This week we’re headed to the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indiana. Billed as the largest firefighter training conference and exhibition in the world, the FDIC is an opportunity for those in the profession to come together and compare notes on best practices.
A sobering fact of life for structural firefighters is that they have a much greater risk of cancer than the general US population. While research is still being conducted on the specific occupational hazards that may lead to cancer, professionals agree that it’s prudent for firefighters to thoroughly clean themselves after attending to a blaze.
The hot environments that firefighters operate in increases the amount of toxins absorbed through the skin. When heat is a factor, our skin absorbs up to 68% of the ingredients put on it; that number increases to 100% for underarms and genitalia.
Many body care products contain toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances that can make their way into your blood and lymphatic system, especially as the skin warms. We believe in creating products that improve – not impair – health. This is why all Action Wipes ingredients are safe for the entire body.
Action Wipes are the only first responder/ firefighter wipes to be EWG Verified, meaning it meets the strict criteria identified by the certifying organization including being free of any ingredient with health, ecotoxicity and/or contamination concerns.
Hundreds of fire departments choose to decontaminate on the fireground with Action Wipes. In collaboration with these fire departments, we’ve identified a 12-step process for removing contaminants and debris from exposed skin. We’ve also created a special purchase program for fire departments (contact us for details).
We’re proud to play a small part in improving safety for the men and women who work under stressful and physically demanding conditions while carrying 60 to 75 pounds of protective gear and equipment on their bodies.
And, if you’re headed to FDIC, please stop by, say hello and get a free sample of these firefighter wipes. Action Wipes will be at Booth #3438.