A New Approach
The “clean cab concept” is an effective safety and health approach to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for firefighters. It centers on specifically designing the cab of new apparatus to be free from firefighting equipment that is easily contaminated on the fireground such as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), tools, hand lights, and so forth. The design provides a nonporous interior so that the cab can be easily cleaned after a fire to reduce any secondary cross-contamination.
The goal is to reduce firefighter exposure to contaminated gear and off-gassing equipment and to address numerous other safety concerns.