DuPont Salutes the Firefighters Who Protect Us, Today and Everyday

When Wallingford, Penn., firefighter Joe Lombardo and his crew pulled up to a church with a reported basement fire, it didn't seem like an unusual job.

It didn't take long, though, for Lombardo and two others to find themselves trapped on the top floor of that church with what turned out to be a six-alarm blaze closing quickly around them.

Lombardo's rescue at the hands of fellow firefighter Patrick O'Roarke is a story you must hear.

It's a heroic story — but it's not an unusual story.

On this International Firefighters Day, DuPont is proud to honor firefighters around the world for their selflessness and dedication to protecting the things we value and the lives we love. Their everyday bravery is inspiring.

We're proud to support firefighters and we are continuously exploring new ways to innovate and refine DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® to help protect them in each layer of their turnout gear. It's our privilege to play a role in the life-saving, and life-risking, work firefighters do.