Martin Moore, Tipperary’s Assistant Chief Fire Officer, pictured with the Novaerus air disinfection device. For more information visit www.novaerus.ie.

Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service recently introduced a new air disinfection device at the Hydra Command Development Suite in Clonmel, in tandem with other essential safety measures. 

With research highlighting the airborne transmission of Covid-19, a sharp focus on air hygiene in shared indoor spaces is proving vital as Ireland edges towards the next phases.

The Novaerus NV200 and NV800 devices have been rolled out for all command development courses run at the Hydra Suite in Clonmel.These Irish-made medical grade devices use patented ‘NanoStrike’ plasma technology that has been proven to kill just under 100% of the Corona surrogate virus, as well as all airborne viruses and bacteria including mumps, measles, and flu, all year round. It is used in 65 countries worldwide, supporting industries with additional frontline protection, to continue to operate safely.

Martin Moore, Assistant Chief Fire Officer at Tipperary Fire and Rescue, said that training has been an integral part of the essential service provided throughout the pandemic. “We’re always looking for ways to make our environment safer and using the Novaerus technology to protect indoor air provides everyone with a healthy place to learn and work.” 

Deirdre Devitt, CEO of Novaerus at McGreals (Wicklow-based distributor of the medical device in Ireland), said: “Awareness of the importance of air hygiene is one of the permanent legacies of Covid-19. When someone talks, coughs, sneezes, or even breathes indoors, tiny particles are transmitted that float in the air and can infect anyone who breathes them in. The Novaerus NanoStrike technology kills and deactivates those particles at DNA level.”

She said that prioritising everyone’s breathable air is now essential for society and business, and added that merely opening windows is not a solution for any type of indoor environment going forward.  “By disinfecting our indoor air and improving airflow, we can prevent transmission, protect people and their breathable air, and reopen in a safe way.”