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The History of Firefighter Helmets
Posted by David Pickle on
One of the most important element to firefighter gear is the helmet. Of course we all know the reason behind it. Helmets were worn for centuries to protect firefighters from heat, cinders, and falling objects. However, they have changed over the years for better protection. Helmets have evolved from leather to metals to composite helmets made from lightweight polymers and other plastics. The Leather Helmet are no longer in use save for a few fire departments in North America. It is now an international symbol representing firefighters in the early years of firefighting. Metal Helmets were used in...
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