A firehose washer-extractor? Yup.

It’s no secret that UniMac machines are built to last. That’s one of the reasons why so many consumers choose UniMac for their laundry needs. With that in mind, we created the UniMac Longevity Contest and began our search for the oldest machines out there that are still in use. Here’s a story from a [...]

2021-11-22T21:20:12+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

UniMac dryers show results for N95 viral decontamination

N95 masks have never been more important and in shorter supply. Reusing this vital piece of PPE requires a fast and effective means to decontaminate masks. UniMac announced that specific models of its hugely popular 75-pound capacity tumble dryer can, with the correct programs, be used for viral decontamination of N95 masks and quadruple their [...]

2020-08-12T14:20:44+00:00August 12th, 2020|

Funding for fire department purchases requires a well-orchestrated approach and some mutual aid

We all know the importance of NFPA 1851. Codifying the guidelines for laundering PPE and requiring documentation are steps that are hoped will help reduce not just the instances of cancer in firefighters, but also mortality rates. The present COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to follow these same guidelines in laundering PPE even more [...]

2020-07-28T20:05:18+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Praise worth sharing from a frontline hero

UniMac prides itself on delivering the best products, services and support. We believe in what we do and surround ourselves with expert distributors, who are just as passionate about laundry and supporting customers.  During the current crisis, clean laundry has perhaps never been more important. At firehouses across the country, the need for clean laundry has increased significantly, [...]

2020-06-24T17:04:48+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Station wear deserves the same care as PPE

We’ve always known the importance of clean laundry. One need only look to laundromats being listed as essential businesses through this pandemic for evidence of that fact. Firefighters, who stand on the front lines of the fight are certainly well aware of the increased pressure to launder PPE – having adopted protocols mirroring NFPA 1851 guidance following a [...]

2020-05-08T13:25:13+00:00May 8th, 2020|

FEMA Funds Support PPE for Firefighters

One of the lessons learned from the current pandemic is the need for additional PPE for first responders, medical professionals and firefighters. Many fire departments have been opting to issue two sets of turnout gear, ensuring one is ready for service, while one is being laundered. Funding such an approach, however, is not always possible for all [...]

2020-04-27T17:05:32+00:00April 27th, 2020|

Laundering PPE is paramount for first responders during COVID-19 crisis

Firefighters are on the frontlines putting their lives at risk each day to keep us safe. As first responders during the current COVID-19 crisis, that role is heightened, both in risk and importance to public safety.  That means turnout gear is needing to be laundered more often to ensure the technical fibers that make up [...]

2020-04-24T18:54:54+00:00April 24th, 2020|

UniMac offers tips for washing first-responder gear for article in Firehouse magazine

Fire departments are on the front lines keeping us safe 24/7. With the emergence of COVID-19, firefighters find themselves even more in harm’s way, along with all first responders. That’s why it’s imperative that these professionals follow prescribed procedures to keep themselves and others in their house as safe as possible. UniMac’s Scott Peregoy recently [...]

2020-04-02T02:14:00+00:00March 25th, 2020|

2020 Changes to NFPA 1851 reflect continued learnings

The old quote about law is that it needs to be “stable but not stand still.” The same can be said for NFPA 1851 as it relates to PPE cleaning, maintenance and inspection. Standards have continued to change over the last decade plus. A fresh round of changes introduced late last year illustrate that guidelines [...]

2020-03-02T14:13:48+00:00February 11th, 2020|
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