My former career FD's safety committee looked at the gallet style helmet several years back. It was resoundingly rejected by the firefighters who were issued Cairns 660's but wished to return to a traditional style helmet.
Guess what they wear now...It sure isn't the Gallet!
In a helmet that would integrate screens and data from a TIC, technology cost is definitely an important factor.
SCBA still cost/weigh nearly the same but have more comfort/added features than the older ones. A bit like cars.
Let's meet here in ten years and see where we got with PPE, TIC and SCBA.
Anyway, merry Christmas to all !
In recent years, the MFB here have gone to the style below....
Oh wow! I love this helmet. Does it come with a microphone to talk with fellow firefighters or just cal fire? Or both. Cool helmet totally want one!
no not me
I'll keep my traditional style helmet, thank you!