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Kimtek Develops MEDLITE Ocean Rescue Unit for US Navy

Designed for life saving at Mayport Naval Station

Westmore, Vermont, January 18, 2011 –– Kimtek Corporation has developed a specialty U.S. Navy Ocean Rescue unit, custom built for the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida. The unit went into service in December 2010. The Ocean Rescue unit is based on the 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew with full KIMTEK Emergency Utility Vehicle (EUV) conversion and the KIMTEK MEDLITE Transport MTD-10 mounted in the cargo area. This unit has a custom fitted ocean rescue surf board mounted on the roof for easy access by rescuers.

The KIMTEK MEDLITE Transport MTD-10 puts the patient and the medical care attendant front and center. Rugged, rust-proof and built for all weather rough terrain situations, the MTD10 features an all aluminum skid chassis with bright diamond plate, storage area with tailgate, rescue area to secure long board or stokes basket (not included) for patient transport, two ambulance grade stainless steel rescue grab bars, 3-position guide lock seat with seat belt, slide out tray in storage area, oxygen bottle holder, retractable IV pole, third attendant rail, and a quick disconnect mounting system. The special Ocean Rescue unit also features a WHELEN lighting/siren/PA package with exterior mounted speaker, full function control head, remote siren; two red LED body mounted strobes, a ROPS mounted Red LED strobe; three ROPS mounted scene lights (2 front and 1 rear facing); NFPA style reflective body stripe package with customized lettering package; two portable radio holders; and a mounted five pound ABC fire extinguisher.

Kimtek Corporation was founded in 1984 as a research and development company dedicated to advances in life safety technology in the fire sciences. Kimtek manufactures and markets FIRELITE™ and MEDLITE™ Transport skid units for emergency service UTVs and pick-up trucks. For more information, contact Kimtek at 888-546-8358 or visit the company Web site at

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