Personal Cooling Product
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 and Response
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
Chantilly, VA (April 2, 2013) – The Washington Business Journal announced publicly last week that First Line Technology®, LLC is one of “Greater Washington’s Best Places to Work of 2013.” First Line Technology, a provider of Out of the Box Solutions, Inc. 5000 member and last year’s NDIA Small Business Success Story winner, is one of only 26 small companies in the Capital Region to make the cut. Final rankings will be announced May 9 and featured in the May 10 edition of The Washington Business Journal.
When soldiers are sent into active warzones these days, each and every one of them has some kind of CBRN response training. Should a large-scale known or unknown CBRN attack happen, the soldiers would be ready to carry out decontamination (removal or neutralization of contamination of hazardous materials) of themselvs and then continue to decontaminate any exposed equipment and infrastructure to continue military operations.
The decontamination of the soldiers and warzone equipment is the main priority of the military in order to minimize casualties and restore the combat unit to capacity.
However, when an attack involves civilians, they also become a priority.
The U.S. Army is currently evaluating Fibertect, a Texas Tech professor’s invention and a Tech patent.
Seshadri Ramkumar, associate professor and inventor of Fibertect, said the U.S. Army is looking for a product to replace M-291, a powder technology being used, and his product is one of many technologies being evaluated.
“Fibertect, basically as the name says, (is) the product of a fiber that protects,” Ramkumar said.
A new version of Fibertect®, a nonwoven decontamination wipe created by researchers at Texas Tech University, has proven itself more viable at cleaning up a nerve chemical surrogate than the decontamination substance currently used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), which is currently being phased out.
Seshadri Ramkumar, lead investigator on the project and inventor of Fibertect®, said that when compared to the powdered decontaminant called M-291, the all-cotton version of nonwoven wipe paired with an activated carbon center cleaned up not only the chemical surrogate to the nerve gas soman, but also adsorbed its vapors five times better.