Manufacturers of structural firefighting helmets are tweaking current models and designing new ones that add protection for greater safety and make them more comfortable to wear for long durations.

This revision could be considered a cornerstone to much of what is happening in the world of reducing carcinogens and other harmful chemicals in the firefighting environment.

By Chris Mc Loone In October I brought an alternative style helmet to a live burn evolution my fire company conducted at our training facility. Our captain had mentioned he wanted to give it a try. He was stoking the fires that night, and I stayed outside where I usually run accountability for these types...