Globe is committed to research and development with the objective of advancing protection and safety for every firefighter who answers the call. We partner with some of the world’s best suppliers, training academies, universities, technology companies, and government agencies to develop solutions to serious health and safety risks faced by firefighters every day that may result in long-term health consequences, fire ground accidents, and line of duty deaths.
These long-time suppliers of Globe make many of the critical materials that firefighters depend on every day in their turnout gear. Their support and commitment to excellence is an important element in the long-lasting performance of Globe gear. Over the years, Globe has been the first to offer many of the high-performance materials produced by these valued partners.
Globe is the "Official Supplier of Turnout Gear" for many of North America’s best and busiest fire training academies. The instructors at these academies are the "best of the best" and we are proud that they choose to wear Globe turnout gear and boots exclusively on the job.
To tackle persistent and challenging problems, you need to put together a team that provides university-based science, "best-of-breed" technology, and government agency support. We are proud of the work that we have done together and the successful outcomes that have resulted.
UniversitiesIllinois Fire Service Institute
North Carolina State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
US Government AgenciesDepartment of Homeland Security
Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)
Technical Support Working Group (TSWG)
US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center
Globe has been the industry partner teaming with university-based science and government agencies on a multitude of research projects. Among them has been:NCSU (TSWG): "Lightweight CBRN Protective Fire Fighter Turnout"
WPI (DHS/FEMA/AFG): "Integrated Firefighter Locator and Physiological Monitor"
Skidmore (DHS/FEMA/AFG): "Effect of Physical Fitness on Physiological Recovery from Firefighting Duties"
WPI (DHS/FEMA/AFG): "Fireground Environmental Sensor Monitor System"
NCSU (TSWG): "Enhanced Performance Tactical CB Boot"
Skidmore (DHS/FEMA/AFG): "Improving Structural Firefighting Gear – From the Inside Out
NCSU (DHS/FEMA/AFG): "Whole Glove Testing Technologies"
Globe (US Army/NSRD&E) "Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform
UCLA (DHS S&T) "Physiological Health Assessment for Emergency Responders"
IFSI (DHS/FEMA/AFG/FP&S) "Cardiovascular and Carcinogenic Risks in Modern Firefighting"
IFSI (DHS/FEMA/AFG/FP&S) “Impact of PPE and Base Layer on Fireground Gas and Particulate Exposure Risk”