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Solo Rescue®
Decon Washer

Easy decon of SCBA, helmets, face masks, boots, gloves & tools.

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.


The unique Solo Rescue® system features a rotating basket that enables the water jets to reach and decontaminate even tight and sometimes hard to reach spaces, such as between the back plate and the cylinders.

Optimized cleaning process

The Solo Rescue® Decon Washer was developed in close cooperation with the Swedish Rescue Services and the organization Healthy Firefighters to meet the needs for cleaning contaminated equipment in the best way possible. The goal was to develop a healthier way to decontaminate SCBA and other protective gear from hazardous toxins and carcinogens, mainly PAH particles. The unique Solo Rescue system features a rotating basket that enables the water jets to reach even the most inaccessible parts of your equipment. Combined with a detergent* recommended by your PPE manufacturer this will maximize the results of cleaning contaminated equipment in a safe way.

*Dosing equipment for detergent is sold separately and can be ordered with your machine purchase. Always make sure to follow your manufacturers washing instructions.

Cleaning by hand is a health risk

When you are fighting a fire your protective gear, including SCBA, helmet, face mask, boots and gloves, will become contaminated with soot particles and combusting gases. Some of these particles are cancer-causing chemicals that pose a real threat to your health. Decontaminating the protective gear immediately upon return to the station is therefore of outmost importance. Cleaning the equipment by hand though, can be both time consuming and hard work and poses a health risk due to unprotected exposure to the carcinogens. With the Solo Rescue you will minimize your exposure and let the machine do the job for you in just a few minutes.

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Minimize exposure & risk of recontamination

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.


Clean gear in less than 10 minutes

The Solo Rescue offers the easiest, quickest and safest way of cleaning contaminated SCBA’s, face masks, helmets, boots and gloves. You can choose between a 3 min cycle for gloves and boots or an 8 min cycle for SCBA’s, face masks and helmets. It has a capacity of cleaning up to 14 SCBA’s (including face mask), 56 face masks, 21 helmets, 60 boots and 120 pairs of gloves per hour. Make sure to follow your manufacturers washing instructions.

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Everything you need to clean your SCBAs, face masks, boots, gloves and helmets – all in one solution.


All you need to clean single and double cylinder SBCAs is included with standard delivery of Solo Rescue. The heavy duty basket is used at all times and is paired with accessories to wash different gear. The SCBA holders are placed over the centre bracket of the basket. Place the gear holder accessory in the bottom of the heavy duty basket to load and wash face masks, helmets, gloves and boots. Full capacity requires two gear holders.

Solo Rescue Accessories Heavy Duty Basket 174X134
Heavy duty basket that is used at all times. One basket is included.
Solo Rescue Accessories Gear Holder SCBA 174X134
Holder for SCBA single/double cylinders. One holder is included.
Solo Rescue Accessories Gear Holder SCBA Jumbo 174X134
Holder for SCBA jumbo cylinders.
Solo Rescue Accessories Gear Holder 174X134
Gear holder for face masks, helmets, gloves and boots. Full capacity requires two gear holders.
Solo Rescue Accessories Gear Holder Helmets 174X134
Gear hoader for three helmets.
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The Small Parts Holder for parts such as disassembled breathing valves and regulators.
Solo Rescue Accessories Trolley 174X134
Trolley for loading equipment in a safe and easy way.
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.
Technical specifications
Power supply
3-ph, 400/415 V, 50 Hz
Wash program lengths
3 min – gloves/boots, 8 min – SCBA/face masks/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
30–60 °C
Water supply
3–10 °dH**
Pressure, incoming water
1–6 bar
External dimensions H x W x D
1744 (open 2084) x 1025 x 887 (open 1316) mm
32 A
Weight (empty machine)
238 kg
Tank volume
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 °dH.
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.

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