Extractor Gear for Cleaning
Plastics and synthetics are more common in today’s households, making residential fires more dangerous – unsafe contaminants and smoke particulates easily penetrate turnout gear and are promptly absorbed within the fabric. Advanced cleaning is accomplished with a 30-lb capacity washer, featuring a 100 g-force extraction setting. Fire Departments are increasingly focused on cancer prevention in response to studies showing firefighters contract cancer at higher rates than the population at large.
Fire Decontamination Wipes
Firefighters battle an unseen danger from hazards associated with carcinogens permeating their gear and reaching their skin. The best, immediate defense is on-scene personal decontamination, immediately after a fire-related incident or between rounds during extended firefighting efforts. Fire Wipes are textured, industrial strength disposable wipes infused with cleansing compounds, specifically designed to minimize carcinogenic exposure through the skin.
Plymovent Vehicle Exhaust Removal System
Houston Firefighters are exposed to vehicle fumes on a routine basis. When vehicles are started in the apparatus bays, diesel exhaust infiltrates the living and sleeping areas of the fire stations. Diesel emissions can cause headaches, dizziness and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat – high concentrations have been linked to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including cancer. These Plymovent systems will provide a healthier and safer work environment for Houston’s first responders.