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Local hidden gem supports first responders across the nation

Newmarket’s own International Safety provides invaluable services that help to keep Canadians safe

We all know how incredibly important first responders are for the safety and security of our communities. Did you know that there are many businesses that support these brave individuals?

The team at one of Newmarket’s local family-owned businesses, International Safety, works hard every day to provide essential products and services that help to keep Canada’s first responders safe.

Unique but Essential Maintenance and Calibration Services

Not only does International Safety provide the products that first responders across the country require to do their jobs safely, but they also offer unique calibration and maintenance services.

They are the only business in the country, and one of only five providers in the world, to offer PosiChek calibration, which ensures that self-contained breathing apparatus and other air-supplied respiratory protective equipment are functioning properly. Firefighters commonly wear these types of devices on their backs.

“We take our role as an integral part of Canada’s emergency response infrastructure very seriously. Any time there is a major earthquake, fire, or military engagement, our dedicated team here at International Safety is supporting the efforts of the responders,” says Austin Ertl, Inside Sales Representative for International Safety.

Providing Vital Products to Essential Service Organizations

International Safety also supplies organizations across the country with a huge range of products including eye and face protection, fire prevention, first aid products, hearing protection, traffic safety, and more.

One of their specialized areas is in respiratory and breathing protection. International Safety stocks everything from common N95 masks to highly-technical self-contained breathing apparatus.

“There's a spectrum of respiratory protection. We've really carved out our niche and offer hyper-specialized types of respiratory protective equipment. There are a number of big fire departments, both public and private, as well as large energy and mining companies and defense organizations who really rely on us,” explains Austin “We have a direct relationship with every fire department in the country, anywhere there's firefighting or a fire department.

He continues, “We also supply closed circuit breathing apparatus, or rebreathers, and the peripheral equipment for work in tunnels across Canada, and specifically in all of the subway tunnels in Ontario from Ottawa to Toronto.”

International Safety offers products and services to all kinds of organizations and individuals.

They offer free delivery to any of their local customers, regardless of order size. To learn more about International Safety, visit them online.