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    Default The Helmet Pic Thread (2nd Alarm)

    Since the first thread was locked, and many a great lid was posted, it is only right to transmit a second alarm for another one!

    I myself collect helmets, but really enjoy buying and selling them. I have worn the same New Yorker for the past 17 years or so, and it is time to replace it. The liner is almost totally void of padding and I want a new one....so the search is in progress..I have bought and sold a few trying to find the "right" lid..still looking for a nice Large N5a..

    Anyways, here is my lid; The Boston style shield was replaced witht he other one recently.
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    I bought a Ben 2 Plus to try out and actually REALLY like dit...but decided to sell it and stay leather..
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    OK, here's my yellow plastic lid that was issued to me at Dalton. Though I hated having a yellow helmet, now mostly brown hehe, I'm still proud as hell to have it still. Go figure they went to black helmets after I left. I'll have a leather one day hopefully, that is, if I get that job I want after I get out of the Marine Corps. And yes, the partially melted Garrity light still works. This helmet is strictly display use only since I am no longer at Dalton. She ain't quite crispy/crusty, but she ain't a rookie either, haha.
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    I picked this helmet up locally a few months ago, it is an old 5A with a volunteer shield from the Poughkeepsie Fire Department. They are now a fully career department and have been for some time.
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    YAY Glad to see this thread back Ill have to re-show off mine now

    Ill post them Sunday if possible

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    My Cairns 880. First pic is right after i got it in '08. The other two are a little newer.
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    Old 5A... Sorry for the bad photography
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    again, sorry for the bad photography
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    Might a well share this one also. Vintage East Alton FD helmet - Cairns Senator (aluminum).
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    That's a beaut!
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    Although I had one in the mid-90's, I have never been a fan of the 880 = but I must say the one pictured above is fantastic looking!

    Keep 'em coming!

    Here is one from my collection - an old 5a, used by one of the guys who retired from my department (I dispatch for them) as a Captain. This was his Lt lid from the 80's...
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    The yellow helmet is from my volunteer dept. The white helmet is my work helmet which was put into service two month's ago.
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    I painted a helmet I sold on eBay like this after seeing some pics on the Facebook page for a guy in Baltimore that refurbishes helmets. I liked it so much I did my own service helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY911Bowhunter View Post
    Although I had one in the mid-90's, I have never been a fan of the 880 = but I must say the one pictured above is fantastic looking!
    I appreciate that! I love my 880.
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    These are the helmets of A-Shift at the Olin Brass Fire Department in East Alton, IL. Cairns 1010s with black tet's.
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    My 1010 for the OBFD.

    (Sorry for so many consecutive replies...)
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    NY911, how many helmets do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY911Bowhunter View Post
    Although I had one in the mid-90's, I have never been a fan of the 880 = but I must say the one pictured above is fantastic looking!

    Keep 'em coming!

    Here is one from my collection - an old 5a, used by one of the guys who retired from my department (I dispatch for them) as a Captain. This was his Lt lid from the 80's...
    They ran LT.s with white lids?
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    They ran LT.s with white lids?
    We have 3 Colors here: Yellow or Black for Firefighters and White for Officers. Line Officers have White Helmets, Chief Officers have White Coats and Helmets..........
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    We run red helmets for FF's and FAE's. Black for Officers (Capt's, no Loui's). White for all Chiefs, including coats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFD-Firefighter View Post
    NY911, how many helmets do you have?
    A dozen or so...it varies as I buy and sell..I have a few that will never be sold, like the white LT lid above.

    Quote Originally Posted by NFD-Firefighter View Post
    They ran LT.s with white lids?
    Yes - back in the day, mostly all of the departments in Dutchess County, NY ran white helmets for all officers...Poughkeepsie, and a few others still do. In the PFD it works, because everyone knows...hoever, a few of the mutual aid companies around my vollie town do it and it does create confusion..

    My firts year as a Lieutenant, I wore an all white helmet. That particular department changed over to white front on black helmet for LT's and captains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    We have 3 Colors here: Yellow or Black for Firefighters and White for Officers. Line Officers have White Helmets, Chief Officers have White Coats and Helmets..........
    We run black for FF and LT, red for Cap, and white for Chief. Everyone gets tan turnouts. Interesting to hear about everyone else 's system.
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    gotta take new pics

    and on the topic of colors, we run white for all our line officers as well, yellow for firefighters, blue for emts, and red for any none FF1/jr member

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    OK...I am 58 minutes away from 18 days off and a family trip from NY to Florida...time on the beach in Daytona to celebrate 11 years of marriage to an amazing woman, and taking the kids to Disney....so I am feeling generous..here are some pics of my collection.

    Here is an old 5a i aquired from a guy a work,,all original and in great shape. I recently added a pair of vintage, yet never issued Bourkes. I had this on ebay this week, but it didnt sell.

    I do not like the highlighting of the scrollwork, but it does add character.
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    This is a large N5a I got cheap off of ebay, redid, and sold for a healthy profit. This lid fit great and I wish i kept it, and if it didnt have the thick gloss black paint, I may have lept it.
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