Kingston Volunteer Fire Department is updating their station equipment to address critical decontamination imperatives, reports CentralJersey.com.
Firefighters had to send turnout gear to a neighboring department to get it cleaned and decontaminated. The gear would be out for two to three days or more for cleaning.
To help upgrade the equipment at the fire station the fire department worked with Miele, the family-owned, professional laundry technology company, to meet the unique needs of textile and fabricare like those of his volunteer fire crew.
With limited resources, the Kingston station was particularly focused on ensuring that their gear remains in good shape, and that means preserving the integrity of specialty FR and vapor barrier textiles to remain compliant with NFPA standards.