FirstResponder® Sterilizers may be used effectively for many applications including:
Sterilization of EMS Vehicles and Equipment (Ambulance, Police and Fire)
Contained Law Enforcement Rooms (Holding Cells)
Public Transportation Vehicles
EMT and Police Equipment
Hospital and Medical Rooms
Hospital & Dental Rooms
Our UV light sterilization technology is ideal for keeping patients and personnel safe from infections and exposure to pathogens. Surfaces exposed to UV are disinfected within seconds of exposure. UV sterilization minimizes human error in sterilization and requires no handling of toxic disinfectant alternatives. Keeping patients and personnel consistently and effectively safe from HAI's is the purpose behind our technology.
Ambulances & First Responder Vehicles
For contained spaces and hard to reach surfaces, we have developed our Ozone sterilization technology. Ozone is a natural gas generated from our FirstResponder Sterilizer, that disinfects by destroying potentially harmful pathogens. By placing our sterilizer in a contained space or vehicle, it can be completely disinfected in under an hour! Ozone gas minimizes human error associated with sterilization and can drastically reduce disinfection times. Ozone sterilization uses no harsh chemicals, and leaves you confident that the occupied space is safe to transport your personnel and patients.
Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections
HAIs by site of Infection
|Major Site of Infection||Estimated No.|
|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|
The prevention of contaminant buildup to infectious levels is especially important when one considers hospital Hospital Acquired Infections. HAI contraction is one of the biggest preventable causes of death in a health vehicle. Regular cleanings with the FirstResponder® Sterilizers can reduce EMS contribution to HAIs and potentially save lives. In addition, eliminating pathogen exposure for EMT, Police, and Fire personnel and their equipment provides a signficant reduction of the odds of sickness. 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. Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of all HAIs occurred outside of the intensive care unit.