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Thank you for supporting  Community Emergency Response Teams.

Matt DeLacluyse, RAECO Rents business development manager

I'm Matt DeLacluyse. I've worked as an EMT and volunteer firefighter, so I understand the daily challenges of your job. It's my goal to help make sure your team has properly fitting protective gear.

Today, we have truly reliable instruments, like the industry-standard TSI PortaCount Pro 8030 and PortaCount Pro+ 8038 to assist in ensuring proper fit of SCBA and disposable masks, and meeting regulatory safety standards.

Special for CERT Members
Call me today at 866-737-8347, and mention seeing this e-mail. I'll give you 10% off your first rental of a TSI 8030 or 8038 and send you a $5 Starbucks card.

Our Instant-On Guarantee

If our rental doesn't arrive in proper working order, it's FREE for as many days as it takes us to get you a working unit.

So, if a rental unit doesn't work out of the box, and the replacement takes two days to arrive, you won't pay for those two days. Plus, we'll tack on two free days at the end of your rental to make up for any lost time.

RAECO Rents provides pre-paid return shipping labels with all of our instruments. Just drop off at any UPS-friendly location and go!

If you are looking to buy an instrument, we also offer discounts on gently used equipment from our rental fleet. If you want to buy a unit you’ve rented from us, give me a call, I’ll make it worth your while!

A friend of mine heads up a Community Emergency Response Team just outside of Washington, DC. Last time I talked to him, I asked him what they do for respirator mask fit testing. He told me that in his 30+ years in emergency medicine, he'd only been fit tested a couple times, using a qualitative method with saccharine.

As I think back to my years in emergency response, and my time working in a hospital emergency room, it doesn't surprise me too much. Back then, I wasn't even tested with a hood. It's probably because there were fewer regulations about fit testing. But knowing what I know now, it bothers me that our emergency response teams aren't better protected.

Last month, we remembered the events of 9/11, and the profound impact the day's events had on our nation, its people, and even our industry's safety regulations. In recent years, widespread flu epidemics brougt to light the importance of testing the fit of  disposable masks.

OSHA, NFPA, and the CDC have recommended using the more precise and accurate quantitative fit test method, to ensure that the masks your teams wear are providing the best protection. Renting a TSI PortaCount Pro series is an inexpensive way for you to protect your team and meet safety requirements.

Be safe,
Matt

TSI Quantitative Fit Testing for Reliability and Safety

TSI PortaCount ProTSI PortaCount Pro and Pro+ series are the next generation of the industry standard TSI PortaCount Plus 8020 and 8028 quantitative fit testing systems.

PortaCount Pro 8030 is for tight-fitting half and full size SCBA mask respirators. The PortaCount Pro+ 8038 adds the ability to test N95 disposable masks.

When compared to standard qualitative fit testing technology ...

  • PortaCounts provide quantitative results.   To ensure staff safety, why not use the most accurate testing method?
  • Anyone can administer a PortaCount test by following the video screen.  No specialist required. PortaCount guides you step by step through each test.
  • The person tested cannot influence the test results.   No more “seems to fit” or “I think I can taste the saccharin.”
  • You can keep results electronically or print reports and ID cards.   If you have ever spent time looking for a report, you’ll appreciate the availability of easy access to test data.
  • By renting. you save in yearly calibrations and maintenance costs.   With strict OSHA regulation on fit testing, it’s critical to have equipment that’s properly calibrated.
  • We rent the most common mask adapters and can order others.   “Oh no, we don’t have the right adapter!”

Learn more

RAECO also rents personal gas detection monitors, to alert your team to dangerous levels of CO, CO2, oxygen deficiency, and combustible gases. Check our website for current prices.

RAECO Rents
135 Bernice Dr
Bensenville IL 60106-3366
Phone: 866-736-8347 (866-RENT-EHS)
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