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In an effort to ensure that our customers receive the most current information available, we provide the below links to documents, webinars and videos. If you find something that should be included that will help others perform their duties safely, please let us know.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Cleaning Guides

MSA and Globe have produced four sets of guidelines to assist First Responders in the care, cleaning, and health maintenance of their PPE.

  1. SCBA Cleaning Guide
  2. Turnout Gear Cleaning Guide
  3. Fire Helmet Cleaning Guide
  4. Fire Service Boots Cleaning Guide


Bullard Thermal Imaging Training Videos

Bullard has launched a series of training videos focused on making it easier for the customer to understand how to operate the various thermal imagers and accessory products.

Click here to view the videos that cover topics such as the Full Line of XT Series Thermal Imagers, Electronic Thermal Throttle, Super Red Hot, and more.


Lavender Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer (August 2018)

11 Actions to Mitigate the Risk of Cancer as reported by the IAFC and NVFC


Guide to Cancer Prevention Through PPE


Personal Safety for Firefighters

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) developed a white paper documenting cancer in the fire service and published "What Immediate Actions Can I Take To Protect Myself". We thought it an important part of firefighters' personal approach to safety and have provided a link here for easy reference. We hope you find these eleven points useful and can easily employ them in your daily activities. Keep safe!


Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

Click here for application guidance materials and more details.


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The NFPA is a global nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering their mission. Please visit their website here for exceptional resources.

In addition, please visit Firefighters Bookstore ; also an exceptional resource to easily purchase the latest updates on both NFPA Codes and International Codes.



Supplier & Industry Links

NFPA News & Research
Globe Care & Cleaning
Globe Training & Safety
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
U.S. Fire Administration


Educational Scholarships

CURTIS is pleased to partner with various fire associations to provide scholarships that support higher education for association members.

Click here to view more details about the various scholarship opportunities.