FireRescue1, an online resource for fire service professionals worldwide, has featured “A Case for Cleaning Firefighting Gear on Premise” written by Bill Brooks, UniMac’s® North American Sales Manager and captain of the Berlin, Wisconsin fire department. Brooks provides insight into the success of two fire departments’ on-premises laundry operations. The Fort Worth Fire Department and Milwaukee Fire Department have experienced significant savings after implementing in-house inspection capabilities and installing UniMac equipment. However, the real advantage is the enhanced ability to quickly decontaminate gear for a proper cleaning that meets the National Fire Protection Association's regulations.
"I'm well aware of the risks our members face every day as they perform their life-saving duties, and it's my job to put preventative measures in place," Fort Worth Fire Department Captain Fred Jandrucko says. "It's crucial that we are able to immediately address a contaminated garment that needs special attention, bag it up and get it washed quickly."
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