|Since police officers may be the first responders on a scene, you never know exactly what situation or type of hazards you will encounter. To assist others effectively, you must first protect yourself. Today, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is not just for firefighters. Given the nature of police work—not to mention the traditional threats from suspects with weapons and explosives—the hazards that officers can encounter are endless and often unknown. They include visible and invisible conditions from airborne pathogens carried by people with hepatitis and TB, bombs, toxic chemical exposure from meth labs, tear gas, chemical/biological warfare agents, fire and smoke, airborne particulates and silica dust, spills from transportation accidents, combustible gases, toxic gases, oxygen deficiency, confined spaces, falling building materials, radioactivity, explosions, and nuclear warfare.
Officers and agencies must respond a wide range of potential dangers and situations which requires understanding and use of a wide range of personal protective equipment and tools. Categories of safety gear include ballistic vests and helmets, atmospheric (gas and flame) detectors, respirators, head protection, eyewear & face shields, thermal imaging cameras, fall protection and rescue devices, SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus), lighting devices, clothing, gloves, boots, first aid, etc.
A.J. Stone Co. understands that to place yourself between the public and undetermined hazards you have to trust your equipment. Since 1972, we have been providing high quality, reasonably priced safety equipment to the Municipal and Industrial Fire Services of Canada. Today our mission is ‘that all men and women of the Canadian First Responder and Safety Industries are supplied with quality products so that they may be protected from their occupational dangers’. Simply put… Your Safety is our business. A.J. Stone is pleased to introduce those products to the law enforcement sector.|