Globe Fire Gear


On July 31, 2017, Globe Holding Company, LLC was acquired by MSA Safety Incorporated. Globe and MSA share a common culture, values, and mission to see to it that men and women may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world. Together, we will be better able to serve firefighters by providing innovative, head-to-toe PPE solutions that advance innovation in firefighter performance and safety.

Globe invented turnout gear 130 years ago. Today we still deliver 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 manufacturer.

Globe operates two plants that build turnout gear (Pittsfield, New Hampshire and Ada, Oklahoma) and one that builds footwear (Auburn, Maine). These plants incorporate some of the latest manufacturing technology available and employ 425 employees in more than 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space.