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    Just interested to know what type of gloves....you guys/girls use to protect them ole hands whilst firefighting?????????

    Here in my Brigade in the UK....we have tried all sorts..and now it's a lovely leather glove that shrinks whilst left in the drying room..But...left to dry natually?..( What do I use in the mean time)is ok.

    All so far are a soggy mash of crap after a decent burn....and not quite pliable enough at an RTA..sorry MVA in your speak.............

    anybody????????

    Marts


    P.S. Suss this one....and you may hit the UK market..
    Go In Together - Stay Together -Come Out Together.

  • #2
    My favorite has been the Shelby Firewall (can't remember offhand, but I think they're pigskin). They get a little stiff when they dry out, but soften up quickly with use. Mine have held up well through fires and repeated washings with the rest of my TOG.

    I worked at a department that only issued FireDex gloves (the grey split-leather ones). They were not as comfortable and tended to split along the finger seams pretty quickly.

    There's nothing worse than having to work in ****-poor gloves or boots. Best of luck in your quest.
    ullrichk
    a.k.a.
    perfesser

    a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

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    • #3
      I have shelby F/W's , about 3 pair, so when ones wet, I break out the spares. After a fire I put em on and run them under HOT water, I use a good brush with firm bistles, and give 'em a good scrubbing, while on. Afterwards I wring em out good and let em dry. When they are dry, I put em back on and work em over with the same brush, while I also go through the "normal" hand movement ranges in them to get back the old memory.
      http://www.sanantoniofire.org

      IACOJ
      Got Crust?

      We lucky few, ... we band of brothers

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      • #4
        You must really be proud of those gloves!

        I just toss mine in the washer/extractor and ler 'er rip. Since the thing tops out at a bazillion RPM they come out damp, but not dripping.
        ullrichk
        a.k.a.
        perfesser

        a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

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        • #5
          Urrrrrmm?

          Not being funny or wishing to insult but...

          I'm talking about gloves..that are being contantly used...day shift..night shift..........

          Great at the change of shift..if yer been off, all dry...but after 2/3 wears in jobs in one night/day shift...........????

          Even after being issued with 2 pairs..(ha ha ha, no chance of that here).........

          What are your gloves doing for you??????????

          Marts
          Go In Together - Stay Together -Come Out Together.

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          • #6
            I am fortunate to have two sets of gear issued. That gets me through most shifts. Sometimes, though, I just suck it up and pull on the wet ones - never fun on those 20 degree (F)nights.

            I have run my gear through the extraction cycle only on our washer to spin out most of the water when everything is soaking wet. It helps some.
            ullrichk
            a.k.a.
            perfesser

            a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

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            • #7
              You must really be proud of those gloves!
              LOL, Years ago when I was in the academy they would come around and ask, "who kneeds gloves"... I always raised my hand (they never took the old ones). After that, when my gloves got bad, I just asked my DC for new ones. That's how I have kept a good supply handy.

              I'm talking about gloves..that are being contantly used...day shift..night shift..........
              I'll try to answer as best I can. We work 24 on and 48 off. If I make a fire early in the shift, I do what I mentioned before. But, I keep the wet gloves as well as the dry on the motor (engine) with me. If we make another fire, I usually will just wear the wet ones again, after all, they get wet fast anyway. I try to keep the dry ones for calls that may require gloves, but usually won't get wet. We are also issued a pair of leather work gloves, so it's usually a matter of picking what glove you want for whatever call.
              http://www.sanantoniofire.org

              IACOJ
              Got Crust?

              We lucky few, ... we band of brothers

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              • #8
                I cannot recall right now who makes them but the gloves that have FIREFIGHTER II across the tops of them for me are the best ! They lack some dexterity but have held up well for me. I hate ones when you take your hand out the liner (?)comes with it.
                IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
                Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
                ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
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                I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
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                http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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                • #9
                  Anyone here ever wear Fireballs?

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                  • #10
                    LOL............the red rubber non isulated easy freeze ones ?
                    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
                    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
                    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
                    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
                    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
                    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
                    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
                    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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                    • #11
                      Gloves....

                      Currently use Galls elkskin gauntlet gloves. Properly maintained, not a problem in the world. If I could afford them, I would get Morning Pride "Sleeve Mates". Remember boys and girls, you get what you pay for.
                      He who says he has finished learning, needs to begin again. :o

                      Go Houston Texans!
                      :) :) :) :) :) :)

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                      • #12
                        Have used many diffrent brands over the last number of years. Currently we issue Tempo gloves. There stand up to alot of abuse and when they are wet there still easy to work woth. They don't go hard after you wash and dry them either.Tempo Glove.Just my own 2 cents worth

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                        • #13
                          The three gloves that I have used and love the best in no order are the american fireware glove

                          http://www.rescueconcepts.com/amfirecfirgl.html


                          The glove that is sold by the flash over people


                          http://www.swedesurvival.com/swede-gear.asp


                          and a plain old pair of wells lamont black thin leather gloves at $15 a pair I have a few for rescue, clean up, overhaul etc.

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                          • #14
                            E229Lt.....I've personnally never worn them, but a couple of guys in the department still have a pair in use sometimes. Say their great for just keeping your hands warm in the winter.



                            As far as gloves go, I currently am using the Shelby Firewall pigskin gloves for fires. They hold up well and aren't too bad comfort wise. My routine is pretty similiar to 33motor's. If my gloves get soaked, then I break out my spare pair for future calls. Unless we get another fire, then I just use the wet ones for the same reasons mentioned. Back at the station, I clean them up and let them dry out while I'm off-duty. Whenever I wash my bunkers, I just throw them in the washer too.

                            I use a pair of Ringers gloves for extrication, general purpose needs. I have a third pair of fire gloves available in my personal set of bunkers I use for my EMS job in my truck if needed.
                            Mark
                            Firefighter / Paramedic
                            IAFF Local 10

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                            • #15
                              The best fire gloves I've used are the Shelby's, after wearing them one time I will never go back to the Firefighter series of gloves.
                              "Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."

                              Gen. Omar Bradley

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