Sector 10, Inc. may end up being critical to your own future as the company could be directly responsible for saving your life. It’s a claim not many companies can make, but Utah-based Sector 10 is in a unique position to make it.

Every year fire kills more Americans than all other natural disasters combined, and nearly half of all fires are in non-residential buildings. Moreover, the National Fire Protection Association shows that sprinkler systems fail in one out of six non-residential building fires. Worse, when a fire or other disaster occurs, most building occupants are left on their own, to escape or wait for outside responders, with few if any protective resources. In high-rise buildings, or other situations where escape may be impossible, the time that it takes first responders to arrive and control things is critical. And, if responders are hampered in their efforts to locate and effectively deal with the situation, people risk losing their lives.

It’s a fact brought home too clearly on 9/11. “The weakest part of our homeland security is the citizen,” according to Thomas Kean, 9/11 Commission chairman. “Addressing that is very, very, very important.” It’s this weakness, the gap between the occurrence of a disaster and successful resolution by emergency responders, that is addressed by Sector 10.

Sector 10 products provide life-saving options for building occupants that simply never existed before: first aid supplies, smoke protection masks, life saving equipment, occupant tracking through a real-time 3D interface, and emergency communications, all housed in easy to use stationary and mobile response units. In the current economic crisis, where community budgets to fund emergency personnel and equipment are being cut, Sector 10 offers a cost-effective way for companies to protect their people, or, perhaps more correctly, for people to protect themselves.

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