To celebrate 125 years in business, Globe donates 125 sets of full turnout gear to a dozen deserving volunteer fire departments
Partnering with National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and DuPont, Globe is proud to announce Moose Creek, Ontario is the latest recipient of twelve sets of full turnout gear.
Moose Creek is a volunteer department of 19. “This award is a welcome surprise. It hadn’t crossed my mind a small town like us could win something so big.”
Chief Nicholas Forgues says the department’s failing gear was a major concern. “I worry that our gear is going to be responsible for the injury of one of our own, or worse, death. With this award, that problem is no longer”
Globe estimates the cost to replace one firefighter suit is over $2,000. “We know the volunteer departments have been hit especially hard over the last few years,” Globe Marketing Manager Stephanie McQuade says, “and we just want to do our part to ensure first responders have confidence to run into a building while everyone else is running out.”
Globe and the NVFC got more than 2,600 applications from volunteer fire departments across the country. “Many volunteer departments are struggling to meet basic expenses,” says Kimberly Quiros, Director of Communciation, NVFC. “We are thrilled to partner with Globe and DuPont to provide local departments with safe, up-to-date protective gear to continue saving lives.”
Globe is the largest and most trusted manufacturer of structural firesuits in the world. Over the years, Globe has been responsible for introducing many of the materials, designs, and construction methods we now take for granted in firefighter suits. Globe was the first manufacturer in the fire service to use DuPont NOMEX® inherently flame resistant materials. Learn more at www.globeturnoutgear.com