Poster for Minimizing Firefighter Cancer Risks

“Firefighters are contracting cancer at an alarming rate, and we need to take action to protect our brothers and sisters,” Chief Brian McQueen, co-chair of NVFC’s Cancer Subcommittee and a cancer survivor, said in a March 6 press release. “Fortunately, there are specific things we can do to lessen our risks and prevent exposure.” The… Read more »

    Sentry Shield™ Powdered Substance Protection Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection

    DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to protect police officers and first responders from white powdery substances that could contain fentanyl, carfentanil, or other powerful opioid-based substances. The Sentry Shield kits are configured based on the recommendations of the National Institutes of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). These personal protection kits range in coverage based on the severity of exposure levels responders may encounter.

    VA Triennial Emergency Capability Assessment Survey sees DQE PACE Evacuation Kits as best practice

    The Survey team was very impressed with the comprehensiveness of our plan and incorporation of the PACE evacuation kits, in fact, they noted in their final report that, “…A best practice appears in evacuation planning to include specialized kits for full accountability of patients.” This is a significant finding as the tracking and care of patients/residents during an evacuation is of utmost importance for their well-being and safety.

      Safety First with the DQE Decon Utility Stool

      The decontamination environment can be stressful for contaminated victims, especially when they are distressed with chemical exposure. A place to sit is helpful to steady victims inside the decontamination shower, as well as throughout the decon zone. Now DQE has a solution for safe stability with the new Decon Utility Stool. The DQE Decon Utility… Read more »

        Stop Tanker Truck Leaks Fast with the DQE Adjustable Dome Clamp

        When a MC 306 and DOT 406 tanker truck carrying hazardous chemicals is involved in an accident and rolls over, the danger of chemicals leaking from the dome lids is high. A dome clamp is used to prevent leakage and hold down the dome lid, but changes to dome designs have made existing dome clamps… Read more »

          Mastering the Decision-Making Process Before Disaster Strikes

          Imagine your hospital has lost primary power due to flooding from a rainstorm which has been raging for five days. Water is leaking into your basement where your backup generators and fuel pumps are located. Engineering thinks the hospital can remain operational for an additional twelve hours if the rain stops soon. Unfortunately, weather forecasters… Read more »

            Organizing Evacuation Chaos: Coordinating the Movement of Patients

            When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in October of 2012, 14 US states and Washington, D.C. were impacted. It was the second-costliest hurricane in US history after Katrina. The storm spanned 1,100 miles, killing at least 233 people along the path of the storm in eight countries. In New York City alone, the storm was the… Read more »

              Using Online Learning to Enhance Your Emergency Preparedness Program

              Emergency preparedness is a unique entity. It requires hospitals to work with different people, solving different problems and using different resources and strategies than those for routine emergencies. Readiness requires more than simply having an emergency operations plan (EOP). It necessitates ongoing training, a dedicated budget, and experienced leadership to sustain the effort. Hospitals properly… Read more »

                DQE New Product Release for Public Safety, Industry, and First Responders

                DQE has released some exciting new products for HazMat responders. New HazMat response tools include our exclusive Decon Utility Stool, Adjustable Dome Clamp, and Non-Sparking Crash Axe. We are also carrying new products from Ansell and Honeywell. DQE is dedicated to bringing responders the best HazMat gear that’s practical and economical.