When choosing your rescue or fire gloves, what do you need them to offer? Industry-leading cut protection from jagged on-scene hazards? Impact protection that deflects forceful blows and pinches? Complete 360-degree water and flame resistance? When we first launched our EXT Rescue ® series, we were backed by the testing and insight of thousands of firefighters across the country – but we didn’t stop there. Since the introduction of our extrication gloves, HexArmor ® has continuously improved upon the design, form, and performance of this series. Tougher materials. Streamlined designs. Improved comfort and fit. We listened to our customers, the firefighters and first responders in the field, and created an ideal glove to earn our title: “The safest extrication gloves on the market.” Our EXT Rescue ® gloves are built from the inside out, featuring an interior layer of SuperFabric ® brand material which resists punctures and slashes. And our durable, reinforced TP-X ® palm delivers a versatile grip with ultimate abrasion resistance. The result is a glove that lasts, call after call, and won’t let you down when you need it most. Now, we’re expanding our fire and rescue line to include a glove that’s built to battle intense heat in the line of duty, the HexArmor ® FireArmor™ SR-X™ structural firefighting glove. Compliant and certified to NFPA 1971:2018, this new firefighting glove is equipped with 360-degree water-resistant and flame-resistant cow suede and stands ready to face danger as your best line of defense against heat, liquids, and debris right out of the bag.
HexArmor ® fire and rescue gloves provide the highest protection and the best possible fit – offering the complete package of comfort, dexterity, grip, and safety.
You do the job that no one else can do. We’re honored to help play a small part. Thank you for entrusting your most valuable rescue tool – your hands – to HexArmor ® .
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Contents FireArmor™ SR-X™
EXT Rescue ® Technology
EXT Rescue ® 4012 Case Study
EXT Rescue ® Series
EXT Rescue ® 4011 Case Study
The Importance of a Glove Trial
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Fight fire with FireArmor ™ Made for firefighters, tested by firefighters, and approved by firefighters. As you’re heading into the face of danger, FireArmor™ SR-X™ structural firefighting gloves are your best line of defense against heat, liquids, and debris.
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Premium Structural Firefighting Technology Built to battle high heat and intense situations, FireArmor™ SR-X™ structural firefighting gloves feature a 100% Nomex ® knit liner for 360-degree heat resistance and an inner liner of Porelle ® FR technology that barriers against water, chemicals, and bloodborne pathogens. Together, these technologies ensure hands stay comfortable and out of harm’s way for all-day protection. Compliant and certified to NFPA 1971:2018, SR-X™ gloves are built with form-fitted fingers and premium, soft, water- and flame-resistant cow suede to help maintain superior comfort, dexterity, and grip right out of the bag, even after repeated use and washings. Added FR resistance with back-of-hand Kevlar ® inner liner and reinforced protection patches on the thumb saddle and palm complete the glove, delivering the confidence you need every time you answer the call.
8180 FireArmor ™ SR-X ™ • Porelle ® FR moisture barrier (interior layer) is certified to NFPA 1971:2018 • 100% Nomex ® knit inner liner for 360° heat resistance TPP>60 • Water-resistant and flame-resistant cow suede • Extended gauntlet cuff for added protection against debris • Kevlar ® liner on back-of-hand provides added heat and cut resistance • 100% Kevlar ® thread throughout glove for added strength and FR resistance • Reinforced thumb saddle and palm patch • Launderable and quick to dry Available in sizes XS/64N – 4XL/82XW
Nomex ® and Porelle ® liners – 360° thermal protection and full FR moisture barrier
• Thermal Protection Performance is greater than 60
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XS S M L
XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
NFPA-1971 2018 Size:
64N 70N 70W 76N 76W 82N 82W 82XW
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What is it?
HexArmor ® is an exclusive licensee of SuperFabric ® * brand material in the industrial PPE market. HexArmor ® products with SuperFabric ® brand material have a secret weapon against cut hazards that no other glove can boast. SuperFabric ® technology is designed to prevent lacerations and slashes from reaching the skin. Hundreds of tiny guard plates configured on a substrate make the material both tough and flexible. HexArmor ® EXT Rescue ® gloves are built with SuperFabric ® in the palm and fingertips, hidden underneath the outermost layer.
What Does SuperFabric ® Do? SuperFabric ® brand materials resist cut, puncture, and abrasion damage at the highest level. For over a decade, HexArmor ® has been using SuperFabric ® to solve industrial hand safety issues. If an unexpected sharp hazard meets a HexArmor ® glove, the SuperFabric layer works as the last line of defense to keep the user injury-free.
