Loyalton VFD Gets Globe Award 9/26/12

Globe, NVFC, and Dupont Award Four More Departments with Globe Gear

As part of Globe’s 125th anniversary celebration, Globe, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), and Dupont are awarding fire departments in need with sets of Globe turnout gear. Recipients are being announced each month through December. In the second round of grants, four departments have been selected.

Loyalton Fire Department will receive 12 sets of turnout gear for their members. “I would like to thank Globe for this generous opportunity,” said Chief Shawn Haywood of the donation program. “This is a unique opportunity for departments like ours that cannot afford such gear.”

Located in Northern California, Loyalton is a small, close-knit town that struggles to fund their local fire department. The department only has enough budget to cover basic expenses for their two firehouses. Members often have to spend their own money for training and equipment, and fundraising efforts don’t raise enough to purchase gear. The gear they do have is a mixture of donations from other departments and are long past their safe lifespan.

“We are happy to have used donated gear, but when the safety of our dedicated individuals is at stake it becomes very concerning,” noted Haywood. “Our volunteers dedicate so much of their time, money, and energy to help serve our community, and I cannot think of a more deserving group of individuals to wear Globe’s superior turnouts.”

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