Firefighter & Rescue Glove Features
Flexible Thermoplastic Rubber Shields
All Cestus Fire & Rescue gloves are outfitted with vented Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) impact shields to protect your hands in even the most demanding fire and rescue situations. Flexible and lightweight, the TPR shields on our gloves are designed to offer impact protection in strategic locations on the gloves.
Our Fire & Rescue Series gloves are designed to provide the highest-quality grip that can withstand the elements without sacrificing dexterity. An exclusive Cestus technology, many of our gloves include a textured Skid-X™ grip with cut and puncture resistance that is double-stitched with Kevlar® thread to add oil, water, and petrochemical resistance and provide heightened grip control on wet, oily, or dry surfaces.
We understand that you need high-quality hand protection that’s tough and reliable, but also convenient and easy to use. Our fire-resistant gloves are designed with ergonomic velcro or pull-on cuffs to allow for quick and efficient dress-outs that also provide a snug, comfortable fit and offer superior debris-proof wrist protection.
Our Fire & Rescue Series gloves are designed to protect you under the harsh, difficult conditions you work in day in and day out. Our gloves are outfitted with high-vis color and reflective striping to enhance hand visibility in low-light and hazardous situations.
Fire & Rescue Glove FAQs
1. What are firefighter gloves made of?
The materials in fire-resistant gloves need to stand up to the demanding conditions inherent in safety, extraction, and search and rescue missions. They also need to be flexible and easy to wear and use. That’s why they’re made of a combination of carefully designed materials like thermoplastic rubber (TPR), layered silicone, neoprene, and polycarbonate that are capable of withstanding the harsh conditions firefighters and first responders encounter.
2. How do you break in fire gloves?
Fire-resistant gloves are designed to be tough but flexible. That said, no matter how well they’re designed, new gloves always need breaking in. Think of fire gloves the same way you’d think of a new baseball mitt or a new pair of shoes. The best way to break them in is to use them. Break them in by wearing them around the house, while you’re doing yard work, or while driving.
3. Can you wash fire gloves?
Absolutely! Not only can you wash fire gloves, but it’s essential that you do. Properly cleaning your fire gloves on a regular basis will help increase their longevity and ability to retard flames. After all, if there is excess dirt or other material on your gloves, it could catch fire.
Here’s how to safely and thoroughly wash your fire gloves.
- Keep gloves on
- Add gentle dishwashing soap to glove palms
- Under a faucet, scrub between the fingers, top of the gloves, and then the palms of the gloves
- Rinse any soap residue from the gloves
- Hang to air dry the gloves
4. What are the best structural firefighting gloves?
Simply put, the best structural firefighting gloves are those that can handle the toughest and most demanding fire and rescue missions. They should be strong enough to withstand exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, heavy rope abrasion, and interaction with sharp metal and glass. They should also be flexible and comfortable enough to accommodate the range of motion and dexterity necessary to handle small objects and write.
5. Are Cestus gloves fireproof?
No material is 100% fireproof. “Fireproof” materials, commonly referred to as fire-retardants, are designed to be able to withstand extreme heat and significantly slow the spread of a fire. But all materials are eventually impacted by high enough heat. While no material exists that is truly fireproof, the materials used to make Cestus gloves are highly flame-resistant.