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Canada gets its first Solo Rescue Decon Washer

By CFF Staff   

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After a long process the Solo Rescue Decon Washer is now finally in place at Kananaskis Emergency Services, a brand new station in Alberta, Canada.

The station, that serves the Kananaskis area about one hour west of Calgary, is working actively to reduce exposure to carcinogenic PAH particles to reduce cancer risk among their firefighters, most of whom are volunteers living nearby.

The Solo Rescue Decon Washer was built to meet the needs for cleaning contaminated equipment, with the goal of developing healthier ways to decontaminate SCBA and other protective gear from hazardous toxins and carcinogens, mainly PAH particles and cleans the gear in less than 10 minutes.

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