References


“Do’s & Don’ts” FOR THE FIREFIGHTER ENSEMBLE:

DO:

  • Launder gear every 6 months, and more if necessary
  • Routinely inspect your gear for signs of damage
  • Fasten all closures prior to laundering, ensuring that hooks and snaps are closed and Velcro is covered.
  • Machine wash using front load extractor, water temp no warmer than 104 degrees.
  • Separate liners and shells when washing
  • Dry in a well-vented area out of sunlight
  • Only use neutral PH detergent.
  • Contact ISP or manufacturer if you have questions about element integrity.

DON’T:

  • Store elements where they are exposed to Ultra Violet rays.
  • Use chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide or fabric softener on any elements.
  • Use mechanical tumble dryer
  • Use elements that are soiled, torn, or otherwise compromised.

 

If you want a PDF to download to put above the washer in the station, you can download that here.

Do's and Dont's for the Firefighter Ensemble