Selecting Your Gear
Follow this easy 5-step process to learn the basics of selecting your turnout gear
1. Understanding Standards
From NFPA to OSHA, learn what standards govern PPE for fire service and what that means for your turnout gear.
2. Creating a Risk Assessment
A Risk Assessment identifies the hazards department personnel may encounter in the course of their duties and describes appropriate levels of personal protection to operate safely and effectively in conditions that may expose personnel to those hazards. Risk Assessments can be a valuable tool in selecting appropriate PPE, creating your specifications, and even providing the justification for two sets of turnout gear or a personnel training plan.
3. Selecting a Style, Features, & Options
There’s a reason why Globe offers more styles of turnouts than anyone else. Globe is the largest supplier of NFPA-certified turnout gear in the world. And with our thousands of options to choose from, you can be sure to get exactly what you need.
4. Learning About Materials
Technology, design, and protection have changed since Globe invented the first three-layer material system for turnout gear over 100 years ago. Learn how to select your materials that make up the foundation of your turnout gear.