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Globe and FireRescue1.com announce newly-updated free NFPA 1851 course available online on PPE101.com


SAN FRANCISCO – March 3, 2014 – FireRescue1.com, a leading online resource for fire-rescue personnel, and Globe Manufacturing Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of firefighter suits, have announced a significant update to the PPE101.com NFPA 1851 online training module, a free program aimed at better educating firefighters on the care, cleaning, and maintenance of their Personal Protective Equipment.
  
NFPA 1851 is the Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. The new update to the free course provides instruction on how to properly care for turnout gear and how often it should be inspected, with an easy to follow program produced by Globe that follows the NFPA's 1851 code chapter by chapter. Users will be tested with a short exam at the end of the program, after which they will receive a certificate recognizing completion of the course.  In this update, new testing procedures, and regulations about who can conduct advanced inspections and repairs are discussed, along with other key changes.
 
“PPE101.com is an ideal vehicle for reaching the firefighting community with both continual updates about crucial protective gear and very specific training regarding how to care for their equipment,” said Mark Mordecai, Director of Business Development for Globe. “FireRescue1 has established itself as the top provider of custom solutions to reach specific audiences within the fire service, and we are excited to work closely with them in using PPE101 to deliver potentially lifesaving PPE information.”
 
“As we’ve done with other targeted firefighting microsites, we identified a specific need within the fire service for comprehensive information and training around personal protective equipment,” said Alexander Ford, CEO of FireRescue1. “Globe has an unequalled tradition of providing cutting-edge protective equipment to the fire service, making them the ideal partner to elevate the capabilities of PPE101 in serving as a meaningful resource for firefighters everywhere.”
 
In addition to the NFPA 1851 educational component of the site, PPE101 also features:
 
• Current PPE news, reports, and analysis
• Original articles and expert columns on fire PPE standards and technology
• Directory of various firefighting standards relating to PPE
• Research and technical studies
• Video content with PPE training tips and demonstrating PPE in action
• Product research and information
 
For more information on PPE101, visit www.ppe101.com/about/.
 
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About Globe Manufacturing Corp.
Founded in 1887, Globe Manufacturing Corp. is the largest and most trusted manufacturer of structural firesuits in the world. Today, with nearly 400 employees and over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities, Globe is still driven by the same mission: "Always making the best Personal Protective Equipment better for our customers."
 
Over the years, Globe has introduced many of the materials, designs, and construction methods now considered standard in firefighter protective equipment. Having participated in the creation of NFPA 1971, Globe was the first to make firesuits exclusively to this industry standard and subsequently the first firesuit manufacturer in North America to be ISO 9001.
 
For more information on Globe, visit http://www.globefiresuits.com

About FireRescue1 
With more than 250,000 registered members and 600,000 monthly unique visitors, FireRescue1.com serves the firefighting community by providing firefighters with the most complete range of information and resources available. Since 2005, FireRescue1 has served as a trusted and reliable online environment for the exchange of information between firefighters and departments from across the Unites States and around the world.

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