Firewipes and the COVID-19
First and Foremost –
First and foremost – the CDC recommends that hand-washing with Soap and Water for at least 20 seconds is the most effective way to clean your hands. Using soap to wash your hands is more effective than using water alone because the surfactants in soap lift soil and microbes from the skin.
- Also, the CDC states that if soap and water are not available, use an “alcohol-based hand sanitizer” that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly kill “most” types of germs on the hands but may not kill certain types bacteria and viruses.
- Firewipes are designed to be a rinse free, limited water supply cleansing wipe solution for personal hygiene and field decon.
- Firewipes contain specific surfactants and have a high-water content. This aids in lifting the contaminants which allows the cloth fibers to remove them. Without these two specific features, the wipes would not be as effective.
- Firewipes do not contain Alcohol of any kind or any Antibacterial kill formula. This is what makes them safe to use on all external dermal areas. This includes the sensitive skin areas around the face, neck, eyes, throat and SCBA Mask.
- Firewipes only come individually packaged. This helps to ensure safety in two major ways.
- Keeping the wipes from drying out. Their high water content makes the wipes more effective when needed.
- Also, this virtually eliminates cross-contamination issues that you encounter when using multi wipe style packaging.
We hope this helps clarify most of the questions regarding this issue. Our main goal is for everyone to be safe, distribute factual information from the CDC, and ensure the correct information is distributed about Firewipes.