BEFORE THE FIRE:

BEFORE THE FIRE:

BEFORE THE FIRE:

Removing contaminants from the water used everyday at the Fire House is a critical  part of protecting the health of all Firefighting personnel. 

DURING THE FIRE:

BEFORE THE FIRE:

BEFORE THE FIRE:

A team of engineers have designed a water filter for the pumper truck allowing the tank water to be used as clean water during and after the fire.

AFTER THE FIRE:

BEFORE THE FIRE:

AFTER THE FIRE:

Having access to clean water on scene to remove the carcinogenic contaminants from Personal Protective Equipment after the fire is critical to help reduce the risk of serious health issues such as cancer.

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Problems

Problem 1: Decontaminating with contaminated water

Problem 3: Hidden contaminants in local drinking water sources

Problem 2: Dirty Pumper Truck water is not safe to drink

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 During the course of knocking down a fire the firefighter’s personal protection equipment and gear becomes contaminated with soot, carcinogenic debris, chemicals omitting from the structure, and toxic fire suppression foam etc....

  • the carcinogenic debris needs to be washed off at the scene of the fire to prevent the firefighter from transferring these contaminants to the interior of the cab of the truck, their personal vehicles, and even more importantly their homes and families.
  •  Decontamination  using possibly contaminated water is not the best solution.

Problem 2: Dirty Pumper Truck water is not safe to drink

Problem 3: Hidden contaminants in local drinking water sources

Problem 2: Dirty Pumper Truck water is not safe to drink

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The firefighters use the water in the pumper trucks for much more than just knocking down fires. They also sometimes have to drink it:

  • clean drinking water is not always readily available at the scene of a fire
  • when overcome with the heat of the fire and physical exertion of fighting the fire the firefighters will drink from the Pumper Truck tank out of desperation for hydration. 
  • this often leads to gastrointestinal illness or worse

Problem 3: Hidden contaminants in local drinking water sources

Problem 3: Hidden contaminants in local drinking water sources

Problem 3: Hidden contaminants in local drinking water sources

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 The most basic of health defenses begin with access to clean water. Many firefighters are fighting the odds because cancer rates within the firefighter profession are increasing. Hidden contaminants are often found in local water sources. 

 The Fire House is where they cook, eat, sleep, shower, wash their clothes and uniforms, hold meetings, family gatherings and maintain all of the equipment for responding to any emergency.  

Protecting the health of the firefighters inside the Fire House is just as important as protecting them from contaminants out in the field.    



Solutions

Solution 1: Pumper Truck Water Filter

Solution 2: Water Filtration for the Fire House

Solution 2: Water Filtration for the Fire House

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 Our team has engineered a three stage water filter to remove contaminants from the Pumper Truck water, providing an effective solution to help the firefighters utilize the water for safer, more thorough on scene decontamination and consumption when necessary.  

With the water filter in place, the Pumper Truck could be utilized in times of crisis as a mobile potable water unit. 

Solution 2: Water Filtration for the Fire House

Solution 2: Water Filtration for the Fire House

Solution 2: Water Filtration for the Fire House

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 Providing water filtration inside the Fire House is an important part of protecting firefighters beyond the fire.  Having point of use water filtration installed for cooking, drinking, showers, laundry, water fountains, and water hoses will greatly increase the health of the firefighters on a long term basis. 

Protecting the ones who protect us. 


Decontamination Procedures After The Fire

AGUA MUNDA

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Agua Munda/Fire House Filters Solution - Providing mobile water filtration units for each fire station to be used in the field, on scene, at public events or at any location requiring portable clean water services. This will also help each fire house reduce the amount of single use plastic water bottles used on a daily, monthly and yearly basis.

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The goal of Operation Fire House is to have a water filtration system installed in every Fire House across the United States of America.  Operation Fire House will be launched with the following team: 

  • Florida State Firefighters Association - funds recipient/Implementation Management
  • Cajun Commissary- Program Operations Manager
  • Flow Organics International  - Procurement  Specialist  &  Project Management


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Protection from contaminants inside the Fire House are just as important as protection from contaminants out in the field.The Fire House is where they cook, eat, sleep, shower, wash their clothes and uniforms, hold meetings, family gatherings and maintain all of the equipment for responding to any emergency.  Having point of use water filtration installed for cooking, drinking, showers, laundry, water fountains, and water hoses will greatly increase the health of the Fire Fighters on a long term basis.   

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