Behind the Scenes of Product Development: The New Globe Guard™ Hood

In the past decade, there has been a steep increase in what the fire service has learned about two significant risks firefighters face during interior structural firefighting operations:

  • Exposure to airborne particulates present in the smoke of today’s structure fires.
  • Heat stress arising from the physical exertion of firefighting while wearing structural firefighting PPE and SCBA, which can lead to a sudden cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke.

In designing the new Globe Guard™ Hood, MSA teamed up with another industry leader in the firefighter PPE world, DuPont Personal Protection, to address those two issues.

Read the full article to learn more about the particulate-protective fiber technology inside the Globe Guard Hood, as well as advanced features of the new hood.


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