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Fire-Dex Launches the First-Ever NFPA 1951 Certified Technical Rescue Glove

Our new Dex-Rescue Glove provides specialized protection for rescue and recovery missions and stays breathable and comfortable on non-structural calls. 

Emergency responders looking for the perfect technical rescue glove can end their search. Today we introduce the Dex-Rescue Glove, which is a cut above when it comes to technical rescue responses.

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Designed to be a first responder’s best friend, the Dex-Rescue Glove is the industry’s first non-structural glove certified to NFPA 1951 (“Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents”). The new glove brings wearers the very best in puncture resistance and flash fire protection. Extremely durable and comfortable, there is no worry about this glove melting or igniting due to a flash fire or restricting manual dexterity in critical moments.

“There are vast numbers of extrication gloves on the market, but are not certified to NFPA 1951,” says Todd Herring, Vice President, Product Innovation and Strategy for Fire-Dex. “Our close work with extrication specialists has highlighted protection priorities that are much different for technical rescue than for structural firefighting. We saw this as an opportunity to give emergency responders the specialized protection they deserve.”

Get a Grip
Dex-Rescue Gloves meet the industry’s highest standards for cut, abrasion and comfortability while helping wearers maintain a better grip on potentially dangerous situations with enhanced features. These are based on the qualities of our popular Dex-Pro Gloves that wearers already know and love for structural calls, with enhancements concentrated on rescue applications including:

  • Pigskin construction as the best choice for abrasion resistance and breathability in wet and dry conditions, that also feels broken in right out of the bag.
  • Goatskin finger sidewalls helping improve manual dexterity by remaining soft and pliable over time.
  • Smart-touch materials making it easy to use mobile devices in the field without removing one’s gloves.
  • Rollover fingertips for increased dexterity and gripping power.
  • Keystone thumb design permitting a 360° range of motion for added flexibility.
  • Dex-Flex fingers that are naturally bent to reduce restriction and hand fatigue.
  • Impact guards providing sturdy knuckle and finger protection from impacts, cuts and punctures.

Whether assisting civilians in need, responding to a natural disaster or locating lost persons, rescuers must be ready for the unexpected. That’s why the rugged and versatile Dex-Rescue Gloves are crafted with all types of technical rescue missions in mind. Anything from chemical spills to electrical incidents to wildland emergencies, we make sure to put stronger protection within easy reach.

As the best choice for most non-structural calls and a perfect companion to our dual-certified TECGEN51 Fatigues, Dex-Rescue Gloves can be paired with non-structural PPE to create one lightweight ensemble that’s specifically designed to reduce heat stress through increased breathability. Wearing alternative gear can also extend the longevity of structural gear that is not required for non-fire calls.

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Available in XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL sizes to ensure a proper individualized fit, Dex-Rescue Gloves are made with materials that make a difference in the line of duty by providing advanced palm and back-of-hand protection. These gloves even stay soft and comfortable after repeated wet/dry cycles.


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