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    Post The Pro's and Con's of wristlets

    I noticed the Firehouse poll was on wristlets...what is your feelings?


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    I like 'em ..........
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    me too
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    as long as the correct type of gloves are used, i love them as well.
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    Love 'em

    This one I can actually comment on from experience. I was burnt twice in the same wrist without the wristlets. Once was in a training burn and roof tar fell on my arm and glove and got between my wristlet of the glove and sleeve. The second time was just dumb, at an apartment fire we were making entry when the patio door let go and the wind came through and blew all the heat on us. The dumb part was I had not tucked the wristlet of the glove under the sleeve of the turnout very well.
    I still use the wristlet style gloves instead of the gauntlet style gloves even with wristlets in the turnout.

    Oh, and just a sidebar, make sure you have good elastic in your hood.. I was also burnt at the same incident on my neck, the hood did not seal around my mask.
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    I just use welding gloves and tuck them in under my sleeves and do the cuffs up.
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    Posted by PattyV:

    I just use welding gloves and tuck them in under my sleeves and do the cuffs up.
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    I wear gauntlet gloves w/ the wristlets on my coat. I absolutely hate wristlet style gloves. They're too hard to get on/off in a hurry, in my humble opinion.
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    Our bunker coats have wristlets on them, but I usually push them up and out of the way as my (personal) pair of gloves has the wristlet built in. Like SpartanGuy, I'm not really a fan of this style of glove (they're really hard to don wet)... but I've had them for several years, they're broken in nicely and I'm not ready to get rid of them just yet.

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    I have had wristlets on my coat for almost 10 years and I'd never go back to a coat that didn't have them.

    My only complaint with them is that they slip,slide, and move around when trying to don my gloves - to remedy this I have them bar tacked between my fingers to make them "glovelets".

    I also prefer the gauntlet style gloves for ease of donning/doffing and the tacked wristlets make sure that the interface area is always maintained.
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    Love mine. Only problem is after prolonged work with wet wristlets, they kinda give you a thumb wedgie and get irritating. If we're just packing up gear, I'll pop the wristlet off to the side.

    Feels good to have good coverage. Had a guy in a structural collapse in our pre-wristlet days; only burns were 2nd degree on his wrist. The wristlets were a must when FEMA came calling in '03!
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    I dont have wristlets in my current bunker coat and wear gauntlet style gloves. I have had embers fall on my wrists but no biggie.

    I wish I had them though.
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    We have them, also. I like them becuase I like to wear the gauntlet gloves.....
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    MemphisE34a, i am a rural firefighter, i dont spend much time sloshing around in puddles, but i do have to get close to the heat and the gloves do me fine. Speaking of not liking my hand, i busted it, so i have to write this left handed. funny that you mentioned that.
    "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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