ToxiRAE 3 Designed For First Responder Safety

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The ToxiRAE 3

RAE Systems, Inc. launched ToxiRAE 3 for first responders, a carbon monoxide monitor that provides life-critical and time-critical information to save lives.

 “We responded to an EMS call for an unresponsive female,” said Lt. Seth Martin, a paramedic with the Ketchum (Idaho) Fire Department. “Upon entering the residence our new ToxiRAE 3 almost instantly started alarming. It was the first time it had since we placed it in service approximately a month ago.”

The readout showed 430 parts-per-million (ppm) of carbon monoxide. “We rapidly removed the female, her husband, and ourselves from the home,” Martin said. “It ended up saving her life and his life, and kept us safe. They were both evacuated by life-flight to a hyperbaric chamber.”

Bill Jackson, RAE Systems’ vice president of marketing, said the compact, lightweight ToxiRAE 3 CO had traditionally been deployed in industrial applications. “We are pleased to see our life-saving products used by paramedics too,” he said.

The ToxiRAE 3 for first responders is a full-featured single-gas monitor that the company said offers unequaled cost-of-ownership value. The compact, handheld monitor is designed to clip to a paramedic’s “first-in” bag to provide situational awareness about the presence of carbon monoxide.

The instrument includes a large easy-to-read display for both toxic gas concentration and “days remaining” for the battery. It has a loud 96dB audible alarm, bright red flashing LEDs and a vibration alarm. It operates over an extended temperature range of -4 degrees Fahrenheit to +140 degrees Fahrenheit making it ideal for year round deployment. The ToxiRAE 3 is compatible with the AutoRAE Lite automated bump-test and calibration station.

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