Globe Manufacturing Company will unveil new life-saving gear and preview its firefighter physiological and location monitoring system at FDIC. The world’s largest firefighter training conference and exhibition is being held April 22-27 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Globe’s booth (#2209) is located in Hall D at the Indiana Convention Center.
At FDIC, Globe will unveil the PBI Lightweight Gold™ System and G-XTREME®. These new materials are light and more flexible without compromising protection. G-XTREME® is less restrictive by design and, unique to Globe, comes in multiple shapes to fit you better. At the Globe booth, test the new gear for yourself and Prove You’ve Got Game on the athletic challenge course.
Globe will also introduce its new SUPRALITE™ and CBRN boots. SUPRALITE is a structural pull-on boot that is even lighter and more flexible. It comes the closest yet to feeling like your favorite sneakers, while providing the protection, support, and slip resistance you depend on. CBRN is the world’s only leather boot for hazardous materials (HazMat) emergency responders. The boot offers a better fit, improved stability, and more slip resistance, while providing protection against toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents.
“Firefighters need to be prepared to perform at their peak in the toughest of conditions and they’ve been asking for gear that is less restrictive, less bulky, and lighter,” said Rob Freese, senior vice president of marketing, Globe Manufacturing Company. “Our solution is athletic gear for firefighters. Globe turnout gear and footwear are designed to protect them, move with them, and improve their performance. We’re excited to bring innovative turnout gear and new boot choices to those men and women who risk their lives to save others every day.”
During FDIC, Globe will also preview the Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform™ (WASP). The body-worn system integrates both firefighter physiological and location monitoring into a single system that collects, transmits and displays user data at a command station.
“This type of system is a high priority for the fire service and is designed to help reduce firefighter deaths and disabilities due to stress and overexertion,” said Mark Mordecai, director of business development at Globe. Beta versions of WASP will be available shortly for use at select training academies.
Globe is the largest and most trusted manufacturer of structural firesuits in the world. Over the years, Globe has been responsible for introducing many of the materials, designs, and construction methods we now take for granted in firefighter gear. Learn more at www.globeturnoutgear.com.