Press Releases

April 04, 2017
Globe Launches Turnout Gear Like Nothing You've Ever Experienced at FDIC International 2017
Globe Manufacturing Company launches ATHLETIX™, turnout gear like nothing you’ve ever experienced. New material technology enables the all-new athletic design with stretch fabrics that allow closer, body-contoured fit to provide unprecedented range of motion with less bulk, more flexibility, and lighter weight.
February 08, 2017
Apply for Free Turnout Gear through the 2017 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up to support local responders with much needed gear through the Globe Gear Giveaway. Now in its sixth year, eligible departments can apply for four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to better protect their members.
January 24, 2017
2016 Globe Gear Giveaway Provided 13 Departments with Needed Turnout Gear
Fifty-two sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear were distributed to 13 North American volunteer fire departments in 2016, thanks to Globe and DuPont Protection Solutions, 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.
December 22, 2016
Final Winners Announced in 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the final two departments to receive turnouts through the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway Program. The Grindstone (PA) Community Volunteer Fire Department and the Cottonwood Shores (TX) Volunteer Fire Department will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
November 22, 2016
Departments in MO and KY Latest Recipients in 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce the latest round of winners in the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway. This is the fifth year that Globe has partnered with DuPont and the NVFC to provide volunteer departments with critically needed sets of turnout gear. The Brindle Ridge Fire Department in Mount Vernon, KY, and the Eastern Douglas County Fire Department in Drury, MO, will each be outfitted with four sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear.
October 25, 2016
Globe, DuPont and NVFC Announce More Winners in 2016 Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the latest round of winners in the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway. This is the fifth year that Globe has partnered with DuPont and the NVFC to provide volunteer departments with critically needed sets of turnout gear. The Northwest Washington Volunteer Fire Company in Salem, IN, and the Sylvia-Yellow Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Dickson, TN, will each be outfitted with four sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear.
October 24, 2016
Globe Wins International Award for ATHLETIX™ Turnout Gear Design and Innovation
Globe Manufacturing Company announced that it was awarded the 2016 International Achievement Awards (IAA) Award of Excellence and Best in Category for Advanced Textiles. The award was presented by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) at their IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 20.
September 27, 2016
Departments in ME and NC Receive New Turnout Gear through Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce the third round of winners in the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway. In its fifth year the Giveaway will provide a total of 13 departments with four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear. The latest recipients of the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway are the LaGrange (ME) Fire Department and the Pekin Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders from Mount Gilead, NC.
August 31, 2016
Departments in Montana and Nevada are Latest Recipients in 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the second round of winners in the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway. In the fifth annual Giveaway, a total of 13 departments will each receive four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear. The latest recipients of the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway are the Glacier County Rural Fire Department in Cut Bank, MT, and Walker Lake (NV) Volunteer Fire Department.
August 05, 2016
NVFC Announces First Recipients in 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered for the fifth year to provide new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to fire departments in need. This year, a total of 13 departments will receive four sets of gear each. The first three recipients of the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway are Klawock (AK) Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department (Broadway, NJ), and Norton Volunteer Fire Department (New Brunswick, Canada).
May 23, 2016
Firefighter Activity at FDIC International 2016 Raises $18,340 for Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
Globe Manufacturing Company continued its partnership with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at FDIC International 2016, the nation’s largest firefighter training conference and exhibition held April 21-24 in Indianapolis. With its supplier partner, 3M, Globe invited attendees to try on its new ATHLETIX™ and G-XTREME® 3.0 turnout gear and show their strength on a high striker. Firefighters then spun a wheel to determine a donation ‒ $10, $20, $50, or $100 ‒ to the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund in their name. In total, Globe and 3M donated $18,340 to the Fund.
April 05, 2016
Globe Reveals the Future of Turnout Gear and Supports Farrell Fund at FDIC International 2016
Globe Manufacturing Company will reveal the future of turnout gear ‒ ATHLETIX™ – at FDIC International 2016. Unlike any turnout gear today, it is the product of blue-sky thinking and clean-slate design. Enabled by breakthrough fabrics and materials, ATHLETIX™ will help you to “Stretch Your Capabilities.”
