MSA Brings High-Tech WMD Detection Capabilities to Super Bowl XL
PITTSBURGH - MSA, working in conjunction with the 51st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, announced today it will deploy one of its newest hazard detection systems at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Mi. MSA's involvement will include the deployment of the MSA SAFESITE Wireless Multi-Threat Detection System throughout and around Ford Field.
The SAFESITE System can monitor and detect up-to six different Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threats simultaneously and provide data to first responders over a wireless network. The advanced capabilities of the system utilize multiple detection technologies to detect for chemical warfare agents, gamma radiation, volatile organic compounds, toxic industrial chemicals, combustible gas and oxygen deficiency.
"The small, compact size of each detector, along with the wide-ranging WMD detection capabilities makes the SAFESITE System an ideal tool for use in homeland security, emergency response, public event monitoring, building protection and mass transportation safety," said Kevin McKeigue, MSA Product Manager.
"MSA's mission and heritage is based on protecting life," Mr. McKeigue added. "We have a long history of developing and providing sophisticated safety equipment specifically designed to assist first responders and we envision the SAFESITE System playing a key role in our nation's war on terrorism."
Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of sophisticated safety products that protect people's health and safety. Sophisticated safety products typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in the fire service, homeland security, construction and other industries, as well as the military. Principal products include self-contained breathing apparatus, gas masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, respirators and thermal imaging cameras. The company also provides a broad range of consumer and contractor safety products through retail channels.
These products are marketed and sold under the MSA Safety Works brand. MSA has annual sales of more than $850 million, manufacturing operations throughout the United States and Europe, and more than 30 international locations. Additional information is available on the company's Web site at http://www.msanet.com/.