Using the Dehydrator Gear Dryer in - house drying program in conjunction with a standard in - house washing machine, can be the best alternative to expensive cleaning services. Also most importantly, FEMSA recommends that the gear is not dried in a tumble dryer, the excessive temperature and tumbling action can be detrimental to the gear. It can cause excessive shrinkage and premature failure to the protective garments. What's more, FEMSA opposes drying garments in direct sunlight.
The Drying Answer.... Switch to the Dehydrator Gear Dryer drying system that is designed to accelerate the time required to remove the moisture from various types of "difficult to dry" turnout gear. This is achieved by blowing a flow of warm heated air into the interior of the hanging items. Air drying alone can take at least 24 hours, while humid weather can add to the time and if left hanging long enough, it can lead to mold and fungus contamination.
Turnout Gear Drying System Keeping your garments clean and dry is not merely a question of neat appearance and comfort it is a matter of protecting your fire fighters from needless harm.
According to: NFPA 1500 5-1.5 structural fire fighting protective clothing shall be periodically cleaned at a minimum of once every 6 months as specified in Section 5-4 of NFPA 1581.
Performance & Capacities:
Turn-out coats: Coats (washed) approximately 3-5 hours drying time. The coats and pants are suspended over the tubes on specifically designed aluminum hangers. (included)
Boots: Fully wet, approximately 90 minutes drying time. The drying times for the above items will be achieved by using the combination adapters. (included)
Gloves: Fully wet, approximately 90 minutes drying time. The drying times for the above items will be achieved by using the combination adapters. (included)
Helmets, Blankets, Hoses etc.: can be placed on the top of the rack or over an adapter or tube.
Specifications: Structural Aluminum Construction • 240 volts, 14.8 Amps, 60 Hz. • Stainless Steel 2700 Watt Heaters • 5" Diameter ball bearing swivel casters • Thermal safety switch • An average ambient temperature of 12°-15° • No enclosure required • 32" Wide x 71" High x Length
Available in 4, 6, or 8 drying station variations.
Water Rescue Suit Adapter This Wet Suit/Dri-Suit/Ice Rescue Suit Drying Adapter is designed to handle up to four (4) suits at a time. Requires the purchase of the above Drying Systems.