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American Preppers Network Partners with ILC Dover to Distribute First-Ever NIOSH-Approved CBRN Escape Respirator for Civilian Population

Online Community Promoting Emergency Preparedness Skills Announces Agreement with World Leader in Softgoods Materials to Market SCape® CO/CBRN30 Escape Mask to the Public

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Preppers Network, an online network to promote self-reliance, emergency preparedness and survival skills, today announced an agreement with ILC Dover to market its SCape® CO/CBRN30 Escape Mask to the public.

ILC Dover has produced over 3 million M40 "gas masks" for the U.S. military and more than 350,000 escape masks for federal employees and dignitaries. Now, the same level of protection used by government officials worldwide is available for the civilian population - to protect themselves against terrorist attacks, toxic or chemical spills and smoke inhalation.

View the video and learn more at http://store.preppersnetwork.com/ilc-co-cbrn

"The SCape CO is something we want to put our name behind. We are excited to be the first to introduce it to the public and the Prepper community," said Phil Burns, co-founder of The American Preppers Network.

The SCape CO/ CBRN30 is the only mask that meets the stringent NIOSH standards for a CBRN escape respirator with carbon monoxide protection. It protects users from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and carbon monoxide threats, including fires (the most common threat to the general population). Most victims of fire are not injured by heat or flames, but rather by smoke and toxic gases, especially carbon monoxide. Protection from CO could mean the difference between life and death for people trying to evacuate homes or buildings during a fire.

"The purpose of the escape mask is to put it on so you can breathe, grab your family, and get out safely," said Burns. It is compact, comes in a wearable pouch, and is brightly labeled to assist in escape operations.

ILC Dover has a long history of protecting people from extremely dangerous toxins and elements in some of the most demanding environments - including space and the battlefield. The SCape CO/CBRN30, approved by FEMA, provides the highest level of protection available and is the most user-friendly escape mask in the world.

About American Preppers Network

Established in 2008, The American Preppers Network (The APN) provides an extensive archive of free information on survival, preparedness, self-sufficiency and sustainability with new articles published daily. It is a leader of the growing international movement of people who call themselves Preppers. Those in the Prepper Network prefer to be called Preppers instead of survivalists because they are regular people with normal lifestyles and jobs who strive to be self-reliant while preparing for a variety of situations, whether natural or man-made.

The Mission of the APN is: "To bring knowledge and understanding of living a Self-Reliant lifestyle into the mainstream and teach it to every household in America."

"We firmly believe that every American family should strive to become Self-Reliant, enabling them to better weather the day-to-day disasters, catastrophes and hardships that we all experience on a personal, local or national scale."

The APN has been widely featured in the media, including Newsweek, CNN, The Today Show and The BBC. Their websites receive over 17,000 visits daily, and their Facebook Page has over 20,000 fans.

About ILC Dover

Since 1947, ILC Dover has provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems, serving the aerospace, personal protection and pharmaceutical industries. Known for production of space suits for NASA, ILC is a world leader in the use of high-performance flexible materials, allowing for unique solutions to meet customer needs. ILC's innovative products have been used on the moon, on Mars and around the globe.

To view ILC Dover's innovative solutions, please visit our website at www.ilcdover.com

ILC Dover…creating what's next.

Media Contact

Phil Burns
media@preppersnetwork.com
(801) 477-4458

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SOURCE American Preppers Network

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