Developed to help firefighters fight cancer
Studies show that firefighters run a significantly higher risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, various forms of cancer than the general population. This is due to the hazardous chemicals and carcinogenic particles they are exposed to in the line of duty. To reduce this exposure and the resulting cancer risk, it is essential to thoroughly, safely and efficiently clean and decontaminate all protective equipment after every use. That is exactly what the Solo Rescue® Decon Washer does. Cleaning gear in the Solo Rescue means less exposure to cancer causing PAH particles and a safer work environment for you and your fellow firefighters.
Optimized cleaning process
The Solo Rescue® Decon Washer was developed in close cooperation with the Swedish Rescue Services and the organization Healthy Firefighters to meet the needs for cleaning contaminated equipment in the best way possible. The goal was to develop a healthier way to decontaminate SCBA and other protective gear from hazardous toxins and carcinogens, mainly PAH particles. The unique Solo Rescue system features a rotating basket that enables the water jets to reach even the most inaccessible parts of your equipment. Combined with a detergent* recommended by your PPE manufacturer this will maximize the results of cleaning contaminated equipment in a safe way.
Minimize exposure & risk of recontamination
While handling fire protective gear it is important to reduce the time of exposure to hazardous toxins and carcinogens. Establishing procedures to handle contaminated gear in a controlled and safe way is one way of minimizing this risk.
With the Solo Rescue the entire cleaning process is carried out inside the machine, ensuring minimum exposure for the staff. It has a lower door that folds out, acting as a loading table when opened. This ergonomic process minimizes manual contact with contaminated materials. Simply put the contaminated equipment in the machine, close the hatch and start the cleaning program.
Clean gear in less than 10 minutes
The Solo Rescue offers the easiest, quickest and safest way of cleaning contaminated SCBA’s, face masks, helmets, boots and gloves. You can choose between a 3 min cycle for gloves and boots or an 8 min cycle for SCBA’s, face masks and helmets. It has a capacity of cleaning up to 14 SCBA’s (including face mask), 56 face masks, 21 helmets, 60 boots and 120 pairs of gloves per hour. Make sure to follow your manufacturers washing instructions.