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Turnout Gear Dryer Cabinets

  • February 26, 2020
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Fire gear takes a surprisingly long time to dry. Firefighters used to have to decide between air-drying their equipment (which is time consuming) or wearing soggy, heavy gear back out into the field in order to meet certain protective gear maintenance standards. Luckily, fire gear dryer cabinets have come to the rescue.

What is a fire gear dryer cabinet?

A fire gear dryer cabinet, also known as a turnout gear cabinet, is a safer alternative to traditional commercial dryers. Dryer cabinets are typically built to be NFPA 1851 compliant. NFPA 1851 is the standard requiring firefighting gear to be properly cared for and maintained in order to prevent health and safety risks. Fire gear is also usually very expensive. By taking better care of protective equipment, the gear lasts longer and is therefore more cost effective.

What’s the difference between a turnout gear dryer and a regular dryer?

Traditional residential and commercial dryers use tumbling to circulate air throughout in order to facilitate drying. Turnout gear cabinets have high volume capacities with designated spaces for different types of equipment like boots, fire jackets, liners, and more. Instead of tumbling equipment, the gear is hung and then heated air is efficiently circulated throughout the cabinet. This drying method is gentler on fire gear and preserves the longevity of the equipment.

What’s a recommended model?

We recommend the Huebsch Fire Gear Cabinet model for several reasons. It’s a large capacity turnout gear cabinet with an advanced airflow process. With the ability to completely dry up to six full sets of personal protection gear, the Huebsch Fire Gear Cabinet makes the perfect NFPA 1851 compliant addition to any firehouse. It has a durable construction and fast drying times from just 1.5 – 3 hours. The Fire Gear Cabinet also features five preset cycles and has easy-to-operate controls. Visit this full specifications sheet for more detailed information.

How do I take care of my fire gear dryer cabinet?

Fire gear dryer cabinets require regular maintenance just like all other commercial laundry machines. Commercial Laundries of West Florida offers a complete suite of services to make sure you’re saving time and your equipment receives the proper care it deserves. Should service issues arise, the Commercial Laundries trained technicians bring you efficient service to get you back in business.

Make sure to contact us today about your turnout gear cabinet needs. We offer rent, lease, and finance options to get you started quickly. Visit our menu of services to learn more about leasing commercial laundry equipment including dryer cabinets.

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