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Nick Chiechi
 This initiative is focused on reducing cancer among firefighters across Long Island through best-practice advanced gear cleaning. NCFSA is committed to protecting not only their instructors but also the more than ten thousand firefighters on Long Island from occupational cancer. As part of their cancer prevention initiative, NCFSA has contracted RedLine to provide multiple...
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Emergency DECON Services is a supplier, reseller and service provider of industry leading Decon7 (D7) products. D7 is the premier provider of cleaning, disinfection and decontamination products meeting the needs of Fire and EMS, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Educational Institutions, and Businesses. D7 protects against the real-world hazards that exist and helps keep communities safe. Below...
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The New York State Department of Labor on Tuesday published its Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan (AID) under the recently enacted New York Health and Essential Rights Act, which requires the state to create various industry-specific model plans for the prevention of airborne infectious disease. Accordingly, by August 4th, all New York employers with...
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PROTECTING FIRST RESPONDERS IS OUR #1 PRIORITY Firefighters face risks all the time, both seen and unseen. The obvious risks—fire, heat, smoke inhalation, and injuries due to structural damage—are well-known. One of the less obvious risks, exposure to toxic chemicals and the health effects that follow, can be one of the most devastating. A NIOSH...
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The Problem – Firefighters are at risk even after the fire is out. Exposure to carcinogens on the scene presents a major health risk to firefighters, and if those dangerous chemicals are brought back to the firehouse or individual homes, everyone around them is also potentially exposed. Over the years, carcinogens have become worse due...
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Factor #1: Understanding Log Kills When disinfecting a surface or decontaminating a facility, the efficacy of a product is measured by its log reduction, also commonly known as log kills. The term comes from the logarithm scale, which is used to indicate the percentage of bacteria killed. The term “log reduction” indicates a 10-fold reduction,...
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Reducing cancer as well as creating awareness around the importance of establishing Decontamination protocols in the fire service is at the heart of Emergency DECON Services mission.  As fellow firefighters, we are all aware that the personal protective equipment (PPE) we use to protect us becomes contaminated after structure fires as well as training fire...
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FEMA has announced that it will open a second round of COVID-19 response grants this fall as part of its Supplemental Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program. The purpose of Assistance to Firefighters Grant-Supplemental (AFG-S) is to award grants directly to fire departments, non-affiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies to enhance their ability to...
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Firefighters risk their lives to protect others, but many people don’t realize that flames and smoke are not the only threats to their health and safety. During and after battling a blaze, firefighters can be exposed to harmful carcinogens that can have lasting health effects if not handled appropriately. A FEMA study showed that infrequent cleaning of...
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Prevent the spread of the coronavirus and promote provider health and safety with frequent and effective ambulance decontamination The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in EMS protocols, especially when it comes to disinfecting the ambulance. Less than half of respondents in a 2018 EMS1 survey said the patient care compartment was decontaminated after every call...
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