Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
Closed Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 55
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Portland Maine IAFF-740
    Posts
    35

    Default Leather New Yorkers in service

    Was wondering how many depts out there still allow thier Firefighters to use the old style Leathers, pre skull-savers. I know they are still popular in the North-east US.
    ( I dont mean people who are wearing them without the Dept knowing )


  2. #2
    Forum Member PFDE4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Portland,Maine,USA
    Posts
    50

    Default

    ME

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Portland Maine IAFF-740
    Posts
    35

    Default

    I know you do

    Looks alot like mine....diffent colored shield though, hehe

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    WILLIAMSPORT,PA,USA
    Posts
    3

    Default

    Originally posted by PFD_66:
    Was wondering how many depts out there still allow thier Firefighters to use the old style Leathers, pre skull-savers. I know they are still popular in the North-east US.
    ( I dont mean people who are wearing them without the Dept knowing )
    MY DEPT.STILL USSES THEM BUT THEY WOULD PROFER IF USED THAT WOULD SAM HOUSTENS
    HINK89 LOYALSOCK TWP. PA.

  5. #5
    Forum Member PFDE4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Portland,Maine,USA
    Posts
    50

    Default



    [ 07-07-2001: Message edited by: PFDE4 ]

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    93

    Default

    It's don't ask don't tell around here.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Posts
    86

    Default

    I'm of the opinion that the old style New Yorker (pre "skull-saver") was the best fireman's helmet ever made, I'd love to be able to wear the one that sits on the bookcase in my den. Unfortunately, OSHA thinks differently and NFPA is even worse. We have to wear the NFPA Sam Houston...or else the dept. issued "salad bowl"

  8. #8
    Forum Member FiremedicMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Central Ohio, USA
    Posts
    374

    Default

    I really like my sam houston, i don't know why everyone dogs it..

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    trout run pa
    Posts
    11

    Default

    I have a sam houston but i took the ratchet off and it is just about as close as you can get to the old New yorker as you can get Leather Forever!!

  10. #10
    Some Guy
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    I don't know but I here laughing.
    Posts
    1,000

    Default

    A few of us have them.
    This space for rent

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St. Louis Co. MO
    Posts
    92

    Default

    I'm just happy they give us 1010's and not salad bowls. Chief would have a heart attack if we mentioned leather $$$$$

    It stays on the desk at home.

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    New Smyrna Beach Fl, U.S. IAFF 2271
    Posts
    19

    Default

    I know you said not to include those who wear them without the Dept knowing, but I just wanted to include my little secret. Our dept does let you buy your own NY'er, which is great to have for bunker gear inspections..

    This is how I did it, You buy yourself a good can of spray paint and some brand new reflectives, and something to cover the exposed leather up with inside of the helmet,(I use a trauma score sheet), leave the 4 way suspension exposed, and try to convince them that is the impact liner, only if they question it of course. Give it a great new paint job slap those reflectives on it, and just like that you have a sharp looking 5a helmet that can pass as a N5A, (slightly illegal helmet) that was 10 yrs ago, and I haven't been caught yet. Just like Nick said, don't ask, don't tell...SO DON'T TELL

    [ 07-09-2001: Message edited by: e53NSB ]

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    34

    Default

    SHAME SHAME SHAME! i hope the National For Profit Agency doesn't trace your ISP and contact your chief and mother!
    I still have my houston with BOURKES on it!!

  14. #14
    Forum Member firemed9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    76

    Default

    I use a Houston with the rachet removed. Our dept pretty much lets us use anything as long as it passes inspection.

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Daily Use:

    New Yorker N5A with the ratchet removed and the pad on the suspension system removed. Bourke Eye Shield.

    Inspection Use:

    Cairns 1010

  16. #16
    Forum Member Rescue101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Bridgton,Me USA
    Posts
    8,162

    Default

    Difference between original N5 and new N6?Minus hardware about a pound to a pound and a half lighter.No problem if you're a no neck!Hehehe T.C.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    137

    Default

    NEXT THING I WILL HAVE TO WERE ARE BUNKER SORTS,

    AND NO WAY HELL A FLASH HOOD

  18. #18
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Maryland USA
    Posts
    16

    Default

    FTM-PTB-EGH-RFB

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    36

    Default

    I have both the Houston and the New Yorker, I prefer the weight distribution of the New Yorker, but I am beginning to get used to the Houston.....
    Here in Northeast Ohio it's don't ask don't tell.
    What in life isn't anymore?
    JMD

  20. #20
    Forum Member OSUfirepro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    70

    Default

    I have a Cairns 1010 and I don't really like how high it sits on my head or the wide dome. Is the New Yorker like this? I am kinda leaning towards a Paul Conway leather. They are cheaper and are suppose to ride lower on the head. Only bad thing I have heard about the Paul Conway is they weigh more than a New Yoker.
    Shawn Clark
    Firefighter/Paramedic
    Tulsa Fire Dept. E-23 "C Platoon"
    I.A.F.F. Local 176
    Tulsa, OK

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts