Why Fire Departments Should Equip Firefighters with Personal Lavatory Systems

Firefighters are no stranger to emergencies. The moment that alarm sounds off, firefighters are fully dressed and on the road in 3 minutes or less; some firefighters have demonstrated how they can put on bunker gear, which includes paints, gloves, jacket, boots, neck strap, and helmet with a chin strap, in a matter of seconds. They don’t hesitate or pause to ask questions about the emergency they’re responding to or where they are headed.

It isn’t until the moment they’re on the fire truck that firefighters get an idea of where they are going and how far away the fire is. While firefighters are training extensively in extinguishing hazardous fires, they’re also called for other emergencies such as search and rescue or clean-up of hazardous materials.

While on call, the adrenaline is often enough to distract firefighters and allow them to do their jobs without hesitation. However, once everyone is out of harm’s way and things have settled down, it’s not uncommon for firefighters to suddenly realize that despite their superhuman feeling, they can’t ignore the call of nature for long.

How Wag Bags Can Improve Working Conditions for Firefighters

Where do firefighters relieve themselves when they’re on a run?

Some have awkwardly admitted to using the bathroom in the house or building where they’ve just extinguished a fire. You may have even seen those commercials advertising how adult diapers can save the day; however, any firefighter will tell you how impractical it is to wear diapers every day on the job, mainly since you never know if you’ll need them.

Portable Waste Bags are the most practical solution to the firefighters’ need for a sanitary and convenient option in the absence of an available toilet.

Portable Waste Bags allow firefighters to focus on their jobs while minimizing health and safety risks. It helps eliminate legal issues; while homeowners may be thankful their house was spared from a devastating fire, they may feel their personal space was violated when an outsider comes in and uses their private bathroom.

Brief Relief, the leader in personal lavatory systems, knows all about how inconsistent working conditions for emergency respondents can be and how the urge to pee or poop is just as unpredictable. The Brief Relief Liquid Waste Bag is a single-use, disposable urinal bag. Inside is a patented blend of polymers and enzymes that convert urine into a deodorized gel that’s approved for disposal in any garbage container.

The Disposa-John Portable Restroom will take care of any solid or liquid waste. It contains a patented “bag-in-bag” design and multiple closures that seal in the waste and odor while the enzymes and polymers work to break it down and convert it into a deodorized gel.

We believe firefighters and other first respondents are some of the bravest people on the planet. They deserve a sanitary and dignified solution when they’re out on the run and have no access to a running toilet.

Firefighters and first respondents are our communities’ heroes, but they’re still human. Check out our portable Waste Bags for sanitary and convenient solutions for emergency providers on the run. 

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