Applications

The FirstResponder® Sterilizer may be used effectively for many applications including:

  • Sterilization of EMS Vehicles (Ambulance, Police and Fire)
  • Contained Law Enforcement Rooms (Holding Cells)
  • Locker Rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Public Transportation Vehicles
  • Disinfection

The prevention of contaminant buildup to infectious levels is especially important when one considers hospital acquired infections, or Hospital Acquired Infections. HAI contraction is one of the biggest preventable causes of death in a health vehicle. Regular cleanings with the FirstResponder® Sterilizer can reduce EMS contribution to HAIs and potentially save lives.

In 2014, results of a project known as the HAI Prevalence Survey were published. The Survey described the burden of HAIs in U.S. hospitals, and reported that, in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals (see chart below). Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of all HAIs occurred outside of the intensive care unit.


Major Site of Infection Estimated No.
Pneumonia 157,500
Gastrointestinal Illness 123,100
Urinary Tract Infections 93,300
Primary Bloodstream Infections 71,900
Surgical site infections from any inpatient surgery 157,500
Other types of infections 118,500
Estimated total number of infections in hospitals 721,800

Federal Decontamination and Sterilization

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
National Security (NSA, CIA)
Border Patrol Security
Vehicles
Holding Rooms
Restrooms
Municipal Transportation
Exposed Surfaces
Uniforms
Ambulances
Laboratories