First Line responds to fentanyl epidemic with decon solution
First Line Technology received new data from one of the nation’s leading research institutes that confirms Dahlgren Decon is one of the most effective decontamination solutions for neutralizing the deadly effects of the hazardous opioid, fentanyl.
The data from an undisclosed agency shows Dahlgren Decon yields a greater than 99% neutralization of fentanyl in less than five minutes. This comes at a crucial time when there is no sign of the opioid addiction and overdose crisis slowing down. In fact, earlier this month, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of fentanyl. Dahlgren Decon, manufactured by First Line Technology through an exclusive technology licensing agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), is a three-part decontaminant solution that immediately decontaminates chemical and biological warfare agents, and now proven to be effective against fentanyl.
“The combination of reactivity, compatibility and stability makes Dahlgren Decon a true triple threat,” said Amit Kapoor, President of First Line Technology. “It is the only general purpose decontaminant that neutralizes a broad range of hazardous agents with a neutral ph and off-the-chart material compatibility.” First Line Technology agrees that Narcan is an effective antidote for counteracting opiate overdose internally, but stresses that copious amounts of soap and water needed for external decontamination of skin and personal protective equipment (PPE) is not always readily available in situations when first responders have encountered these drugs. “This new data proves that Dahlgren Decon is a game changer for first responder and law enforcement communities,” said Gary Sharp, Director of Training at Federal Resources. “No other solution on the market neutralizes fentanyl in such a short amount of time.”
First Line Technology sees Dahlgren Decon becoming a go-to product for all first responders and law enforcement officers who find themselves handling lethal evidence or helping overdose victims. “Time is of the essence for these brave men and women,” said Kapoor. “Storing Dahlgren Decon in the trunk or passenger side of all responder vehicles would significantly reduce the risk of danger for those answering the call to help. Having an effective and proven decontamination tools is critical to our First Responders and receivers.”