A new generation of building materials pose new dangers to firefighters. Recent U.S. findings and a study for the Canadian Industrial Disease Standards Panel have indicated that the incidence of cancer is substantially higher among firefighters than in the general population. This is primarily due to the toxic laden smoke often inhaled in the line of duty.
Advanced building and manufacturing technology means widespread use of resins and plastics in all areas so that any fires can generate contaminants. Concern for the long term safety of firefighters has prompted some metropolitan departments to adopt procedures such as mandatory use of breathing apparatus when smoke is present as well as on-scene decontamination of turnout gear.
Advanced fire fighting technology requires advanced maintenance.
While high tech materials in helmets, HazMat suits and turnout gear can dramatically reduce risk to firefighters, they need special care to maintain their unique properties and ensure longevity. Although on-site washing procedures can remove the surface deposits of a fire, they may not eliminate dangerous contaminants which have been bonded or become trapped in the weave of turnout gear fabrics.
THE WINSOL FIRELINE SOLUTIONS -- SAFE AND EFFECTIVE.
WINSOL engineers have developed a series of concentrated cleaning agents which are safe and easy to use. Each solution contains an effective mix of surfactants, emulsifiers and other compounds designed to break down, dissolve or suspend particulates and allow them to be rinsed free of the turnout gear without damage to or loss of the protective properties of high tech materials. Further, WINSOL solutions require no special equipment or cleaning procedures because the chemistry does the work.
MAINTENANCE CHEMISTRY KEEPS YOUR GEAR WORKING FOR YOU.
Cleaner turnout gear
is cooler gear. A firefighter's performance is measured in minutes
at work, and personal safety is foremost, so it pays to keep gear in
GET ALL THE PROTECTION AND EFFICIENCY YOUR GEAR WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE BY KEEPING IT IN FIRST CLASS CONDITION WITH WINSOL FIRELINE CLEANING AGENTS.
With today's high tech fibers used in today's fire fighting gear the need for easy to use maintenance chemistry is critical. WINSOL has taken this approach and developed a line of cleaners that take the guess work out cleaning. Only WINSOL gives you a complete product line to remove the contaminates that the firefighter comes in contact with every day. Cleaning your turnout gear is as easy as loading your washing machine. Ask your professional fire supplier for WINSOL’s Fireline maintenance products. Fireline is sold only by professionals. The following links will give you specific information on each product as well as a downloadable MSDS.
TURNOUT GEAR CLEANER
SPECIALTY FABRIC AND VAPOR BARRIER CLEANER
SPOTTER FOR EQUIPMENT AND TURNOUT GEAR
HAZMAT GARMENT CLEANER
TRAINING FOAM - READY TO USE
TRAINING FOAM CONCENTRATE
WATER PROOFER AND STAIN REPELLENT
& SAFETY STUDY
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