How To Wash Turnout Gear?

Procedures for machine washing

  • Do not overload the machine.
  • Pre-treat if necessary.
  • Fasten all closures, including pocket closures, hook and loop, snaps, zippers, hooks and dees.
  • Turn garment inside out and place in a mesh laundry bag.
  • Wash temperature not to exceed 105 degrees.
  • Add detergent.

How do firefighters clean their gear?

3M, the manufacturers of both SCOTCHLITE™ and Triple Trim, recommend that the following guidelines be used for their product: (1) Damp wipe, using warm water not to exceed 105°F, and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly, dry with a soft cloth, or allow to air dry. (2) If you choose to machine wash, use warm water.

How do you use turnout gear?

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How do I clean my Nomex hood?

Use a mild detergent in volume according to the detergent supplier’s instructions. NOTE: If you are washing your hood with your turnout gear also consult the turnout gear manufacturers recommendations. Tumble dry on a low-heat setting or line dry in a well ventilated, cool, shaded area – NOT IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT.

Is black turnout gear hotter than tan?

‘” Hack said. With newer fire resistant materials the black turnouts are only about 1 degree hotter than the tan, but because heat-related injuries are a serious danger to firefighters, it’s one thing the department will pay close attention to during the testing process, Hack said.