Merger of Emergency Products & Research and Rapid Deployment Products

Press Release 07.03.13

James Doherty, CEO of Emergency Products + Research, Inc. of Kent, Ohio, and Thomas Richmond, President and CEO of Rapid Deployment Products, Inc. of Ivyland, Pennsylvania, are pleased to announce a full merger between their respective companies.

Effective as of July 1, 2013, Rapid Deployment Products is now a trade name of Emergency Products + Research, Inc. and will serve as EP+R’s sales and marketing arm.

EP+R will be responsible for manufacturing, procurement, inventory control and order processing. Collectively, the two business units represent over thirty years of experience with developing, manufacturing and delivering products for the emergency services, lifeguarding and military, occupational, industrial and sports medicine industries.

You can expect they put that experience to good use to continue researching, developing and delivering cutting edge products that are demanded by their end users. Media Contact Jason Thompson: 215-953-9190


About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I have written a lot about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for, on and I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002.
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