NC and PA Volunteer Fire Departments Receive New Turnouts from 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway

NC and PA Volunteer Fire Departments Receive New Turnouts from 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have been working together since 2012 to provide new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to volunteer fire departments in need through the Globe Gear Giveaway program. In 2018, 52 sets of gear will be awarded to 13 departments to help better protect their responders. Providence (NC) Fire & Rescue and the Strong Volunteer Fire Company (Mount Carmel Township, PA) are the latest gear recipients.

Research to Improve Turnout Gear for Women

Research to Improve Turnout Gear for Women

The Size FF Research project is sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and consists of academic experts from the fields of anthropometrics and product design. The group’s focus since 1982 has been on the development of better performing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Through a partnership with the 2018 International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (iWomen) conference directors, the research team adopted a user-centered approach to understand the PPE needs of female firefighters.

How to care for garments that have been exposed to soot, smoke and toxic substances

How to care for garments that have been exposed to soot, smoke and toxic substances

Firefighters can better protect themselves by practicing wet-soap decon practices and other advanced cleaning procedures as outlined in NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. Plus, they can also tap into many free online resources offered by companies like Globe.

Two More Recipients Announced in 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway

Two More Recipients Announced in 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway

Globe and DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), is awarding 13 fire departments with a total of 52 sets of life-saving turnout gear in 2018 through the Globe Gear Giveaway. The program is designed to help fire departments with limited budgets who struggle to maintain adequate protection for their personnel. The latest recipients are the Burnettsville (IN) Volunteer Fire Department and the Pattonsburg (MO) Fire and Rescue Protection District.

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