Find out more about the hazardous chemicals PFOA, PAH, and PCB and how you are increasing your risk of absorbing these hazardous chemicals when you do not keep your gear clean.
NFPA 1851 safety standards are changing, shining a new light on what it means clean Turnouts.
“Routine cleaning is what takes place at the incident scene, although it also prescribes machine cleaning and cleaning turnout in a utility sink. “
“Advanced cleaning is prescribed as machine cleaning, and there are some parameters specified for how this cleaning has to be performed.”
“Specialized cleaning is relegated to any unusual contamination that takes place.”
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“What we’ve found is doing on-scene decontamination gets rid of 85 to 90 percent of the contaminants on that gear” – McKinney Oklahoma City Fire Department
Incorporate Responder Clean’s Fire Wipes and Wet Mitigation Rinse into your department’s on-scene gross decon practices to ensure an even greater reduction of absorption risk. More importantly, be sure to clean your gear after every incident.
Order the decon supplies your department needs at http://www.responderclean.com/ today!
A very informative booklet made available by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, going over the ins and outs of mitigating contaminant exposure. Everything from financing to logistics, this booklet shows how you can fight the risk of exposure and safe guard your health for the future.
Higher rates of cancer of among firefighters is a concern to many. Could the cause be directly related to the building materials we find within many of our homes?
This video shows a quick demonstration showing the number of toxins found in modern day structural fires vs structural fires in the past. The difference comes about in the materials we use to build. Today synthetic materials are present within almost every modern day home, where as in the past, the common building materials of choice were more natural.
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“Dirty Gear is not a badge of honor. It’s a ticket to chemotherapy.” A true and powerful quote that is reflected by the opening statistic, 68% of all firefighters will be diagnosed with cancer.
Don’t be a statistic, regularly clean and decontaminate your gear to safe guard your health for the future.
Research conducted by the Illinois Fire Service Institute, UL, and NIOSH to explore the different types of chemicals firefighters are exposed to.
A great article by Groves Incorporated explaining some relatively simple practices that can make a huge impact in safeguarding the health of firefighters.
Gear Wash x Responder Clean will be having a booth at this year’s Annual Fire Chiefs Conference, June 23rd-24th.
Friday- 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday- 9:00am – 1:00pm
Come find us and learn about some simple practices that help First Responders fight against contaminant exposure, booth #526.