We all wear helmets and they do more than protecting your noggin. Many of us attach a flashlight or small tools (wood chocks, ext.)
For lighting, I use a small right angle flashlight (streamlight Poly Tac 90) mounted to the front of my helmet. I can rotate the light to shine it forward or down to my feet. The adjustability is great for extrication, patient care, venting a roof or even making the hydrant because I can adjust the light where I need it.
Inside my helmet I keep two ZipLock bags. One contains 6-8 EMS gloves and the other with a pen and small pad of paper. There have been many an extrication (we have limited manpower) where the crew needed to go from extrication to patient care. They needed switch from extrication to EMS gloves quickly. Inside the helmet is the best place I have found to keep EMS gloves.
Are there other ways you use your helmet other than protecting your noggin?
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09-07-2013, 05:34 PM #1
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Helmets - More than protecting your Noggin
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09-07-2013, 07:22 PM #2
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10-07-2013, 09:15 AM #3
I dont have anything in or on my helmet, the less weight, the better for me.
10-07-2013, 10:16 AM #4
I have a photo of my daughters inside my helmet.DFW
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10-07-2013, 05:33 PM #5
I have used mine to ventilate a window before when i couldnt find my tool inside a fire. Wouldnt recommend doing this for a number of reasons.
10-08-2013, 01:23 AM #6
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I keep EMS gloves with me but why in the world do you keep them in your fire helmet? Im not trying to be smart I just wonder why you would keep this stuff there over you bunker pants or coat.
10-08-2013, 09:15 AM #7
Garrity light and 2 sprinkler chocks under a Foxfire band. The only thing I use on a semi-regular basis is the light, I've just had the same setup on my lid for so long (substitute an innertube for the Foxfire band, of course) that I feel weird without it.
10-08-2013, 10:08 AM #8
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Garrity light, sprinkler chocks, and one overside chock for larger doors under a streamlight strap. I used to keep a window punch, need to get another one because that was a handy thing to have
10-08-2013, 11:46 AM #9
Streamlight Vantage on one side and a FireCam Mini HD on the other side."If it was easy, someone else would of done it already." - Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY
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10-08-2013, 11:58 AM #10
Going to configure the helmet to have lights 360 degrees around, several stops, irons, small hammer, and what ever else that will fit.Stay Safe and Well Out There....
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