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Fire-Dex, Gear Wash Announce Three Associate Promotions, Welcome One Team Member

We're excited to announce the promotion of three associates and welcome one member to the Fire-Dex and Gear Wash Family!

Fire-Dex & Gear Wash Help Out Hurricane Ian Search and Rescue Teams

Fire-Dex and Gear Wash are extending aid to customers affected by Hurricane Ian and the continuous recovery effort that is ongoing throughout Florida. Including critical PPE equipment and discounted cleaning and repair services to keep protective gear in top shape, we're working closely with task

Memphis Firefighters Focus on Proper Gear Cleaning

Brittani Moncrease, reporter at ABC 24, visited our Gear Wash location in Memphis, TN to raise awareness about the importance of proper PPE cleaning and maintenance within the fire service! 👏

4 Steps to Clean Your Fire Hood

We all know cleaning your turnout gear twice a year is recommended by the NFPA, but do you think about your hoods too? It's easy to forget this small piece of gear, but that doesn't make it any less important! Follow these 4 quick and easy steps to get your fire hood properly cleaned.

Proper Cleaning for Your Turnout Gear

NFPA 1851 is the standard on PPE selection, care and maintenance. The purpose of this standard is to reduce health and safety risks associated with improper maintenance, contamination, or damage like exposure to harmful carcinogens that are often present in structural fires. 🔥

When Should You Consider Renting Your Fire Gear?

Taylor Burke Gilman, our President at Gear Wash, highlights when departments should consider renting fire gear in a guest spot from Carolina Fire Journal! 🚒

A Beginner's Guide to Implementing a Decon Procedure

*Adjust accordingly to best suit unique incident or department’s protocol

Extending the Life of Turnout Gear for Firefighter Health and Safety

The longevity of your turnout gear and the effectiveness against carcinogens relies heavily on one factor: proper maintenance. Firefighters, like yourself, handle dangerous materials on a regular basis and your turnout gear can pick up a number of highly toxic contaminants. Keeping up with

Gear Wash Is Now the Nation’s Largest Bunker Gear Cleaning Company

We're pleased to announce our Minerva acquisition adds six locations to our expansive coast-to-coast equipment care network serving thousands of fire departments! 🙌 🚒

Meet the #GearWashFamily: Raven Bobo, Operations Supervisor

Get to Know Raven! 

As our Operations Supervisor at our Gear Wash location in Memphis, TN, Raven, is responsible for overseeing all daily operations, associate scheduling, and communication with the Memphis Fire Department. She is excellent at maintaining an efficient workflow and trains all new

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