Gear Wash Blog

Why A Verified ISP Matters

More and more fire departments are getting serious about gear cleaning. As information about the dangers of dirty gear grows, firefighters are recognizing the need to thoroughly clean their gear. 

Gear Wash Introduces the Power of CO2 Cleaning Services

Gear Wash, a subsidiary of Fire-Dex, announces the launch of CO2 Contaminant Cleaning Technology as an option for firefighter gear cleaning. This innovative service offers firefighters and first responders a new method of gear sanitization that enhances traditional water-based cleaning.

Signs Your Reflective Trim Needs Replacing

Reflective trim isn't just an extra feature of your gear. It's an NFPA certification requirement that ensures your safety and effectiveness on the front lines of firefighting.

Is CO2 Cleaning Right for Your Turnout Gear?

Gear Wash, the largest independent service provider (ISP) in the world, is proud to offer a new solution for fire departments. Carbon dioxide (CO2) cleaning offers a new weapon in our cleaning arsenal. But what is CO2 cleaning, and is it right for your department? 

Gear Wash at FDIC 2024

Gear Wash just finished up our time at the always-incredible FDIC conference in Indianapolis.

How to Clean Your Fire Helmet

It's time to walk you through a step-by-step overview of how to clean your helmet effectively. Proper fire helmet maintenance is crucial for both exposure reduction and extending the life of your gear. So, let's dive into the process and ensure your helmet is in top-notch condition. 

Navigating the Risks of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries, hailed for their high energy density and widespread use in devices ranging from smartphones to electric vehicles, have undoubtedly transformed our daily lives. However, as these batteries offer a new convenience, it's imperative to understand and address the potential risks

Combatting Contamination

This article first appeared in International Fire and Safety Journal.

Nick Magoteaux, Business Development & Military Contract Manager for Gear Wash, talks to IFSJ Editor Iain Hoey about firefighter PPE decontamination.

Can you explain the importance of properly maintaining and preserving PPE gear?

How To Properly Inspect Firefighting Gear for Care and Maintenance

This article first appeared in International Firefighter.

Gear preservation is an essential part of any firefighter’s job, andGear Wash understands the importance of managing a high-quality program of inspecting, cleaning and repairing firefighting gear – everything from turnouts to gloves,

The Effects of Improper Washing of PPE Over Time

Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes turnout gear, helmets, gloves, and boots, all designed to protect them from the intense heat, smoke, and hazardous materials they encounter on the job. Properly maintained PPE is essential not only for the safety of the firefighter but also