In the world of firefighting, departments are never alone. When called to a large event that challenges their ranks, they call for mutual aid and neighboring fire departments will respond. The team approach of mutual aid keeps all parties safe and helps a fire department accomplish its goal of protecting citizens and property.
When it comes to cleaning PPE and keeping your firefighters safe, BDS brings the equipment, systems, training and a variety of other resources in answering your department’s call for mutual aid.
We’ll design a total solution to help your department meet NFPA 1851 standards for cleaning bunker gear and provide the required documentation of the actions.
Partnering with BDS to help develop a gear-cleaning solution brings a host of advantages to your department. It also delivers peace of mind that only a laundry expert can provide.
CLEANER GEAR. SPOTTLESS DATA. ZERO HASSLE.
Utilizing recognized processes to properly clean gear is just half of the NFPA 1851 equation. A true solution includes flawless record-keeping.
UniMac’s FireLinc™ system gives departments a high-power tool that makes record keeping as simple as a few button pushes and a scan of the PPE’s bar code. Best of all, data is safely stored in the cloud and easily accessible from the app, ensuring your department always has a record that verifies staff is washing gear in accordance with established procedures.
Fire Department Turnout Gear Washers
Heavy duty washer extractors from BDS Laundry Systems are designed to handle your firehouse’s largest laundry loads — including turnouts, bed linens, towels, mats, coveralls and more. Our equipment will also help you meet NFPA laundry guidelines and extend the life of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through proper care and cleaning.
Fire Department Gear Drying Cabinets
Proper drying of PPE is a critical aspect in keeping firefighters safe and ready for the next call. Fire Gear Drying Cabinets from BDS Laundry Systems are specially designed for firefighter’s PPE to be hung inside so warm air can circulate through turnout coats, pants, gloves and boots. Convenient preset programs help your fire station get PPE back in service quickly and efficiently.
Learn more about the harsh realities firefighters deal with when turnout gear is not properly cared for and how these innovative machines can help reverse the trend.
BDS Laundry Systems is a leading supplier of commercial laundry equipment to fire departments, fire stations, public safety and municipalities across the Midwest. Our team of laundry experts can help you achieve lower costs, stay on budget and maximize available grant dollars. We're uniquely equipped to handle Request for Proposal and Request for Quote inquiries from local, state and federal government entities in our service area.