Battling fire is extremely dangerous. The intense physical hazards that firefighters face each day can change in a moment’s notice: sharp edges, rough surfaces, high heat, flames, and water factors. These hazards call for very specific PPE, including structural firefighting gloves, that need to meet rigorous safety standards.
Meeting such diverse requirements has proven to be one of the most challenging obstacles that glove manufacturers face. See how one customer experienced unmatched comfort, dexterity, and protection with HexArmor’s structural firefighting glove, FireArmor® SR-X®.
“Hands down the best dexterity of any fire glove!”
Specialized firefighters like Douglas, a firefighter with over 10 years of experience, are required to go through yearly Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) training. This involves the emergency response, mitigation, evacuation, and rescue of passengers and crews of aircraft involved in aviation accidents.
This year, Douglas used HexArmor’s structural firefighting glove, FireArmor® SR-X®, at his annual ARFF burns in Columbia, SC, where he experienced many evolutions that were very hot.
“The gloves did great. So far, I’ll bet they’re some of the most comfortable ones I’ve ever worn,” Douglas said. “And hands down the best dexterity of any fire glove!"
Built to battle high heat and intense situations, FireArmor® SR-X® structural firefighting gloves by HexArmor® feature 360-degree heat and water resistance and premium cow suede for unsurpassed safety, comfort, and dexterity, even when wet.
“Long gone are days where gloves become a floppy Catcher’s Mitt when wet. I was able to do three hours’ worth of training burns, full PPE, and re-don the glove before every evolution. All while maintaining great protection and superb dexterity,” Douglas explained.
When asked why he prefers the 8180 over other brands he’s used, Douglas said:
"As a full-time career Fireman for over 10 years, I can tell you there are always constants in the business:
- Coffee will always be served
- Cleanliness is next to godliness
- Structure gloves suck
…until now! The 8180 is the first structural glove I’ve used that’s tough enough for the fire ground and still comfortable enough to use for daily activities. Keep up the good work."Download Case Study