Thread: Quality gear brands
05-23-2011, 12:56 AM #1
Quality gear brands
Im getting ready to go through a private fire fighter 1 academy through my local college. I have a coat, pants, and boots that were hand me downs but i need to buy the rest. I need a helmet, gloves, suspenders, and hood. What are some good quality brands for these items. I'm in LA County so something along their gear lines are preferred, but any will do.
05-23-2011, 01:00 PM #2
05-23-2011, 01:08 PM #3
Just as GTRider245 said, its like asking what car to buy. Check out www.thefirestore.com for decent prices on gear such as gloves, hoods, etc. Now, Here is what I currently have and love.
Helmet: Crains N5A New Yorker (Some company's do not allow these)
Hoods: PGI Carbon Hoods
Suspenders: EZH Quick Adjuster's
Now mind you, This is what I personally use on my gear at the Firehouse, Your academy may require certain NFPA compliences, etc. So do some more research before you go spending crazy amounts of money.
05-23-2011, 08:36 PM #4
Thanks for the input guys, I know its a very broad generic question. As long as its NFPA complient they have no trouble at all. I was looking at phenix industries what are some of your thoughts on them? I realize im asking for opinions but there is no helping that.
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