Puncture Resistance Many Lacerations Begin With A Puncture
Standard Synthetic Leather Gloves
A glove with excellent cut protection often lacks adequate puncture protection, which is the number one cause of cuts. In fact, almost all lacerations begin with a puncture. Sharp hazards found at crash sites, such as glass shards and cut metal edges, can poke through the glove, then drag across the hand and rip through the material and the skin. Common cut-resistant materials such as Dyneema ® or Kevlar ® provide some protection from straight-edged hazards, but they can be easily pierced because of the knit properties of the material. HexArmor ® puncture-resistant technology relies on patented SuperFabric ® guard plates to stop hazards and prevent injuries. All puncture-resistant HexArmor ® gloves are put to the test in the lab and in the field.
Skin Surface Cut Injury
HexArmor EXT ® Extrication Gloves
Skin Surface Plates
*SuperFabric ® is a registered trademark of HDM, Inc.
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Abrasion Resistance Protect Your Hands And Your Investment
Abrasions are a constant hazard for first responders, whether from rough exteriors of hose and other equipment, rescue tools and saws, or any other material that rubs and wears down typical gloves. Effective abrasion resistance helps prolong the life of the gloves, which increases the total return on investment. Anyone who has thrown away a perfectly good glove because of a worn fingertip or palm pad understands the value of abrasion resistance even beyond the injury prevention. HexArmor ® builds superior abrasion resistance into our rescue glove line. After researching and gathering feedback on the ways in which first responders perform various tasks, we enhanced the protection with our proprietary TP-X ® material. We also added patches
of additional fabric to the areas exposed to scrapes and excessive wearing, such as the fingertips and the area between the thumb and forefinger. This keeps users safer, while extending the glove life. Impact Resistance Positively Impact Overall Safety Impacts come in all forms, shapes and magnitudes for first responders. Whether caused by falling tools or equipment or pinches, all impact injuries have one thing in common: unpredictability. Individuals must always be prepared and protected from impact and pinch points, and the patented IR-X ® Impact Exoskeleton™ from HexArmor ® has proven to reduce the number and effects of injuries. Tested and updated under the ISEA 138 impact protection guidelines, HexArmor ® impact protection is designed to absorb and redistribute the energy away from the hand and finger bones during an impact. The IR-X ® Impact Exoskeleton™ combined with our Thermal Plastic Rubber (TPR), which has the optimal durometer and height for impact dissipation, helps to lessen the force of an impact up to 60% under ISEA 138 testing, for some of the best protection on the market. Also unique to the IR-X ® is its high levels of comfort and dexterity over other impact-resistant technology. Our EXT Rescue ® line offers Level 1 and Level 2 impact protection. 0 1000 2000 3500 4000 5000 6000 Grams
HexArmor ® EXT Rescue ® vs. Standard Rescue Gloves
Vehicle rescue scenes can be dangerous to the first responders who are called to assist. It becomes increasingly important to choose proper hand protection in these situations, where lost time can mean life or death.
While responding to a two-vehicle accident with two entrapments, lieutenant Kyle B of Fife Lake, MI was working on the removal of the driver’s side door to access one of the priority patients. Upon full removal, Kyle carried the door away from the crash scene, so the crew could continue with the extrication. When he went to set it down, the sharp edges of the recently-cut hinges tore through the palm of his EXT Rescue ® 4012 gloves.
“I felt it cut the outer liner, but noticed it hadn’t gone all the way through. [I] continued to remove all the patients,” said Kyle.
Thanks to the SuperFabric ® brand material that lines the palm and fingers of the 4012, Kyle was uninjured and able to complete the extrication. Though the exterior layer of synthetic leather was torn by the laceration hazard, the SuperFabric ® remained uncompromised.
“I have to say, I am very impressed with the gloves. After having them for over a year, and using them on many accidents, they are one of the best gloves I have used. They are very comfortable and still have the dexterity needed for intricate tasks.” HexArmor ® EXT Rescue ® gloves are built with SuperFabric ® brand material in the palm and fingertips, hidden underneath the outermost layer. If an unexpected hazard meets the glove, the SuperFabric ® layer works as a last line of defense to keep the user safe. SuperFabric ® brand material is a HexArmor ® exclusively licensed solution for the Industrial PPE Market that provides superior resistance against cuts, lacerations, and punctures, while providing a superior foundation for maintaining dexterity.
