Globe Guard™ Exposure Reduction System
The Globe Guard™ System, in combination with the most innovative turnout gear from Globe, helps to reduce exposure to toxic substances without impeding performance.
Protecting Firefighters, Now and in the Future
GLOBE GUARD™ HOOD
Part of the Globe Guard™ head-to-toe system, the Globe Guard™ Hood offers head and neck particulate-protective barrier coverage featuring DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex. Durable, comfortable, and with an exceptional fit, it helps to protect against airborne particulates that can include toxic substances on the fireground.
Globe Guard™ Jacket Component
Sewn into the thermal liner above the hemline and constructed of two layers – GORE® CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier and TECASAFE® PLUS for moisture management, high breathability, flame resistance, and active moisture wicking – to help reduce exposure at the jacket and pants interface. The Globe Guard™ Jacket Component is automatically engaged as part of the liner system when the jacket closures are secured.
Globe Guard™ Pant Fly Component
Constructed of two layers – GORE® CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier and TECASAFE® PLUS for moisture management, high breathability, flame resistance, and active moisture wicking – and installed at the base of the fly to help reduce exposure.
Globe Guard™ Pant Cuff Component
Constructed of two layers – GORE® CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier and TECASAFE® PLUS – and sewn to the liner system at the bottom hem of each leg to help reduce exposure at the pant cuff and boot interface.
OTHER TURNOUT GEAR CONSIDERATIONS
- On the jacket, a front closure with a zipper inside and hook and loop outside is recommended to help reduce exposure when properly secured.
- On the pants, the addition of the inside gusset helps to reduce exposure when the hook and loop fly closure is properly closed.
- At the jacket and glove interface, elasticized, adjustable sleeve wells constructed of GORE® CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier with wristers sewn to the liner is recommended to help keep toxic substances from entering the sleeves when the arms are raised.
- The Globe Guard™ jacket and pant components are also available with Neoprene.