Rosenbauer launches two new sets of gloves for firefighters

Published:  22 July, 2014

Rosenbauer's new Safe Grip 3 set of gloves provide heat and flame resistance for firefighting operations, while the new Rescue II set has been designed for technical assistance purposes. 

Operational gloves are an important part of any firefighter’s personal protection equipment. Therefore, when responding to an emergency, they generally have at least two pairs available. The first of these consists of protective gloves for use in fires, which have to be certified according to EN 659:2008. The second pair have to be operational gloves that are employed in the case of traffic accidents, the establishment of a water supply, the operation of the extinguishing technology at the vehicle, human and animal rescue, and all other types of work. Above all, this second pair of gloves must safeguard against mechanical influences such as stabs, cuts and grazes, while at the same time offering the best possible sense of touch. 

Rosenbauer’s protective gloves are tested and certificated according to EN 407 ‘Protection Against Thermal Risks’ and EN 388 ‘Protection Against Mechanical Risks’ and the company offers the ideal model for every purpose. 

As compared to its predecessor model, the Rescue II possesses improved cut resistance. The new operational glove now meets the highest performance level 5 of the EN 388 standard. The palm consists of highly abrasion-resistant Kevlar with a revamped silicone-carbon coating, while the back of the hand is covered by red nylon with additional impact protection over the knuckles. The inner lining, which is made from cut-resistant polyethylene, also contributes to enhanced safety and an elasticated wristband at the entry to the cuff protects against splinters,’ commented Rosenbauer’s Gerda Konigsdorfer.

'The Rescue II also incorporates marked improvements with regard to sense of touch, firmness of grip and dexterity (from Level 4 to Level 5). Above all, the new movement folds and the optimised material construction provide excellent tactility, while the elastic gathering at the wrist ensures an optimum fit. All in all, the Rescue II is more pleasant to wear than its predecessor and offers greater sensitivity and feel. The Rosenbauer Rescue II is ideal whenever fire service operations are subject to little or no danger from thermal influences.’

 The new operational glove will be available for delivery at the end of July 2014 in the sizes 6 to 12 and in the colours red and black.  

Technical data:

Rescue II with EN 388 certification, Safe Grip 3 with EN 407 certification

Level 5 cut resistance

Level 5 tactility

Level 3 abrasion resistance

Level 3 tear resistance

Level 3 penetration resistance

Level 1 contact heat resistance

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