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First Line Technology Partners with Louis M. Gerson, Co for Pandemic Preparedness

CHANTILLY, Va. - First Line Technology, a small business provider of Out of the Box Solutions, has partnered with Louis M. Gerson and Co. to deliver high-quality N95, N99, and N100 respirators that are made in the United States of America. First Line will use its contract vehicles to supply the government with respirators for all hazards preparedness, specifically H1N1, avian influenza, and pandemic influenza preparedness.

The Gerson line of particulate respirators will help First Line meet the demand of our government customers with products proudly made in the USA, says Randy Sakowitz, Vice President of First Line Technology. This supply of respirators will support the government s stockpiling of all hazards equipment caches to create safe working environments and enable government workers to continue operations during a pandemic.

We re excited to have First Line Technology as a valued partner servicing the pandemic respirator stockpile needs for Department of Homeland Security, said Ron Gerson, president of Louis M. Gerson and Co. This recent DHS contract award provides Louis M. Gerson Company and First Line Technology an opportunity to showcase our domestic manufacturing and supply chain management expertise.

Recently, First Line and Gerson were awarded a multiple-award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Health Affairs (OHA) to supply respirators for the DHS Pandemic Stockpile.

First Line s Disaster Preparedness and Response (DPR) division develops and distributes equipment to aid in evacuation, sheltering, and pandemic operations. The line of Gerson respirators will help First Line to better prepare and equip the government and first responders to safely carry out their duties. Gerson particulate respirators are quality-made with state-of-the-art filtration media produced by Gerson in the USA. These superior products offer great comfort, easy breathing and approved protection.

About First Line Technology:

First Line Technology, LLC supplies Out of the Box Solutions to first responders, the government and the military. Since 2003, First Line has established itself as a leader in new product development and distribution with innovative yet simple solutions. First Line prides itself on creating high-quality products that are comfortable, effective, and safe for use in an All-Hazards response.

Visitwww.FirstLineTechnology.comfor more information.

About Louis M. Gerson and Co.:

Louis M. Gerson and Co. is a prime US-based manufacturer of NIOSH and CE Approved Disposable Respirators. Gerson is vertically integrated in the production of their own filter media with automated production of respirators in Middleboro, MA.

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