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HME Ahrens-Fox Adds Clean Cab Options with Active Air Purification

 PHI Cell Technology within the Active Air System Eliminates >99% of germs, microbes, viruses, bacteria and VOCs in air and on surfaces.

Wyoming, MICH (May 24, 2022) - HME Ahrens-Fox (HME or the Company), a privately owned manufacturer of custom-built fire apparatus, has expanded its Clean Cab offering to sanitize the atmosphere inside the cab and protect firefighters from microbials including a broad collection of viruses, bacteria and VOCs.

They system is based on PHI Cell Technology (PhotoHydrolonization) and produces a controlled level of microscopic Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) in the cab, but not a level above OSHA limits for H2O2.

The Active Air Technology stands apart from other air purification products at such as Ionizers that require a two-step process: (i) making airborne bacteria and viruses heavier, or sticky, (ii) drawing the molecules through a filter. The Active Air System does not require that contaminants be drawn inside the system to be neutralized.

Many discerning organizations trust PHI Cell Technology to treat air and surfaces as well as protect their associates and the communities they serve.

• US Olympic HQ
• Duke University Hospital
• The Mayo Clinic
• Johns Hopkins Hospital
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This HME solution to a Clean Cab atmosphere meets Fleet Management requirements.

• Non-corrosive and no UV exposure
• PHI Cell Technology does not damage interior surfaces or electronic components
• A small footprint: 16” (L) x 5” (W) x 6” (H)
• Multiple location options: system is proven effective at when mounted on the overhead panel, behind the driver’s or officer’s seat, on the engine cover, or B-pillar
• Limited maintenance: only annual maintenance is needed and consists of replacing a single cell
• Simplicity of operation: the always-on design requires little to no driver interaction

“The need to raise the level of protection offered the firefighter has increased dramatically and all we have been through during this COVID-19 era has only accelerated the need to provide additional Clean Cab safeguards,” said Bill Doebler, Vice President, Sales at HME Ahrens-Fox.

PHI Cell Technology has been broadly accepted as an effective solution in medical, residential, marine, hospitality, commercial and government applications to protect against fifteen (15) different viruses, bacteria, odors, and VOCs:

• H1N1 (Swine Flu)
• Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
• Norwalk Virus
• Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
• Streptococcus (Sp., Aureus and Pneumoniae)
• Listeria
• Escherichia Coli
• Bacillius Globigii (in dust particles)
• Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff)
• Tuberculosis
• Legionella
• Mold/Yeast Bacteria
• Chemical Compounds (Methyl Methacyline, Butyl Acetate and Mercapan)
• Formaldehyde
• SARS-CoV-2 virus

Find more information in this Active Air video:

Active Air System 1

Active Air System 2

Active Air System 3

About HME Ahrens-Fox

HME Ahrens-Fox (HMEAF) is a leading specialty vehicle manufacturer that has been supporting the needs of customers for over 100 years. Headquartered in Wyoming, Michigan, the company provides solutions to firefighting and emergency response organizations of all sizes and types throughout North America. HME designs, engineers, manufactures, and supports mission-critical equipment for the fire service which helps them protect the diverse communities they serve. HME participates in the largest segments of the fire apparatus market including pumper, tanker, aerial, urban interface, and wildland. As a manufacturer of both custom bodies and chassis, the company participates in the key elements of the value-chain. HME is owned by The Atonne Group, LLC, a private company with holdings across a variety of industries. More information is available at

About United Safety & Survivability Corporation
United Safety and Survivability Corporation, formerly known as USSC Group, is committed to delivering the most innovative and reliable safety and survivability solutions that our customers can trust to protect life and property. As a global leader in the design and engineering of world-class safety, survivability and technology solutions across a variety of industries and categories, our portfolio of products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars and locomotives. We design and build specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles and our revolutionary fire suppression systems are used in school buses, public transit, heavy machinery and more. We provide PPE safety systems to doctors, nurses, and front-line responders.

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