Comfort in textiles and clothing

3A3_0666_ PORTUGUESE FIREFIGHTERS’ PERCEPTIONS CONCERNING PROTECTIVE GLOVES

Authors
  • Anna Sophia Piacenza Moraes
  • Rachel Boldt
  • M. Carvalho
  • F. Ferreira

Abstract

In firefighting, gloves continue to be an important item of personal protective equipment and must provide adequate hand protection while allowing firefighters to conduct operations. However, studies have shown that enhanced thermal protection entails greater bulkiness, leading to discomfort and limited dexterity, and sizing systems may not be the most appropriate. An ongoing study on firefighters’ personal protective equipment in Portugal has found similar results. This paper presents some of the participants’ perceptions regarding their gloves, including finger length, difficulty in putting on and removing when gloves are wet, dexterity issues, and styles/sizes available in the brigade.

Keywords: Firefighting, fire gloves, protection level, fit issues

How to Cite:

Moraes, A. & Boldt, R. & Carvalho, M. & Ferreira, F., (2019) “3A3_0666_ PORTUGUESE FIREFIGHTERS’ PERCEPTIONS CONCERNING PROTECTIVE GLOVES”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
13 Aug 2019
Peer Reviewed