Application Period Now Open for 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway

February 23, 2015

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.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Globe and DuPont Protection Technologies on this outstanding program to help better equip and prepare local volunteer fire departments," said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg. "Many volunteer departments are struggling to provide adequate protection to their firefighters, and this program has a significant impact on assisting those most in need. We thank Globe and DuPont Protection Technologies for giving back so generously to those who serve."

"At Globe, firefighter safety is not just our business – it's our passion," said Rob Freese, Globe Manufacturing Company Senior VP of Marketing. "We're grateful for the service provided by volunteer firefighters across the country and glad that we can improve their safety and performance with the most advanced turnout gear."

"DuPont is proud to be working together with Globe to support the NVFC again this year on this much needed gear donation program. With our strong commitment to help protect our protectors, we want to help ensure that they have the right gear to focus on their job and their communities. Working with Globe we can make the best for the best – 100% of Globe's turnout gear is made with DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fibers providing proven protection and top performance," said Lisa Roessler, North American Marketing Manager, DuPont Protection Technologies.

The Globe Gear Giveaway program launched in 2012 to celebrate Globe's 125th anniversary. As the world's largest and most trusted manufacturer of structural firesuits in the world, Globe wanted to give back to the fire service and enhance the safety and readiness of our nation's first responders. To date, the program has provided 247 sets of new turnout gear to 43 departments in need to help them improve the safety and protection of their firefighters. All Globe gear is made with DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fibers, providing proven protection and top performance.

To be eligible to apply for four sets of Globe gear, departments must meet the following requirements:

  • be all-volunteer or mostly-volunteer (over 50%)
  • serve a population of 25,000 or less
  • be located in the U.S. or Canada and legally organized under state/province law
  • demonstrate a need for the gear
  • department or person applying must be a member of the NVFC

View full criteria at www.nvfc.org/globe-gear-donation.

Globe is helping departments meet the membership criteria by providing the first 200 non-members to apply with a complimentary NVFC Department Membership. To take advantage of this offer, applicants can select that they are not a member when asked on the application form. Once the 200 memberships are reached, the form will be updated to reflect this.

Learn more and apply for Globe gear today at www.nvfc.org/globe-gear-donation. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015. Winners will be announced monthly between July and December.

About Globe

Firefighters need to be prepared to perform at their peak, on every call. That's why Globe delivers the most advanced, best-fitting, and longest lasting protection by listening to our customers, creating breakthrough designs, and applying the engineering skills of the nation's most trusted turnout gear manufacturer. Globe turnout gear is designed to protect you, move with you, and improve your performance. It's athletic gear for firefighters. Learn more at www.globeturnoutgear.com.

About DuPont Protection Technologies

DuPont Protection Technologies (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont Protection Technologies and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

About the NVFC

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.

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