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Municipal Emergency Services Adds Kovenex® Rapid Response Blanket

RICHMOND, Va. Waubridge Specialty Fabrics announced today that Municipal Emergency Services (MES), the largest supplier of firefighter equipment to first responders in North America, will offer the Kovenex® Rapid Response Blanket. Used by extrication professionals and fire rescue teams around the country, the Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket is a high-performance flame-, tear- and cut-resistant fabric that protects first responders and their rescue victims against open flames, shattered glass and sharp objects.

“MES is devoted to providing the best possible safety products for first responders, and we are excited to add the Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket to that list,” said John Skaryak, vice president of marketing at Municipal Emergency Services. “The unique safety and quality performance of this product will provide fire, law enforcement, emergency medical service professionals and other first responders with much needed protection against fire, intense heat, shattered glass particles and sharp metal edges.”

Tested to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, the Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket delivers breakthrough performance in flame resistance and heat blocking, far surpassing the performance of the traditional fire retardant wool blanket. Used for years by fire and rescue team professionals, the blanket’s lightweight, durable characteristics make it a diversified tool for numerous rescue situations.

“We continually strive to build business partnerships that will further expand the reach of Kovenex into the first responder market, and partnering with MES is a move that will do just that,” said Jeff Siffert, director of sales for Kovenex products. “MES’s 100-plus sales force and extensive online store expands our distribution range and will allow even more fire industry professionals to benefit from the safety and protection of the Kovenex blanket.”