How to care for garments that have been exposed to soot, smoke and toxic substances

Firefighters can better protect themselves by practicing wet-soap decon practices and other advanced cleaning procedures as outlined in NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. Plus, they can also tap into many free online resources offered by companies like Globe.

Learn more from Gavin Horn, director of research at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, about research that defines decon best practices on reducing exposure to toxic substances, and from Pat Freeman, technical services manager for Globe.