When firefighters run into a burning building, they want these on their heads.For centuries, firefighters have worn helmets to protect them from heat, cinders and falling objects. Although the shape of most fire helmets has changed little over the years, their composition has evolved from traditional leather to metals (including brass, nickel and aluminum), to composite helmets constructed of lightweight polymers and other plastics.
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The four-person crew filmed the entire process for producing a thermoplastic First Due contemporary series firefighter helmet during a 13 hour day that began at 5 A.M. From the injection molding process to applying the helmet’s chinstrap, every step was filmed.
Phenix Technology, Inc. is proud to manufacture their entire line of first responder helmets and accessories here in the United States using primarily Southern California sourced products.Phenix Technology, Inc., also known as Phenix Fire Helmets, is an industry leading manufacturer of high quality, American made helmets for firefighters and first responders.
Located in Riverside, California., the company has produced only American made helmets since 1972. From their popular Traditional Leather helmet to the renowned First Due contemporary style helmet, Phenix produces the lightest, most comfortable, durable, and best looking NFPA compliant helmets on the market.