VANCOUVER, B.C. – (TSX-V: MRS) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, 10-20 Services Inc. (“10-20” or the “Company”), has been awarded the globally-recognized Underwriters Laboratories (“UL”) Verification – meeting both United States and Canadian standards – for Advanced Cleaning & Repair of Proximity Fire Fighting Garments and Technical Rescue Garments at both its Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Barstow, California facilities.
The UL Certificate of Verification received by the Company provides that 10-20’s facilities have been verified as Independent Service Providers under “NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, 2014 Edition and/or NFPA 1855, Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2013 Edition.” The UL Verification encompasses Advanced Cleaning & Inspection as well as Advanced Repairs of outer shells, thermal liners and various types of moisture barriers.
In addition to its active role servicing equipment for the United States military, 10-20 has identified the requirements for its capabilities in the First-Responder marketplace and has been proactive in demonstrating its capabilities to fire departments – among other federal and municipal agencies – nationally. The immediate market size in the areas currently represented by the Company approximates 35,000 of the over 1.1 million firefighters in the United States. The Company believes the UL Verification will help pave the way to launch additional 10-20 facilities in strategic locations, reducing logistical barriers and increasing efficiencies.
“The UL Certification further demonstrates 10-20’s high standard-of-care and represents its commitment to meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of its customers” states Clay Williamson, President of 10-20 Services Inc.
About Underwriters Laboratories
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.
About Mission Ready
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.
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 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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