What stands between firefighters and imminent danger? Often it is only their turnout gear! Direct contact with smoke, blood, chemicals, and other contaminants requires that your firefighters have laundry equipment that will keep their gear in top condition. Proper maintenance will enhance the longevity and integrity of the gear as well as ensure maximum protection of your firefighters.
Key factors to consider for your laundry include the NFPA 1851 standards. These standards ensure that your gear is clean while not damaging the technical fibers that make up the protective shell or moisture barriers. Heavy soils can increase the likelihood of tears and holes in your gear, while a buildup of contaminants can make the gear itself flammable.
Firefighter protection is critical. Regular cleaning of firefighter gear is a must – we recommend a thorough cleaning after every use – to minimize the firefighter’s exposure to dangerous chemicals, biological toxins, and other hazards. Also, because of these hazards, hand washing the uniforms and gear is dangerous. And outsourcing is costly, since fire codes prohibit home or public laundry processing. The best and most cost-effective solution is an on-premise fire station laundry.
WSD’s laundry experts will help you determine the right equipment for your laundry – equipment that is durable, dependable, easy to use, and that meets NFPA 1851 standards.
Following is a list of equipment which provides the highest energy efficiency and the lowest water consumption of any laundry equipment available to the fire departments:
- Milnor Gear Guardian Washer-Extractors
- Milnor Turnout Gear Drying Cabinets
- ADC Turnout Gear Drying Cabinets
Additionally, WSD provides OEM parts for all commercial laundry equipment. The online Parts Store is available 24/7/365, so your staff can order the replacement part anytime. WSD Parts Specialists are some of the most experienced in the industry. Our mission is to assure that your laundry will order the right part for your laundry equipment and have it delivered to meet your critical needs. WSD will meet your objectives to locate replacement parts on equipment that has been recently installed or in service in excess of 25 years.
WSD offers service on a global basis for all brands of equipment. Factory-trained Service Technicians travel the globe to handle your service needs quickly and completely. WSD offers planned maintenance programs to minimize emergency service calls, extend equipment life, and reduce operating expenses.