Your missions vary - from fighting residential fires starting in a kitchen to rescues outdoors in rugged conditions. Why shouldn't your hand protection match your pace?

Firefighter gloves cover this vast spectrum, delivering durable, puncture-resistant construction throughout and varying degrees of heat resistance. As you outfit your team relative to your environment, stock up on the following at Fire Safety USA:

What Makes a Quality Pair of Firefighter Gloves?

To start, these aren't just fire- or heat-resistant gloves. Instead, with close to a quarter of firefighters experiencing injuries to the upper extremities, according to the NFPA, firefighter gloves deliver multipart protection. Professionals also don't don a single pair, either. Rather, most have structural, proximity and rescue gloves on hand to adjust to common operation environments. Wildfire, rope and industrial gloves provide more specialized levels of protection.

Especially if you're shopping around for your first pair of firefighter gloves, understand that structural options tend to be the most versatile. These gloves have a three-layer design starting with a hard-wearing outer made of leather, Kevlar or Nomex; a moisture barrier for waterproof protection and to shield you from bloodborne pathogens; and thermal lining to reduce heat exposure and add insulation. An enhanced grip, often through a reinforced palm, further provides protection against punctures, cuts and abrasion.

Types of Firefighting Gloves

Whether to get started in your career or expand your arsenal, understand the basic types of firefighting gloves available:

  • Structural firefighting gloves: These are your multipurpose heat-resistant gloves that further limit exposure to blood, chemicals, water and punctures while ensuring a reliable grip in a range of scenarios.
  • Proximity gloves: These up the heat and chemical resistance through a metallic outer layer.
  • Wildland gloves: Featuring a thicker, sturdier leather outer and palm, wildland gloves anticipate more extreme, demanding environments.
  • Rescue gloves: Also called extrication gloves, this option balances durability and dexterity while still offering protection against moisture, chemicals, bodily fluids and cuts.
  • Rope gloves: Get increased dexterity and sensitivity for belaying and tying knots.

In addition, don't forget about the fire station. Always keep a pair of work or industrial gloves around for basic maintenance and a set of nitrile gloves for cleaning.

Shop Firefighter, Rescue and More Gloves at Fire Safety USA

Count on us for high-quality, affordable gloves coupled with attentive customer service. Browse our expansive selection for gloves that don't compromise your mobility, flexibility and dexterity, give you the grip you need and protect you against your environment's hazards.

Shop pairs from Ringers, Quack Attack and more brands now before placing an order online, through our call center or our direct fax line.

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