Personal protective equipment helps ensure the safety, health, and effectiveness of firefighters, yet many volunteer fire departments struggle to find the budget to provide their firefighters with adequate, up-to-date turnout gear. MSA Safety, DuPont Personal Protection, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) team up each year to help volunteer departments meet this need through MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway.
Eligible volunteer fire departments in the U.S. and Canada can apply to receive four sets of turnout gear and helmets in 2024. Now in its 13th year, MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway will award a total of 52 jackets, 52 pants, and 52 helmets to 13 departments to help keep their members safe.
The application period is now open!
To be eligible to apply, departments must:
- Be over 50% volunteer
- Serve a population of 25,000 or less
- Be located in the U.S. or Canada
- Be a member of the NVFC (MSA will provide complimentary memberships for the first 500 applicants)
- Demonstrate a need for the gear
Volunteer departments may view full program criteria and apply by June 1 at MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway . Winners will be announced monthly between July and December.
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