DuPont, Globe Donating 52 Sets of Firefighter Gear with DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fiber technologies.

DuPont Protection Technologies and Globe are again partnering and giving back to U.S. fire departments in need. Globe has partnered with DuPont and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to donate 52 sets of gear in 2013 to deserving fire departments. The gear is made of DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fiber technologies, the leading brands in fire protection worldwide.

Firefighter wearing G-XCEL™ turnout gear from Globe made with DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fiber.

Firefighter wearing G-XCEL™ turnout gear from Globe made with DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fiber.

Volunteer firefighters selflessly devote their time and risk their own safety to protect their communities. Yet many volunteer fire departments are struggling to provide the gear and equipment necessary to keep their personnel safe. Departments are forced to make due with an inadequate amount of turnouts or with worn out gear they can’t afford to replace.

As the world’s largest and most trusted manufacturer of structural firesuits in the world, Globe is giving back to first responders in need through this remarkable donation program. The program launched in 2012, when Globe partnered with DuPont and the NVFC to celebrate the company’s 125th anniversary by giving away 144 sets of gear to volunteer departments in the U.S. and Canada who demonstrated their need. Over 2,600 departments applied for sets of gear.

With the success of the 2012 program and the great need among departments for gear, Globe is offering an additional 52 sets of gear to NVFC members in 2013. Applicants must meet the stated criteria to be eligible to apply.”

The application process is being managed by the NVFC. Find criteria and apply by June 30 at http://www.nvfc.org/globe-gear-donation