Decontamination

Proactive cancer prevention that starts on the fire ground.

Cancer is the leading line-of-duty cause of death in the fire service.

Countless established and ongoing studies continue to confirm the extent of the health risks encountered in the fire service. Firefighters are exposed to carcinogens both on the Fire Ground and at the Fire Station. Exposure occurs through Inhalation, Dermal Absorption and Ingestion.

Many departments struggle to find the funding to adequately combat these risks on an ongoing basis. It’s time to put the safety and health of our Firefighters first.

Encapsulator Technology aides in the fight against Firefighter cancer starting at the nozzle. This proactive approach is part of a necessary shift in thinking to continue to protect our brothers and sisters in the fire service and ensure safer working conditions for future generations.

 

Firefighter Cancer

Together, we can make a difference.

Firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying from cancer than the general U.S. population.

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Together, we can improve the safety of our own and ensure we are able to serve the public we have sworn to protect.

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NFPA 1851

Decontamination Procedures

Fire Ground

When you utilize Encapsulator Technology for toxin reduction, cancer prevention begins at the nozzle. Testing has shown a significant decrease in carcinogenic toxins found in smoke and soot. This can be observed as thick black smoke turns white during knockdown. On-scene contamination reduction is required by NFPA 1851. Encapsulator Agents will help your department promote a clean cab concept as they eliminate hydrocarbons on turnout gear, limiting negative health effects.

Fire Station

Prevent tracking carcinogenic toxins back to the living quarters at your fire station and family home. Encapsulator Agents have a PH of 7.0 and can be used as a detergent with fire station extractors. Simply replace your existing detergent with an agent capable of encapsulating benzo(a)pyrene, terphenyls, fluorene derivatives, indene derivatives, bis(ethylhexyl)phthalate, 1,4 dioxane, cyclohexanols and higher weight polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.

The use of Encapsulator Agents significantly reduces the amount of water required to extinguish a fire. The effectiveness of this product in fighting three-dimensional fires is particularly impressive. Its use from day one could have minimized the amount of water used, production of smoke and number of hours worked by Firefighters, but above all its use could have prevented the inhalation of carcinogenic fumes by our personnel.

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F-500 Encapsulator Agent (F-500 EA)

 

 

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