The F1 helmet is a modern firefighter's helmet made by the French company Gallet, who also produce the SPECTRA military helmet. In service since 1985, the F1 helmet provides protection against impact, fires and electricity, fulfilling the EN 443 European standard.
The F1 was an answer to a requirement of the Paris Fire Brigade for a replacement of the previous helmet which dated back to 1950; these provided insufficient protection for the face and back of the head, and were not heat insulant. The F1 helmet is made of lighter synthetic materials often covered with galvanised nickel. It can include masks, communication systems and other accessories. All F1 helmets are hand made.
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO UNIVERSITE PARIS SUD 11 FOR "SEMICONDUCTOR ON INSULANT HIGH-RATE COMPACT OPTICAL MODULATOR" (FRENCH INVENTORS)
Apr 12, 2011; GENEVA, April 12 -- Publication No. WO/2011/039478 was published on April 07. Title of the invention: "SEMICONDUCTOR ON...