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    Default Are they Storm Troopers?

    No, it is just your average French FF marching for better pay and benefits.

    It is on MSNBC's "This Week in Pictures". You can vote for this one or another Fire picture this week.
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    Those chrome Gallet helmets look terrible!!

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    THOSE ROCK!!! Why can't American helments be as cool looking as those worn by European FFs?
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    I have been trying to get a F1 for my helmet collection for a while. I havent been able to win any auctions on Ebay yet, at least not for my budget.

    We are useing Phenix Helmets now for structure and wildland both on my VFD, if ther are any F1 owners out there, myabe in Europe, that would like to exchange a Black or Chome (any color realy, but those are my favorites) F1 for a Phenix 1500 and a MSA Brigade I may consider swaping... depending on condition.

    I have never worn an F1, yes, they have a radical look, but I have to believe they offer more protection then most other style fire helmets. They simply cover more of your mellon with hard material then do other helmets. As far as comfort, like I said, I have no idea, never worn one.

    One thing I think is realy neat about helmets like this is the SCBA bracket option. You can have it set up so the SCBA facepiece interfaces directly to the helmet. You can don and remove your SCBA without haveing to mess with you helmet or its chin strap.
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    Talking Huh?.................

    So, How did they get the shiny look on the leather.............
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    "So, How did they get the shiny look on the leather............."



    Nice

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    I have to ask:

    Is that cotton batting they are "fighting through" or is just my eyes playing tricks? Oh wait.. mabye it's the Evil Cotton Candy doing Dr Evil's job again......

    But I must agree: those chrome domes just don't look right. Even Tactical Tuperware looks better than that.
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    They tried this, but the Force just wasn't with them.
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    I heard a voice from the force that said...

    you must wear leather..it is your destiny....
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    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
    Is that cotton batting they are "fighting through" or is just my eyes playing tricks? Oh wait.. mabye it's the Evil Cotton Candy doing Dr Evil's job again......
    According to the caption, they were lighting flares and smoke grenades while walking through the street.


    Wouldn't have been funny (in an ironic way) if they accidentally set something on fire with all that?
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    Ida know .................looks kinda cool to me ........
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    Looks like a motorcycle gang to me..........

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    I think they look kinda cool. Wonder how much Turtle Wax they use to keep them shiny. Pretty sure they would not work for the way we do things but still looks cool anyways.

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    Default Are you on crack?

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    THOSE ROCK!!! Why can't American helments be as cool looking as those worn by European FFs?
    Are you serious? Yo, lay down the crack pipe.

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    Ya Know.............some people spend entirely too much time polishing their helmets....
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    Default Re: Are you on crack?

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    Are you serious? Yo, lay down the crack pipe.
    CALFFBOU on the same side of a helmet issue as the leatherheads?!!

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    Default Re: Re: Are you on crack?

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    CALFFBOU on the same side of a helmet issue as the leatherheads?!!

    WOW!
    Wow, I better lay down the crack pipe. The only cow for
    me is medium rare and on my plate.

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    I kinda like them as well. I like the fact that everything is integrated, and you can slide the visor up into a protected position instead of letting it get bashed on everything in tight spaces.

    I was wondering how the integrated SCBA Mask seals though? Without the straps, how do you get the adjustment?
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    During my time in the Swedish airforce we used gallet helmets with draeger SCBA:s and the sealing was OK but the comfort wasn´t as good as the traditional style mask.
    And since the mask is only conected to the helmet by two hooks you can´t make the adjustments you can with a traditional one.

    It´s fast and easy to use but my choise is the good old one with the straps.
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