In today’s volatile society, police officers have become the enemy to many individuals. These dedicated men and women, who lay their lives on the line on a daily basis, are faced with more threats than ever before. Protecting police officers has become more critical than anyone ever dreamed possible–and that doesn’t just start when they step out onto the streets. Part of protecting police officers is putting forth the time and effort to clean up the ranges where they practice on a regular basis.
All too many agencies across the country have failed to provide appropriate facilities for their officers to practice. It’s not just at the local level: state police and even federal police face the same risks. Indoor ranges have poor ventilation and high levels of lead build-up. Outdoor ranges have high levels of lead in the soil. Unfortunately, the only time anyone inspects police ranges is when a complaint is issued–and most of the time, those complaints come too late.
Regular lead remediation for police firing ranges. Lead remediation removes and recycles the lead left on the range. The hazards associated with regular exposure to lead–including reproductive effects that can make it difficult to ensure healthy conception and pregnancy, nausea, constipation, anemia, hypertension, seizures, fatigue, and irritability, among a host of others–are reduced, and the range becomes safe for regular use again.
Police officers have faced enough threats from the outside in the last several months. They shouldn’t have to worry about health threats within their own ranges.
Fortunately, a Colorado-based company, MT2, LLC, is leading the fight to protect police officers and other shooters from the hazards of lead poisoning at gun ranges. In the past year alone, MT2 has completed firing range clean-ups for law enforcement agencies such as NYPD, Denver, Seattle, and North Las Vegas; combined over 90,000 police officers train at these ranges annually. Over the past decade, MT2 has removed over 12,000,000 lbs of lead from the environment while working closely with range owners to implement firing range Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect shooters and the environment. “We are proud to serve and protect those in law enforcement and the military that serve and protect us,” stated James Barthel, MT2 CEO.
Contact us today to learn how we can make ranges safer for all the officers who use them.