Firefighters in Ohio turning to infrared saunas for detox after a blaze

January 2, 2018 –

We’ve seen so many raging fires reported on in the news this past year. The men and women who go out as first responders to fight these blazes are much braver and heroic that I could ever be.

Once they return from the field, they are coated in dirt, sweat and plenty of harmful contaminants. With everything we now know today, a lot of what a firefighter can be exposed to battling a fire can include carcinogens that lead to cancer.

In Piqua, a community outside of Dayton, Ohio, the fire department is taking aim at eradicating as much exposure to these potentially dangerous contaminants—including making infrared sauna sessions part of the process to decontaminate their team members.

Donated by a supporter to the station, the sauna is part of a multi-faceted plan to minimize firefighters prolonged exposure to anything that can be considered harmful. Getting the team out of dirty gear as soon as possible, wiping skin on site with baby wipes to remove grime and smoke residue, and 15-20 minute hot showers upon return to the station to help flush particulates from the pores of the skin are initial steps. Everyone is encouraged to use the infrared sauna within 24 hours of any smoke exposure. It’s making a big difference, and fire stations in nearby Huber Heights will now also be equipped with an infrared sauna.

The ability to detox through regular infrared sauna use is well documented, and really a smart idea for firefighters to embrace! It’s also a terrific way to reward and take care of those out there fighting the good fight every day to keep us safe.

It’s a brand-new year, with plenty of opportunity for all of us to improve our own personal wellness. You might just want to consider a Finnleo Infrared Sauna of your own commitment to a better you. Don’t you deserve it?


Don Riling

Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.

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