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21st century firefighter helmets are a blend of centuries old practical styling and modern materials and technologies. European fire helmets have moved further away from the classic look which is still favoured in the USA but, around the world, manufacturers strive to produce headgear which offer maximum protection and comfort for firefighters. Here we showcase the latest designs and innovations.
One of the lightest helmets available, this full protection helmet weighs considerably less than many other helmets and offers greater wearer comfort with comprehensive individual adjustment options.
The ER1 meets the rigorous demands of rescue & emergency operations. Weighing < 800g, the helmet provides comfort & safety for ambulance, urban search & rescue teams, road traffic accident, civil defence & construction workers.
Manufacturers Leader claim this is the only true multi-use helmet in the world offering a high level of protection from impact both from above or from the sides. It is tested to eleven different standards giving it the versatility to be used in a wide range of applications including Search & Rescue – on land and sea and wildland firefighting.
Developed with firefighters from around the globe, the Gallet F1 XF sets the new standard for structural firefighting helmets. The configurable design makes this fire helmet the perfect fit for various interventions and a fully integrated lighting module with unique distribution of light and weight, supports working and safe navigation in the dark.
F15 Structural Fire Helmet
The Pacific F15 combines the heritage of Pacific’s Kevlar® technology with an advanced polymer chassis provides excellent impact and penetration protection and is lightweight and resistant to chemical, UV, heat, and flame. Using an elliptic dual pivot system, the internal face shield can be fully deployed when in use with breathing apparatus to provide firefighters with an extra layer of safety.
Rosenbauer offer a firefighting helmet and camera system as a single unit. With the C-1 (“see one”), the functions of a thermal imaging camera and helmet lamp have been combined for the first time in the form of an ultra-compact and weight-optimised device.