Firefighter Hoods Featured by Ten-8 Fire Equipment
When you enter an emergency situation with a risk of exposure to high heats and debris, having the right equipment is essential. A quality firefighter hood is an important part of the PPE ensemble. It must be lightweight, breathable, and easy to hear through. In addition, it should help filter out harmful contaminants to protect your crew for years to come.
Ten-8 prides itself on taking the health and safety of every firefighter seriously, so it’s important to us to partner with a company that does the same. PGI COBRA’s BarriAire Gold Hoods offer more protection from harmful particles than other brands. They also feature superior comfort and durability. Learn more about these hoods below.
Fill out our equipment request form or call us at 877-989-7660 for more information on the full line of firefighter hoods we offer.
PGI COBRA™ BarriAire Particulate Barrier Technology Hoods™
BarriAire firefighter hoods offer enhanced protection from contaminants by combining an outer layer of PGI proprietary gold FR fabric and an inner layer of lightweight DuPont Nomex Nano Flex fabric. They are quieter than laminated hoods, allowing for increased communication and awareness in emergency situations.
BarriAire Gold Hood Complete Coverage
The Complete Coverage particulate barrier hood provides coverage for the entire head, except for the Sure-Fit panel at the crown. The hood is composed of a quiet 3-ply quilted fabric with rib knit around the face opening and gusseted shoulders. The outer layer has a durable water resistant finish that allows for easier identification of stains and simplified cleaning. BarriAire firefighter hoods offer enhanced protection with an outer layer of PGI proprietary gold fire-resistant fabric and an inner layer of DuPont Nomex Nano Flex fabric.
BarriAire Gold Hood Critical Coverage
The Critical Coverage particulate barrier hood includes front and back bibs that extend coverage beyond the critical areas identified by NFPA – Maximum protection. Like the Complete Coverage hood, the Critical Coverage hood is quilted with a Nomex Nano Flex barrier, which is 94%-96% effective at eliminating particulate contamination. It is also heat, flame, and thermal resistant which offers a longer wear life than standard hoods. Unlike laminated firefighter hoods, BarriAire hoods are quiet, which increases situational awareness. The outer layer features a durable water resistant finish, which reduces toxic build-up and allows for easier and more effective cleaning. The Critical Coverage hood has a contoured fit, with an elastic opening that allows for a snug fit around the face of SCBA masks.
The Right Firefighter Hood Can Reduce the Risk of Cancer
Firefighter hoods play a critical role in the short and long term health of our first responders. As of 2017, more firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years than in the previous ten years combined. In fact, research shows that one in three firefighters will die of cancer. In all fire smoke, there are at least nine Group 1 carcinogens, all of which can enter the body through skin absorption. Three out of four of the highest absorption areas in the body involve the neck and head area. BarriAire’s firefighter hoods cover these areas to prevent exposure to the carcinogens that are routinely encountered by firefighters.
Fill out our equipment request form or call us at 877-989-7660 for more information on the full line of the firefighter hoods we offer.