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Commercially Available Firefighter's Helmet (Rev 03282012)

NAVSEA Damage Control and Fire Protection  authorizes the use of a commercially available firefighter’s helmet to be worn as part of the firefighter’s ensemble for shipboard casualty environments. The firefighter’s helmet is not required for use on submarines.

The firefighter's helmet is in compliance with NFPA 1971. Additionally NAVSEA redefined performance requirements to include high heat and impact protection so the helmets could stand up to shipboard casualties environments.

The firefighter's helmet features sheet provides description of the features to combat unique casualties encountered onboard Navy ships. It is procured through the supply system (MILSTRIP requisition). The approved manufacturer and ordering information is listed below:

 Bullard Company
1898  Safety Way
Cynthiana, KY 41031-9303
(800) 227-0423
Part Number: FXA-1 Red
NSN 4210-01-493-7428

Approximate Cost:  $190 each