17 June 2005
17 June 2005
DuPont, pioneer of high-performance personal protection materials made with Kevlar and Nomex brand fibres will serve as a sponsor of the upcoming World Police and Fire Games.
The World Police and Fire Games - the second largest international sporting event after the Summer Olympics - is held once every two years and attracts 10,000 participants from 60 countries to compete in police and firefighting themed events. The Games will be held June 26 - July 5 in Quebec City.
""DuPont's innovative materials help protect the everyday heroes around the world who put their lives on the line each day - law enforcement professionals, firefighters and other first responders,"" said DuPont Advanced Fibres Systems Vice President & General Manager William J. Harvey. ""We are pleased to support them through our sponsorship of the World Police and Fire Games. Because threats are dynamic and ever-changing, we are continuing to put our science to work - developing new innovations to help protect first responders and assist them in performing their jobs more effectively.""
""Sponsors like DuPont play an important role in helping make the World Police and Fire Games a premier international event,"" said P. Michel Bouchard, president of the 2005 World Police and Fire Games. ""On behalf of the event organizer and this year's participants, I want to extend my appreciation to DuPont for the company's support of the police officers and firefighters who help make our world a safer place.""
2005 also marks the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Kevlar, which has been protecting law enforcement professionals throughout the world for more than 30 years from threats such as bullets, knives and explosives. The IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivors' Club, jointly sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and DuPont, recognizes and honours law enforcement and corrections officers who have survived potentially fatal or disabling injuries by wearing personal protective body armour. To date, there have been more than 2,900 documented cases in which law enforcement officers were saved by their personal body armour.
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