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The barrier is a critical part of a fire glove.  It is also a hidden part of the glove that the fire fighter can’t inspect. Since the barrier is not visible, durability is very important because all 3 glove layers (shell, barrier, lining) work together to make up the gloves thermal protection system.  If the barrier fails it will allow for exposure to water, steam, chemicals and blood borne pathogens.. The NFPA standard requires all gloves to pass an Overall Liquid Integrity Test after the gloves have been exposed to a convective heat preconditioning temperature of 350F for ten minutes....

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Particulate blocking is the next priority for firefighters’ Personal Protective Equipment.  Safedesign offers several options to help keep particulates away from your skin, including the newest offering from PGI – The makers of the first Flash Hood. PGI Cobra™ BarriAire™ Gold Hoods lead the way in particulate barrier hood protection. Coverage where you want it with fit options that allow you to maximize your personal mask-up capabilities. Whether you prefer in‑channel or over the mask, standard or extended bib, or additional DuPont™ Nomex® Nano particulate blocking power, BarriAire Gold Hoods are the fitting response to the hazards you face. For...

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