VOC DETECTION DEVICE
About the AirCard
Are you wondering if your crew is exposed to elevated levels of VOCs in your fire station or apparatus cab? Find out with the AirCard.
What is an AirCard?
The AirCard is an easy way to test for health harmful levels of VOCs in the air that you and your crew breathe. The card is loaded with purple pellets that detect VOCs in the air. Inside of the 30-day testing period, the faster the pellets lose their purple color, the higher the VOC levels are.
Using Air Card
- Choose a location: Place your AirCard in a location where your crew spends time – usually the station or apparatus.
- Scan the QR Code: The QR code will bring you to a simple form. Locate your department and fill out any requested information. Occasionally you will get a reminder to check on your card.
- Watch your AirCard: You should check in on your AirCard regularly. If you notice that the beads have lost their purple color (they may change to a variety of colors), scan your QR code again to submit your results. If there is still some purple remaining after 30 days, scan the QR code to end the air quality evaluation and consider testing again in 60 days.
- Evaluate your results: After you submit your results, you will receive an email explaining what your results mean along with some next steps to help protect the health of your crew.
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