This is the most advanced firefighter helmet ever created and on top of that it also protects against ballistics.
Firefighters are exposed to a multitude of dangers in their work, and we are not only talking about fire, but also debris that can collapse on top of them, so it is not only essential to have a protective suit, but also the relevant one. helmet.
Now researchers from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and Texas Tech University (TTU) are creating a helmet firefighters of a new generation to protect them, not only against fire, but also against ballistics.
This advanced fire helmet will be integrated with various safety features such as thermal protection, communication devices, face shields, visors, thermal imaging, breathing apparatus masks and lighting, and on top of that it is tremendously lightweight.
This helmet makes use of alternative materials and advanced ergonomic design solutions to eliminate the dangers of traditional helmets, basically because it has a protective layer capable of absorbing impact energy, protecting the skull and brain.
For this they opted for the fiber material kevlar Due to its melting point of 560 °C it proves to be very effective in ballistic helmets and body armor.
This advanced helmet is expected NextGenhave different protection standards such as the NFPA 1951:2013 protection standard for technical rescue incidents and the firefighters standard 1910.156 of the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
It has a weight of 1.75 kilos for the large hull and 1.62 kilos for the medium hull. They hope to have it ready by the middle of the year and they will begin to market it to all the fire brigades.