Compiled by Erin J. Fellores, Managing Editor 

There is no mission more important than life safety with many products needing certification. For example, Elmridge Protection Products is the first company to earn certification for a smoke escape hood for compliance with ANSI/ISEA 110 -2003, the American National Standard for Air-Purifying Protective Smoke Escape Devices, according to the company. Most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns. The iEvac Fire Escape Hood was extensively tested against several categories of risk. It’s lightweight, can be put on in 30 sec., and is sealed into a small package for a long shelf life.