U.S. Coast Guard Activates Option Year for McMurdo Emergency Beacons
LANHAM, Md. — Orolia, through its McMurdo brand of emergency readiness and response products, announced in a release that the U.S. Coast Guard has activated its first option year on its contract for up to 16,000 FastFind 220 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) units to support Coast Guard forces nationwide.
The Coast Guard awarded McMurdo a $3 million contract in July 2016 for PLBs to be ordered over the next five years. McMurdo’s ability to maintain a 100 percent on-time delivery rate throughout the contract performance period ensures that the Coast Guard can quickly deploy this critical technology to protect crew members safeguarding America’s waterways.
“Our U.S. manufacturing capabilities allow us to receive and fulfill beacon orders large and small, at any given time, and quickly get them in the hands of our servicemembers,” said Mark Cianciolo, vice president of Americas for Orolia. “We are proud to continue being a trusted supplier to the US Coast Guard for innovative, emergency beacons that save lives.”
“Many of our missions are dependent on our Coast Guardsmens’ preparedness to quickly respond to emergency situations,” said Thomas Hughes, contracting officer representative for the Coast Guard. “This is a time-sensitive, mission-critical requirement for the Coast Guard. We’re excited to work with McMurdo for the delivery of personal emergency locator beacons to ensure the best possible outcome for those using these life-saving devices.”