Coronavirus: Local company change its daily operation to help first responders

Coronavirus: Local company change its daily operation to help first responders
PHOTOS by: Battle Sight Technologies

Xenia — Battle Sight Technologies in Dayton, Ohio normally supports the warfighter, first responders and emergency management professional by creating products, mostly consisting of infrared technology, that improves their day-to-day operations. However, the five-man team has temporarily reinvented itself to help those on the front lines in a different way.

“When this whole COVID-19 thing hit we were trying to find a way that would keep our employees engaged and give back to our core customers. With the shortage of hand sanitizer at the top, we figured that would have the biggest impact” said Nick Ripplinger.

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The company was selling 2-liter bottles of sanitizer to off-set the cost of donating smaller bottles of sanitizer to local first responders. The Greene County Sheriff’s office received its shipment on Friday.

"We were having a hard time finding hand sanitizer and this company made themselves available to us. We were able to purchase hand sanitizer and they also donated a large amount of smaller bottles. It was a big, big help", said Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer.

Battle Sight Technologies says it has donated hand sanitizer to several other local departments and will continue doing so until it runs out.

The company is already looking at other ways to help first responders in the fight against the coronavirus.