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FAST Rescue Solutions adds new safety gloves to its line of fire fighting products

March 10, 2022
By CFF Staff

FAST Rescue Solutions added three new lines of safety gloves to its product lineup. Under a distribution agreement with Vanguard Safety Wear, FAST Rescue Solutions released the MK-1 and MK-1 Ultra structural fire fighting gloves and the SQUAD-1 extrication gloves.

The MK-1 features five layers of 100 per cent Kevlar knit for thermal, cut and puncture resistance. The cowhide-reinforced back shell is intended to offer long-term radiant heat resistance and the NFPA 1971-compliant moisture barrier blocks chemicals and bloodborne pathogens. Its construction was designed to provide the durability firefighters need to do their jobs safely and effectively: the reinforced thumb crotch protects the high wear area and the inner liner is sewn and bonded at the fingertips. The Kevlar knit with kangaroo skin palm and back of thumb provides flexibility, grip and dexterity for firefighters and first responders who require the highest level of tactility.

The MK-1 Ultra offers the same qualities of the MK-1 but in an all-kangaroo-skin version that is intended to enhance strength, durability and suppleness of naturally water-resistant leather with 10 times the tensile strength of cowhide.

The SQUAD-1 (SQ-1) extrication gloves were designed for the fire service with the goal of producing an efficient design for extreme flexibility, grip and comfort. They feature a 100 per cent Kevlar palm-side inner liner; flame-resistant back side outer shell; synthetic leather palm shell reinforced with a kangaroo skin outer layer; Kevlar laminate reinforcements on the backs of fingers; padded knuckle protection with a reflective strip; and ANSI Cut Level 3 protection.

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