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Spotlight: Know your PPE

For this special section we examine four components of PPE. We surveyed our readers about their preferences in turnout gear, looked for answers in the rubber vs. leather boot debate, asked leading manufacturers what to look for in helmets — both today and tomorrow — and took a hard look at the rescue glove. Take care of your PPE and stay safe.

Firefighters need to be prepared to perform at their peak, on every call. That’s why Globe delivers the most advanced, best-fitting, and longest lasting protection by listening to our customers, creating breakthrough designs, and applying the engineering skills of the nation’s most trusted turnout gear manufacturer. Globe gear is designed to protect you, move with you, and improve your performance. It’s athletic gear for firefighters.

What to look for in a helmet now, and tomorrow
Through cross breeding with existing gloves the rescue glove has become mainstay for nonfirefighting duties
The leather versus rubber boot debate lands squarely on the side of leather