outstanding work by fullyinvolvedleatherworks.com!
Fully Involved Leatherworks Handmade Leather Firefighting Radio Strap are made with strong and durable leather that still has a supple feel. Our products are made to last, and will ride with you through many years, if not your entire firefighter career.
PLEASE MEASURE YOURSELF BEFORE ORDERING. OUR SIZES DIFFER FROM ANY OTHER COMPANY. REPAIRS CAN NOT BE MADE.
If ordering as a gift here are some recommendations for size, however, not always 100% correct.
How to Measure-
Take a piece of webbing, rope, or string over your shoulder. Bring two ends together at your hip where you want the strap to attach to the radio holster. Take a tape measure record the total length in inches and choose your radio strap size according to the standard lengths. Be sure to stand straight when measuring for best fit.
All of our products are handmade 9+ oz. saddle grade American leather, well above industry standard. Our heavy duty nickel hardware will stand the test of time. All of our products are made from American Zebu hides. These hides are brought to our shop and then hand cut. Each piece of leather for our straps are hand dyed using Oil Dye. This Oil dye not only will not come off, but helps ensure that your product will not crack, fades, or loose color over time. Our Stitched Edge will give each product a classy look, while still maintaining the durability of one piece of leather.
NEVER DO WE RECOMMEND WEARING YOUR RADIO STRAP OVER YOUR TURNOUT COAT. THIS CREATES AN ENTANGLEMENT HAZARD AND IS HARSH ON YOUR RADIO AND STRAP. For proper use with turnout gear place your coat over the strap with your radio hanging over bunker pants. Your strap should be placed where your coat will shed water off of your radio, but yet you can still use knob functions. Pull the collar mic out of your coat through the neck. By doing this you will protect your strap and most importantly your communication device.
Post Fire Decontamination Recommendations
All of our leather products are sealed to prevent the absorption of large contaminants and particulates. If your equipment enters the IDLH we recommend washing off the large particulates with copious amounts of water and a soft bristle brush. For a more in depth decontamination use a mild detergent (Joy, Dawn, or car soap) along with water and a soft bristle brush. Once clean let air dry out of direct sunlight. Our equipment should not be placed in an extractor or dryer. These recommendations are based off of UL Contamination of firefighter personal protective equipment and skin and the effectiveness of decontamination procedures. The study may be found at https://ulfirefightersafety.org/docs/FentEtAl_JOEH2017.pdf