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“I can say, without hesitation, that these are the most comfortable and versatile gloves I have had the ability to wear. The HexArmor ® gloves…stood up to the rigors I placed them under, without any deficiencies, and continue to be in use as of today. I commend your company for putting out a superior product, and one that I will continue to use. Thank you.”
Ryan M. - Captain, Boston Fire Department
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4011 EXT Rescue ® • SuperFabric ® brand material palm provides industry-leading cut resistance (interior layer) • High-performance back-of-hand IR-X ® Impact Exoskeleton™ provides ANSI/ISEA 138 Level 3 protection on knuckles and Level 2 protection on fingers • Full TP-X ® palm with reinforced stitching • Neoprene cuff with pull tab and Velcro ® closure Available in sizes 7/S through 11/XXL
ANSI/ISEA CUT GRAM SCORE A8 5475
SuperFabric ® ProtectionZone
4012 EXT Rescue ® • SuperFabric ® brand material palm provides industry-leading cut resistance (interior layer) • Back-of-hand impact guards provide ANSI/ISEA 138 Level 1 protection on knuckles and fingers • Durable TP-X ® palm with reinforced stitching • Elastic cuff with pull tab and Velcro ® closure Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL
ANSI/ISEA CUT GRAM SCORE A8 5139
SuperFabric ® ProtectionZone
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4013 EXT Rescue ® • SuperFabric ® brand material palm provides industry-leading cut resistance (interior layer) • Durable TP-X ® palm with reinforced stitching • Enhanced palm construction for increased durability between fingers • Back-of-hand impact guards provide ANSI/ISEA 138 Level 1 protection on knuckles and fingers • SlipFit ® and anti-debris cuff Available in sizes 7/S through 11/XXL
ANSI/ISEA CUT GRAM SCORE
A8 5201 4X41FP
SuperFabric ® ProtectionZone
4014 EXT Rescue ® Barrier • SuperFabric ® brand material palm provides industry-leading cut resistance (interior layer) • Waterproof H2X ® barrier meets ASTM F1670/ F1671 for bloodborne pathogen resistance and fluid-borne viral resistance (interior liner) • Back-of-hand impact guards provide ANSI/ISEA 138 Level 1 protection on knuckles and fingers • Durable TP-X ® palm with reinforced stitching • Neoprene cuff with pull tab and Velcro ® closure Available in sizes 7/S through 12/3XL
ANSI/ISEA CUT GRAM SCORE A8 5068
SuperFabric ® ProtectionZone
SuperFabric ® ProtectionZone
ISEA CUT: 5
Most HexArmor ® gloves and arm and body PPE are machine washable. Please see hexarmor.com for product specific washing instructions.
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The Highest-Quality Eyewear in the Industry
Well thought-out design. Industry-leading technology. The highest quality materials. This is what you’ve come to expect from HexArmor ® PPE. This trend continues with HexArmor ® Safety Eyewear. Made in Germany and backed by over 90 years of experience, you’ll experience a purpose-driven product unlike any safety eyewear in the Americas. Lens Technology The part of eyewear that gets little attention (but can have a significant impact) is the lenses. Proprietary LTX ® Lens Technology by HexArmor ® provides uncompromised optical clarity. This, combined with maximum impact resistance, makes our HexArmor ® lenses top class. Coatings Technology Not all lens coatings are the same. Typical dip coatings don’t allow the flexibility of anti-fog and scratch resistance to be applied on different sides of the lens. The flow-coating technique used by HexArmor ® allows this flexibility and outlasts all other eyewear on the market. Fit Architecture We take fit very seriously. Properly-fitting eyewear gives wearers confidence. It protects from dust and debris, is free of pressure points, is lightweight, and doesn’t slip. The right eyewear looks and feels good and is easily compatible with other PPE.
Proper protection with no side effects, this is Wearability ® .
