What Makes a Proper Decon Laundry
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Bob Mitchell

The decon laundry is a critical part of the fire station, but there is more to a proper decon/laundry than simply having a washer/extractor. Using 3-D interactive models, we will show a variety of facilities that treat decon as a flow-through process moving through the various steps from dirty to clean. Examples will range in scale from large central stations to small substations, and how to renovate stations that are short on space.

Learning Objectives
• Address PPE and equipment decontamination as a step-by-step process and how station design support that process.
• Layout and special requirements of the equipment – weight, proper foundations, clearance required for maintenance, mechanical systems
• Understand how existing stations might be modified to provide an adequate decon laundry.