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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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    Quote Originally Posted by NFD-Firefighter View Post
    They ran LT.s with white lids?
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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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