Dual- and triple-injection molded hard and soft components
Flexible and adjustable hinged side arms
Brow guard provides protection from flying particles, dirt, or dust
Ergonomic designs suited for all-day wear
Soft ear pieces guarantee a stable and low- pressure fit
100% UV protection
Contoured or adjustable nose bridge allows for a stable, personalized fit
LTX ® Lens Technology for complete optical clarity
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MX200 HexArmor ® Eyewear • Rimless lens design with wide field of vision • Dual-injection molded soft-grip side arms for comfort and a non-slip fit • Metal-free hinge design • Beveled lens edge for additional upper eye protection • Integrated channel for eye ventilation • Contoured nose bridge for comfort and fit • LTX ® Lens Technology for complete optical clarity • 100% UV protection • Compliant with ANSI Z87.1-2015, CE EN166, CSA Z94.3, and High Impact Rated Z87+ • Also available in a slim design for narrow face shapes
Silver Mirror 53%
VS250 HexArmor ® Eyewear • Lightweight (23 grams) • Soft, non-slip, adaptive side arms for optimum comfort • Contoured lens delivers a wide field of vision • Extra soft, adjustable nose piece provides a comfortable and customized fit • LTX ® Lens Technology for complete optical clarity • 100% UV protection • Compliant with ANSI Z87.1-2015, CE EN166, CSA Z94.3, and High Impact Rated Z87+
VS300 HexArmor ® Eyewear • Triple-injected hard and soft components • Soft ear pieces provide a stable and low-pressure fit • Brow guard provides protection from flying particles, dirt, or dust • Flexible side arms with 7 inclination levels • Soft flex nose loops ensure even weight distribution on nose bridge • LTX ® Lens Technology for complete optical clarity • 100% metal free • 100% UV protection • Compliant with ANSI Z87.1-2015, CE EN166, CSA Z94.3, and High Impact Rated Z87+ • Also available in a slim design for narrow face shapes
7 Inclination Levels
Silver Mirror 12%
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IR-X ® Impact Protects First Responder
Called into Action: HexArmor ® Saves Worker from Injury A rescue crew from Pinewood Fire and Rescue responded to a call for a woman who was trapped in her car, which had rolled onto its side. Upon arrival, the crew assessed the situation and realized the roof needed to be flapped down before the woman could be removed from the vehicle. To do this they added struts to designated areas surrounding the vehicle to help stabilize it. Once the struts were in place, the crew started cutting away at the marked posts in order to free the woman. A crew member from Pinewood Fire and Rescue avoided a serious extrication injury while performing the roof flap method using a pair of hydraulic cutters. Though the incident could have resulted in serious harm, the rescue crew member attributes this save to his HexArmor ® EXT Rescue ® 4011 gloves.
One crew member was using hydraulic cutters. He began the roof flapping process by cutting the A post, and from there moved to the B post. As he was cutting the B post, he noticed the handle of the cutter was getting close to a window divider, so he released the throttle ring on the cutter to create space. Instead of providing more space, the cutters trapped his hand against the vehicle. He pulled his hand away from the vehicle as hard as he could, and to his surprise, his whole hand had been saved, and only part of the glove was left behind. The crew member attributes this save to his HexArmor ® gloves saying, “I was lucky to be wearing a pair of quality extrication gloves with finger padding. I left a piece of the glove and only suffered some nerve damage.” He could have lost his finger, but because of the strength of his gloves, and his quick thinking, he went home in one piece. In situations like the above incident, it is important to remember where your tools are throughout the extrication process and to take the time to reposition them as needed.
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The Importance of a Glove Trial A glove trial is the process of field-testing different models of safety gloves, either from a single source or several manufacturers, in order to identify the best glove for a particular job. When done correctly, the benefits of a glove trial include:
• Improved hand safety program and equipment and reduced rate of hand injuries • Increased awareness of hand safety issues among workers • Higher rates of compliance with hand safety PPE requirements • Reduction in costs related to hand protection, through increased efficiency and durability of work gloves, or reduced insurance rates, medical costs, and workers’ comp claims Work conditions vary from one job to another. There is no way to tell how effective a particular safety glove will be without testing it in the field to see how it holds up and protects against the actual hazards encountered in the workplace. Although a glove may have tested well in laboratory settings and been granted a high cut rating, it may lack abrasion resistance and break down quickly in the field. If a glove doesn’t offer the same level of protection at the end of the work day as it does at the beginning, then you need to consider another option. To ensure you avoid wasting time and energy on a poorly-run glove trial, we have outlined a set of proven steps you can take in the glove trial process. These tips and recommendations come from over a decade of experience working with large industrial companies.
For the full white paper, please contact your HexArmor ® rep, or visit https://www.hexarmor.com/trial-request
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FIRE & RESCUE
Call 1-877-MY ARMOR or visit hexarmor.com HexArmor ® products are cut and puncture resistant, NOT CUT AND PUNCTURE PROOF. Do not use with moving or serrated blades or tools. User shall be exclusively responsible to assess the suitability of the product as specified for any individual application or use. Protection zones are to be used as a general guide. Actual product protection zones may differ.
Protected by patents and patents pending. SuperFabric ® is a registered trademark of HDM, Inc.
All products, product descriptions, and performance scores are current as of March 2019 For current product information, please visit hexarmor.com, or call 1-877-MY ARMOR