themselves properly while containing the country’s worst nuclear crisis since 1945. His Miami-based company then stepped forward and delivered the Demron full-body nuclear radiation protection suits to aid power plant workers and rescue teams. Similarly, he is now recognizing opportunities to better handle the Coronavirus outbreak.
Already, in the past few weeks alone, Radiation Shield Technologies has reported a growing interest from the region in the Demron Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) suits, with more than 50,000 sales orders from China and 4,000 sales orders from Turkey.
In addition to face masks which provide the highest level of protection against disease transmission, the Demron suits have patented thermal conductive capabilities which enable health-care workers suits to be externally monitored for the onset of fever, one of the first signs of the disease.
Additionally, infected patients can also be monitored and externally cooled when infection transportation chambers are lined with the Demron fabric. Ongoing testing in this area is being carried out by Dipl. Eng. Pavel Castulik, Ph.D., at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
Demron, manufactured solely by RST, is the world’s first and only CBRN fabric that provides chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear protection, while also enabling external temperature monitoring.
Demron’s ability to permit the release and dissipation of heat makes external temperature management and monitoring possible. Infrared thermometers designed for non-contact temperature sensing can establish the base operational temperature of each health-care worker wearing a protective suit. Then, health-care professionals can randomly take external temperature readings to help to ensure the early detection of fever symptoms. The ability to capture non-contact temperature readings outside of the suits provides meaningful protection for caregivers as they monitor and transport patients.
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.
Headquartered in Miami, RST is an ISO 9001 & 13485 manufacturer that has received numerous awards, and is currently pending NFPA 2007 Class 2 certification for chemical resistance. 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, and tents. For more information please visit https://radshield.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 7DEMRON.
MIAMI, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In January 2019, Radiation Shield Technologies partnered with L2 Defense, Inc., Miami Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) and the US Army North for two joint exercises involving a nuclear attack.
The first exercise was held at the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters Training Facility. This was a joint AV training challenge with 44 soldiers and MDFR personnel using RST’s radiation and nuclear shielding devices. Emergency management personnel trained in the Demron Ice Suit, while also utilizing their IED RDD Shield and Two Ply-Torso Vest for enhanced radiation protection in multiple simulated nuclear situations. The RST product line provided complete protection during the exercise. According to RST’s CEO, Ronald DeMeo M.D., “Our product exceeded expectations.”
The second exercise was at the Homestead-Miami Speedway which was coordinated by L2 Defense, Inc.
This scenario simulated a terror attack involving Weapons of Mass Destruction that caused a section of the racetrack to collapse injuring and contaminating spectators during an event. U.S. Army North supported MDFR under their Incident Command structure to manage resources during this response. MDFR deployed RST’s PPE’s including Full Body Suits, Torso Vests and IED/RDD Shields. According to first responders RST’s suits made a significant difference when working the rescue scenarios, describing the suits as, self-cooling, lightweight while allowing them to perform in a hot environment for extended time period.
“This exercise served not only to test our capabilities during a radiation event, it also provided key information on what equipment worked the best during long and extended hours of operation in a not so friendly environment as we may encounter during a radiation release. One of the key points to any successful HazMat operation is the protective garment utilized for the response. For this exercise we chose RST’s ICE suit and Demron Full Body Suit suit because of its durability, weight and protection capabilities. Add to that other components like the radiation vest and the high energy nuclear shield and we are fully mission capable,” said Lt. Alvaro Tonanez, Exercise Planner/Training Officer, Hazardous Materials Bureau with the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Department.
ABOUT RADIATION SHIELD TECHNOLOGIES (RST) RST is the global leader in the research, development, manufacturing and distribution of high energy anti-nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical and thermally protective garments. Demron® has been scientifically proven to shield against chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological hazards, reduces heat stress leaving its wearer unencumbered and fully mobile. (Certified to ASTM F1670 and ASTM F1671 standards). Demron®’s product line includes full body suits, blankets, vests and nuclear shields. It is used worldwide by NATO, NASA, every branch of the U.S. military, U.S. CST teams, FDNY, IAEC, DSTA, Pentagon Force Protection Agency and many international first responders and military teams in Japan, China, Iraq, Kuwait, South Korea, Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Singapore.
The DEMRON ICE suit incorporates patented nanotechnology to protect against low-level gamma radiation. Studies carried out by Lawrence Livermore National Defence Laboratory show that the suit provides at least 50% shielding of gamma rays of up to 130Kev.
Manufactured from liquid metal particles the DEMRON fabric has a high thermal conductivity and cools the wearer down on the inside of the garment as heat transfers through the fabric. Paul Parry, Group CBRN Business Manager, Survitec, said: “This suit will revolutionise the way CBR (chemical, biological and radiological) suits can be worn. Not only will it keep the first responder cool, but it will also protect against low-level gamma radiation.
Military safety equipment manufacturer Survitec has created two new protective bodysuits for military personnel working in hazardous conditions, known as chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) protection suits. Survitec will showcase the designs at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Attendees will be able to get a close look at the new fabric technology of the DERMON ICE suit and the NormMB suit at the exhibition.