SOURCE: General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc.

General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc.

October 16, 2009 11:17 ET

DOSE-GARD® Qualifies as NASPO-Approved Hazardous Incident Response Equipment

Twenty States Can Now Easily Purchase the Innovative DOSE-GARD Electronic Alarming Dosimeters Directly From General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc., Manufacturer of the DOSE-GARD and the World Leader in Electronic Dosimetry

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2009) - The New York State Office of General Services has selected the innovative DOSE-GARD Electronic Alarming Dosimeter for inclusion on the list of emergency preparedness and response equipment under the Hazardous Incident Response Equipment (HIRE) contract. This award means that the 20 participating states (see below list), sponsored by the National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO), can now purchase DOSE-GARD dosimeters without additional competitive bidding and other administrative impediments. The HIRE contract streamlines purchasing by providing states and local government agencies with the ability to purchase hazardous incident response equipment directly from a list of pre-qualified vendors, offering the lowest available price, under standard NASPO terms and conditions.

Ron Kunz, President of General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc., noted that "Exposure and risk management are vital in any radiological incident. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, rescue workers, and other first responders must know that their own safety is assured when arriving on the scene of an emergency. Emergency managers must have the ability to quickly assess and address any radiological hazard, allocating their human resources while minimizing risk."

The DOSE-GARD system ( was originally designed for military applications with low cost, ease of use, and high reliability as the design goals. The DOSE-GARD dosimeters replace the obsolete, pen-type dosimeters in use for the last 80 years, providing responders with rugged, affordable and modern protection. First responders can monitor their accumulated dose through the large digital display and record their exposure to radiation manually or automatically using the infrared interface and records-management software.

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HIRE Contract States
New York State- lead state
South Dakota
Tennessee/Shelby County
West Virginia

Contact Information

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    Pamba Carolan
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    General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc.
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    San Diego, CA 92123 USA

    Doug Fouquet
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    General Atomics, Public Relations
    Phone: 858-455-2173