May 15, 2012 - Jupiter, FL -- GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, announces the establishment of a partnering arrangement with The Dip Source, a division of Special Operations Group, Inc., a Wyoming Corp. The Dip Source specializes in manufacturing and fabricating state-of-the-art equipment focusing on the all risks response niche.
Special Operations Group and its The Dip Source division have over $44 million of equipment and over 35 years of government contracting experience for ground and aerial wildfire operations with state and federal agencies. Under the arrangement, upon receipt of purchase orders from the US Forest Service and other federal and state agencies responsible for protecting federal and state lands, GelTech will supply its patent pending fire suppressant, FireIce, and Special Operations Group will provide additional mobile mixing, base equipment and personnel to support aerial firefighting efforts.
Bill Sheridan, president of Special Operations Group, stated, "We are excited to team with GelTech Solutions and provide this type of support to the aerial firefighting marketplace. Together we offer the most state-of-the-art equipment and the latest, most effective product for suppressing wildfires. GelTech has demonstrated that FireIce is more effective, environmentally friendly, and less corrosive than other products currently in use to aerially fight wildfires. Due to the synergy between the two companies, we now have an answer for mobile based applications in both domestic and international marketplaces. Our solution is a significant step forward which will improve the quality and timeliness of aerial firefighting operations."
“Special Operations Group is the perfect partner for our expansion into the aerial firefighting marketplace. Mr. Sheridan and his team completely understand what is needed to supply these agencies with the equipment to do the job as quickly and safely as possible," said Joseph Ingarra, president of GelTech Solutions.
Together, GelTech Solutions and Special Operations Group, have the capability to either simply provide needed equipment and suppressant or offer a full turnkey solution for federal and state agencies encompassing pilot ready rooms, mobile sleepers and mobile incident command trailers.
Mr. Ingarra continued, “We now have the ability to offer support in situations ranging from simple ground operations to sustaining the largest air tankers in theUnited Statesand around the world."
About Special Operations Group, Inc.
Special Operations Group, Inc has provided emergency logistical support for public and private sector for over 45 years. The Company is known for creating and operating emergency mass transportation systems for airports since 1967. In addition, its Dip Source division has designed, developed and operated various types of support equipment for the aerial firefighting industry. New innovations include Mobile Helibases, Temporary Control Towers, Mobile Pilot Ready and briefing units, large capacity Dip Tanks, highly specialized water tenders, and high volume mobile retardant base equipment.
The Company, headquartered inCody,Wyoming, designs and manufactures all of its products for the Domestic and International Markets. The Mobile Sleeper unit, developed in 1987 has seen extensive deployment for the Wildland Fire communities, Public & Private Sector groups responsible for response to hurricanes, and world wide acceptance as a solution to housing in remote and impacted areas. Another solution was to develop the world’s largest Mobile Laundry unit. This unit benefits by being phosphate free, thus, providing an environmentally friendly answer for remote areas and disaster recovery sites.
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public achieve environmental and safety goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. All the products currently marketed by GelTech Solutions, Inc. were created for the Company by inventor and chief technology officer, Peter Cordani.
FireIce is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus; fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.
GelTech also markets Soil2O which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil2O “Dust Control” products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil2O Granular and Topical blends reduce water consumption up to
50% and promote healthy root development in plants and lawns, generating faster seed germination by keeping nutrients and moisture at the root level longer.
For more information on GelTech, please visit: http://www.GelTechSolutions.com
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