March 24, 2016
Globe to Present Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform at Smart Fabrics Summit in Washington, DC
Globe Manufacturing Company announced today that it has been invited by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International to speak at the first-ever Smart Fabrics Summit in Washington, DC on April 11. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will moderate a panel of senior level business leaders at the Summit.
February 09, 2016
Application Period Now Open for 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up for the fifth year to provide new gear to volunteer fire departments in need. The application period for the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway is now open, and eligible departments can apply for four sets of CLASSIX® turnout gear for their members. Thirteen department awards will be made, for a total of 52 sets of gear. Applications are due by June 1, 2016.
January 12, 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.
December 22, 2015
Final Awards Given in 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are wrapping up the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway Program by providing two more departments with turnout gear. The Cairo Volunteer Fire Department in Mississippi and the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department in Oklahoma will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
November 18, 2015
Departments in WV and MD Receive New Turnouts through Globe Gear Giveaway Program
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce the fifth round of winners in the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway program. Rawlings Volunteer Fire Department in Maryland and Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department in West Virginia will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
October 27, 2015
Departments in Indiana and New York are Latest Winners in Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway. This month, Friendship (IN) Volunteer Fire Department and the Rockaway Point (NY) Fire Department were each awarded four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
September 30, 2015
Departments in Arizona and Missouri are Latest Winners in Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway. This month, Pinal Rural Fire Rescue in Mammoth, AZ, and the Roby (MO) Volunteer Fire Department will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
August 25, 2015
Departments in Maine & Idaho Awarded New Globe Gear
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the second round of winners in the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway. This is the fourth year that Globe has partnered with DuPont and the NVFC to provide volunteer departments with critically needed sets of turnout gear. The Georgetown (ME) Volunteer Fire Department and North Fork (ID) Fire Protection District will each be outfitted with four sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear.
July 27, 2015
First Three Department Winners Named in 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway
For the fourth year, Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to provide new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to fire departments in need. This year’s first three recipients are the South Amboy (NJ) Fire Department, Koosharem (UT) Fire Rescue, and L’Orignal Fire Department (Ontario, Canada).
May 07, 2015
Globe and 3M Donate $28,080 to Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
Corporate Supporters Raise Funds at FDIC International 2015
April 20, 2015
Globe Introduces Evolution of Most Advanced Turnout Gear and Supports Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at FDIC International 2015
Globe Manufacturing Company will introduce the evolution of Athletic Gear for Firefighters at FDIC. The new G-XTREME® 3.0 is completely retailored from collar to cuff to provide unrestricted mobility for even the most athletic firefighter.
February 23, 2015
Application Period Now Open for 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are partnering to help resource-constrained fire departments obtain needed turnout gear. The application period for the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway program is now open, and eligible departments can apply for four sets of CLASSIX® turnout gear for their members. Thirteen department awards will be made, for a total of 52 sets of gear.
January 12, 2015
2014 Globe Gear Giveaway Provided 13 Departments with Needed Turnout Gear
Thirteen volunteer fire departments are starting off 2015 with more protection than they had at this time last year. That is because Globe and DuPont Protection Technologies, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), awarded 52 sets of state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear to departments in need in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway program.
January 07, 2015
Departments in Illinois & Tennessee Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the final two departments to receive turnouts through the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway Program. The Royalton Fire Department in Royalton, IL, and the Burrville Volunteer Fire Department in Sunbright, TN, will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
November 24, 2014
Departments in KY and TX Receive New Turnouts through Globe Gear Giveaway Program
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the fifth round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway Program. Hargett Fire Rescue in Kentucky and Medina Volunteer Fire Department in Texas will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
October 20, 2014
Departments in North Carolina & Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway: the Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department (NC) and the Winfield Township Volunteer Fire Company (PA). These departments will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
September 22, 2014
Departments in Maine and Missouri Are Latest Winners in Globe Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway. The Jamestown (MO) Rural Fire Protection District and the Strong (ME) Fire Department will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.
