MT94 sees first-hand action

Lion’s MT94 garment was used by the Philadelphia Fire Department in response to the Independence Mall “balloon scare” on Thursday May 20.

Authorities feared that the 3-4 oz of white powder found inside the balloon could be anthrax and evacuated the mall and closed nearby streets as a precaution. Even though the substance turned out to be a non-threatening wheat-based flour, this type of scenario is what these special response teams train for, and why Lion provides the type of first-responder protection that we do. Lion’s MT94 is certified to NFPA 1992 and 1994, Class 2. This multi-threat CBRN ensemble is designed for hot entry use to protect against some of the world’s worst chemical and biological threats.