Wildland Firefighting Helmets for the Beiseker Fire Department.

The Cause

Firefighting is an inherently dangerous profession, and the need for firefighters to have proper protective equipment and accessories is paramount. Without the proper personal protective equipment or “PPE”, a firefighter would risk certain injury or worse if they were exposed to the harsh environments and conditions that are faced daily. One of the most important pieces of kit that a firefighter requires is the structural firefighting helmet. This single piece of equipment can literally be the difference between a minor headache and a major brain injury or skull fracture. It is not out of the realm of possibility for a firefighter to be working in or around structures with loose or falling debris, mangled vehicles with sharp, protruding pieces of wrecked metal or even something as simple as a hail stone during a storm. With all these possible hazards, protecting our heads is a must. The acquisition of properly fitted and up-to-date helmets will allow the firefighters to safely and effectively enter emergency scenes so that the patients can receive the best care possible.

Who Will it Benefit?

Firefighting is an inherently dangerous profession, and the need for firefighters to have proper protective equipment and accessories is paramount. Without the proper personal protective equipment or “PPE”, a firefighter would risk certain injury or worse if they were exposed to the harsh environments and conditions that are faced daily. One of the most important pieces of kit that a firefighter requires is the structural firefighting helmet. This single piece of equipment can literally be the difference between a minor headache and a major brain injury or skull fracture. It is not out of the realm of possibility for a firefighter to be working in or around structures with loose or falling debris, mangled vehicles with sharp, protruding pieces of wrecked metal or even something as simple as a hail stone during a storm. With all these possible hazards, protecting our heads is a must. The acquisition of properly fitted and up-to-date helmets will allow the firefighters to safely and effectively enter emergency scenes so that the patients can receive the best care possible.