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    Can anyone tell me what brand of helmet the City of Boston uses? They don't look like any particular brand, although I have heard one person say theirs was an antique. Can anyone shed some light?


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    You saw a lot of Cairns New Yorkers.

    Leather Forever!
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    I know a number of Jakes up there and the ones I know wear the Cairns N5A New Yorker.

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    Some lids are handed down from generation to generation. The N5A is the lid of choice for the BFD.
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    yes, your all correct- we are currently wearing Cairns 5A's. And yes- leather for ever! Just my opionion, don't throw me under the bus for it...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captnpat
    yes, your all correct- we are currently wearing Cairns 5A's. And yes- leather for ever! Just my opionion, don't throw me under the bus for it...lol
    are you guys issued N5As? or are you issued plastics, and FFs just buy their own?
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    They are all issued leather helmets upon appointment to the Department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrParasite
    are you guys issued N5As? or are you issued plastics, and FFs just buy their own?
    talkin about helmets isnt this comming from the person that was talkin about how he got so annoyed with all the juniors that get in forums and all they talk about is helmets and all the stuff they should buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedirtydozen12
    talkin about helmets isnt this comming from the person that was talkin about how he got so annoyed with all the juniors that get in forums and all they talk about is helmets and all the stuff they should buy
    Seems like a general question to me..
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