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Continental Girbau releases special ops gear dryer

The dryer uses invertible steel stickmen and boot trees to dry items and boots


Continental Girbau’s ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer.

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Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau’s ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer is equipped with 12 utility drying ports and four invertible stickmen drying stations to dry protective gear and apparatuses used for firefighting and special operations, such as swift water, ice and dive rescues.

The company is displaying the dryer at IAFC’s FIre-Rescue International Conference and Expo at booth TK.

Constructed for ease of assembly and mobility, the unit also offers a boot tree capable of drying up to four pairs of soaked boots per “tree station” in 60 minutes.

The dryer uses invertible steel stickmen to dry items like wetsuits upside down, or turnout gear right side up. The stickmen can be removed and replaced with optional boot tree modules in order to dry up to 16 pairs of boots (four pairs per station) simultaneously.

It features 12 accessory drying ports with valves for gloves, helmets and balaclavas, and a portable blower module with a 4-inch hose attachment that can be used for drying pumper truck plumbing systems.

The unit is NFPA compliant and works by using a 110-volt blower system to push non-heated air through the garment – from the inside out – at high pressure. This ensures air effectively dries the body of the gear, as well as areas that are hard to reach – inseam, collar and underarm, the company said.

It rides on roller casters, which slide across the floor and is constructed with a diamond plate deck and steel, powder-coated stickmen.

It will be at booth 12079.

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