Hey, IM a first timer here... We have a bunch of guys trying to convince our administartion to let us wear Leather New Yorker helmets. Can anyone help me out here? Currenly we can only wear issued Carns 880 helmets.
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01-20-2000, 02:44 PM #1BoymanFirehouse.com Guest
New Member, looking for info on New Yorker helmets
01-20-2000, 04:03 PM #2Truck30Firehouse.com Guest
we switched to leather NYers in 1980, have not had a head injury since. They are sturdier and built to take the job. Hey, if FDNY still wears em dayin/dayout, they must work. You might want to go to the Cairns website and get more info. Good Luck
01-21-2000, 12:32 PM #3RomaniaFirehouse.com Guest
I could be wrong, but I thought FDNY was switching to the morning pride helmets (now Paul Conway).
Alan Romania, CEP
IAFF Local 3449
My Opinions do not reflect the opnions of the IAFF or Local 3449.
01-21-2000, 03:50 PM #4e33Firehouse.com Guest
It is my understanding that FDNY does not issue leather helmets any longer. From what I can tell, based purely on heresay and observation, they issue 1010 style helmets and allow members the option of buying a leather helmet.
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