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NAS Helmets
#21
Back in the day we carried our full fire kit, but that finished shortly before I joined. Then we got yellow builders hard hats (2 per ambulance). When the threat of the May day riots was discussed they equipped each ambulance with 2 Gallet helmets. They've now been withdrawn and there has been no order to replace them. What you have to bear in mind is with paramedics on the appliance (which goes to most cases where crews might need a helmet) the need for ambulance crews to actually be in a risk area is curtailed snd so the need for DFB ambulance crews to wear helmets is very limited.
We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
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#22
(14-02-2018, 01:54 AM)The Gap Wrote: Back in the day we carried our full fire kit, but that finished shortly before I joined. Then we got yellow builders hard hats (2 per ambulance). When the threat of the May day riots was discussed they equipped each ambulance with 2 Gallet helmets. They've now been withdrawn and there has been no order to replace them. What you have to bear in mind is with paramedics on the appliance (which goes to most cases where crews might need a helmet) the need for ambulance crews to actually be in a risk area is curtailed snd so the need for DFB ambulance crews to wear helmets is very limited.
So they dont carry helmets on the ambulance? We rarely wear our helmets either, but we still have to carry it, in fact a Helmet and hi vis are the only things we can get in trouble for not having. As AP said.... we prob could wears our helmets more in areas that of risk. Currently its in the car at an RTC and when working with helis
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#23
Looked for helmets to be issued for patrol car crews years ago, still waiting on answer!

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#24
(13-02-2018, 04:13 PM)Paulzx Wrote:
(12-02-2018, 11:14 PM)Blackbolt Wrote:
(09-02-2018, 07:35 PM)The Gap Wrote: No problems with The Gallet F1XF. The torch is designed to light the path in front of you, not blind the person you're looking at.

The problem arises when fighting gorse when you need to see ten feet in front of you to plan your route so you don walk into a bog hole

Some of us have more sense than to be walking around in Gorse in the dark 

and some of us get paid a small fortune to do it and also get no fecking choice 59
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