Advanced Turnout Gear Cleaning Technology that Saves Lives

Emergency Technical Decon (ETD) uses next-gen cleaning technology to keep firefighters safe. ETD deep cleans a firefighter’s gear of dangerous carcinogens while significantly increasing the lifespan of their equipment.

Around the world, firefighting professionals are becoming more aware and proactively addressing issues of occupational health and safety. In the normal course of their job, firefighters encounter multiple carcinogens, frequently at dangerous levels, and the danger doesn't end when the job is done. Contaminants resistant to conventional cleaning methods build up over time in the membrane and layers of PPE. These toxic molecules accumulate after multiple incomplete cleaning attempts, only to affect the firefighter later and repeatedly. We believe every firefighter has earned the right to full protection from the PPE, not just when it is new but over the life of the gear.

Because of our unique process, the gear life is extended, over what traditional cleaning generally experiences. Emergency Technical Decon can clean all types of firefighting gear and equipment. Turnout coats, pants, boots, gloves, helmets, masks, radio straps, and many other items firefighters and departments carry and use including items within apparatus cabs.

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How Toxic Removal Works


In traditional cleaning methods, water only cleans the surface of waterproof gear. Our liquid CO2 is combined with environmentally-friendly additives that penetrate past the top layer of gear to remove carcinogens of all kinds, including dangerous NFPA-specified substances.

ETD captures toxins at the molecular level, resulting in far more effective cleaning.

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State-of-the-Art Cancer Prevention


Decades of studies have shown that firefighters are exposed to numerous carcinogens when they respond to fires. These carcinogens seep deep into their gear, making their job dangerous even after the fire is out. Traditional turnout gear cleaning methods only clean the surface of their equipment, leaving layers of dangerous chemicals that build up over time.

Compared to traditional bunker cleaning methods, ETD uses less energy and less water while also providing a deeper clean that removes dangerous carcinogens from firefighters’ and other first responders’ gear.

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Eco Friendly


ETD saves big on water and energy.
The CO2 is recycled for later use, and all contaminants are disposed of safely and responsibly.


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Eco-Friendly


Less water needed, recycled CO2, and safe contaminant disposal

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TOXIN-FREE


Removes toxins to undetectable levels

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LONG LIFE


Liquid CO2 treatments and our gear repair extend your gear's useful life

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COST-EFFECTIVE


Competitive pricing with complete decontamination

ETD In The Lab


Through continuous laboratory testing, ETD has confirmed the removal of 50+ toxic organics, heavy metals, PFAS, biologicals, and viruses with the penetrating power of liquid CO2 cleaning. We continually test our processes to improve our system and ensure we deliver safe PPE back into service.

How To Use Our Turnout Gear Cleaning Services


1. Talk to us about your cleaning needs so we can plan for your gear.
2. When your cleaning window arrives, box up your gear and ship it with your preferred shipping company.
3. We'll clean your gear and send it back to you. Our gear techs can make repairs as well.
4. When your gear arrives back at the house, you can use it with confidence knowing it’s the cleanest it can be.

    It's that simple.