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VANCOUVER, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - First Responder Technologies Inc. ("First Responder" or the "Company") (CSE: WPN | FWB: 3WK) a developer of WiFi-based technologies to detect and deter mass shooting and terror attacks involving concealed weapons, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Murphy to the position of Vice-President of Government Affairs. Mr. Murphy will work in-house to supplement the work of McMillan Vantage, the Company's outsourced governmental affairs team.
Mr. Murphy brings three decades of experience in Canadian government and politics, including most notably his time spent as Chief of Staff to the Rt. Hon Stephen Harper, PC, during the period Mr. Harper served as Canada's leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. Following his time in politics, Mr. Murphy spent almost a decade as an executive at MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., engaging government and the private sector in a joint government affairs and business development role. Mr. Murphy brings this experience to a similar role at First Responder, where his focus will be spent engaging the Canadian security, defence and intelligence communities on behalf of the Company.
"In addition to the excellent work that Mark Resnick and the team at McMillan Vantage are undertaking on behalf of the Company, Mr. Murphy brings to the team a deep understanding of government operations and procurement. With the recovery phase of Canada's response to the Covid-19 pandemic close at hand, Mr. Murphy's added expertise will help prepare the Company to assist Canadian governments as they move to continue to mitigate the worst effects of the pandemic, while ensuring public safety and security," said Robert Delamar, the Company's CEO.
Mr. Murphy joins a talented advisory team, assisting the Company's outreach to the Canadian public safety sector.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The securities of the Company have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of any person in the United States, absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any common shares in the United States, or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
"Robert F. Delamar"
Robert F. Delamar, CEO
First Responder Technologies Inc.
915 - 700 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC. V6C 1G8
About First Responder Technologies Inc.
First Responder Technologies Inc. (the "Company") is a technology development company that commercializes academic and internally developed intellectual property for use in the public safety market. The Company is developing a WiFi-based technology, based in part, on academic research licensed from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey ("Rutgers") that can be used to detect concealed weapons. The Company's threat detection technology line of business was created to capture a significant portion of the global weapons detection systems market, and in particular, the global perimeter security detection market. In the Company's view, WiFi‐based threat detection technology may be utilized by a wide range of facilities, including schools, places of worship, shopping centres and theatres, to not only make their premises secure, but also reduce their cost of security, from the interior of a facility to the perimeter.
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SOURCE First Responder Technologies Inc.