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Xeros WinsTop Product of the Year Award for Cleaning Firefighter Turnout Gear from Environmental Leader

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We are thrilled to announce that the Xeros NFPA Compliant System for Firefighter PPE was named Environmental Leader Top Product of the Year last night at the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference in Denver, Co.  Read More

Topics: Fire

Fire and Water: The Surprising Things That Wear Out Your Turnout Gear

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Properly cared for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a firefighter's best line of defense against any number of hazards. In order to give your turnout gear the care it deserves, it helps to know which environmental factors cause the most harm to PPE and how to mitigate their effect.   Read More

Topics: Fire

The Dangers of Contaminated Turnout Gear

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The tools and technologies used every day to fight fires have evolved over the past 60 years, so that firefighting efforts today are much more effective than they were decades ago. This evolution includes significant improvements to turnout gear also known as Personal Protective Ensembles (PPE) that have incorporated new technologies to provide improved protection. However, despite the rapid evolution of firefighting technology itself, the way turnout gear is cleaned has lagged behind. This means most firefighters rely on essentially the same cleaning methods as those used in the 1960s.  Read More

Topics: Fire

MarKen Delivers a Superior Clean for Firefighter Turnout Gear

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MarKen, an Independent Service Provider (ISP) for the fire industry, specializes in the inspection, cleaning, and repair of firefighter turnout gear. The UL ISO 9001:2008 (10012885 QM08) registered, Nevada–based organization prides itself on always utilizing the latest technology to ensure it’s providing its firefighting customers the best possible service available.  Read More

Topics: Fire

Maintaining Turnout Gear is Critical to Fire Fighter Safety

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The fire industry’s attitude towards cleaning firefighter turnout gear has evolved from the time when dirty gear was worn as a badge of honor.  It is now recognized that soiled personal protective ensembles (PPE) are hazardous and can put firefighters at risk for injury or death.     Read More

Topics: Fire

A Worry Free Solution for Washing Turnout Gear with Xeros Sbeadycare

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Firefighters’ Personal Protective Ensembles (PPE) need be properly cleaned to protect them from serious injuries or illnesses. If not, performance can be hindered and firefighters can be put at risk.  Ensembles that are not correctly washed have greatly reduced protective abilities and can absorb heat, become flammable, and may not be able to self-extinguish once ignited. Likewise, over time, dirt, soot, bodily fluids, and debris build up on the PPE and can be become toxic or carcinogenic to anyone exposed to the protective ensemble elements.  Read More

Topics: Sbeadycare, Fire

3 Benefits from Washing Turnout Gear with Xeros

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Gone are the days where dirty turnout gear is a badge of honor. New standards recommend that firefighter PPE should be sent to a certified Independent Service Provider (ISP) to be cleaned and decontaminated every twelve months.  Read More

Topics: Fire

Xeros Launches Polymer Cleaning for Firefighter Turnout Gear

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Xeros has introduced a new NFPA 1851 compliant polymer cleaning solution for laundering firefighters’ turnout gear that offers superior cleaning while reducing water consumption by 80% and energy and detergent usage by 50%.  The system is also gentler on turnout gear which helps extend its life and saves on replacement costs.  Read More

Topics: Fire