Medina, Ohio – April 3, 2019 – As part of Fire-Dex’s ‘WE CARE’ initiative, the firefighter apparel manufacturer announced today that they will be distributing an airtight, single-use Decon Bag with every turnout gear purchase that leaves their headquarters in Medina, Ohio.
“We are focused on the health and safety of firefighters and that really defines who we are as a company, our product development focus, and our marketing message,” commented Jenny McPherson, Marketing Manager. “These Decon Bags are intended to be used after a structural fire in an effort to mitigate the spread of contaminants and keep our firefighters safe.”
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) contamination control is now as critical for firefighters as protection from smoke inhalation and burns. Research shows the risks of prolonged exposure to harmful contaminants, such as carcinogens, after a fire and the importance of decontamination on-scene. Decontamination aims to drastically reduce the collection of potentially harmful particles on firefighter gear directly following a structural fire.
“Many departments have been using trash bags during on-scene decontamination and our decon bags will offer a better solution for handling contaminated PPE until the gear can be cleaned,” said McPherson.
Fire-Dex, headquartered in Medina, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of head-to-toe protection for first responders, including turnout gear, rescue PPE, boots, hoods, gloves and helmets. With a strong emphasis on health and safety, Fire-Dex has paved the path of innovation for the manufacturing of firefighting gear while focusing on the continuous improvement of our products and processes. Visit www.firedex.com for more information.