When our supply officer handed me this helmet, my first thouight was, Oh, a hardhat...I'll have to buy a short brimmed fire helmet to get REAL protection... How wrong I was. When I traded my fire helmet for the EMS helmet, I was pleasantly surprised to find this Bullard Advent looks like a hardhat on the outside, but is built like a fire helmet inside. The impact protection potential is awesome and you have to don one to appreciate the comfort. When you're wearing this helmet, you know you're well protected. I'm happy with mine and impressed with Bullard's quality and sound engineering.