Reading Cleaning and Care

Reading Fire Equipment Inc. is here to provide all NFPA 1851 compliant services required by your department. Reading Fire Equipment is a UL Verified NFPA 1851 for Cleaning and Repair. We are a Recognized Independent Service provider for Honeywell First Responder Products brands — Morning Pride, Ranger Turnout, American Firewear, PRO-Warrington, Servus. Our goal is to provide NFPA 1851 required services to departments using Morning Pride Brands in the most efficient, professional, and cost-effective manner possible. You can rest assured that all updated compliance requirements to NFPA 1851 are implemented on a regular basis. We are firefighters here to help our fellow firefighters!

Reading Fire Equipment UL Verified NFPA 1851,
ISP Certification Verified by Honeywell First Responder Products for the following: Advanced Inspection, Advanced Cleaning, Advance Repair


Here at Reading Fire Equipment we utilize state of the art gear cleaning extractors, and top of the line cleaners for the lightly and heavily soiled turn out gear.  We know first-hand how important your gear is to be in service.  Here at Reading Fire Equipment we strive for a 72-hour turnaround time on all gear cleaning.   However, these times may vary based upon the quantity of gear being washed for your department, or another department that may have already dropped gear off.  All gear that is cleaned by Reading Fire Equipment is then fully inspected, and you will be notified if any areas of your turnout gear need to be repaired.


We cannot work, per OSHA regulations, on gear that is not cleaned. PPE must be cleaned before being returned to us, or by us (Advanced Cleaning and Inspection pricing will apply), before repairs can be done.

Repairs are performed by a Morning Pride trained Repair Specialist verified ISP. All repairs and alterations to garments are performed according to the Morning Prides approved methods, specifications, and use the same materials. Reading Fire Equipment Inc. is by annually inspected by UL and tested by Honeywell First Responder Products Morning Pride for performing Basic repairs on their firefighting products. Our repair methods have been evaluated for conformance to insure OEM compliance.


Not only do we repair gear, but we are also set up to modify gear.  We do all of the custom lettering for your fire department including department name, department numbers, and member names.  With all of the fire department consolidations and mergers, we make it easier on you.  You no longer have to send your gear out to the manufacture for these items to be changed. We do it right here in house.  All we ask is that you send us what lettering is to be placed on the garment, material type, and quantity needing to be modified.  Reading Fire Equipment will then make the patches ahead of time allowing for quicker turnaround time.


Customers with specialized cleaning needs should contact our PPE Cleaning & Care Facility staff. They will prepare quotes for recoverable situations and/or assist the fire department at no charge in seeking insurance reimbursement when cleaning/repair is not feasible or advisable. All cleaning and billable repairs will not be started without a valid Purchase Order and credit approval. Specialized cleaning will be quoted per event as noted above, and would include the following types of exposures

  • Diesel fuel • Paint • Wax • Tire fire residue • Hydraulic fluid • Oil • Animal fats • Biohazards like blood and other body fluids •
  • Any other exposure requiring MSDS sheet consultations