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.
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.
The ETD Difference
Emergency Technical Decon uses next-gen CO2 cleaning technology to keep firefighters safe, 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.
How Toxic Removal Works
ETD captures toxins at the molecular level, resulting in far more effective cleaning.
State-of-the-Art Cancer Prevention
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.
The CO2 is recycled for later use, and all contaminants are disposed of safely and responsibly.
CO2+ Process Proven Effective
Two recent studies evaluated the ETD Liquid CO2+ process removing PFAS contamination and lithium-ion contamination from firefighter gear. Using NFPA 1851-2020 procedures, it demonstrated the process effectively capturing these toxins, reducing health risks for firefighters.