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    Default Looking for a pair of good extrication gloves..

    I'm wanting to get a pair of good auto extrication gloves. Does anyone have any specific brands that that they would recommend? Let me know.

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    Find a pair that fits well, buy those. Buy American if you can.

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    Go to auto-zone and get 2-3 pairs of mechanix gloves. For me they offer the best dexterity and at the price point, I couldn't care less when they tear or wear down.

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    I personally don't like extrication gloves. If you have a good pair of proper fitting fire gloves use them. They offer far more protection, especially against fire.

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    Look at wildland firefighting gloves, their lighter, fit better and are still a fire glove but that said I used just a good leather work glove for years, a lot less tears when you lose one or have to pitch them in the red baggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    I personally don't like extrication gloves. If you have a good pair of proper fitting fire gloves use them. They offer far more protection, especially against fire.
    I don't wear fire gloves on extrications and things like picking up hose. I don't want to get glass, cuts, and oils or fuel on them, and I don't want them soaking wet. Not to mentiong they're bulky and limit dexterity.

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    Johnsb,

    I use my fire gloves and because I did research and spent a little more of my own money instead of accepting the low bid junk my FD buys dexterity isn't a problem. Honestly the only time I use extrication gloves is for our weekly equipment checks.

    I own more than one pair of gloves so if need be I can wash them, or dry them if they get wet.

    I just prefer the extra protection that fire gloves offer.

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    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/pr...ication-Glove/
    Best I have found , I tend to use gloves pretty hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Johnsb,

    I use my fire gloves and because I did research and spent a little more of my own money instead of accepting the low bid junk my FD buys dexterity isn't a problem. Honestly the only time I use extrication gloves is for our weekly equipment checks.

    I own more than one pair of gloves so if need be I can wash them, or dry them if they get wet.

    I just prefer the extra protection that fire gloves offer.
    I get decent fire gloves, and I have several pairs. I don't really like all the bulk of a fire glove except for actually fighting fire, or extreme cold. Other than that, I wear extrication or work gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    I get decent fire gloves, and I have several pairs. I don't really like all the bulk of a fire glove except for actually fighting fire, or extreme cold. Other than that, I wear extrication or work gloves.
    I'm not trying to convince you to change what you do. I use Protech fire gloves which offer me excellent dexterity and the protection of being a fire rated glove. I am astounded that the NFPA hasn't set a flame retardent standard for extrication gloves. The fact that the great majority of them are mostly constructed of some sort of synthetic nylon type material is not a real confidence booster for me.

    I can't help but wonder what tool or tools you use, or extrication technique you do, that you can't do with fire gloves on. Because if the dexterity of your fire gloves is that poor how do you operate your SCBA bypass, or key the mike on your radio, or operate a CO meter?
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