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bigsmoke
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Washing Machines

Postby bigsmoke » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:22 am

Hi All, Just a simple poll here as to what departments have machines available to wash your fatigues not bunker / turnout gear but station wear in the station or in your district etc.

And is that equipment provided by the employer or is it something the members have set up themselves

Thanks in advance for the replies
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Probie91
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Postby Probie91 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:09 pm

[quote=""bigsmoke""]Hi All, Just a simple poll here as to what departments have machines available to wash your fatigues not bunker / turnout gear but station wear in the station or in your district etc.

And is that equipment provided by the employer or is it something the members have set up themselves

Thanks in advance for the replies[/quote]

I'd answer but we are on the same department :P

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Postby infernobuster » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:25 pm

We have washing machines in each station for fatigues and what not.

We also have a couple stations with the capability to wash bunker gear as well.
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Postby bigsmoke » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:36 am

[quote=""Probie91""]I'd answer but we are on the same department :P [/quote]

There's some discussion on our forum on this topic. I think it's a great idea to have them but the use of them .......
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Postby bigsmoke » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:36 am

[quote=""infernobuster""]We have washing machines in each station for fatigues and what not.

We also have a couple stations with the capability to wash bunker gear as well.[/quote]

Are the washing machines provided by the employer?
Thanks for the reply.
B.S.
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Postby infernobuster » Sun May 01, 2016 4:24 pm

[quote=""bigsmoke""]Are the washing machines provided by the employer?
Thanks for the reply.[/quote]

They are provided and maintained by said employer .. and even supply the soap.
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Postby Probie91 » Thu May 05, 2016 1:22 am

[quote=""bigsmoke""]There's some discussion on our forum on this topic. I think it's a great idea to have them but the use of them .......[/quote]

Yeah I saw that.

Our station personally has washing machines, as well as the extractor.

It's pretty nice really.

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Postby SafetyON » Tue May 17, 2016 4:20 am

does it need to be a very hot wash? and where do you put it in the machine? my machine could do with a good clean out...poss cos it only usually gets run at 40[sup]o[/sup]. tried using soda crystals on a hot wash the other day but didn;t really seem to work....eg the drawer etc still looks really scummy... ???


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