Protective Gear Drying Cabinet

 

PODAB started developing drying cabinets for protective gear in the 1990’s. We were the first to develop these drying cabinets with unique hangers that dry the heavy-duty garments from the inside at the same time as the distribution of hot air within the cabinet dries them from the outside. The drying cabinet has an efficient and gentle drying process with programs customized for protective gear. The cabinet reduces wear and tear of the gear and minimizes exposure of toxic elements in the firefighter’s daily life.

Drying Cabinet for Protective Gear

PODABs drying cabinet, FC 20, is specially developed for drying protective gear. It offers drying programs customized for heavy-duty garments and ensures a gentle and efficient drying process. 

 

FC 20

FC 20 is equipped with specially developed hangers that dry the heavy-duty gear from the inside and the outside simultaneously. The cabinet reduces wear and tear of the garments since the drying process works without mechanical action. 

Flexible Inside

FC 20 can be used in different ways and has a flexible inside where you can easily change hangers for racks. It is equipped with 6 unique hangers that dry the garments from the inside and can dry up to six large overalls at the same time. The hangers can easily be replaced with racks for boots or gloves if needed and it is possible to attach a door mounted hook rack on the inside of the cabinet’s door for smaller garments. 

The equipment is dried both quickly and gently because of the cabinet’s smart construction. 

Collaboration with Healthy Firefighters, Sweden

Our drying cabinet, FC 20, has been developed in close collaboration with Healthy Firefighters. Stefan Magnusson initiated the project Healthy Firefighters in Sweden. He developed a well-functioning method called “The Swedish Way”. The model describes how to change the routines at the fire stations to minimize exposure of dangerous substances.

Optimal Drying Process

PODABs drying cabinet for protective gear, FC 20, had a unique construction with special hangers and a drying process that works without any mechanical action. The drying process is gentle and efficient, and the gear is ready to be used again within 3-4 hours. 

“It has to be simple to prevent contamination of soot and other particles. The heavy-duty working uniform is essential to keep Firefighters safe. It is important to realize that after an alarm, the PPE is a potential danger for Firefighters. Therefore, one should make sure that the PPE is removed from the body immediately after every operation, as well as washed and dried in a timely manner”, says Stefan Magnusson.

 

 

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FC 20 - Protective Gear Drying Cabinet 

 

"At the station, we use FC 20. We are very satisfied with the drying cabinet
because it makes the routines and the work-flow at the station as effective as possible.
The drying cabinet dries the garments fast which is vital to us. Otherwise, there
is a greater risk that the routines are not followed".

 

- Stefan Magnusson, Healthy FireFighters, Sweden