Three leaders in domestically manufactured PPE announced today that they will make and send 400 Comfort-Air® Reusable Respirators with reusable P100OV organic vapor filters to ZAKA, Israel’s leader in Search and Rescue. United Safety Technology is partnering with Dentec Safety Specialists Inc. to provide these masks.
ZAKA, based in Jerusalem, will receive the protective gear at no cost. ZAKA volunteers engage in the emotional and highly distressing work of honoring the dead and ensuring a full Jewish burial for those who meet a sudden death. The masks that will be sent filter nuisance levels of organic vapors.
As the leading trade group representing PPE manufacturers in America, we have activated our network to support in the wake of the October 7 terror attacks on Israel.
“Many AMMA members began in response to a national crisis the US experienced – the Pandemic. It felt natural to find ways to partner and assist an important ally in a crisis,” said Dan Izhaky, founder of UST and President of the American Medical Manufacturers Association. “When we looked at the immediate challenges facing Israel in response to the terror attacks, we knew AMMA’s network could help with supplies and support, and we are pleased to partner with Dentec.”
UST is a national leader in manufacturing and distributing high-quality nitrile gloves in Baltimore, Maryland. UST will cover the costs of manufacturing the masks.
Dentec, with USA operations in Lenexa, Kansas, is an industry leader in respiratory protection and related personal protective equipment. Dentec will provide ZAKA with 400 DISKIT P100OV Complete Elastomeric Rubber Half Mask Respirators. These masks include reusable P100OV organic vapor filters. All equipment and raw materials are manufactured in the United States.
Dentec Co-founder Claudio Dente said, “Our respirator protection is used in the most difficult situations. In Israel, the ZAKA Search and Rescue volunteers are working in the most trying circumstances to save and honor the lives of those stricken by terror. We appreciate their efforts and are proud to send them this equipment.”
ZAKA Search and Rescue recently stated their storehouses are nearly empty. In a public statement attributed to Chief Operations Officer Mati Goldstein, he said,
“It is beyond human comprehension, and the soul cannot contain it. This is a murder of such brutality that we’ve only heard of in Holocaust stories, and we told ourselves it would never happen again. Our equipment for collecting and handling corpses lasted us for FOUR YEARS, and instead, in just THREE DAYS, our warehouses are empty.”
Donations to ZAKA can be sent to https://zakaworld.org/