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It also allows them to cut down on exposure to toxins every time they go out.
The man behind it all is FWFD Station 17 Engineer Alex Cacho.
“He saw a need for us to find a way to dry our gear faster and was able to put together an economical way to do that,” said engineer (and USFRA's recent Hometown Hero) Mike Drivdahl.
The department’s budget had no room for commercial dryers, which could run anywhere from $1,200 to $12,000, so firefighters were forced to put their gear outside and let it air dry before the dryers. But oftentimes gear would still be wet before next shift causing a potential injury risk.
Cacho has already built three for other stations and seven more are set to be installed very soon. Watch full report below...
Source: Fox 4 News
Outstanding!! Cappy built something like this for us before we received our dryer!