REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR GEAR
Reason #1 to Keep Your Turnout Gear Clean: Carcinogens
Firefighters are significantly more likely to develop cancer in their lifetime than the rest of the population.
Visit NFPA.org for the most recent statistics.
Dirty turnout gear carries cancer-causing carcinogens long after leaving the fireground.
Visit Code 3 for a Cure to learn more about the topic.
Reason #2 to Keep Your Turnout Gear Clean: Wearing Dirty Gear Puts You In Danger
Wearing dirty gear can make you less visible on the fireground by reducing your reflectivity. It can also increase your risk of catching fire or experiencing an electrical shock.
Read up on the Best Practices for Reducing Firefighter Exposures to Carcinogens published by the University of Arizona for some great tips to stay safe!
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GearTracker is an easy to use program designed specifically to keep your department compliant with NFPA 1851.
• Keeps track of the who, what, where. Who has gear that's about to expire? What happened to those 20 pairs of gloves we just bought? Where did we go to get that trim sewn back on last time?
• Easy to access reports - sort gear by who it's issued to, search service records, or see the lifetime cost of a piece of gear. It's all at your fingertips.
• Drop-down menus with pre-populated choices make entering new gear a breeze.
• Get started quickly and easily with an Excel sheet import of your existing lists of personnel and/or gear!