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    Default "salad bowl" helmets vs. New Yorkers or anyother helmets

    i dun get what the big difference between the two different helmets is. which do u think are better, and y.
    a helmet is a helmet in my veiw,they are all there to perform the same duty, so who cares what they look like?
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    There is no difference really, the "salad bowls" are the "new-era" of fire head gear, though a lot of departments like the old traditional helmets. I personally like the traditional helmets because for the reasons mearly of it being like the ones I saw which hooked me on the fire service back in NY.

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    Only thing I don't like about the salad bowls (the Metro Style helmet) is that the rear lip is not usually as long as a traditional New Yorker helmet. Just a few drops of hot water down inside the back of your coat should be enough to really bother you at the least....

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    Sayin that the helmets perform the same way would be an incorrect statement. The salad bowls that we are talkin about which i assume to be the bullard advent helmets do not meet any NFPA standard. According to the rules i read explorers must have full protective gear. The only standard that these helmets meet in ANSI and OSHA. They are desinged for rescue/ems/construcction etc. but not for strucural firefighting or anything related in any way to it. Therefore this does not constitue full gear and propper helmets should be issued.

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    Well ladies and gentelmen i'll take a plastic helmet over a new yorker or any leaher helmet because they are confortable. NO HELMET in the world will protect ur head totally. A Salad bowl helemt as well as a leather r just to keep ur brains in tact so the doctor doesn;t need to dirty a Soup Laddel. Just wanted to say that.
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    I like the traditional style helmet too. I notice all the new Firefighters here are going back to the traditional helmets. I never liked the new "salad bowl" helmets.
    Of course, I still like the traditional black turnouts with yellow/green stripes vs. brown or tan turnouts! I guess it is different for everybody.
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    I think new yorkers are better because when you are on a call inside a house somthing may fall on you this helmet normally gives better protection then the bowl GINA.HINCH@firehousemail.com

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