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    Default Helmet Upgrade: Cairn 1044 Opinions

    Okay, so as a Junior, you have the option to take the given helmet, like the Metro 660, or purchase your own out rate. Now, I wasnt sure if the Cairns 1044 with a leather shield would be good for a junior. For me personally, I would purchase the one with the
    Defender Built-Shield. I would do this because I have glasses, and this would be easier, and more convient, along with the TuffShield is discolored and big. I already decided that if I were to get the 1044, it would be the deluxe version,not standard, and also just to Clarify, the helmet is NFPA 1971, 2013 Edition. Also, if you have owned a 1044 before, could you say if you liked it, how long you have had it, and how it did in training, and real calls. Thanks!


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    Take the one they give you and pay more attention in English class.

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    how old are you and how much time do you have as a junior?

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    IIRC, Guy in the academy with me had a 1044 with the defender eye shield, but they wouldnt fit over his glasses so he had to take them off anytime we did ladder work (required to use eye pro when raising/lowering the fly section), then he faced the problem of not seeing...

    Also, I wouldnt spend any money on a helmet until your a full firefighter, dont want to put the cart before the horse for the sake of looking cool.

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    I went with the 1044 Defender Black at a local Fire Store. Best helmet I have seen. Also learned a few facts while I was there. The N5A lost its NFPA Rating, and with the N6A. The Defender goggles are really nice, ill just start wearing my contacts. Some of the guys that seen my photo really enjoys it. Im just waiting for my Shield, and then can't wait til training night! Name:  564892_454122371296926_621187983_n.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    I went with the 1044 Defender Black at a local Fire Store. Best helmet I have seen. Also learned a few facts while I was there. The N5A lost its NFPA Rating, and with the N6A. The Defender goggles are really nice, ill just start wearing my contacts. Some of the guys that seen my photo really enjoys it. Im just waiting for my Shield, and then can't wait til training night! Attachment 22453
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    Thanks slack

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    Sigh...yet another Junior interested in having cool toys when his only concern should be learning the job...
    “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Leo F. Buscaglia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    I went with the 1044 Defender Black at a local Fire Store. Best helmet I have seen. Also learned a few facts while I was there. The N5A lost its NFPA Rating, and with the N6A. The Defender goggles are really nice, ill just start wearing my contacts. Some of the guys that seen my photo really enjoys it. Im just waiting for my Shield, and then can't wait til training night! Attachment 22453

    Send it to me kid and I'll get it broke in for you and it will look crusty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Send it to me kid and I'll get it broke in for you and it will look crusty!
    Dont listen to him junior --- sneak over to your neighbors trash burn barrel, get you a long stick and go to town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Sigh...yet another Junior interested in having cool toys when his only concern should be learning the job...
    Don't mean I can't have nice toys, and still do the job correctly, safely,and successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Dont listen to him junior --- sneak over to your neighbors trash burn barrel, get you a long stick and go to town.
    Yeah, i'll start to become an arsonist. It's not "Backdraft" in 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Send it to me kid and I'll get it broke in for you and it will look crusty!
    Well, at least it would see fire while it's young. In about 4 years, it hopefully see's fire, helmets last 10 years +.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    Don't mean I can't have nice toys, and still do the job correctly, safely,and successfully.
    No, it means you care more about looking cool when your nose should be in the books and your hands on the tools learning the job. I guess I just wasn't as cool as you I used my issued helmet until I was on the FD for over 4 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    No, it means you care more about looking cool when your nose should be in the books and your hands on the tools learning the job. I guess I just wasn't as cool as you I used my issued helmet until I was on the FD for over 4 years.
    You can do both at te same time. And, for your information, I own 2 books, by Barrons. So, Ai stdy outside of the departent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    You can do both at te same time. And, for your information, I own 2 books, by Barrons. So, Ai stdy outside of the departent.
    WOW!! 2 whole books on firefighting?

    Maybe you should spend some time learning to spell too...

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Dont listen to him junior --- sneak over to your neighbors trash burn barrel, get you a long stick and go to town.
    Doesn't anybody use a BBQ pit anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    Well, at least it would see fire while it's young. In about 4 years, it hopefully see's fire, helmets last 10 years +.
    Trying to decipher this, I came up with you saying it won't see fire for 4 years? Meaning you won't be old enough to test for another 4 years? If so, buying a "fancy" helmet is the last thing you should be worried about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Doesn't anybody use a BBQ pit anymore?
    You really want that "salty" look you have to find someone burning trash, espically disposable diapers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    WOW!! 2 whole books on firefighting?

    Maybe you should spend some time learning to spell too...

    Good luck.
    Well, if you can tell me how to turn off Auto-Spell/Type on an Apple device, then I will spell correctly. I know how to spell, I dont have GED like some of you.

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