Turnouts Is Your Inspection, Cleaning & Repair Specialists

Ohio’s largest and most recognized turnout gear repair company…

Turnouts by Finley Fire Equipment was formed in 2018 out of the need for a local, full-service provider for the fire industry. The fire service is our only focus and we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing the best service possible.

Turnouts continues to keep up with industry trends, processes and training. Recognizing that there is no “one size fits all”, we custom tailor all out services to meet the exact needs of the departments and clients we serve. All our services are available on a per-piece or annual contract basis.

Turnout Gear Cleaning / Inspection / Alterations & Repair

Keeping firefighters safe before, during and after a fire ground event is our number one priority. Don’t defer your life saving protective gear to just anyone. Trust the professionals at Turnouts. Turnouts is a full service independent service provider (ISP) specializing in the care and maintenance of personal protective ensembles (PPE) for structural and proximity fire fighting applications. We cater to fire departments and industrial brigades. Our state of the art 2014 Edition compliant processes and facility combined with our knowledgeable and friendly staff make Turnouts the choice for ISP departments across the Midwest.

Our main goal is our satisfied customers, and we make every effort to be clear and responsive to their needs. We strive to do our best to provide quality work at fair prices. Check out the many services we offer below and contact us today to schedule your departments turnout gear service!

Our Goal

Our primary goal is our satisfied customers, and we make every effort to be clear and responsive to their needs. We will do our best to provide quality work at fair prices. We are creative and honest in our approach to our work, a group of professionals with a deep appreciation for the fire industry.

Repairs & Alterations

  • Burn holes, rips and tears
  • Adding or replacing reflective trim and lettering
  • Hardware buttons, snaps, zippers, hooks & dees
  • Velcro enclosures
  • Leather reinforcements in knee and shoulder pads
  • Custom pockets and pouches
  • Custom alterations of jackets and trousers
  • Repair of moisture barrier materials
  • Sealing of moisture barrier materials
  • Garment bar coding

Decontamination Abilities

Turnouts utilizes a revolutionary cleaning process that effectively removes contaminants, toxins and un-burned fuels from all ensemble types without damaging the protective garment fibers.  Ensemble and ensemble elements that are soiled shall receive advanced cleaning prior to reuse.   We offer several types of specialized cleaning services to meet the specific needs of your department:

  • Light contamination through the use of daily firefighting conditions.
  • Removal of light concentrations of contaminants, including smoke, soot, dirt and hydrocarbon build-up.
  • Heavy contamination concentrations such as fuel, oil, paint, tar, acids, resins and other harmful contaminants.
  • Disinfection of garments contaminated by blood borne pathogens, blood and bodily fluids, bacteria, HIV and Hepatitis.

Annual Inspections

Turnouts is able to provide our customers with advanced inspections on ensemble and ensemble elements.  Advanced inspections of all protective ensemble elements shall be conducted at a minimum of every 12 months, or whenever routine inspections indicate that a problem could exist.

Additionally, a complete liner inspection of all garment elements shall be conducted at a minimum after 3 years in service and annually thereafter or whenever advanced inspections indicate that a problem might exist.  The liner system shall be opened to expose all layers for inspecting and testing.

All findings in the advanced inspection process are documented. A thorough inspection of each ensemble is performed, checking for the obvious and not-so obvious, including:

  • Physical and thermal damage
  • Missing hardware
  • Moisture barrier integrity – discoloration or abrasion
  • Seam integrity – broken or missing stitches
  • Material integrity – UV or chemical degradation, shifting material
  • Label integrity
  • Reflectivity
  • Closure system
  • Accessories

Ensemble elements, including hoods, helmets, gloves and footwear are given a thorough inspection for:

  • Physical and thermal damage
  • Shrinkage
  • Cracks, dents and abrasions
  • Cracks, dents and abrasions
  • Broken or missing components
  • Functionality of components
  • Reflectivity
  • Water resistance
  • Tread wear

Why Maintain Your PPE?

Soiled ensembles and their elements are dangerous and can result in injury or death to a fire fighter – especially when the protection from the gear he thinks has been afforded to him has been greatly reduced because of soiling or hidden damage to the garment. Ensembles and ensemble elements that are not properly maintained can:
  • Greatly reduce Thermal Protective Performance (TPP) values
  • Increase risk of heat transfer
  • Mechanically degrade the garment
  • Ignite and burn
  • Increase the risk of electrocution

In addition to these risks, soiled ensembles can present an exposure hazard from carcinogens, hydrocarbons, toxins, hazardous chemicals and bodily fluids. Repeated small exposures to these contaminants left in  ensembles and elements over a period of time, can create long term health problems for the fire fighter and pose risks to everyone coming into contact with the garment.

Recently, fire service advisory boards, ensemble manufacturers and fire departments across the country have taken a closer look at ensemble care and maintenance procedures and have adopted specialized programs. The 2014 Edition , Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, provides specific guidelines in the care of ensembles to maintain them in a safe and usable condition – affording maximum protection to the fire fighter and enabling each garment its longest useful life possible.

Contact Us!

Call us at 740-651-5391 or use the web form below!

740-651-5391 * 5225 N St Rt 60 NW, McConnelsville, OH 43756