At FDIC International 2016, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Editor Chris Mc Loone had a chance to demo Globe’s new ATHLETIX™ turnout gear. The turnout coat and bunker pants are contructed of TenCate KOMBAT™ STRETCH PBI®/KEVLAR® fabric, NOMEX® NANO thermal barrier material, 3M SCOTCHLITE™ COMFORT TRIM reflective material and CROSSTECH™ BLACK moisture barrier.
According to Rob Freese, senior vice president, marketing, the company started work on the ATHLETIX project three years ago and went to customers at all levels: chiefs, station house officers, line firefighters, distributors, purchasing folks and asked them three questions:
1. What do you like?
2. What do you not like?
3. What would you change if you could?
Here, Globe Design and Product Development Manager Gabe Atallah talks about the company’s latest innovation in firefighter turnout gear on the FDIC International showroom floor:
Here, Propel, LLC, President Claire King talks about the Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform (WASP), which, in concert with Globe, aids in tracking firefighters’ whereabouts in any given area of a structure:
Globe is preparing to ramp up production on ATHLETIX once it receives its final certifications, at which point, the new turnout gear will become commercially available. Globe’s booth (#2522) is located in Hall D at the Indiana Convention Center.