Health & Safety: Safety Messages

February 16th, 2018

Safety Message - Decon Support Unit (DSU)

You Do Not Need To Wait For Your Scheduled Cleaning

If you find that your gear is beginning to smell like a dirty diaper, it's time to do something about it. Gear cleaning is not only for carcinogen removal but is useful after a heatwave, train operations, or any suspected contamination. Clean gear, while being less offensive is safer; allowing the gear to function as it was designed to do while reducing your risk of cancer and communicable diseases.

Members are reminded to utilize the "SOC laundry" as needed. The service is not only for emergency decon cleaning but can be utilized by members as needed. HazMat Operations runs a laundry facility in Corona, Queens. If you need them to clean your gear for any reason, have the officer fill out and fax an EDR-1. The gear will be picked up and usually returned in 48 hrs. Include your hood and gloves. Any questions give them a call (718) 478-3150.

Ensuring the health and safety of the membership is our priority. Remember to continue to make it yours!

Michael Schreiber
Health & Safety Officer


Gerard Fitzgerald

Robert Eustace
Recording Secretary