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Helmet hygiene concerns us all

What fire helmet do you wear during your heroic assignments? What is important to you about your reliable companion? As a matter of fact, the helmet should protect and that is why regulatory requirements are in place that every helmet manufacturer has to meet. An EN443 fire helmet is approved for inside attack as well as for other fire brigade tasks. But what else is important that you should consider when choosing your fire helmet?

After returning from a call, further dangers lurk

Marcus Bätge, founder of FeuerKrebs® (translates to FireCancer), advises fire brigades on the subject of operational hygiene. He expressly points out that in addition to factors such as wearing comfort and weight, easy cleaning should be a decisive feature when procuring a helmet.
During use, carcinogenic fire-related products, many of them skin and respirable, can stick to the protective equipment. In particular, small openings, extensions, and corners as well as edges can become a problem.

Focus on helmet hygiene
“What convinces me about the Bullard fire helmet H3000 is that the helmet shell is edgeless smooth both inside and outside and the helmet interior can be disassembled with only 4 screws for intensive cleaning,” says Marcus Bätge.

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Furthermore, the expert praises the CareKit from Bullard. The CareKit is an extra set of washable helmet pads and includes a wash bag, ear-neck protection, brow pad, and two ratchet covers – all at a special price compared to the purchase of the individual components. The H3000 is therefore the right choice when wearing comfort and hygiene are at the top of the list of requirements when procuring fire helmets.

Made for firefighters

Each Bullard product has been developed in collaboration with firefighters to ensure that our emergency responders can not only enter the fire safely, but also return home quickly and unscathed. In addition to easy-to-clean fire helmet and CareKit, Bullard's solutions also include cleaning wipes for skin and equipment as well as powered air-purifying respiratory protection for improved operational hygiene. In addition, Bullard equips the squads with thermal imaging cameras; a technique that makes it possible to see more faster and thus spend less time in the danger zone.

Since it is important to know the dangers of contamination carry-over and to pay attention to the topic of operational hygiene not only in January as part of the Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month or in February on World Cancer Day, Bullard has been supporting the FeuerKrebs® since 2019.