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  1. #21
    Forum Member DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
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    Aug 2000
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!


    If I am not mistaken, the impact cap was designed to protect one's cranium from the drop of a sharp object from the height of 8 feet. Just my luck, I would get hit in the head with a sharp object dropped from an 8 feet, 1 inch height!

    Anthing of any weight dropped from any height has got to hurt just a little!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  2. #22
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    Sep 2001
    No. Providence R.I. : Land of the "How ya doins"


    On my job LEATHER RULES!!!!! About 75% of the guys have leather and quite a few have 5A without the skull cap. Haven't had any accidents yet. One guy has a panel collapsing (time to replace it!!) and others have small holes etc. When the current chief was made in 98' he tried to outlaw the skull capless leathers, but many kindly reminded him that only a week before he was wearing one with holes throughout. So it was dropped. In defense of CRUST I would have to say let em' wear it.
    "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we know the work which a fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

    Edward F. Croker
    Chief 1899-1911
    Fire Dept. City of New York

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  3. #23
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    Mar 2001
    St. Louis Co. MO


    Forget the helmets,

    We ride 3 on a truck, even the ladder.

    That will get me killed quicker than a non-NFPA helmet.

    Fix that, then I'll worry about the helmet.

    P.S. I wear a non-NFPA Cairns 891A (1991) w/ bourkes and safety glasses. It is a great helmet, light, great fit, love it. If a spike gets driven through my skull in a fire, they can put a letter in my file. But, put the helmet in my casket, I want to show it to God.

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    Apr 2000



    Move to my area of New England. Would you like to be the officer on the Ladder, or the driver? Because those are your options in many places.

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    Forum Member Lewiston2FF's Avatar
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    Mar 2000
    Niagara Falls, NY, USA


    FHandz17- Wrote:
    If a spike gets driven through my skull in a fire, they can put a letter in my file. But, put the helmet in my casket, I want to show it to God.
    I like that one. I cant say that I completely agree but I like it. LOL
    Shawn M. Cecula
    IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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    MembersZone Subscriber Firefighter430's Avatar
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    Jul 1999
    Virgilina, VA USA


    We just got rid of our last Safeco helmet last year and I was glad to see it go. If you smacked somebody on the back with those on, the shell would fly off and leave you with nothing but the skull cap.
    "Illegitimis non carborundum."

    - Gen. Joseph Stilwell
    (Lat., "Don't let the *~#%&S grind you down.")

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