First EMT-1 Helmets Arrive

After years of work the first shipment finally arrived.


This  week has been a seemingly unending reminder of why Paramedics need helmets built for what they do. EMS providers run into danger everyday. It isn’t as dramatic as this week all the time, but no less dangerous. They are the only public safety professionals that don’t have helmets.

The new EMT-1 by B2 Helmets has been designed by automotive safety professionals to protect Medics. It provides robust FMVSS218 level protection in a collision.  Because it meets a motor vehicle safety standard it is much more protective than other types of helmets.

It is very light weight and available in 3 shell sizes, each with multiple liners . It fits properly and stays close to your head. It doesn’t get in the way like a big fire or rescue helmet.

There is now a special breakaway LED light available for the B2 Helmet. All you need is a screwdriver and replacement screw from B2 to install it. Here is link to product source, and here is an image on the helmet.



About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I have written a lot about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for, on and I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002.
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