The Thermal Angel by Estill Medical Technologies, Inc. was first exhibited in 1998. Since then, the Thermal Angel has been embraced by healthcare professionals in hospitals, EMS, flight services, and the military.The idea for the Thermal Angel was first conceived by a Garland, Texas, firefighter/paramedic in 1988, after seeing a young mother suffer and almost die from the sequelae of hypothermia following massive blood and fluid infusion.The inventor believed that disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) could possibly have been avoided if there had been a means to administer warm IV fluids initially and continuously in a portable, battery-powered configuration. After years of work and research, the Thermal Angel prototype was exhibited in 1998. Today, the Thermal Angel is sold to hospitals, EMS, flight services and military installations throughout the world.