i know this is a primarily american site but was hoping anyways that you guys may be able to answer a question for me... is there any regulations about what fire helmet you can use? i know most departments outfit their guys 660 metro (or something similar) but let's say i wanted to wear a leather helmet? anyone know of any Canadian regulations against that? I live in Vancouver and I always see guys wearing the yellow plastic helmets but everywhere i go online people swear by the leather helmets and it seems like more firefighters wear them in the states so that's why i'm curious

Is it kinda standard that you're only allowed to use what you're issued or can you special order your own stuff?