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 Sleeper, Mo., is the latest recipient of 12 sets of full turnout gear.
Sleeper is a volunteer department of 15 that responds to 250 calls per year. In the application, Sharlene Rieke of the Sleeper department says, “Our newest gear is over nine years old, and that makes it hard to be federally compliant. This donation is a big deal for us.”
Globe estimates the cost to replace one firefighter suit is over $2,000. “We know 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