The RETRACTA-CADE® Quick Deployment Barricade System is specially designed to fit the use cases of specific markets needs.

Police and Sheriff Departments can store it in a patrol vehicle trunk and can be used instantly in various situations including checkpoints, vehicular accidents, demonstrations, street fairs and parades, and crime scenes.

Fire Departments can use units instead of their fire trucks to close down streets to pedestrian traffic while fighting fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous spills and general crowd control.

Government & Institutions are provided with a spontaneous deployment barrier to create security boundaries quickly and efficiently. They can be used by Office of Emergency Management personnel, the military, Homeland Security and other agencies.

Safety & Security barricades are crucial in the safety industry so work crews and pedestrians remain safe. RETRACTA-CADE designates dangerous areas to passersby to create a safe construction zone. Safety personnel can restrict road access to manage traffic flow away from work zones.

RETRACTA-CADE® Quick Deployment Barricades in the Police Industry

Retracta-Cade in Police Patrol Car Trunk

RETRACTA-CADE® in a Patrol Car Trunk

The ease of use and rapid deployment capabilities of the RETRACTA-CADE® were designed to meet the daily demands of police departments. Police officers require tactical equipment that adapts to surrounding environments.

RETRACTA-CADE  units store easily in most vehicle rear cargo or trunk space and can be instantly deployed for various situations, including checkpoints, vehicular accidents, demonstrations, street fairs, parades, and crime scenes.

The RETRACTA-CADE has shown itself to be an important new classification of police gear and merits addition to every department’s tactical equipment arsenal. Quick Deployment Barricades should be standard issue, to be requested with every vehicle order.

Scenarios for Crowd Control in the Police Industry

PROBLEM: At crime scenes, police typically use the environment, such as trees or light post to create an outer and inner perimeter, If the nearest object is several hundred feet away, it makes the crime scene much larger than necessary and thus harder to control.

SOLUTION: With the RETRACTA-CADE units, the crime scene perimeter is created precisely where and when it’s needed. 

PROBLEM: Transit police have limited storage space, but are often called upon at a moment’s notice to perform security checkpoints during elevated terrorism threats.  Often times proper barriers are not available on short notice. The current barriers are large and cumbersome to transport down Subway steps. The unmarked barriers do little to inform the patrons what the barriers are for and cause delays during the search process.

SOLUTION: RETRACTA-CADE portable barricades retract and stack, so they can be stored and transported easily. Sign panels displaying messages such as “SECURITY CHECKPOINT – BAGS OUT” speed up the process.

PROBLEM: Police departments use French or bicycle barriers that offer no conspicuous public signage area. If a civilian gets arrested for Obstructing Governmental Administration (OGA), the charges can be thrown out in court because of lack of signage.

SOLUTION: RETRACTA-CADE signs display messages such as “POLICE LINE – DO NOT CROSS” to prevent OGA charges from being dismissed in court.

Other uses in the Police Industry

  • Sign panels allow police to display messages at crime scenes, such as “Crime Stoppers” hotlines. People who witness the crime may call in tips immediately.
  • Eliminate “losing the block” at parades because of unexpected foot traffic patterns, poor planning, not enough manpower or crowd control barriers. RETRACTA-CADE® units stored in patrol car trunks are immediately available for those unplanned issues.
  • Create staging areas, where officers assemble for assignment.
  • At large-scale events and festivals, police officers are responsible for preventing overcrowding. The RETRACTA-CADE® extension panels easily slide in and out to let groups of people pass through when allowable.
  • Riotous situations become much safer if there is a barrier between officers and protesters. Having RETRACTA-CADE® units on demand helps to reduce potential altercations.
  • Officers can easily use RETRACTA-CADE® barricades during vehicular accident situations, cordoning off the area and keeping people on both sides safe.

RETRACTA-CADE® in the Fire Industry

Retracta-Cade in Fire Department Truck

RETRACTA-CADE® used in Queens, NY

The RETRACTA-CADE Quick Deployment Barricade has shown itself to be an important addition to a fire department’s fire gear arsenal and should be considered standard issue for every vehicle.

Fire departments use these barricades to provide instant fire hose protection while fighting fires or during, vehicle accidents, hazardous spills and for general crowd control. Outdoor-resistant elements such as aluminum ensure that RETRACTA-CADE units withstand tough wear and tear from department use.

