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B&C Firehouse Drying Cabinet
FC-20 Fireman’s Turnout Gear (PPE) Drying Cabinet
The B&C Technologies FC-20 Firedryer is especially designed for drying heavy duty overalls. With efficient and gentle drying action, the dryer can hold 6 sets of turnout gear making it a necessity for fire departments and other industries. The unique drying process dries the gear from both the inside and outside. Fans direct heated air over the outside of the gear while a second system dries from the inside, directing the air through specially designed hangers to the interior of the gear. The FC-20 dries with no mechanical tumbling action, extending the service life of the fabric, as well as the life of the zippers, reflective tapes and other components.
Whether it has just come out of the laundry or off an intense fireground, turnout gear gets wet. And when it does, it must be dried thoroughly before the next call. Fire Chief Mark Wallace says it is important to have personal protective equipment that is fully dry. At a fire, the water in partially wet gear can boil, causing steam burns to the firefighter wearing it.
It’s apparent that the moisture that can cause steam burns can be caused by anything from sweat, water from fighting fires, or Laundry. It is VERY important to make sure the gear is completely dry, because if the gear is the least damp or moist, the risk for steam burns drastically increases.