May 13, 2014, 7:30 pm, This is The Place Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Ave. Salt Lake City
All seats free at the Garden Place. Be Early, limited seating.
Physicians for Civil Defense is producing the show to raise money to equip all Utah first responders with postage stamp-size SIRAD radiation monitors and nuclear training cards. These monitors and training cards will help protect our police and firefighter and enable them to better protect you in an emergency.
The monitors are delivered free to first responders. To date 2,600 Utah, Salt Lake and Davis County police and firefighters have received these monitors. There are approximately 10,000 first responders in Utah. The monitors were created by the Department of Defense nearly ten years ago for first responders and the military. Because of bureaucracy the monitors are not getting to our first responders.
The monitors are state-of-the-art technology that alert responders to radiation levels by simply turning colors instantly. No training is needed and they last for years. One Utah firefighter exclaimed recently “Why don’t we have these!”
About $30,000 is needed to equip Utah’s first responders with the postage stamp-size monitors. A less expensive expedient dot-size monitor is now being distributed as a stop-gap. Still the cost will be about $10,000 to cover the state.
This new technology is about 100 times less cost than the clunky systems set up during the Cold War.
Red tape, interagency rivalries, bureaucratic indifference and incompetence are just a few of the obstacles preventing this tax payer funded technology from doing the job it was designed for: protecting you!
Your donations are welcome and tax deductible. If you wish to volunteer to help promote the show and or distribute monitors and training cards to police and fire fighters contact: Steve Jones, [email protected]