Turnout Gear and Firefighter Safety


Turnout Gear and Firefighter Safety

A group forum to discuss todays turnout gear and its effect on firefighter safety

Location: DELMARVA
Members: 14
Latest Activity: May 8, 2015

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Comment by Trevor Scully on March 24, 2015 at 9:43am

At my station we use a mix of janesville isodri,And different varieties of Globe, GX-7, GExtreme, and Gexcel.  We bought a few sets of GExtreme back in 2009 then, we started to buy the Isodri 3 years ago to help with phasing out the GX-7 due to the wear out date coming up.

When our new Chief took over he started buying the Gexcel. 3 people have been issued Gexcel and they all love it. Me and one other firefighter went through the fire academy last year are still in old GX-7, we are both waiting for our new gear to arrive. Unfortunately we will still have some firefighter who will be in out of date gear but these are guys who work part time and barely show up.

Comment by Jason Russell Brannan on November 22, 2011 at 1:41am

Jamesville  V force is what we use.  I like the Globe gear when demo was done but am happy with the Jamesville.  The suspenders have a large triple velcro on the back and a a nice material over lap button system on the front.  No problems with suspenders at all, it has a really good heat shield.  I was caught in a flame over in a stair well where I was engulfed from the waist up for over 5 seconds and never felt the heat.  That can be a bad thing too though.  I have had them for 2 years and been in some pretty bad conditions and the are holding up well.


Comment by Ringold15 on November 17, 2011 at 2:05pm

Globe extreme has to be the best bunker that I've tried and morning pride is probaly the second.

Comment by George B. Wiggins III on November 17, 2011 at 7:46am

As far as i am concerned the lighter weight the better. I wear a set of Globe extreme gear at one job and Morning Pride at another. I think Globe is a better fit.

Comment by Ken Smith on June 27, 2010 at 9:28pm
My intentions are to pick other firefighters brains about the type of turnout gear they use and their thoughts, likes and dislikes on the type of gear that they wear. Turnout gear plays such a big role in the everyday life of a firefighter I wanted to know how it gets you through each day, how it effected you on a particular call and all of its plus and minuses. This forum is meant to help us learn and to take back to our various departments and share this important info with our fellow firefighters.

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