VIKING Fire Suits Care and Maintenance

​​​​​​ No matter your choice of model, materials and layer combination for your VIKING fire suit, maintenance is critical to ensure maximum protection, hygiene and wear life of the garment.


  • Under normal conditions, suits should be cleaned and dried no less than every six months, and must always be cleaned immediately after contamination.

  • Under extreme conditions, suits should be cleaned and dried as appropriate to such conditions.

  • Please wash according to instruction labels inside the suit.

  • The life of your protective clothing can be extended by storing it out of the sunlight and washing it properly. ​​​​​​​Suits are to be kept in a plastic bag or stored on a hanger in a dry room.

VIKING fire suits storage

General Washing Instructions

  • VIKING fire suits should be appropriately cleaned after use.

  • All detachable parts such as kneepads, snap hooks etc. should be removed before washing.

  • Remember to close zippers, hook and loop fasteners and snaps.

  • Washing temperatures should be 60° C/ 140° F, using the 'permanent press' setting, and rinse at least twice.

  • Do not use chlorine bleach.

  • Off-the-shelf cleaning detergents may be used.

  • If the garment is heavily soiled, pre-treatment can be done with common off-the-shelf items. Using a soft brush will aid, but be careful with liner and moisture barrier.



Drying

  • When drying the suit turn it inside out and hang it in a well-ventilated and shaded area.

  • If you choose to tumble dry the suit, always use a low heat setting (55° C/130° F).

  • Do not steam at permanent press and always inspect the suit before returning it to service.

  • Do not dry clean.​​​​​​​                                      

washing temperature 60C

Wash at 600, normal cycle

do not bleach

Do not bleach

Tumble dry at normal temperature starting temp. max. 500C

Tumble dry at normal temperature starting temp. max. 500C

Iron at max. 1500C

Iron at max. 1500C

(avoid reflectors)

Dry clean, mild cycle

Dry clean, mild cycle

washing and maintenance

Service and repair

If in doubt about whether your fire suit requires service, please contact VIKING and hand it in for inspection and clarification. If damage occurs to the garment, please contact VIKING, hand it in for servicing and have it repaired at a VIKING approved workshop.

Use ONLY authorized VIKING service center for repairs or modifications.

Any modifications or repairs by anyone other than authorized service centers will void all warranties.

We recommend that the suit be removed from service when it is determined to be unsafe or if the repair cost exceeds 50% of the replacement cost.​​​​​​


VIKING Safety Academy’s advanced e-learning system

​​​​​​​Anywhere, any time

VIKING Safety Academy is an online, 24/7 learning system that provides training around your new suits and/or accessories, including information and quizzes that cover features and materials, as wellas all of the practical aspects of working with fire suits.                                 


Skill up, suit up​​​​​​​             

By following these straightforward, interactive courses, firefighters can learn the ins and outs of:

  • Inspection and maintenance

  • Cleaning

  • Storing

  • Repair

  • Record-keeping


After each course, they can print an official VIKING fire suit training certificate as proof of their new skillset.

Fully documented overview

But there’s much more to VIKING Safety Academy: its underlying e-learning engine takes training to a completely new level, delivering a precise, realtime overview of fire crew competencies:

  • Which firefighters have completed required training?

  • Which lessons?

  • How well did they understand the lessons?

It’s simply the most efficient way to train, enabling managers to schedule, track and assess training from any location.


Even design your own courses!

Got specific training needs? Looking for a way to transfer know-how without having to be there in person every time? VIKING Safety Academy’s e-learning platform can be customized to accommodate your particular needs. Build fully integrated custom courses and include scheduling, tracking and reporting capabilities, too.


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