13 December, 2011
Immediate Response Technologies, Inc. (IRT), an ISO 9001-2008 certified, U.S. manufacturer of National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved respirators and emergency response shelters,
has been granted a Certificate of SAFETY Act Designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). IRT's Powered and Non-Powered Air Purifying Respirator Technology satisfies the criteria set forth by
the SAFETY Act and has been designated as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT).
The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act) was enacted as
part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Title VIII, Subtitle G). The goal of the SAFETY Act is to
encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism technologies including
products, services, software and other intellectual property by providing a system of liability protections.
Protections apply only to claims arising from, relating to, or resulting from an Act of Terrorism. An Anti-
Terrorism Technology is considered to be any technology that is designed, developed, modified or procured for
preventing, detecting, identifying, or deterring acts of terrorism or limiting the harm that such acts might
The SAFETY Act Designation issued on November 23, 2011 by DHS covers IRT's C420 and PureAir powered
air purifying respirator (PAPR) systems as well as the Promask 2000 and M95 Full Facepiece air purifying
respirator (APR) systems. IRT respiratory products are also approved by the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health as mandated by 42 CFR Part 84, which establishes the minimum requirements for
determining the effectiveness of respirators used during entry into or escape from hazardous atmospheres.
Visit IRT's website at www.imresponse.com to see a full line of respirator and filter products as well as other
product lines including shelters products and thermal identification products supporting our war fighters, first
responders and other valued customers.
12 September 2011
Respirator User Notice
To All M96 Cartridge (p/n S-70020) Owners and Users
Immediate Response Technologies, Inc. has been informed that a safety issue may exist when the
M96 Cartridge is exposed to phosphine gas. When exposed to high concentrations of phosphine gas along with other conditions (i.e. airflow rate, temperature and relative humidity) as prescribed in NIOSH test protocols a possible reaction with the sorbent material in the cartridge
has occasionally generated high heat. Although it is unlikely that the test conditions will be experienced by actual users, a potential risk to the user exists since the threshold conditions for this heat reaction are not well defined. There is risk potential for burns and/or exposure to harmful vapor by users.
Therefore, Do not use the M96 cartridge in the presence of Phosphine gas to avoid this potential safety issue. Phosphine is commonly used by industry in organophosphorus chemistry to create crease and flame resistant textile treatments; as a fumigant; or occasionally in microelectronics for semiconductor production.
For details please read the following document thorhoughly: Respirator User Notice
27 January 2011
Immediate Response Technologies, Inc. (IRT) is an ISO 9001-2008 certified, U.S. manufacturer, and
NIOSH approval holder of 25 active approvals for air purifying respirators (APR) and powered air
purify respirator (PAPR) systems. IRT, located in Glenn Dale, Maryland, manufactures a full line of
APR and PAPR style respirators to include an automated assembly line for filters and multi-gas
canisters and cartridge that are manufactured on site. IRT products are purchased by military, first
responder, first receiver, and law enforcement to provide respiratory protection against hazardous
particulate and vapor environments.
IRT respiratory products are approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as
mandated by 42 CFR Part 84, which establishes the minimum requirements for determining the
effectiveness of respirators used during entry into or escape from hazardous atmospheres.
IRT's most recent NIOSH approval included the M96 Cartridge, which provides a combination of
particulate and vapor protection. The M96 Cartridge is approved as part of a complete respirator system
for both P100 and HE particulate filter applications and provides protection against 13 gases/vapors to
include ammonia, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride,
hydrogen sulfide, methylamine, organic vapor, phosphine, sulfur dioxide, CS tear gas and CN tear gas.
Approved respirator systems include APR with Promask 2000 and M95 tight-fitting full face pieces,
C420 PAPR with Promask 2000 and M95 tight-fitting full face pieces, and FlexAir PAPR with a variety
of loose-fitting hoods. The M96 Cartridge has also been tested to be effective against various warfare
gases and vapors.
