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First Line Technology and Federal Resources Announce Strategic Partnership

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) October 31, 2017 – Today, First Line Technology and Federal Resources announced a strategic partnership to provide a greater selection of best-in-class decontamination and personal cooling technologies to government and commercial customers.

Federal Resources will help First Line Technology distribute Dahlgren Decon, a three-part decontaminant solution that immediately decontaminates chemical and biological warfare agents. Dahlgren Decon has also been proven to decontaminate fentanyl, a powerful and toxic synthetic opioid, which has contributed the recently-declared national health emergency.

“Working with Federal Resources will allow First Line Technology to continue solving the most complex challenges facing the industry, and continue executing on our lab to life-saving mission,” said Amit Kapoor, President of First Line Technology.

Known for their mission to support military and first responders, Federal Resources is a leading provider of quality solutions that have paved the way in the service and contract manufacturing industry.

“Federal Resources is committed to taking the best and most innovative technologies from the lab to the marketplace to protect our military and first responders who serve on the frontlines. Every day, law enforcement and first responders are exposed to fentanyl. Chemical warfare agents in North Korea and Syria pose grave and real threats to our military. First Line Technology decontaminant solution makes us more prepared to deal with these threats—both domestically and abroad. We look forward to better supporting our customers through this key partnership,” said Robert McWilliams, Federal Resources CEO.

For more information on First Line Technology please contact sales@firstlinetech.com or call 703-955-7510. For more information on Federal Resources please contact customersupport@federalresources.com or call 410-643-7810.

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About First Line Technology: First Line Technology, LLC designs and manufactures disaster preparedness and response equipment, including PhaseCore personal cooling items, DeconTect decontamination products, and AmbuResponse mass casualty response systems. Our mission is to prepare for, protect against, respond to and recover from all hazards with lab to life-saving technology. For more information, visit www.firstlinetech.com.

About Federal Resources: Founded in 1986, Federal Resources is a leading provider of quality products and mission-critical solutions that support the U.S. Military, Federal Government, State/Local Responders, and International Markets. Specializing in comprehensive life-cycle sustainment solutions; procurement and acquisition; technical services and asset management; and training expertise, the organization is dedicated to serving its diverse range of well-established and emerging market segments. Federal Resources strives to fulfill and expand upon its mission to ensure end-users are equipped with the most innovative, reliable, and cost-effective products and technologies available on the market. For more information, visit www.federalresources.com.

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First Line Technology Responds to Fentanyl Epidemic with Neutralizing Dahlgren Decon Solution

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) June 12, 2017 – Today, First Line Technology received new data from one of the nation’s leading research institutes that confirms Dahlgren Decon is one of the most effective decontamination solutions for neutralizing the deadly effects of the hazardous opioid, fentanyl.

The data shows Dahlgren Decon yields a greater than 99% neutralization of fentanyl in less than five minutes. This comes at a crucial time when there is no sign of the opioid addiction and overdose crisis slowing down. In fact, earlier this month, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of fentanyl.

Dahlgren Decon, manufactured by First Line Technology through an exclusive technology licensing agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), is a three-part decontaminant solution that immediately decontaminates chemical and biological warfare agents, and now proven to be effective against fentanyl.

“The combination of reactivity, compatibility and stability makes Dahlgren Decon a true triple threat,” said Amit Kapoor, President of First Line Technology. “It is the only general purpose decontaminant that neutralizes a broad range of hazardous agents with a neutral ph and off-the-chart material compatibility.”

First Line Technology agrees that Narcan is an effective antidote for counteracting opiate overdose internally, but stresses that copious amounts of soap and water needed for external decontamination of skin and personal protective equipment (PPE) is not always readily available in situations when first responders have encountered these drugs.

“This new data proves that Dahlgren Decon is a game changer for first responder and law enforcement communities,” said Gary Sharp, Director of Training at Federal Resources. “No other solution on the market neutralizes fentanyl in such a short amount of time.”

First Line Technology sees Dahlgren Decon becoming a go-to product for all first responders and law enforcement officers who find themselves handling lethal evidence or helping overdose victims.

“Time is of the essence for these brave men and women,” said Kapoor. “Storing Dahlgren Decon in the trunk or passenger side of all responder vehicles would significantly reduce the risk of danger for those answering the call to help. Having an effective and proven decontamination tools is critical to our First Responders and receivers.”

For more information and to purchase Dahlgren Decon, visit www.decontect.com or contact First Line Technology at 703-955-7510 or info@firstlinetechnology.com.

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About First Line Technology: First Line Technology, LLC designs and manufactures disaster preparedness and response equipment, including PhaseCore personal cooling items, DeconTect decontamination products, and AmbuResponse mass casualty response systems. Our mission is to prepare for, protect against, respond to and recover from all hazards with lab to life-saving technology.

