Turnout Gear

Is Your Turnout Gear Fully Equipped?

For firefighters, safety hazards are part of the job description. The Globe Guard™ Exposure Reduction System is a simple turnout gear solution that departments can add to their jacket and pant specifications to help protect their firefighters.

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Gear Giveaway – Apply Now for Turnouts and Helmets for Your Volunteer Department

MSA, DuPont Personal Protection, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up again in 2022 to provide volunteer fire departments with four sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe turnout gear through MSA and DuPont’s annual Globe Gear Giveaway program.

Fit for Performance: MSA’s Globe Turnout Gear Offers Form, Fit, and Function for Women Firefighters

The fireground may be evolving, but so are departments and their firefighters. In recent years, more women are becoming active in the Fire Service. Read this article to learn how MSA’s Globe Turnout Gear offers form, fit, and function for women firefighters.

3 Factors to Consider when Purchasing Your Particulate-Protective Hood

While coverage against these harmful elements is a necessity, particulate-protective hoods must not restrict a firefighter’s movement or cause heat buildup. Firefighters should consider a light weight particulate-protective hood that offers these three critical properties: Comfort, situational awareness, and breathability.

Final Winners Announced in MSA’s 2021 Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) team up to help volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. Read the full article to see who received awards in October, November, and December.

Winners Announced in MSA’s 2021 Globe Gear Giveaway

Again in 2021, MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up to help volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway.

How to Conduct and Quantify a Turnout Gear Field Test

If your department is in the market for new turnout gear, field testing offers one of the best ways for your department to assess the different brands available and to determine how well that gear will live up to the intended and expected performance.

How to Launder Firefighting Hoods to Help Reduce Cross Contamination

Laundering your hood after every exposure to products of combustion is important – but so is doing it in accordance with the NFPA 1851 standard and the manufacturer’s instructions. Read this article to learn how to launder your firefighting hood to help reduce cross contamination.

How To: Donning and Doffing Your Hood

Read this blog article to learn how education, training, and buddy checks in hood donning and doffing provide critical tools to help reduce the risk of exposure to fireground toxins.

Firefighter PPE Cleaning and Inspection Guide – Download Now!

As part of our commitment to your health and safety, we’ve put together a guide to help you understand the PPE cleaning and inspection requirements set forth in NFPA 1851, with a focus on changes to the 2020 edition. Download the guide now!