Ready Rack, a division of Groves Incorporated, has been providing turnout storage systems and accessories to support the fire service since 1980. Ready Rack recognized the need to provide products that would help reduce the risk of occupational cancer, therefore they committed to providing the highest quality products that meet the needs of firefighters across the globe. As part of that commitment they have partnered with Responder Wipes.

Responder Wipes is a provider of on-scene decontamination wipes developed to remove toxins firefighters are exposed to in the line of duty. They are uniquely formulated wipes developed by a firefighter for firefighters to clean off dirt, oil, and soot while still on-scene.

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death for firefighters and they have statistically higher rates of multiple cancers than the general population.  Research has shown that most of it is caused by carcinogens they are exposed to through soot particulates, and dermal absorption is a likely route of exposure.  Particular areas of concern are the face, jawline, neck, and wrists were skin is most permeable. 

Responder Wipes are uniquely formulated with Micellar Water, an innovative ingredient with cleansing compounds that dissolve dirt, oil, soot, and other hydrocarbons. Micelles lift away toxins and contaminants and draw out impurities from pores while hydrating your skin more effectively than traditional cleansing wipes. Micellar water works like activated charcoal, drawing the dirt out of the pores and trapping it in the fabric to prevent cross contamination. The formulation is aloe and alcohol free, since both have been shown to be penetration enhancers which could allow you to absorb the toxins.

Responder Wipes are available in three sizes. The Chief’s Wipes are 12” x 24” and individually packaged. The Captain’s Wipes are 8” x 12” and individually packaged. The Lieutenant’s Wipes are 8” x 8” and come in a multi-pack. Additionally, the fabric used in Responder Wipes is 80 gsm, making it the thickest material of any fire specific wipe on the market. This ensures the wipe won’t rip, tear, or shred.

According to President Brent Hostler, “Ready Rack by Groves Incorporated is thrilled to partner with Responder Wipes. With their uncompromising quality and outstanding commitment to advance awareness on health and safety best practices, Responder Wipes is an ideal fit for our network. Through this partnership we continue to offer and promote products that truly make a difference in the lives of those that serve.”

“We are excited to partner with Ready Rack. They are committed to providing quality products that improve the lives of firefighters and are focusing on items that can reduce the risk of occupational illnesses,” says Tonya Cronin, President. “Our unique aloe and alcohol-free formula and extra thick fabric makes our wipes a top choice for fire departments across the world. By offering Responder Wipes through the Ready Rack distribution network we can reach more customers through trusted dealers.”