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Why All First Responders Should Keep Heavy Duty Gloves ‘On-Hand’

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Heavy Duty Gloves

Heavy Duty Gloves with Thermal and Added Protective Properties

First responders, including emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters, and law enforcement officers, often encounter various hazardous situations that require protective gear, including heavy-duty gloves. The specific type of gloves may vary depending on the nature of the emergency, but here are some general characteristics and types of heavy-duty gloves that are commonly recommended for first responders:

  1. Nitrile Gloves:
    • Chemical Resistance: Nitrile gloves provide excellent chemical resistance, making them suitable for situations where first responders may come into contact with hazardous substances.
    • Puncture Resistance: Nitrile gloves are known for their durability and puncture resistance, which is crucial in situations where sharp objects or debris may pose a threat.
  2. Cut-Resistant Gloves:
    • Blade Protection: First responders dealing with incidents involving sharp objects, such as broken glass or sharp metal, may benefit from cut-resistant gloves. These gloves are often made with materials like Kevlar or high-performance polyethylene.
  3. Extrication Gloves:
    • Impact Protection: Extrication gloves are designed for situations where first responders need to cut through materials like metal or perform rescue operations. These gloves often have reinforced palms and knuckle protection for impact resistance.
  4. Medical Examination Gloves:
    • Biological Protection: For medical emergencies, including situations involving bodily fluids, medical examination gloves made of nitrile or latex may be necessary to protect against biological hazards.
  5. Multi-Functional Gloves:
  6. Cold-Weather Gloves:
    • Insulation: In cold climates, first responders may need thermal gloves that provide insulation to protect against frostbite and cold-related injuries. Look for gloves with insulated liners and water-resistant materials.

Ask Us About Bulk Ordering and Wholesale Pricing for Preferred Customers

Pickering Safety carries a wide selection of heavy duty gloves, puncture resistant gloves and medical safety gloves for first responders and other industries in British Columbia. We can facilitate bulk and wholesale orders for repeat customers.