Navigation Links
Boys in the Hood
Date:4/21/2008

When first responders and security guards came to the DHS Science and Technology Directorates Tell Us What You Need table, heading their list was an emergency escape hood worthy of James Bond: a one size fits all concealable hood weighing under a pound, folding to the dimensions of a DVD case, and donnable in ten seconds.

Furthermore, the hood must be maintenance-free, filter nerve, blood, and blister agents, remove toxic industrial chemicals, and fit two-to-a-breast pocket one for the protectee, the other for the protector.

It was a pretty tall order.

Unlike Kevin Costners Bodyguard, the typical bodyguard finds his daily routine, well, routine. For the possible scenario when its not, however, that guard needs tools that are convenient, stealthy, and swift. Chemical and biological attacks can be accidental, but if a particular protectee, is in a particular place, at a particular time, and comes under attack, its usually not a coincidence. Chances are good that those in the business and those they are protecting are not carrying around those undeniably unglamorous heavy masks or hoods for the possibility.

Perhaps the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) might come up with something better"

Done. In less than a year.

Through S&Ts open procurement process, Avon Protection Systems of Wiltshire, UK (with offices in Cadillac, MI) was selected in early 2007 to develop and produce a mask with some very tight specifications. Designated the EH-15 (for Escape Hood-15 minutes) this innovative mask, when packed, is only thick. It provides at least 15 minutes of protection against chemicals and biologics, has a three-year shelf life, and highly efficient particulate filters.

In October 2007, it successfully passed S&Ts Design Review. In February, the EH-15 completed its Critical Design Reviews followed by a rigorous test process in March. To date, 10 proto
'/>"/>

Contact: Gail Cleere
gail.cleere@dhs.gov
202-254-5691
US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Boys in the Hood
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has ... Pulp & Paper Industry Report 2014" report to ... Pulp & Paper Industry Report 2014 is a professional ... global enzyme for pulp & paper industry. ... including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Beach County, Florida (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... Company Inc. (SCI) is announcing the creation of ... priority is to take the SCI’s philosophy of ... the company’s research and development actions are based ... , This new Scientific Advisory Board provides a ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 Remcom announces an ... with new features for the biomedical industry. The ... Biological Thermal Sensor, exclusive to the Bio-Pro version of ... of XFdtd, developed to calculate the biological effects of ... been added to all versions to expand engineers’ post-processing ...
(Date:8/26/2014)...  NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles ... today announced that it has filed a registration statement ... Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of ... offered and the price range for the proposed offering ... will act as the book-running manager for the proposed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Enzyme for Pulp & Paper Industry Report 2014 2New Sancilio & Company, Inc. Scientific Board 2New Sancilio & Company, Inc. Scientific Board 3Remcom Announces Enhanced Biological Thermal Sensor and Other Biomedical Features in XFdtd EM Simulation Software Update 2Remcom Announces Enhanced Biological Thermal Sensor and Other Biomedical Features in XFdtd EM Simulation Software Update 3
... - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OGXI ) announced today ... Thursday, August 6, 2009. OncoGenex will host a conference call ... discuss quarterly results. , The webcast can be accessed on ... www.oncogenex.com . Alternatively, you may access the live conference ...
... The years ... a big breakthrough in the search for a viable alternative feedstock for biodiesel in combination ... now happy to announce the much awaited commercial release of Couple oil crop cultivation (COC) ... (PRWEB) August 3, ...
... Aug. 2 Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC ... simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, announced today the ... This acquisition, first announced in February, extends Beckman Coulter,s leadership ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031202/BECLOGO ...
Cached Biology Technology:Jatropha Couple Oil Crop Cultivation Technology Commercially Released 2Jatropha Couple Oil Crop Cultivation Technology Commercially Released 3Beckman Coulter Completes Acquisition of Olympus' Lab-Based Diagnostics Business 2
(Date:8/26/2014)... have provided the first evidence that the lack ... early signs of dementia. , Published in ... absence of the protein MK2/3 promotes structural and ... These changes were shown to have a significant ... learning and memory formation capabilities. , An absence ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... increasing pressure from policymakers, consumers, and suppliers has ... beyond reducing the pollutants they emit from their ... companies must also assess environmental performance at every ... primary materials to the use and recycling of ... to the discipline known as life cycle engineering, ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... are bringing a touch of color to glucose ... glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose ... precise that doctors and patients may be able ... - something not possible using current point measurements ... to current continuous glucose monitoring technologies," said study ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Lack of naturally occuring protein linked to dementia 2Yale journal explores advances in sustainable manufacturing 2A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring 2A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring 3
... steps for controlling plant growth, Australian researchers have shown ... wall regulates growth of root hairs. Root hairs are ... and water from the soil. The research will assist ... industries such as, agriculture, horticulture and forestry. ...
... When Hansel and Gretel ventured into the forest, ... way home. In today,s world, cellular phones, Global Positioning ... that connect us to friends, family, and colleagues while ... Yet, despite the ubiquity of such devices, with ...
... The world,s first three-dimensional plasmon rulers, capable ... have been developed by researchers with the U.S. ... (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with researchers at the ... could provide scientists with unprecedented details on such ...
Cached Biology News:Not just another brick in the (plant cell) wall 2Wireless 'breadcrumbs' that won’t become toast when baked...or soggy when hosed 2Wireless 'breadcrumbs' that won’t become toast when baked...or soggy when hosed 3Taking the 3-D measure of macromolecules: 2Taking the 3-D measure of macromolecules: 3