The World’s Toughest Cell Extraction Vests (Suits)
Written by: Robert Kaiser
Cell Extraction Vests (Suits) are designed to offer the highest level of protection to those frontline professionals engaging with some of the most hostile, brutal, vicious and irrational human beings on this planet… many of which have taken other human lives in some of the most horrendous manner.
When we decided to create such crucial piece of personal protective equipment it was paramount to first discuss all design and performance issues with Correctional Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Tactical Support Units (TSU) and other serving Corrections and Prison Officers tasked with responding to incidents, riots, cell extractions, mass searches, or disturbances in prisons, possibly involving uncooperative or violent inmate.
However, before I continue I want to say a big ‘thank you’ too all prison and correctional officers who have kindly taken the time to assist us and provide us with absolutely critical information and sharing some of their operational frontline experiences.
There is no question about it, professionals like them have above all the moral right to be issued with the best possible personal protective equipment… and I do genuinely believe our latest PPSS Cell Extraction Vests are the very best.
Of course, I very much understand frontline professionals critically questioning my claim to have just developed what we believe is the ‘toughest’ cell extraction vests on the market. However, I would like to respectfully point out that we have already developed some of the arguably world’s best body armour, effectively reducing the risk of workplace violence related injuries and even death.
Every time we have done so we have also created specific, transparent and honest videos highlighting the incredible performance levels of our equipment and the fact that we truly believe in our own products. About three years ago we did it all over again!
The following video is a 7:45min LIVE video demonstration (witnessed by several well respected frontline professionals) highlighting the simply outstanding performance of our new ‘PPSS Cell Extraction Vests’, certified against the stringent NIJ 0115.00 Level III (stab + spike) standard… the highest stab resistance protection standard/level out there. The physical demos start @ 02:50min
This video not only highlights the incredible level of protection from makeshift edged weapons, shanks, razor blades, hypodermic and tattoo needles (all weapons commonly found in correctional institutions around the world), but also the truly unmatched level of protection from blunt force trauma.
Blunt force trauma is – as its name would suggest – a severe traumatic assault in this case caused to the body with the sudden introduction of a blunt instrument used with great force. This can sometimes be caused by a kick, punch or blow, or by an attacker striking out at a victim with their hands, a large piece of wood, iron, or any item (fire extinguisher, chair, table, bricks etc.) that would cause heavy damage to the body or skull if impacted against them quickly. A great number of individuals who die from this condition do so because of the internal injuries they have received, which may result in nothing more than some exterior bruising.
We fully understand that the protection of such injury is just as important as the protection from edged weapon and hypodermic needles, hence our cell extraction vests (suits) offer a previously unheard of level of blunt force trauma protection.
Based on several reports and studies the ‘American Correctional Officer’ released a document a few years ago highlighting the fact that 33.5% of all assaults in prisons and jails are committed by inmates against staff, and that a correctional officer will be seriously assaulted at least twice in a 20 year career.
On 2nd August 2014 The Economist (a respected UK Newspaper) stated the following under the headline ‘Rough Justice:
“We are just waiting for a complete riot,” says an officer at a large prison in England. “For the first time I think we’re only in control due to the prisoners’ good will.” He has excellent reason to worry. Last year the prison service’s riot squad was called out 203 times—up from 129 in 2012. On July 26th inmates’ good will ran out in Ranby prison in Nottinghamshire as prisoners took over part of the jail. It took officers eight hours to regain control.”
Our job is to design, develop and manufacture high performance cell extraction vests (suits) that will reduce the severity of the any potential injuries and the number of death within this demanding and challenging work environment.
There is one fact we simply cannot ignore… prison officer do get brutally assaulted during major riots. Sometimes they get even killed. Just a very few days back in Mexico… “Seven Police Officers Killed Trying To Quell Prison Riot In Mexico”
“Police were trying to transport a group of “highly dangerous” prisoners from the La Toma prison in Veracruz State when inmates attacked the six officers, locked them in an enclosed space and set it on fire, the state government said.”
Another recent incident which made the headlines was when 7 inmates were killed in a ‘mass casualty incident’ at South Carolina prison. At least six emergency agencies responded to the “mass casualty incident” at Lee Correctional Institution in Lee County that resulted in the seven inmate deaths and 17 other inmates requiring medical attention, the S.C. Department of Corrections announced.
But we don’t have to go all the way to Mexico to report major violent incidents. Here in the UK we have seen several riots within the prison service. One which comes into my mind straight away was the one in December 2016 when HMP Birmingham plunged into chaos as 600 rioting prisoners take control. Read Article
For this simple reason we encourage all prison and correctional facilities to look at their current PPE (personal protective equipment) and evaluate the protection levels and performance they provide.
Robert Kaiser, CEO