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Helmet Helps Firefighters See Through Smoke, Hear Victims

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 9:22am

Firefighters all over the world risk their lives to save others in the heat of raging fires in various scenarios, from wildfires to urban accidents. In most cases, they are required to dress hastily within 90 seconds to reach ground zero. Because of the rushed time, it’s only human to miss out on key accessories and equipment. But Omer Haciomeroglu’s ambitious helmet concept could spell the future of firefighting equipment: the C-Thru Smoke Diving Helmet.

The helmet features wire framing technology that allows the firefighter to map out his surroundings and locate victims without resorting to manual means that may cost time. It also is equipped with a communications system that eliminates having to bring a separate remote communicator such as a walkie-talkie or phone. Finally, C-Thru also employs noise-cancelling technology to eliminate surrounding sounds and isolate the cries of victims as well as distinct, cracking sounds that can give leads to their direction.

July, 16, 2012

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