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    i know thats not what there called but where can i get one of the europ fire helmets new

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    You mean a Gallet ?

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    Europe. If they use them there, I bet you can buy them there.

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    I understand the biggest maker of the Gallet-style helmet is MSA. You can buy them here in the U.S. from most vendors. They'd just have to special order them. We'll probably all be wearing them in about 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief_Roy View Post
    I understand the biggest maker of the Gallet-style helmet is MSA. You can buy them here in the U.S. from most vendors. They'd just have to special order them. We'll probably all be wearing them in about 10 years.
    I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
    Mine Safety Appliance is the actual abbreviation. It's certainly a question as how they stuck? My father's business recently wired a sewage treatment plant and guess where a lot of the testing supplies and safety features came from. That's right, MSA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGITCH View Post
    Mine Safety Appliance is the actual abbreviation. It's certainly a question as how they stuck? My father's business recently wired a sewage treatment plant and guess where a lot of the testing supplies and safety features came from. That's right, MSA.

    They have been making fire department related equipment for a long time. The OBA, All Service Mask, Air Mask [scba], gas meters, oxgyen related equipment such as Respirators and fire helmets.

    Not just for the mining industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
    Hey - there's a lot of KME fire trucks out there (Kovatch Mobile Equipment - mining equipment), not to mention FMC (Food Machinery Corporation) - although they at least got into their fire equipment line via the purchase of John Bean...
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    The old OBA, brings back memories from when I was in the Navy. Pop the seal, raise the canister and turn the bell to 60 and then back to 30. What was neat about the OBA was it rested on your chest and not your back. Made getting through passageways on the ship a little easier.

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    Uhh -I think its Kovatch Mobile equipment

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    And dont forget the sad tale of Grumman

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    Quote Originally Posted by 164thDelta View Post
    The old OBA, brings back memories from when I was in the Navy. Pop the seal, raise the canister and turn the bell to 60 and then back to 30. What was neat about the OBA was it rested on your chest and not your back. Made getting through passageways on the ship a little easier.
    I have used them quite a bit early on. Our timer only went to 45 minutes. That gave you 15 minutes to get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
    http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...y-History.html

    Mine Safety Appliances was founded in 1914 by the Deike Family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to provide helmets and other safety devices to the men who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania and beyond... During World War II, as General Manager Ryan directed the company into a broader product line. No longer an exclusive manufacturer of mining helmets, the company began to design and make firemen helmets, construction helmets, and a wide array of protective headgear for different manufacturing sectors in the U.S. economy, such as the steel and the paper and pulp industries...
    Scotts and other manufacturers started making SCBA systems for pilots in WWII to deal with high altitude flight. When the service members came home the idea was adapted to firefighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    And dont forget the sad tale of Grumman

    Same for Grove ladders. They made cranes for years before aerial ladders, then the name changed to LTI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Hey - there's a lot of KME fire trucks out there (Kovatch Mobile Equipment - mining equipment), not to mention FMC (Food Machinery Corporation) - although they at least got into their fire equipment line via the purchase of John Bean...
    Not to mention Hackney makes beer/beverage trucks, and if I'm not mistaken, campers as well, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrfdcap View Post
    i know thats not what there called but where can i get one of the europ fire helmets new
    A better question is, why in the world do you wnat one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief_Roy View Post
    We'll probably all be wearing them in about 10 years.
    BS, not this guy, guess I'll become a cop, haha.

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    Don't get me wrong I wasn' ragging on the company. I have never had Alot of experience with MSA with the exception of the old LMR. I guess I have just been a Scott fan. The Darth Vander lids do look a little goofy, but I am kinda a comfort ho, just not when it comes to helmets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    I have used them quite a bit early on. Our timer only went to 45 minutes. That gave you 15 minutes to get out.
    When it goes "DING",you're DONE. T.C.

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    yea the Gallet thats it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Don't get me wrong I wasn' ragging on the company. I have never had Alot of experience with MSA with the exception of the old LMR. I guess I have just been a Scott fan. The Darth Vander lids do look a little goofy, but I am kinda a comfort ho, just not when it comes to helmets.
    Scott paks are the shizzle! Seriously, it's probably the best SCBA out there. The only MSA product I really like is Cairns, and even then I wish Cairns was it's own company.

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