Blyth factory unveils new firefighter’s helmet

The new firefighter's helmet made by Drager.
The new firefighter's helmet made by Drager.

Blyth’s Dräger factory unveiled one of its latest products, a new helmet for firefighters, at this year’s Emergency Services Show, held last week in Birmingham.

Martyn Lamb, the firm’s fire service marketing boss, said: “It’s great to be announcing the latest introduction to our helmet portfolio, the HPS 3500. Its diversity is key, and it can be used in many different situations.”

“At Dräger, we’ve been working closely with our fire and rescue partners for many years, and our emphasis is on developing new technologies and solutions that meet the needs of the modern service.

“We pride ourselves on the fact that we listen to what firefighters on the ground are looking for, and we’re delighted to be able to offer a helmet which ticks all the boxes when it comes to comfort and safety.

“It has been designed as a multifunctional and universal helmet for mission teams in a variety of different scenarios, including search and rescue, forest and wildfires, traffic accidents, flooding, rescues from height and providing technical assistance.

“The HPS 3500’s internal 4-point harness and padding give great comfort for wearers, while the adjusting wheel is easy to use wearing gloves and is easily adapted to individual head sizes without the need to remove it.

“The helmet also benefits from a robust shell, made from high-quality thermoplastic, which protects the head reliably while remaining lightweight.”