LION First Responder PPE, Inc., one of the largest family-owned manufacturers of first responder protective equipment (PPE) and training products, launched a new line of lower cost, turnkey container-based training structures. TrainingReadyTM Container Systems are designed to be ordered and delivered in a fraction of the time it takes for construction of a typical container-based structure. TrainingReadyTM Container Systems are packed with innovative safety and training benefits that come standard, like temperature monitoring, gas detection, push start/stop ignition, emergency lighting, ventilation, and robust thermal linings. Four models are available: Confined Space, Digital, Class B, and Smart Class A. Additional models are slated for release in the near future. digital fire simulation The Confined Space Container features a large cage maze with a variety of obstacles such as ladders, stairs, ramps, and tunnels positioned throughout. The modular cage system allows easy layout reconfigurations to create challenging search and rescue drills. The Digital Container features a fixed wall of digital fire simulation panels to mimic a large seat of fire. The digital container allows users to create fire attack drills without needing live fire. The container also includes additional moveable digital panels and moveable walls to further training variety. Digital containers can be delivered within as few as 90 days. The Class B, or gas-based live fire, Container features interchangeable fire props to vary training scenarios. Choose from a library of props which include a storage shelf, closet, medical cabinet, or workbench. The container also features a Rollover Simulator to mimic rollover fire conditions. water suppression system The integrated technology makes it easier and faster to train and cuts down the time between evolutions The Smart Class A Container features a class A burn crib with a built-in, fuel-assisted gas ignition and a water suppression system. The integrated technology makes it easier and faster to train and cuts down the time between evolutions. The ventilation system, in addition to being an integral part of the safety network, can also be leveraged to create realistic fire behavior and flow path. “Firefighting is inherently dangerous, so anything we can provide firefighters to make training easier, safer, and more repeatable is always at the top of our minds. We’re excited about these new container systems, because we are confident that they will enhance our customers’ ability to stay ready for action” states Steve Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of LION. live fire training prop “The new line of TrainingReady TM Container Systems is a great addition to LION’s large portfolio of training products. Whether you are training new recruits or seasoned firefighters, we have a system that will meet your needs and your budget” states Mark Smith, President of LION, Americas. To celebrate the launch, LION is offering a free gift with purchase for orders received. Orders placed for Class B or Smart Class A containers will receive a digital panel simulation gift package valued at $24,000. For Confined Space and Digital container orders, customers will receive a live fire training prop gift package valued at $14,000.
LION First Responder PPE, Inc., the largest family-owned manufacturer of first responder personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States will host a reopening reception to inaugurate the opening of its rebuilt manufacturing facility located at 66 Janney Road, Dayton, Ohio 45404 on August 4, 2020 (from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm). The event will include an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Nan Whaley and other local officials, as well as a tour of the facility. Parking is available onsite. In October 2018, LION First Responder PPE, Inc. a division of Vandalia-based LION- invested $1.7M to acquire and renovate the 55,000 square foot facility, pledging to create approximately 75 full-time jobs, further expanding the company’s footprint in its hometown. Multiple production positions In May 2019, horrific tornados swept through Dayton and demolished nearly 75% of the new plant. Since then, LION has diligently worked to not only repair and rebuild the site but also expand capacity to include four new manufacturing lines. LION is currently hiring to staff multiple production positions, starting at $15 per hour. The primary focus of this facility will be the manufacturing of LION first responder personal protective equipment (PPE) including traditional firefighter turnouts as well as the popular MT94™ CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, & nuclear) defense ensemble, as its protective clothing business continues to grow. The proximity to its Vandalia-based operations allows for increased collaboration with the group’s product management team. Multi-Jurisdictional approach LION became the first company in Dayton to be awarded Blue-Gold Certification “We are very excited to reopen our restructured plant and continue to bring new apparel manufacturing jobs to the City of Dayton,” said Steve Schwartz, LION President and CEO. “This facility will greatly enhance LION’s existing manufacturing capacity and allow us to continue to improve production and delivery times to meet our customer’s expectations. We thank the City of Dayton, Montgomery County, the Dayton Development Coalition, the Dayton Sewing Collaborative, Citywide Development, and JobsOhio for their support in making this project successful.” The North Dayton facility is in a Dayton Source Water Protection Area (SWPA). The City of Dayton Source Water Protection Program (SWPP) is a multi-jurisdictional approach to guarding the public water supply for 400,000 customers in Dayton and Montgomery County. The program was and is designed to identify and mitigate risk to the sustainability of the region's sole source aquifer system, which serves as the City's drinking water source. Prior to the tornado, LION became the first company in Dayton to be awarded Blue-Gold Certification, demonstrating their commitment to protecting the area’s source water through preventive efforts, risk reduction and protection strategies.