You pull up to a call in winter and what do you encounter? Water and ICE!

You pull up to a call in winter and what do you encounter? Water and ICE!

How do you then minimize the risk of slips and falls in winter conditions? In 2014, Vibram challenged its chemists, product engineers, and team of testers to develop a technology that changed the standard in winter traction and one of the most treacherous surfaces known to man – WET ICE. Added to the challenge, was to do it without the use of metal spikes or the need to stop and fix a separate component, or overshoe, to footwear.

New download: 2017 AFG PPE Project Guide

New download: 2017 AFG PPE Project Guide

Applications to AFG for turnout gear have consistently been one of the two top activities requested under the Firefighter Operations grant category and for good reason. Turnout gear is utilized on every alarm. It is the core of every fire department. Your department simply cannot exist without it.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides the best means to cover these expenses. However, because of their popularity, turnout gear requests are among the most competitive activities of this grant program.

To assist you in this endeavor, our guide will provide you with information and suggestions to formulate your application for turnout gear.

Balancing Firefighter Protection Is Like a 3-Dimensional Chess Game

Balancing Firefighter Protection Is Like a 3-Dimensional Chess Game

The alarming rate of cancer diagnoses among firefighters is very real and very serious. What we know is that firefighters have an increased risk for several types of cancer. Fires produce hundreds of toxic compounds; and some are carcinogenic. Everyone in the fire industry is at least talking about it. And some are quick to market with what they think the answer might be.

Helping to Protect Our Volunteer Firefighters

Helping to Protect Our Volunteer Firefighters

Since 2012, we’ve partnered with DuPont Protection Solutions and the National Volunteer Fire Council to provide 351 sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to volunteer fire departments in need – a value of over $800,000. Through our Globe Gear Giveaway Program, an additional 13 departments will receive four sets of gear each in 2017.

Globe is Now Part of MSA | Still Globe, Only Better

Globe is Now Part of MSA | Still Globe, Only Better

It’s been all over Wall Street and Main Street, within the fire service and outside, and all around the world that Globe’s fourth generation owners have sold the business to MSA Safety Incorporated. It’s true. Globe protective clothing manufacturing, boot manufacturing, and cleaning and repair businesses are now part of MSA. What brought us together?

3 Ways Boots Made in the USA Benefit You

3 Ways Boots Made in the USA Benefit You

At Globe, we believe that “Made in the USA” means something. When you buy our athletic construction fire boots made in Maine, you’re helping to protect and preserve American jobs – not just for the workers in our boot factory, but beyond. We’ve made significant investments in the capacity to manufacture American-made footwear through lean manufacturing and producing components that were previously only available from offshore suppliers. Those investments are in new technologies, equipment, research and development, processes, and people.

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