August 26, 2014
Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Announce More Winners in the 2014 Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the second round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway. This is the third year that Globe has partnered with DuPont and the NVFC to provide volunteer departments with critically needed sets of turnout gear. The Cape Ferrelo Rural Fire Protection District (Brookings, OR) and the Stratton (CO) Volunteer Fire Department will each receive four sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear.
August 18, 2014
Globe Offers Discount on CLASSIX® SE to NVFC Members
Purchasing new, state-of-the-art turnout gear is a challenge for many volunteer fire departments. Globe is providing assistance with the launch of an innovative new style available at a value price. In addition, National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members receive a special discount on each suit.
July 23, 2014
Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Name First Three Winners in 2014 Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered for the third year to provide new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to fire departments in need. This year, a total of 13 departments will receive four sets of gear each. The first three recipients of the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway Program are the Highlands (NJ) Fire Department, Nicasio (CA) Volunteer Fire Department, and Osler Fire Department (Saskatchewan, Canada).
May 02, 2014
Help Us Support the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
Terry Farrell was a father, a husband, a brother, and a dedicated firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001, during the World Trade Center attack. Among the 343 heroes who died that day, he was in Tower Two when it collapsed. A decorated member of Rescue 4/FDNY and chief of the Dix Hills Volunteer Fire Department, Terry was a devoted firefighter who embodied the spirit of courage and giving. The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established in his memory to assist firefighters and families across the nation with financial, educational, and medical support, and to provide equipment donations for fire departments in need.
April 21, 2014
Globe & 3M Donate $20,000 to Terry Farrell Fund
​Globe Manufacturing Company kicked off its partnership with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at FDIC 2014, the nation’s largest firefighter training conference and exhibition held April 7–12 in Indianapolis.
April 02, 2014
Globe Unveils New Gear & Supports the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at FDIC 2014
Globe Manufacturing Company will demonstrate new turnout gear that is lighter and more flexible at FDIC. The nation’s largest training conference and exhibition is being held April 7-12 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Globe’s booth (#2211) is located in Hall D at the Indiana Convention Center.
January 23, 2014
Gore Remediation Program and New GORE-SEAM Tape Certifications Address Fire Department Needs
Following its November 2013 Product Safety Alert for firefighter turnout gear, W. L. Gore & Associates has worked with fire departments, dealers, and manufacturers throughout North America to assess and reseal, as necessary, the seams of turnouts with Gore moisture barriers. In the first two months since the alert, Gore has successfully remediated both stored and worn gear for metropolitan and volunteer departments that enrolled early on in the remediation program. Industry response has been positive to Gore's remediation program, and Gore will continue to collaborate with all responding departments on potentially affected gear.
January 21, 2014
Gore Issues Firefighter Product Safety Alert for Fire-Related Seam Tape
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has issued an important firefighter product safety alert, along with information about enrollment in a product remediation program. The alert is in response to isolated incidents of seam tape separation observed in turnout gear in North America — utilizing both Gore and non-Gore moisture barriers — that has been stored in its original packaging for three or more years before being issued and worn. Gore’s alert identifies the affected GORE® products and a course of action for proper product remediation. No seam tape separation was observed for turnout gear utilizing GORE® moisture barriers that had been removed from its packaging before being stored.
January 06, 2014
Globe Manufacturing Acquires Falcon Performance Footwear
Globe Manufacturing Company announced today the recent acquisition of Falcon Performance Footwear in Auburn, Maine. Effective January 1, 2014, the business will continue as Globe Footwear, LLC.
May 29, 2013
Globe Receives BBB NH 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
The Council of Better Business Bureaus established this annual awards program in order to gain public recognition for American businesses that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their practices in an ethical manner. The Torch Awards honor select businesses showing prowess in marketplace ethics through trust, performance, and integrity.
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