Education & Resources

At Globe, we want to help you learn what you need to know about PPE so that you can make informed decisions about what is best for your department. It’s complicated, but we are here to help. You will find a lot of detail in this section, but please feel free to contact your local Globe Distributor to guide you through the process or to answer any questions. Or visit for additional information.


The fabrics we use in constructing NFPA-certified turnout gear impart a variety of attributes, from strength to weight, flexibility, and durability.

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Moisture barrier swatch


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10 Considerations Related to Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks

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The Impact of PPE on Firefighter Health and Safety

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Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure in Modern Firefighting

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Standards & Testing

Learn more about OSHA and NFPA standards, as well as the design, performance, testing, and certification requirements for turnout gear and boots in NFPA 1971.

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Training & Safety

Resources designed to help you stay current on safety and PPE in the ever-changing world of fire and emergency responder safety.

Care & Cleaning

Clean gear provides you better protection, and proper cleaning can add to the life of the gear. Learn how to keep your gear in top shape.

PPE101 is dedicated to providing firefighters with the latest personal protective equipment research and information. Sponsored by Globe and DuPont, the site features resources for online training, product certifications, news, and tips.

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