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January 20, 2016


2015 Globe Gear Giveaway Equipped 13 Departments In Need With New Turnout Gear


Fifty-two sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear were distributed to 13 North American volunteer fire departments in 2015, thanks to Globe and DuPont Protection Technologies, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). The Globe Gear Giveaway program provides struggling volunteer departments with much-needed gear to help improve the safety and protection of their firefighters.


Since launching in 2012, the Globe Gear Giveaway program has provided 299 sets of turnout gear to 56 departments. The 13 latest winners each received four sets of gear, significantly enhancing the safety of their firefighters, who previously made do with old, worn, and noncompliant gear that provided less-than-optimal protection. For departments that weren’t able to provide gear for all of their members, the new gear will enable more of their firefighters to train and respond, enhancing the safety of both the firefighters and the communities they serve.


“We are very grateful for Globe and DuPont’s ongoing support of the NVFC and boots-on-theground volunteers through the Globe Gear Giveaway program,” said NVFC Chairman Kevin D. Quinn. “There are many deserving volunteer departments that are struggling to make ends meet and provide adequate protection for their firefighters. We appreciate all of the departments who applied for this year’s program and congratulate the recipients.”


“Every day, thousands of volunteer firefighters place themselves in harm’s way in the performance of their fire and rescue duties,” said Globe Senior VP of Marketing Rob Freese.


“We’re pleased and honored to be able to give back to some of the many volunteer fire departments with limited resources by improving the safety of their members with the most advanced turnout gear.”


The 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway recipients are as follows:

Cairo Volunteer Fire Department (MS)

Friendship Volunteer Fire Department (IN)

Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department (ME)

Koosharem Fire Rescue (UT)

Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department (WV)

L’Orignal Fire Department (Ontario, Canada)

Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department (OK)

North Fork Fire Protection District (ID)

Pinal Rural Fire Rescue (AZ)

Rawlings Volunteer Fire Department (MD)

Roby Volunteer Fire Department (MO)

Rockaway Point Fire Department (NY)

South Amboy Fire Department (NJ)


To be eligible for the 2015 giveaway, departments had to be over 50 percent volunteer, serve a population of 25,000 or less, be located in the U.S. or Canada, be a member of the NVFC, and demonstrate significant need for the gear that the department could not meet on its own. To help departments with the membership requirement, Globe also sponsored 200 Department Memberships to the NVFC.


Over 550 departments applied for the gear, demonstrating the urgent need for this type of program. The 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway application period will open in February. Stay tuned to the NVFC web site at for details.






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