The region's Country Fire Authority have received new helmets which feature an improved design and fit to benefit members.
CFA will deliver 71 helmets to brigades in District 16 throughout the coming weeks.
CFA acting chief officer Garry Cook said the Pacific F15 Premium jet-style structural helmet provides eligible firefighters with a range of new features.
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"This helmet has specific benefits for internal structure firefighting attack and we're excited to be able to provide it to eligible volunteer firefighters," he said.
The helmet includes a one-touch visor, a full-coverage internal face shield, integrated helmet torch, comfort harness and liner, and flame-resistant multi-layer neck flaps.
It also has a reinforced composite shell and an advanced polymer chassis.
"These helmets are modern, innovative and effective, and the CFA is excited to begin rolling them out to its members across Victoria," Mr Cook said.
After being suspended earlier this year due to coronavirus restrictions, delivery of the helmets recommenced early September 2020.
Ballarat, Wendouree, Bacchus Marsh, Daylesford, Creswick, Beaufort and Ararat are also among the brigades receiving the new equipment.
The helmets are available to members who hold qualifications in the use of Breathing Apparatus equipment and Search and Rescue, with a total of more than 5000 CFA volunteers to have received the helmets after the project.
The new structural firefighting helmets were funded as part of the State Government's $60 million Fire Services Statement.
While the roll-out is underway, all existing helmets used by CFA volunteers remain fit for purpose and compliant with relevant Australian Standards.
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