Expands Beach Firm’s Presence in Fire Emergency, First Responder Markets 

Virginia Beach, VA – ADS, Inc., a Virginia Beach-based defense contractor, has been awarded a new five and a half-year federal contract to serve the nation’s Air Force firefighters with the industry’s most advanced protective gear and equipment, officials announced today.

The new Department of Defense contract comes as ADS works to expand its global gear and equipment offerings in the fire emergency services and first responder markets.

This contract will be a huge step forward in helping the Air Force standardize on the most cutting-edge firefighting personal protective equipment on the market today. We are excited to be a part of that.”
-Ashley Brady, Director of ADS’ Special Missions Solutions Market

Under the contract, the company will rely on two trusted equipment vendors to supply Air Force firefighters, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve installations with protective firefighting gear.

Ricochet Manufacturing Co. Inc., a Philadelphia-based small business, will supply structural and proximity-protective firefighting clothing, while Honeywell First Responder Products of Dayton, OH, will supply leather firefighting boots.

ADS is always looking for opportunities to serve our men and women in uniform more effectively,” said Brady. “This contract will expand our capabilities to serve military first responders globally which is why it means so much to us to have the ability to support it.”

The indefinite delivery and quantity contract runs through March 30, 2023, ADS officials said.

About ADS, Inc.
ADS, Inc. is a leading value-added logistics and supply chain solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organizations, law enforcement agencies, first responders, partner nations, and the defense industry. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, ADS is a Top 50 Department of Defense Contractor focused on solving our customers’ challenges by providing the best product and service offerings, the broadest array of procurement options, and legendary customer service.

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