Roll Up And Roll Out With The Decon Bag
The Decon Bag's primary purpose is to isolate harmful cancer-causing contaminants left on dirty turnout gear by providing airtight and abrasion-resistant construction. But did you know, with the Decon Bag, you can hold clean gear as well? This roomy bag is airtight and offers a waterproof construction with welded seams that can withstand up to 2x more stress than a heavy-duty garbage bag.
KEEP IT OUT WITH THE DECON™ BAG; AIRTIGHT AND ABRASION - RESISTING CONSTRUCTION
The Decon bag is a great asset for Urban Search and Rescue teams who travel to emergencies like natural disasters and emergency triage. Rescue teams called out during hurricane season typically endure heavy rainfall, strong winds, and surge flooding. Warmer weather storms, like hurricanes, generate a large amount of water vapor which can quickly penetrate and dampen your clothing.
According to FEMA, emergency response task teams are equipped and ready to deploy within six hours. The Decon bag allows you to pack, roll up, and roll out to the next location quickly.
KEEP IT IN WITH THE DECON™ BAG; A METHOD OF SAFELY ISOLATING AND TRANSPORTING USED PPE
In a study conducted between January 2002 and March 2017, The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) discovered the troubling statistic that 61% of line of duty deaths (LODDs) were the result of cancer. Researchers found that these carcinogens (volatile compounds found in smoke, particularly from burned plastic-based furnishings) infiltrate the firefighter's body through breathing and/or being absorbed through the skin.
Carcinogens and other harmful contaminants are also absorbed by the firefighter's PPE and can travel into the fire apparatus or privately owned vehicle (*POV) if they have not been properly sealed off. Our original goal in designing the Decon™ Bag was to provide an accessible solution for firefighters to isolate soiled turnout gear until the PPE can be safely laundered, eliminating further exposure to carcinogens.
In addition, The Decon™ Bag also serves as an environmentally-conscious replacement to the traditional use of large plastic trash bags to carry used turnout gear with its machine washable, reusable construction that holds up to repeated laundering.
THE DECON™ BAG CAN BE AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR ISOLATING MANY KINDS OF HARMFUL CONTAMINANTS
While the Decon™ Bag was originally designed to trap away carcinogens, its function can play a dual role and effectively keep items dry and protected. The Decon™ Bag is constructed to be airtight, waterproof, and abrasion-resistant so that whatever goes in the bag stays in the bag, whether it's carcinogens or clean, dry clothes. This allows for safe transportation of either soiled or clean equipment from point A to point B without the harm of further exposure once off the job site, putting safety at the forefront of every call.