April 23, 2020
By Eric R. Poole
Police and fire departments have expressed their gratitude to SIG Sauer for the company’s efforts to support first responders and healthcare workers by reallocating and donating their supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). Long-time supporters of frontline professionals, SIG Sauer quickly took action as COVID-19 became pandemic.
After prioritizing the health and safety of SIG Sauer’s employees, the company turned its efforts to providing PPE to help meet the nationwide shortage. SIG Sauer was named an “essential business” for its advanced engineering and capabilities to support the defense of America. These capabilities are the same used to manufacture small arms currently issued to the U.S. military and defense products in popular use among America’s law enforcement and law-abiding citizens.
As of this writing, SIG Sauer has provided more than 13,000 KN95 masks to 51 police and 20 fire departments in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, near SIG Sauer headquarters, as well as to departments in Arkansas where SIG Sauer’s ammunition plant is located. Additionally, SIG Sauer’s Electro-Optics division in Oregon has been 3D printing plastic face shields to donate to Medical Teams International who outfits doctors and nurses on mobile COVID-19 testing vans in the greater metro area of Portland, Oregon. SIG Sauer will also be donating these face shields to local healthcare workers and hospitals in Oregon, Arkansas and New Hampshire in the coming weeks.
“As a manufacturing company that was designated by Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), as essential to the defense of America, once we had put massive safety measures in place to protect our employees, we felt it was critical for SIG Sauer to support those who support us on the front lines keeping us safe everyday,” said Ron Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of SIG Sauer.
On behalf of every law enforcement officer, firefighter and healthcare professional, Guns & Ammo would like to thank SIG Sauer for continuing its effort in helping America win this fight.
City of Dover Fire & Rescue
City of Dover Fire & Rescue requested 53 KN95 masks and received 120 from SIG Sauer.
Exeter, New Hampshire
Town of Exeter in New Hampshire requested 58 KN95 masks and received 120 from SIG Sauer.
Manchester Police Department
Manchester Police Department in New Hampshire requested 257 KN95 masks and received 1,000 from SIG Sauer.
Newmarket Fire & Rescue
Newmarket Fire & Rescue in New Hampshire requested 45 KN95 masks and received 100 from SIG Sauer.
Portsmouth Fire Department
Portsmouth Fire Department in New Hampshire requested 60 KN95 masks and received 120 from SIG Sauer.
Strafford County Sheriff's Department
Strafford County Sheriff's Department in New Hampshire requested 60 KN95 masks and received 120 from SIG Sauer.
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