Globe Introduces Evolution of Most Advanced Turnout Gear and Supports Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at FDIC International 2015

April 20, 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. With all the features that made the original breakthrough design America’s most popular gear, including Globe’s exclusive AXTION® Back, Sleeve, Seat, and Knee, you’ll instantly feel how these improvements let you make all the right moves. And like the original, G-XTREME® 3.0 comes in SHAPES to fit your body better.

The nation’s largest training conference and exhibition is being held April 20-25 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Globe’s booth (#2208) is located in Hall D at the Indiana Convention Center.

At FDIC, Globe will demonstrate GORE® PARALLON™, a new liner system that reduces heat stress in a wide range of environments and improves thermal protection when wet, as well as the PBI® Lightweight Gold™ System, which is lighter and more flexible without compromising protection and durability. The new G-XTREME® 3.0 will be unveiled with both of these component systems.

Globe will continue its partnership with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at the Globe booth. Try the new gear for yourself on the Virtual Firefighter Athletic Circuit and Globe will make a donation to the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund in your name.

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.

“At Globe, our passion is not just firefighter protection and safety, but also innovation and research to help reduce serious injury and line of duty deaths,” said Rob Freese, senior vice president of marketing at Globe Manufacturing Company. “Our approach to evolving the world’s most advanced and most popular gear was to ask firefighters what they liked about it, what they didn’t like about it, and what they would change. Not only do we design our gear with this ‘Voice of the Customer’ approach, but we also partner with suppliers who innovate with these same principles in mind.”

Also at FDIC, Globe will sponsor the International Networking Event and International Lounge and invites all of its partners who keep first responders safe all over the world to take advantage of these new resources this year.

About Globe

Firefighters need to be prepared to perform at the maximum of their ability, 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 the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund

The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund is made of up firefighters and family members who volunteer their time and energy to help fellow brothers, sisters and departments in need. The fund operates annually on a budget of 1-3% and sustains itself through fundraising and the donations of individuals, fire departments and corporate sponsors. Contributions to the fund are tax deductible. National chapters are in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Learn more at www.terryfund.org.

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