Ahura's FirstDefender receives coveted seal of approval listings

Published 20 March 2006

Good seal-of-approval news for Wilmington, Massachusetts-based Ahura Corporation: Its FirstDefender detection device is now listed on the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB), a DHS-funded Web site aiming to support the emergency responder community. The FirstDefender uses Raman infrared detection technology for instantaneous identification of unknown solids and liquids. The FirstDefender has also been linked with the Standardized Equipment List (SEL), issued annually by the InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) to promote interoperability and standardization across the first response community at the local, state, and federal levels. Note that the FY2006 Authorized Equipment List (AEL) used by DHS’s Office of Grants and Training (G&T) also contains an item under which the FirstDefender may qualify for purchase using DHS grant funds.

-read more at company Web site; see the IAB SEL at the IAB Web site; see more about RKB at this Web site