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All ambulances are equipped with H13 HEPA FILTER

Not all HEPA filters are alike. You might have come across expressions like ‘True HEPA,’ ‘HEPA-like,’ ‘H13 HEPA’, and ‘Medical-Grade HEPA.’ Are all these the same kind of filter, or are there differences between them?

Before we check out a list of the best H13 HEPA filters, we need to clear up what HEPA actually means

Here’s a quick insight: H13 HEPA filters are the most thorough small-particle filters used eve in medical-grade air purifiers.

Testing HEPA filters with smoke and a small particle generator. H13 HEPA filters perform better than True HEPA filters.

The HEPA filter is the most basic filtration system for all the best HEPA air purifiers use. HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. Here is how the DOE defines HEPA filter:

“(HEPA filters) remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers (μm) in diameter. The filter’s minimal resistance to airflow, or pressure drop, is usually specified around 300 pascals (0.044 psi) at its nominal volumetric flow rate.” (DOE)

In short, HEPA filters capture small particles like dust, pollen, mold, smoke, pet dander, and so on very well.

Now we know what HEPA is. Let’s answer this:

What Is The Difference Between HEPA, True HEPA, H13 HEPA, And Medical-Grade HEPA Filters?

“True HEPA is better than HEPA filter.”

 True HEPA vs. HEPA

That’s not true at all. ‘True HEPA’ is just a marketing term companies producing HEPA filters have come up with. There is absolutely no difference between an air purifier with True HEPA vs. HEPA filters; it’s just that True HEPA was tested to sound better in consumers’ ears.

What you really need to care about when buying HEPA air purifiers are terms like ‘HEPA-like’ and ‘HEPA-style.’ Those are basically wannabe HEPA filters. They don’t satisfy HEPA standards; they do not capture more than 99.97% particles that are 0.3 microns in diameter.

What Is H13 HEPA And Medical-Grade HEPA?

There are different classes of HEPA filters, according to EN 779 normalization standard. Classic HEPA filters are usually H10, H11, or H12 class. The best HEPA air purifiers will use H12 HEPA filters.

However, H13 is even better than normal HEPA filters. Specifically, the H13 filter captures particles that are more than 3x smaller than classic HEPA filters. Here’s the H13 HEPA standard:

“H13 HEPA filters remove at least 99.9% of airborne particles 0.1 micrometers (μm) in diameter.”

H13 HEPA, compared to HEPA or True HEPA, removes even the smallest particles True HEPA is unable to capture. Here include asbestos particles, paint pigments, insecticides, and so on, as seen on the True HEPA vs. H13 HEPA comparison here:

All ambulances are equipped with Stryker Stretchers

The 6085 Ambulance Cot is a non-powered stretcher consisting of a platform mounted on a wheeled X-frame that is designed to support patients in a horizontal position for transport or administration of medical care. The Performance-PRO XT has side rails, supports for fluid infusion equipment, and patient restraint straps. The frame is collapsible for use in ambulances.

The Stryker 6085 Performance-PRO XT Ambulance Cot is available in a variety of configuration options to best fit the patient and caregiver’s needs.

  • XPS Expandable Patient Surface: Expandable patient surface (XPS) system increases patient surface area. Designed with your patient’s safety and comfort in mind. Reduces patient transfer gap.

  • Power-LOAD Power Loading Fastener: The Power-LOAD stretcher fastener system improves operator and patient safety by supporting the stretcher throughout the loading and unloading process. Lifts or lowers the stretcher into and out of the ambulance, eliminating spinal loads that can result in cumulative trauma injuries.

LTV950 Ventilators

Light enough to move well. Advanced enough to breathe well.

“Respiratory Excellence”
The LTV 950 incorporates many of today’s more advanced modes of ventilation in a versatile 13.4 lb (6.1 kg) design for maximum mobility. It features pressure control, pressure support, NPPV, adjustable flow-triggering and an apnea backup mode.


Innovative technology and enhanced portability merge, enabling ventilator patients to be more mobile and comfortable. The LVT 950 incorporates many of today’s more advanced modes of ventilation in a versatile 13.4 lb (6.1 kg) design for maximum mobility. It features pressure control, pressure support, NPPV, and more.

Versatile Power Options

For increased patient mobility and ease of transport, the LTV can be used with a variety of power sources:

  • AC power
  • LTV Transport Battery System
  • LTV Universal Power Supply
  • 3 Hour External Battery
  • 9 Hour External Battery
  • Automobile Lighter Adapter

Lifeline RGV, LLC specializes and has continual training on the LTV950 Ventilators

Our Software

Medical Response Emergency Software

MRES is a software for medical transportation companies that is designed as dispatching software to assist medical transportation companies.

Electronic Patient Care Reporting

The ARC ePCR® software allows ambulance crews to quickly and securely complete patient care reports that are electronically sent to us.


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