Soot may sit on the skin for up to 2 hours after exposure
With every 5˚ rise in temperature, skin is 400% more permeable
Exposure to soot was the first reported form of occupational cancer
Firefighters are at higher risk of certain cancers than the general population
Firefighters are developing more aggressive forms of cancer at a younger age
According to the IAFF, cancer is the leading cause of death for firefighters
There are approximately 18 known, probable, and possible carcinogens in soot
REMOVE THE RISK
Responder Wipes aredeveloped by a firefighter for firefightersfor on-scene decontamination
Responder Wipes are formulated with Micellar Water, aunique cleansing compoundthat dissolves dirt, oil, soot, and other hydrocarbons
Responder Wipes are 12-inch-x-24-inch -larger than typical firefighter wipes
Responder Wipes are individually packagedto ensure the wipes don’t dry out
Responder Wipes Have a3-year shelf life
Responder Wipes are developed for first responders, including firefighters, police, EMS, HazMat, and disaster relief personnel. They are uniquely formulated with Micellar Water, an innovative ingredient with cleansing compounds that dissolve dirt, oil, soot, and other hydrocarbons. Micelles gently lift away toxins and contaminants, and draw out impurities from pores while hydrating your skin more effectively than traditional cleansing wipes.
Responder Wipes are applicable not only for structure fires, but car fires, dumpster fires, and any other fires where smoke and soot are present. They will remove dirt, oil, and soot from the face, ears, neck, jaw, throat, arms, underarms, wrists, hands, and any other contaminated areas after an event. They can also be used for any other incident when you need a quick clean up.
Did you know that firefighters are more likely to use a wipe if they understand how to use them to effectively decontaminate their skin? To help educate your department, we have preparedrecommended decontamination proceduresfor using Responder Wipes. Feel free to download thisflyer and post or distribute.
Responder Wipes are theONLY decontamination wipes in the U.S. recognized as a "Healthy Firefighters" approved product. Healthy Firefighters – the Skellefteå Modelis the Swedish initiative which developed international standards for preventing and counteracting sources of illness in firefighters. The country's employee and employer organizations came together for this collaborative project aimed at preventing occupational health hazards among firefighters. Now adopted as the standard in 17 European countries, the "Healthy Firefighters" project provides concise decontamination protocols which can improve firefighters' health and well-being.