Chief’s Shield introduced laundry wash for cleaning turnout gear and personal protective equipment (PPE).
The company said its wash solution ensures safe cleaning of all firefighting turnout gear and has been successfully tested on the outer shell, moisture barrier and thermal inner fabrics.
Chief’s Shield Turnout Gear and PPE Wash meets the recommendations of the National Fire Protection Association 1851 standard related to detergents used for cleaning turnout gear (pH of less than 10.5).
The company said the wash is strong enough for cleaning heavily soiled turnout gear, yet gentle enough for everyday laundry washing needs. The concentrated formula is non-corrosive to metal snaps, clasps and zippers and will not harm reflective striping, according to the company, which said the product can be used in machine or hand washing applications.