What a difference a year makes!

What a difference a year makes!

A year ago, we previewed ATHLETIX™ – the future of turnout gear – at FDIC. We took this opportunity to interact with thousands of firefighters over the course of the conference to continue our “Voice of the Customer” development process. We were on a mission not only to innovate for firefighter safety but also to delight firefighters with that protection.

Can SMARTER Technology Reduce Firefighter Injuries and Fatalities?

Can SMARTER Technology Reduce Firefighter Injuries and Fatalities?

Most of us are aware that technology is becoming increasingly prevalent. Almost every firefighter has a smart phone with impressive computing powers and the ability to provide extensive amounts of data upon demand. But, how does advancing technology affect the fire service? More importantly, how could technology make the fire service safer?

Firefighter face, eye protection advances stalled

Firefighter face, eye protection advances stalled

One of the elements of a firefighter’s protective ensemble that often gets neglected is eye and face protection. Most often firefighters rely on their self-contained breathing apparatus facemask, but SCBA are not worn for every type of emergency response.

[Video] How Your Bunker Gear Works

[Video] How Your Bunker Gear Works

Tactics in the fire service have changed. It used to be that firefighters stopped the fire at the building. But now they’re going in deeper to stop the fire at the room of origin. Firefighters need training not only on the performance of their gear and proper donning and doffing but also on the limitations of their gear.

Application Period Now Open for 2017 Globe Gear Giveaway to Volunteer Fire Departments

Application Period Now Open for 2017 Globe Gear Giveaway to Volunteer Fire Departments

Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed to support local responders with much needed gear through the Globe Gear Giveaway. Now in its sixth year, eligible departments can apply for four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to better protect their members. Thirteen department awards will be made, for a total of 52 sets of gear. The application period is now open. Applications are due by June 1, 2017.

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