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Solo Rescue®
Decon Washer

Easy decontamination of SCBA, helmets, facepieces, boots, gloves, and tools. The world’s first SCBA decon washer.

Developed to help firefighters fight cancer

Studies show that firefighters run a significantly higher risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, various forms of cancer than the general population. This is due to the hazardous chemicals and carcinogenic particles they are exposed to in the line of duty. To reduce this exposure and the resulting cancer risk, it is essential to thoroughly, safely and efficiently clean and decontaminate all protective equipment after every use. That is exactly what the Solo Rescue® Decon Washer does. Cleaning gear in the Solo Rescue means less exposure to cancer causing PAH particles and a safer work environment for you and your fellow firefighters.

We were thoroughly impressed by the machine’s ease of operation, efficiency and performance. The number of contaminants that were removed from the SCBAs that had previously been cleaned by hand was astonishing. Gary Robertson, Captain at Kananaskis Emergency Services in Alberta, Canada.

Optimized cleaning with a unique
rotating basket

The generously-sized wash tank of the Solo Rescue is a vital part of its strength. Together with a unique rotating basket system, this provides a design that optimizes the water flow to reach even the most inaccessible parts of your equipment without compromising its function and quality. So whether you are washing SCBAs, facepieces, boots, gloves, helmets, or tools, the Solo Rescue will do an excellent job reducing and extracting dangerous soot particles, chemicals, and detergent residue from your equipment.

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Minimize exposure & risk of cross-contamination

While handling fire protective gear it is important to reduce the time of exposure to hazardous toxins and carcinogens. Establishing procedures to handle contaminated gear in a controlled and safe way is one way of minimizing this risk.

With the Solo Rescue the entire cleaning process is carried out inside the machine, ensuring minimum exposure for the staff. It has a lower door that folds out, acting as a loading table when opened. This ergonomic process minimizes manual contact with contaminated materials. Simply put the contaminated equipment in the machine, close the hatch and start the cleaning program.


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Everything you need to clean your SCBAs, facepieces, boots, gloves, helmets, and tools – all in one machine

The spacious design of the Solo Rescue allows you to wash either 2 complete SCBAs, 6 stand-alone air cylinders, 8 facepieces, 3 helmets, 3 pairs of boots, or 8 pairs of gloves per wash cycle. On top of that, you can wash small parts, such as regulators and pressure connectors. All of this is possible thanks to the clever design of the Solo Rescue basket system. The backbone of the system is the heavy-duty basket, which is used at all times. This basket can then be paired with several different accessories, making the Solo Rescue the most versatile decon washer. Accessories include holders for SCBAs, facepieces, boots, gloves, helmets, and small parts (e.g., regulators, pressure connectors, etc.).

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Clean gear in less than 10 minutes

The Solo Rescue offers the easiest, quickest, and safest way
to clean your contaminated PPE. The easy-to-use control
panel lets you choose between a 3-minute cycle for gloves
and boots or an 8-minute cycle for SCBAs, facepieces, and
helmets. It can clean up to 14 SCBAs (including facepieces),
42 stand-alone air cylinders, 56 facepieces, 21 helmets,
60 pairs of boots, and 120 pairs of gloves per hour.

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Technical specifications
Power supply
3-ph/208 V/60Hz 3-ph/240 V/60Hz
Wash program lengths
3 min - gloves/boots, 8 min - SCBA/facepiece/helmets
Normal capacity per hour program
length includes handling
14 SCBAs* or up to 21 helmets, or up to 120 pairs of gloves, or 40 pairs of boots
Wash temperature
104–130°F (40-55°C)
Water supply
3–10 gpg**, Max 104°F (40°C)
Pressure, incoming water
14.5–87 psi
External dimensions H x W x D
69” (open 82”) x 40” x 38” (open 52”)
40 A
Weight (empty machine)
525 lbs (238 kg)
Tank volume
29 gallons (108 liters)
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Manufactured in Sweden in a production process according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
*Single or double cylinders, with or without facepiece. **For best cleaning performance we recommend 3–7 gpg.
RESCUE Intellitech disclaims any and all liability for any damages or injury to persons, property or otherwise resulting from (i) inaccurate or insufficient instructions by a PPE manufacturer with respect to the use of the Solo Rescue®, (ii) use of the Solo Rescue® in a way that does not correspond with the washing instructions of the relevant PPE manufacturer, or (iii) where no such instructions exist, use of the Solo Rescue® without the user contacting the PPE manufacturer to receive such instructions or information.
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Cancer – the Number One Cause of Death Among Firefighters

According to numerous studies cancer is the number one cause of death among firefighters. In North America cancer caused 61% of the career firefighter line-of-duty deaths from January 1, 2002, to March 31, 2017. Firefighters also run a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying from cancer than the general population.

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How to clean your PPE equipment

In order to minimize the risk for firefighters of being diagnosed with cancer we need to minimize their exposure to cancer causing toxic chemicals such as PAH particles. One way of doing that is trough thorough cleaning and decontamination of the PPE equipment. There are a few things to always bare in mind while doing so.