Apply Now for Free Turnout Gear and Helmets

13 fire departments will each receive four sets of gear through MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway

Proper personal protective equipment is critical to the safety, health, and effectiveness of firefighters, yet many volunteer fire departments struggle to find the budget to provide their firefighters with adequate, up-to-date turnout gear. MSA Safety, DuPont Personal Protection, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) team up each year to help volunteer departments meet this need through MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway.

Eligible volunteer fire departments in the U.S. and Canada can apply to receive four sets of turnout gear and helmets in 2024. Now in its 13th year, MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway will award a total of 52 jackets, 52 pants, and 52 helmets to 13 departments to help keep their members safe. In addition, MSA will provide the first 500 applicants with a complimentary NVFC membership.

“The safety of volunteer firefighters is a top priority of the NVFC,” said NVFC chair Steve Hirsch. “We’re fortunate and grateful to have likeminded partners such as MSA and DuPont that want to go that extra mile to protect our nation’s first responders.”

“This program allows us to support our valuable volunteer firefighters so they can help keep their communities safe and be there when their neighbors are in need,” said Bob Apel, MSA Safety’s executive director of global fire service and digital experience. “At MSA, our mission is to help keep people safe at work, and these types of partnerships are an important part of helping us fulfill our mission.”

“We are honored to give back in thanks to those that selflessly serve others and leverage our over 60 years of science and commitment to the fire service community in bringing trusted solutions to departments with limited resources,” said Stephanie Vrakas, NA emergency response segment leader at DuPont.

The application period is now open. To be eligible to apply, departments must:

  • Be over 50% volunteer
  • Serve a population of 25,000 or less
  • Be located in the U.S. or Canada
  • Be a member of the NVFC (MSA will provide complimentary memberships for the first 500 applicants)
  • Demonstrate a need for the gear

View the full criteria and apply by June 1 at

Winners will be announced monthly between July and December. Stay tuned to the NVFC web site, Dispatch newsletter, and Facebook, X, LinkedIn, and Instagram pages, as well as the Globe Facebook page, for details.

About Globe Manufacturing Company and MSA Safety
Globe Manufacturing Company, a leader in fire service protective clothing, is a subsidiary of MSA Safety Incorporated. MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) is the global leader in advanced safety products, technologies and solutions. Driven by its singular mission of safety, the Company has been at the forefront of safety innovation since 1914, protecting workers and facility infrastructure around the world across a broad range of diverse end markets while creating sustainable value for shareholders. With 2022 revenues of $1.5 billion, MSA Safety is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania and employs a team of over 5,000 associates across its more than 40 international locations. For more information, please visit

About DuPont Personal Protection
From first responders to industrial workers, DuPont provides a wide range of personal protection solutions, including some of the most trusted and innovative brands in the industry, such as Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek® and Tychem® to meet your safety needs. More information can be found at

About DuPont
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at

DuPont™, the DuPont Oval Logo, and all products, unless otherwise noted, denoted with ™, ℠ or ® are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of affiliates of DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at