In collaboration with the Ohio Department of EMS, the OFCA would like your assistance with a helmet and safety survey for input related to the needs of today's firefighters and how best to improve existing firefighting helmets. Click here for the survey.
The firefighting helmet is getting a NextGen upgrade - researchers at the Texas Tech Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering program are reinventing the iconic traditional firefighter helmet. Researchers are creating a NextGenHelmet improving on the iconic design and traditional materials of today’s firefighter helmet through a generous grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Results from the survey will support ongoing research on developing the NextGen firefighter helmet by accommodating firefighters' insights on various helmet features that support or hinder overall safety and functionality.