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    just wonder what gloves everyones using for post call clean up, and what works best for rooling/packing hose and putting tools away?


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    just a good pair of leather gloves from a local hardware store for me. I also use them when pumping

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    We usually use our rescue/extrication gloves for cleaning up/packing hose

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    Mechanix type gloves (cheap on Ebay) or basic leather gloves, gauntlet or ropers are the best i have found because if they get really nasty they can get tossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD6956 View Post
    Mechanix type gloves (cheap on Ebay) or basic leather gloves, gauntlet or ropers are the best i have found because if they get really nasty they can get tossed.
    Cheap leather ones found at a hardware store in packs are common.

    Road funk and whatever else they pick up repacking usually isn't worth laundering off, so they get tossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmags84 View Post
    just wonder what gloves everyones using for post call clean up, and what works best for rooling/packing hose and putting tools away?
    Don't use gloves to do any of the above.

    Why would you?

    You wash off the hose line if dirty, usually is if inside firefighting. Take a rag and wipe off the tools until you get back to the fire house, then wash and clean them up.
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    I roll hose and clean up in leather gloves or nothing.
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    I fill my isotoners with jergens so that my hands don't become rough from all that work of watching people fight fire. EW, DIRT!
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    Just some cheap'o leather glove from hardware store is usually enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Don't use gloves to do any of the above.

    Why would you?

    You wash off the hose line if dirty, usually is if inside firefighting. Take a rag and wipe off the tools until you get back to the fire house, then wash and clean them up.
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    Cheap leather gloves purchased by the dozen from local safety supply house. Also has a catchy safety slogan on the back.
    We use these gloves for nearly every operation, except structure fires and vehicle extrication.

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    I use mechanix gloves or extrication gloves for overhaul and reload. Mechanix gloves won't hold up to much hose rolling, due to the dirt and debris that clings to wet hose. I went through a new pair in one day of testing every stitch of hose on the engine. However, extrication gloves will wear out quickly if you use them for that all the time, too, and are more expensive to replace. But I'm an engine guy, so I don't do much extrication, so they get used for utility work. I do NOT use my Titan K's for hose reloading. I'll use them for overhaul if anything is still hot enough.

    The reason I use gloves for rolling hose is that the hose picks up a lot of crap off the ground. I have rough hands, but if it can rub through the fingers of my gloves in a few hours, I don't want it rubbing my hands raw. My department buys fiberglass roof hooks and drywall hooks, and those things are prone to splintering fiberglass, so I don't touch them without gloves, either.

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