PPE company starts production of reusable gowns, coveralls in response to COVID-19

Fire-Dex says the AAMI Level 3-compliant garments exceed CDC guidelines for COVID-19 response


By Laura French

MEDINA, Ohio — PPE manufacturer Fire-Dex has announced that it is starting production of AAMI Level 3-compliant reusable isolation gowns and coveralls in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The current pandemic has created a shortfall in the supply of many disposable types of PPE and we have urgently been looking for solutions,” said Todd Herring, director of marketing and product development at Fire-Dex, said in a statement. “We can now offer isolation gowns and coveralls that exceed CDC guidance for COVID-19 related responses. Our first round of production will start shipping in the next few weeks and we plan to produce 100,000 garments in the next 90 days.”

Ohio-based PPE manufacturer Fire-Dex has announced it is starting production of AAMI Level 3-compliant reusable isolation gowns and coveralls in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ohio-based PPE manufacturer Fire-Dex has announced it is starting production of AAMI Level 3-compliant reusable isolation gowns and coveralls in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo/Fire-Dex)

The garments have been tested with 100 wash, dry, and sanitization cycles and have been shown to exceed the AAMI Level 3 requirements, the company said. 

“The per use cost makes it as affordable as its Level 1 disposable counterparts and the reusability helps reduce the potential of running out of PPE,” said Herring.

The standard gown is designed as a universal fit with elastic wrists and an adjustable tie back, while the coveralls are alpha-sized with elastic wrists, ankles and a hood with an elastic facial opening. 

Fire-Dex has also compiled resources and guidance for first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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