Entering a burning building can mean walking into heat, flames, smoke and falling debris! The gear firefighters wear helps to keep them safe, agile and as light on their feet as possible.

Protective Gear
Helmet
  Firefighters wear helmets made of hard plastic to protect their heads from fire and falling objects. The helmet has a chin strap to keep it in place. A visor in front protects the firefighter's eyes, and earflaps protect the ears.