The Sentinel: Air and Surface Cleaning Emerging Technology

The Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation has partnered with Toxic Suppression to support emerging technology in the work to prevent firefighter cancer and illness through innovation. The technology presented in the Sentinel active air and surface cleaning device offers an innovative solution that can help the fire service with its drive for a healthier environment while performing to the highest ability through improved health and wellness.

As the fire service evolves into more advanced solutions and becomes more entwined with ever evolving technology driven at the well being of its firefighters, ionization technology can be seen at the forefront of some of those conversations. There is a myriad of technology available on the market based on some form of ionization technology. The Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation has been in search of and worked to educate on solutions such as ionization in the name of better health. The understanding of air quality and the technology supporting better air quality is important in the fire service. Technology integration such as ionization in occupied spaces should be used with caution and after education. Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) is recognized by the EPA to be used in occupied spaces to aid in the removal of bacteria, viral contaminants and for general disinfection of surfaces within a treated area. ( ) This emerging technology is newer than other more traditional technology for air and surface cleaning. The benefit seen thus far with this technology is that when regulated properly it allows for the efficiencies of older technology such as with the use of UV or Ozone but without the possible harmful side effects.

The Sentinel – Air and Surface Cleaning Emerging Technology (PDF)

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Working to Extinguish Fire Fighter Cancer:

Firefighters dedicate their lives to the service of others. The Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation was established in 2004 to provide international outreach, support, and resource assistance programs for firefighters and family members that are stricken by cancer.  The Foundation is creating state of the art programs for cancer education, awareness, research and prevention to ensure the quality of life and retirement of fire fighters around  the world.