IRT has also just recently successfully completed the process of updating all approvals to reflect
company name and location changes as a result of the merger that occurred in December 2009. This
effort included the update of documentation for all respiratory product lines and culminated with the
validation testing of our respirator systems (including APR and PAPR systems using the M96Cartridge)
IRT's active NIOSH approvals can be viewed on the NIOSH website using the certified equipment
search tool at the following link http://www2a.cdc.gov/drds/cel/cel_form_code.asp. Visit IRT's website
at www.imresponse.com to see a full line of respirator and filter products as well as other product lines
including shelters products and thermal identification products supporting our war fighters, first
responders and other valued customers.
GLENN DALE, MD – January 5, 2011
Immediate Response Technologies - a global supplier of
decontamination shelters and systems, logistic camps, thermal products, powered air purifying
respirators (PAPRs), and filter canisters, today announces that we have received a 5 year Blanket
Purchase Agreement worth $5.5 million from the National Guard Joint Bureau. Under the contract, IRT
will supply the Joint Bureau with our National Guard Mass Casualty Decon System and its accessory
items. Each system consists of decontamination shelters, bladders, light fixtures, water heaters, and
various other accessories.
Under the $5.5 million BPA contract, IRT has already received a Purchase Order for 36 Systems, to be
completed and shipped prior to March 1, 2011.
We are proud and honored to have been selected to play such an important role in the protection of
our US Military Forces.
About Immediate Response Technologies, Inc.
A Maryland-based leader in manufacturing and supplying chemical-biological, infection control and
personal protection products for the military, medical, first responder, and law enforcement
communities. Founded in 1977, IRT designs and produces chemical-biological protection products such
as decontaminations shelters; all types and levels of NIOSH-approved mask filters; Powered Air
Personal Respirators (PAPRs); large filtration systems; and hazmat containment equipment. IRT also
manufactures emergency shelters and complete life-support camps for use during humanitarian crises.
Our products and services are found in all 50 U.S. states, and used throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and
Immediate Response Technologies has an ultra-modern manufacturing center that combines the latest
advances in computer-assisted technology and techniques with the highest quality attention to detail.
IRT is a GSA Schedule 84 holder, and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. IRT is truly "immediately responsive"
to all customer requirements.
August 18, 2010
Immediate Response Technologies, Inc. was recently awarded a GSA contract worth $265K for various
Modular Thermal Signature Targets to be supplied to the U.S. Army in Ft. Bliss, TX for their Live Fire
IRT currently manufactures thirteen (13) standard shapes and sizes including squares, trapezoids,
rectangles, circles, and shapes representing personnel. Each module represents a particular thermal
cue and is delivered as a finished, independent, thermal signature target, ready for immediate use.
The modules are detectable in a variety of adverse weather conditions, i.e., wind, rain, sleet, snow, and
fog. This application is used for Live Fire Gunnery Ranges.
The target modules are available in various resistances and operable at various voltages. The most
common voltages are the Standard Voltage (115 VAC) and the Low Voltage (12/24 VDC). The 115 VAC
version is capable of producing a surface temperature greater than 25º F above ambient (-10º F to
The modular concept permits the thermal signature of a variety of threat or friendly, targets to be
easily replicated. These module dimensions correspond directly to those referenced in the U.S. Army
TC 25-8, B28 thru B44. In less than (15) seconds after electrical power is applied, the module is
emitting an infrared (IR) signature, which is easily detected and discernable from the background at
ranges of up to 4,000 meters.
Since the conductivity of the module is continuous and void of any wire between the bus bars, holes
can be placed anywhere in the module; i.e. penetration from live fire ammunition ranging from small
arms to main gun rounds from military armored vehicles (up to 120mm). Electrical current simply
flows around the hole and the module continues to emit an IR signature. Critical modules such as Hulls
and Turrets are redundantly wired; auto-splice leads are connected to the bus bars at both ends of the
module. Therefore, even if a round severs one of the bus bars, these modules will continue to operate.