LED lights and reflective tape make the barricade more visible at night; and sign panels can display messages such as “FIRE DEPT. – KEEP BACK,” “FIRE LINE – DO NOT CROSS,” “DANGER! KEEP OUT,” or “HAZMAT INCIDENT.” Custom printed sign panels are also available.

Resistant materials such as aluminum ensure RETRACTA-CADE crowd control barriers withstand tough wear and tear from department usage during firefighting, cordoning off streets, responding to vehicular accidents, hazmat spills, and other on-demand rapid deployment situations.

The RETRACTA-CADE has shown itself to be an important addition to every department’s tactical fire gear arsenal and should be standard issue for every vehicle.

Scenario: Crowd and Traffic Control in the Fire Industry

PROBLEM: In the event of a house fire, first responders use their vehicle to block off a street and then run to the fire, leaving potentially vital equipment inside the vehicle. 


SOLUTION: Fire department personnel can use the RETRACTA-CADE to close off the area and then take their vehicle to the immediate scene.

Testimonial: North Babylon Fire Department, Long Island NY

Practicality is the biggest thing with the RETRACTA-CADE. They’re lightweight and you don’t need a lot of room to store them. They sit right in the back of the North Babylon Fire Police Vehicle very nicely without taking up too much room.They’re very versatile – you can use them to block off the entrance to a shopping center, close an intersection, divert traffic, there’s a multitude of uses. The RETRACTA-CADE seems to be made very well, and it looks really impressive!
Jim Harrington
Ex-Chief of the North Babylon Fire Company, Ex-President of the Town of Babylon Fire Chiefs Association, and 35-year member of the Fire Department

RETRACTA-CADE® in Government Agencies

Retracta-Cade barricades stacked on a pallet

RETRACTA-CADE® in space saving, easy to deploy storage unit.

The RETRACTA-CADE provides government agencies with the ability to compactly store thousands of feet of barricades, making it easy and efficient to deploy them when necessary. Government agencies such as the Suffolk County, NY Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Homeland Security, Corrections facilities, and even the NASA Kennedy Space Center use the RETRACTA-CADE  for highly customizable on-demand rapid deployment barricades in both routine and emergency situations.

Because RETRACTA-CADE units are easily stackable, they require minimal storage footprint. This not only reduces costly warehousing expenses, but allows the RETRACTA-CADE units to be immediately available when necessary. Adding accessories such as LED lights and custom signage further enable first responders to establish order and safety among large crowds. Crowd control barriers for government agencies are crucial for restoring and maintaining law and order.

The RETRACTA-CADE has shown itself to be an important new classification of tactical gear and merits access for every first responder’s tool set.

Scenarios for Crowd Control in Government Agencies

PROBLEM: Transit police have limited storage space, but are often called upon at a moment’s notice to perform security checkpoints during elevated terrorism threats.  Often times proper barriers are not available on short notice. The current barriers are large and cumbersome to transport down Subway steps. The unmarked barriers do little to inform the patrons what the barriers are for and cause delays during the search process.


SOLUTION: RETRACTA-CADE portable barricades retract and stack, so they can be stored and transported easily. Sign panels displaying messages such as “SECURITY CHECKPOINT – BAGS OUT” speed up the process.

RETRACTA-CADE® in Safety & Security Industries

Retracta-Cade closing a road at a college

RETRACTA-CADE® closing a road at a college.

Crowd control barriers in the safety & security industry are crucial to keep work crews and pedestrians safe. The RETRACTA-CADE crowd control barrier designates dangerous areas to passersby to create a safe construction zone. Safety personnel can restrict road access by placing the RETRACTA-CADE in the street and manage traffic flow away from work zones.

The RETRACTA-CADE creates safety barriers in power plants, universities, parking garages, stadiums, airports, and more. Custom signage allows each unit to be used for multiple safety applications. Because of the small storage footprint, the RETRACTA-CADE can be easily stored in multiple locations throughout a facility instead of one warehousing area.

Examples: Crowd and Traffic Control in the Safety & Security Industries

Airports

These barriers can help close or section off parking lots and other areas quickly.

Stadiums and Venues

Instead of requiring a dedicated area to store hundreds of security checkpoint barriers in one place, RETRACTA-CADE Quick Deployment Barricades can be stored adjacent to appropriate areas due to their compact nature.

Colleges and Universities

The RETRACTA-CADE Quick Deployment Barricade stops students and faculty to check in and display identification when/where necessary.

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