New Technology: Advancements in Fire-fighting helmets

New Technology: Advancements in Fire-fighting helmets

Over recent years there has been a number of advancements in fire-fighting helmets, in this article, we’ll look at two separate advancements, that have pushed forward the firefighting marketplace and made life easier for the average safety operative.

Anti-Heat Visors

The newest innovation from Milwaukee-based helmet maker Guardian and respiratory protection equipment company, Scott Safety, are visors with built-in anti-heat visors which can sustain themselves, whilst protecting from intense heat.

The helmet also keeps the firefighter safe from regular falling debris and toxins in the air and flying embers.

The lightweight visor can stand temperatures of up to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit.

C-Thru Firefighting Helmet

Critical information is constantly changing during a fire scenario, and a firefighter needs to remain as up-to-date as possible.

The C-Thru firefighting helmet has an in-built heads-up display, constantly updating the firefighter on the latest necessary information, such as CO2 levels, remaining oxygen and current temperature.

Additionally, the helmet can be equipped with a thermal imaging camera, allowing for high-quality visibility even in situations that involve trapped smoke, or other conditions that hinder conventional vision methodologies.

Both of these visors are currently on the marketplace in some shape or form, both the C-Thru Fire-fighting helmet and the Anti-Heat Visor.