Print

Be a Firefighter >> Browse Articles >> Education in Fire & Rescue

+17

Firefighter Gear: Then and Now

The first firefighters were required to supply their own gloves, typically made of leather. The first boots were made of leather and were knee-high.

Eventually leather boots were replaced with rubber ones and extended to the hips. Gloves are now made of a special blend of high-performance fibers that make the gloves resistant to heat and fire. Boots are made out of a combination of synthetic materials, leather and rubber.

Today’s boot manufacturers focus not only on functionality but on comfort and durability as well.


Sources: FireLink Photo Uploads

Recent Activity

Photo_user_blank_big
Amorga007 gave a thumbs down to The Article "Master of Science in Emergency Management", 3 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
hotmother received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", 5 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
dank gave a thumbs up to The Article "10 Steps to Becoming a Firefighter - For Military Service...", 6 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
SJFDProbe4lyfe received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", 7 days ago.
Bud_in_deep_thought_max30
Engineerk7 commented on: "Bud Hurlbut", 10 days ago.