The goal of this project was to redesign the traditional fire helmet to fix certain problems that local firefighters experience. These problems include decreased mobility, weight, and deterioration. Although there are technologically superior helmet designs available, the Worcester Fire Department continues to use the traditional design because of a limited budget. The main problem this project addressed is the restricted mobility caused by the brim and the standard air tank. We worked closely with the Grove Street Station to clarify the main problems with their helmets and determine design specifications. The report defines this project, outlines design and testing methods, and considers the next steps in improving our design.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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