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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Why do firefighters wear shiny helmets?
- suhas rao (age 12)
india international school, jaipur,rajasthan,india
A:
Dear Suhas,

Firefighters wear helmets to protect their heads from stuff that falls from burning buildings. It is not necessary that their helmets are shiny...in fact where I live the firemen wear helmets that are not shiny at all. If the firemen wear shiny helmets where you are, it might be because it makes them easier to see, (or perhaps they just think it looks nice).

MS

(published on 10/22/2007)

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