GlobalMedic | Blast Film

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GlobalMedic's Rapid Response Team installs blast film in Ukraine.

In eastern Ukraine, GlobalMedic has delivered programs that protect vulnerable civilians affected by the ongoing conflict, through the installation of blast film on the windows of institutional buildings. The 3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety & Security Window Film saves lives in the event of an explosion by preventing glass from shattering, thereby eliminating serious and fatal injuries caused by glass projectiles. GlobalMedic has installed the film on 14 buildings along the frontline of the conflict to date, including health clinics, hospitals, maternity wards and schools. This film not only protects lives, it restores a sense of security for some of the most vulnerable people affected by conflict.

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GlobalMedic was founded in 1998 by Rahul Singh with the unique operational mandate of providing efficient, cost-effective and innovative disaster relief in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe. Singh has combined a passion for humanitarian assistance with a frontline emergency perspective and has continuously focused on finding innovative Canadian solutions for challenges that arise in disaster contexts.