GCS is a full service ISP (Independent Service Provider) owned and operated by firefighters. It is the goal of GCS to help any size fire department develop and implement an NFPA 1851 selection, care and maintenance program. Our state of the art facility has experienced, knowledgeable staff that can help you and your department create a compliant care and maintenance program.
Our goal in this service oriented industry is to provide NFPA 1851 required services to departments from all communities, in the most responsible, efficient, professional and cost effective manner possible.
You can rest assured that all updated compliance requirements to NFPA 1851 are implemented on a regular basis. We are firefighters here to help our fellow firefighters!
Advanced cleanings must be performed by a verified ISP or trained personnel of the organization (Fire Department). The training of an organizations personnel shall be performed by the garment manufacturer or a verified ISP recognized by each garment manufacturer which training is being provided. Advanced cleanings of ensembles are required every 12 months at minimum according to the 2008 NFPA 1851 standard. Advanced cleanings shall also be done when routine cleaning fails to render the ensemble or ensemble elements sufficiently clean for service. GCS is recognized by all manufacturers for advanced cleaning and Advanced Inspections of structural and proximity firefighting garments.
Contact us for more information on firefighter turnout gear repair, rentals, inspections, ppe turnout cleaning, NFPA 1851 training and compliance, and to find out about our NFPA compliant in house service and support program. We are firefighters helping firefighters, and we treat our customers like our family.
Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
2221 Manana Dr, Suite #190
Dallas, Tx 75220
4366 Center Gate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78217
Phone: (210) 595-7705
Wrong! It’s not your truck; it’s your personnel! You can replace your truck with insurance or a loan. How much time and monetary commitment does it take to train an experienced firefighter?
Statistical data indicates today’s firefighter’s health and safety are at a much higher risk due to exposure and the buildup of contaminants found in day to day fire situations. In the latest revisions to NFPA Specifications 1500, 1851 and 1971, the fire service has addressed the health and safety risks associated with contaminated turnout gear by requiring that protective clothing be cleaned at least once every six (6) months, or as soon as it has been soiled or contaminated.
As a Verified ISP (Independent Service Provider) owned and operated by firefighters, Gear Cleaning Solutions offers complete advanced cleaning, inspection, repair and alteration services that meet and excede the industry established standards and manufacturer requirements, including NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting 2008 Edition, Section 11.
Gear Cleaning Solutions is tested and audited annually to comply with the NFPA Standard requirements for ISP verification. This annual process ensures that your organization is receiving service that meets current safety standards and that the performance of your equipment will not be compromised.
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Cost Savings Tips for Cleaning of Turnout Gear.
Establish a Routine Cleaning Schedule
Remove contaminants and maintain gear performance integrity. Extends the useful life of your gear and delay scheduled purchases.
Develop Plan for Heavy Contamination or Hazardous Material Situations
Utilize the services of a full service professional cleaning and decontamination company. Improper decontamination and cleaning or neglect can cause both immediate and long-term damage to your gear, putting your Firefighters at an increased risk.
Develop Periodic Inspection and Gear Evaluation Program
Record preventative maintenance on gear similar to track maintenance. Identify garments, which should be replaced or scheduled for maintenance. Replace only that gear which needs replacement and minimize your replacement costs.
Considerations for Periodic Gear Replacement
Period should be a maximum of 10 years to keep up with technology. Evaluate older gear, clean and repair garments, which are cost effective.