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Volunteer departments can apply for free turnout gear

The 2019 application period for MSA’s annual Globe Gear Giveaway is now open.

Thirteen fire departments will each receive four sets of new state-of-the-art turnout gear, for a total of 52 sets.

A department from Canada has won gear almost every year since the program’s inception in 2012. The New Victoria Fire Department in Nova Scotia was one of the winners of gear in 2018.

The program is a partnership of Globe by MSA, DuPont Protection Solutions and the National Volunteer Fire Council. 

Now in its eighth year, the program works to enhance the safety and capabilities of small-town fire departments across the U.S. and Canada. Winners will be announced monthly throughout the year

To be eligible to apply, departments must meet the following criteria:

·      be all-volunteer or mostly-volunteer (more than 50 per cent)

·      serve a population of 25,000 or less

·      be located in the U.S. or Canada and legally organized under state/province law

·      demonstrate a need for the gear

·      department or person applying must be a member of the NVFC

To help departments meet the membership criteria, MSA will provide a complimentary NVFC membership to the first 500 applicants.

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.

To date, the program has delivered 455 sets of turnout gear to 95 fire departments.

Click here to learn more about the program.

MSA Safety Incorporated manufactures and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. DuPont makes safety products and materials that protect people. The NVFC is an association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services.

March 18, 2019 
By Grant Cameron

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