Today’s fire outbreaks are more dangerous than ever before. What you may not think about is that buildings are constructed with more than just wood, bricks, and glass. When flames interact with the synthetic material, electronic equipment, and plastic in these buildings, it causes the release of carcinogens into the atmosphere.
Once released, these carcinogens can lead to fatal illnesses, including myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate, and testicular cancers. Firefighters are vulnerable to disease not only because pathogens are in the air, but they can also stick to exposed gear, ultimately passing onto the skin and into the bloodstream.
To support our Firefighter customers, we’ve put together a complimentary white paper to help weed through the challenges of the NFPA requirements around cleaning of PPE gear. From this paper you will learn:
- NFPA requirements regarding the cleaning of PPE equipment
- Challenges to turnout gear for fire departments
- 5 Benefits to Cleaning Firefighter Turnout Gear with a Washer Extractor
- Frequently asked questions about extractors and turn-out gear
- Dexter On-Premise Laundry for Firehouses
- NFPA 1851 compliant laundry equipment
If you have any questions or comments on the paper, we’d love to hear from you.
Download our Guide to Cleaning and Sanitation of Firefighter Turnout Gear
What You Need to Know to Meet NEPA 1851 Guidelines