Personal Cooling Products
Prevent and control heat stress with First Line's revolutionary heat-activated PhaseCore Personal Cooling Products. Designed to be comfortable and lightweight, PhaseCore allows users to increase productivity while reducing heat injuries by gently and safely cooling the body.
Disaster Preparedness & Response Products
Before, during, and after a disaster, emergency personnel need a partner who understands their needs and equipment requirements. First Line can help prepare for and respond to both man-made and natural disasters with Out of the Box Solutions like the AmbuBus.
Rely on all-weather CBRN decon equipment that entire nations have standardized on. First Line's dry decon solutions for CBRN include RSDL and FiberTect and the wet decon systems have plug-n-operate components for rapid setup with easy expansion capabilities.
Personal Protection Equipment
Use First Line's custom or off-the-shelf PPE kits to safely work in and escape from hazardous environments. From pandemic planning to CBRN events, FLT has the experience equipment, and know-how to assemble PPE kits designed with first responders and receivers in mind.
Recent News & Announcements
In July, the Senate appropriations committee passed a 2015 base defense budget of $549.3 billion and another $59.7 billion to fund overseas contingency operation. While the numbers appear staggering, they mark a drop of about $20 billion in each category from 2014. The 2015 budget prioritizes streamlining modernization programs and increasing acquisition efficiency, among other cost-saving measures.
It's difficult to forget the images from the 2010 Deep Horizon disaster. Miles of once pristine white beach and turquoise waters along the Gulf of Mexico were mired for months in a carpet of heavy black crude oil, punctured by tides bearing fish kills and beach fowl drowning in sludge.
Cotton and non-woven fabrics, including two nonwovens developed by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar (of Texas Tech): Low Micronaire Cotton, a waxy low-grade cotton that traps oil but repels water, and FiberTect (developed by First Line Technology), a three-layer nonwoven with an activated carbon layer designed to clean up chemical spills, oil spills, and the resulting fumes.
Clay County has only two ambulances, but with their new AmbuBus Kit (paid for with a grant from the Mississippi State Department of Health(MSDH), their capacity to transport injured will quadruple.
"Clay County and West Point only have two ambulances, and ambulances can only carry two people," said MSDH Emergency Response Coordinator Curtis Jernigan. "So this will come in handy if there's ever a situation where a large amount of people need to be transported for medical attention."
The AmbuBus Kit will be installed inside a school bus donated by the West Point School District to the West Point/Clay EMA and will transform the bus into a mass casualty response vehicle capable of transporting up to 12 stretcher-bound patients plus first responders and up to eight ambulatory patients.
Any sudden or unexpected increase in patient volume can be considered a surge event and any time something happens that causes our facilities to have at least one more patient than they planned for, surge capacity is reached.
According to an article from EMSWorld, many EMS systems run at or above full capacity on a daily basis, so when something unexpected happens - a multi-car accident, a deadly flu outbreak, a terrorist attack - first responders and receivers are heavily impacted.
The AmbuPower and the AmbuBus MPMT Type 1 Kit were both named as Hot Products from EMS Today 2014.