Contact: Zoe Seroky, (703) 955-7510 | pr@firstlinetech.com | www.firstlinetech.com

AmbuResponse

Increase Mass Casualty Response Capabilities with Limited Funds

Increase Mass Casualty Response Capabilities with Limited Funds

How Gloucester County is Preparing Their Residents and New Jersey

With the uncertainty of mass casualty incidents, it’s incredibly helpful to have a vehicle with the capacity to transport several non-ambulatory patients and first responders at one time. Free up valuable ambulance capacity while reducing response time with the AmbuBus. The AmbuBus Kit is specially designed to retrofit any vehicle of opportunity, such as metro and school buses. See how Gloucester County EMS used an old school bus to build out their AmbuBus in a matter of two hours.

How Do You Prepare for the Next Disaster?

Gloucester County strives to prepare for natural and man-made disasters by developing their tools and capacity to respond. The bottom line, however, is doing so while staying within a budget and being a responsible custodian of the tax payers’ dollar in every purchasing decision they make. After Hurricane Sandy, it was apparent that transportation and evacuation needed to be top of mind for any future events. While they weren’t gravely affected, surrounding counties were and Gloucester was there to help during a time of significant need. Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management then began to discuss acquiring a medical ambulance bus but found that a completely built-out vehicle wasn’t in the county’s best fiscal interest.

The Mass Casualty Transport and Evacuation Tool That Won’t Break the Budget

With some research and planning, Gloucester County made the decision to purchase an AmbuBus Kit and build their own medical ambulance bus. The AmbuBus Kit fits into any vehicle of opportunity, like a school or metro bus, and can transport up to twelve patients and two to three responders. These AmbuBus kits are ideal for responding to mass casualty incidents where patients with non-life-threatening injuries need medical attention or evacuating facilities with non-ambulatory patients, such as hospitals and retirement communities.

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A pre-owned vehicle, like a school bus, can easily be converted to an AmbuBus.

As opposed to $500,000 for a completely built-out medical ambulance bus, an AmbuBus Kit and vehicle of opportunity can cost up to 80% less. Not only are AmbuBus Kits more affordable, they increase the capacity of an emergency response fleet and provide a variety of uses.

Being a Responsible Custodian of the Tax Payers’ Dollar

Finding a half million dollars in any budget to spend on one item can be a daunting task. Never mind if you have to turn to grants, as well. Selecting the affordable AmbuBus Kit not only means saving money on the actual system, but that it can be placed in nearly any vehicle of opportunity. Pre-owned school buses and metro buses are ideal, as the seats can be removed and the pressure-mounted system can be installed. Want to keep the vehicle in rotation? Save the seats and the AmbuBus crate for when it is time to make the switch. The installed kit does not alter the integrity of the vehicle so it’s safe to put back in rotation without extensive re-inspection.

The AmbuBus Kit requires minimal maintenance and is made from structural steel that is powder coated to allow for long-term use, therefore, it will likely outlive the vehicle in which it’s installed. When the time comes to replace the vehicle, the AmbuBus Kit is easily uninstalled and reinstalled by any two individuals in a matter of a few hours.

Capacity to Respond to Nearly Any Event

Not only will adding another emergency vehicle to the fleet increase capacity, the AmbuBus Kit will free up valuable ambulances for patients in critical condition. Whether there’s a multi-vehicle accident, fire at a senior-living facility, or a damaging tornado, having an AmbuBus to quickly transport a large quantity of patients will reduce the time it takes for each of them to receive medical attention, which is crucial when minutes matter.

To further expand the AmbuBus Kit’s capabilities, there is an entire line of AmbuResponse accessories. Whether it’s necessary to quickly move patients in and out of the vehicle or monitor their condition, there are several items to improve the level of care given to patients. The AmbuRamp and AmbuCarrier allow for easy movement of a patient by one responder. Monitor a patient’s vitals with the Wireless Vital Signs Monitor or provide oxygen with the MCOS 9. You can customize your AmbuBus to suit your department’s needs.

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The Mass Casualty Oxygen System (MCOS 9) Kit is a completely portable oxygen system that mounts to the AmbuBus frame and enables delivery of individually metered oxygen for us to nine people simultaneously.

Maximizing Value and Utilizing the Versatile AmbuBus Kit

By going with an AmbuBus Kit that can be used in three different configurations (permanent, on-demand, and free-standing) there are a variety of uses within any emergency management department, further increasing the value.
Utilize your built-out AmbuBus as both a means of transportation and rehabilitation. The AmbuBus can be a mobile rehabilitation unit for fire fighters and first responders. Utilize stretchers as a place to lay down or adjust them to provide bench seating. Depending on vehicle capabilities, a controlled interior climate can combat symptoms of temperature-related stress.

Evacuation can be half the battle but where do these individuals stay once they are in a safe location? New Jersey saw a surge in hotel prices making it difficult for all residents to afford a space to sleep at night. With the AmbuBus Kit, the frame and stretchers can be set up as a sleeping quarters for displaced residents.

Taking the Next Step to Prepare Your Community

The next devastating event could strike at any time with very little warning so it’s best to be prepared to serve the community. Like Gloucester County, adding an affordable AmbuBus Kit to your arsenal gives you a versatile tool to transport, evacuate, rehabilitate, and care for your team and county’s citizens beyond usual measures. To learn more about AmbuBus Kits and how they increase your response capabilities, contact First Line Technology at info@firstlinetech.com or 703-955-7510.