Firefighting Air Quality

Is Task Force Tips NOT the right fit for your fire service air filtration and decontamination efforts?

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Date March 16, 2022
Date March 16, 2022
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You likely have a focus on helping your crew adapt to changes. Throughout your journey with us, you’ll learn how to transform your decontamination standard operating procedure and air filtration tool set to mitigate the risks associated with airborne threats that are directly linked to cancer, bacteria, and viruses.

Using the Task Force Tips team, your fire station can take control of your firefighter health and safety protocols — all while forming a long-term effort to keep your crew safe so they can go home to their families.

We have collaborated with hundreds of fire departments in dozens of states in the U.S. and internationally. While our experience and our application has been broad, there are some fire departments who are not a good fit for Task Force Tips’ services. 

Here’s how we would describe our most successful customer:

  • An empowered fire fighter who desires to fight proudly next to their fellow crew members and become the best in their industry at what they do

  • A perpetual, active learner that doesn’t settle and is ready to evolve and adapt to changing norms

  • Highly engaged with their comrades

  • Willing to build and train their team for excellence

  • Ready to trust the process and commit to the work of guiding their crew through sustained improvement

That core customer is a leader at a department that:

  • Is a disciplined and stable department with a culture that focuses on growth, development, and open-mindedness

  • Approaches growth and learning in a structured way — including steadfast standard operating procedures

  • Is values-based and vision-driven

We believe that when the right leadership is setting course for the right department, amazing results are possible. Indeed, we’ve seen it time and time again.

But in order for Task Force Tips to help our customers achieve the goals they are after, we need to be philosophically aligned.

If you or your crew don’t believe the following, it is likely that Task Force Tips will be a bad fit to help direct your firefighter health and safety efforts.

What Task Force Tips believes

Firefighter health is a multi-pronged approach

Today, cancer is the most dangerous threat to the health and safety of firefighters. In fact, 66% of the career firefighter line-of-duty deaths from 2002-2019 were caused by cancer. Additionally, one third of line-of-duty deaths in 2020 were related to COVID-19. This means addressing only a portion of the threats that you face leaves you exposed. We must take a multi-pronged approach to your firefighter health goals.

You have a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to mitigating airborne threats. And, if all you’re concerned with is COVID mitigation, you have even more to choose from as many of the airborne threat solutions do not address full decontamination and target a smaller list of threats you face.

Combining a product solution that provides decontamination, filtration, and overall purification of the air you breath with properly implemented and trained standard operating procedures will let you rest assured you are doing your best to protect your crew while continually seeking improvements to prevent future threats from going unaddressed.

We believe firefighters and solution manufacturers need to work together

If firefighters like you are learning about products and services, much of what used to be part of the buying process now falls on the research of you. It’s critical, in the case of air decontamination, that everyone involved in the mitigation solution understands the importance of capturing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), particulates, soot, AND aerosols carrying viruses and bacteria.

As such, we are focused on continually producing content that directly answers your questions and our team of experts is on call to help you when you have concerns.

When you commit to mitigating airborne threats in your apparatus and stations, you’ll be giving your crew the information they need to make the most appropriate decisions to protect their fellow firefighters and crew members.

We believe each firefighter should strive to be the most informed member on your crew

If crew members are continually seeking to understand the challenges they face each day in terms of air decontamination, they are likely concerned about the next threat that puts them in danger. When this happens, you will begin to develop increasing amounts of trust with your crew, making them more likely to get involved in the solution and standard operating procedure development.

We believe firefighters need to be concerned about the next airborne threat

Your crew’s health and safety are some of the most important priorities you have. When you rely on reaction rather than prevention you expose yourself to the next threat.

The fact is, no one cares more for your crew than you do.

Partnering with us means you have direct access to a team that’s continually working on and incorporating new solutions into existing technologies.

Your airborne threat mitigation efforts will need to evolve. Filter technologies continue to improve. We dedicate ourselves to growing with your efforts so that your crew is protected now and in the future.

The most successful customers we work with are looking for a full-scale solution that evolves with their crews and protects them in more areas and situations. This may mean retrofitting your existing apparatus, implementing a solution for your entire station and all of its areas, or specifying an air decontamination solution on all new apparatus purchases.

We believe fire crews need the most intuitive and easy-to-use air decontamination solution

Your focus should be on the community you serve. Time spent wondering if your air decontamination system is working for you is mindshare stolen from the citizens that need you most.

Our team of experts ensures you simplify the maintenance and understanding of air decontamination and solution systems. Combining LED indicators, fail safe protection features, and simplified maintenance schedules, you will never wonder when cartridges need replaced or if your air decontamination system is working properly.

Do you believe it’s time for a change?

Have you seen the tried and true health and safety tactics you’ve used for decades slowly stop working under new airborne threats like COVID-19 or cancer?

Maybe you’ve worked with other consultants or sales people to attack the issue and it never amounted to real, measurable results. Or, perhaps, you’ve been seeing your fellow firefighters at other stations spend their time listening to pitches and researching solutions over and over without resolve. If that sounds like you, maybe what you’ve read here really makes a lot of sense.

If you find that our philosophy resonates with you, it’s possible you would be a perfect fit for Task Force Tips, and a perfect candidate to implement our full-scale air decontamination system. 

If you believe what we believe, and you’re ready to embark on a journey together making the world safer, healthier, and more productive, give us a call.

Let’s do this. Together.