Globe Turnout Gear Giveaway Program Applications Due June 30

Globe, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up to provide new turnout gear to volunteer fire departments in need. Eligible departments can apply for up to four sets of gear, with up to 52 sets being given away in 2013. The application deadline is June 30.

Globe partnered with DuPont and the NVFC in 2012 to launch a gear giveaway program in honor of Globe’s 125th anniversary and to say thank you to firefighters who dedicate themselves to protecting their communities. With the success of the program and the great need among volunteer departments for gear, Globe is offering an additional 52 sets of gear to NVFC members in 2013.

“Volunteer departments across the country are facing limited or shrinking budgets and are struggling to provide their personnel with safe, compliant gear,” said NVFC Executive Director Heather Schafer. “Many are forced to make do with inadequate gear that puts their responders in danger. Globe and DuPont are great examples of companies giving back to their constituents and making a difference in our communities. We are proud to partner with Globe and DuPont to implement this much-needed gear donation program.”

“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.”

To be eligible to apply for a gear donation, departments must be all-volunteer, serve a population of 25,000 or less, be located in the U.S. or Canada and legally organized under state law, and must be a Department or Individual Member of the NVFC. If you are not currently a member of the NVFC, visit www.nvfc.org/membership to join.

Find full program criteria and apply at www.nvfc.org/globe-gear-donation. Applications are due by Sunday, June 30, 2013.

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