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Gear Drying Systems for Fire Departments
ExpressDry Gear Dryer
Continental ExpressDry Gear Dryers are engineered to safely and quickly dry personal protective equipment, including turnout gear, helmets, gloves, boots, face masks, and self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA). The dryer works by blowing a large volume of air, at high pressure, safely through the garment—drying even hard-to-reach areas. NFPA compliant, the Continental ExpressDry Gear Dryer accommodates up to six turnout suits simultaneously—ensuring firefighter gear is safely dried and returned to service in hours, not days.
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The ExpressDry Gear Dryer utilizes a powerful and highly efficient 110-volt fan to push a large air volume through the garment from the inside out. This high pressure flow ensures air effectively dries areas that are hard to reach without air loss—significantly decreasing dry time. Because the fan operates using ambient air, the dryer is more energy efficient than cabinet style dryers, which require heated air, and align with requirements set forth by gear manufacturers. Thus, by using the ExpressDry Gear Dryer, fire departments ensure gear manufacturers' warranties are NOT voided.
Flexibility for Gear Component Drying
Quick and easy to use, the ExpressDry Gear Dryer adapts to specific types and sizes of gear without turning them inside out. The dryer can simultaneously accommodate up to six suits, along with helmets, gloves, boots, face masks and SCBAs.
The Continental ExpressDry Gear Dryer comes standard with an LED timer with automatic shut off, steel construction, casters for ease of movement, 12 component drying ports, removable 800 cfm blower, and a noise reduction package. Boasting high-quality construction and an operational life span of 87,000 hours, the dryer is NFPA compliant and backed by Continental's 3-year manufacturer's warranty.
Removable Blower for Drying Pumper Plumbing
Not only can the ExpressDry Gear Dryer be used to dry gear, as an added option, the dryer can be removed and attached to your pump's water ports for quick winter drying—preventing damage from winter freeze ups (utility hose not included).
Complete Laundrering Solutions
When ExpressDry Gear Dryers are used as a team with Continental ExpressWash Gear Washers, firefighters can feel secure knowing gear is properly cleaned and dried for complete firefighter protection.