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    Maybe you should get over the whole "buffy-ness" of a leather helmet. You probably just want to look like a salty old timer, or perhaps a bronx fdny guy from the 70's. Those days are gone. I know that many people in this job are just interested looking "cool" or "tough," but the real deal tough and cool guys on this job dont care whats on their head or what they look like as long as it is functional enough to allow them to fight fires.


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    Buy your own new lid and start your own history with it. Don't try to be something your not.
    Hello. Fire dept.. You light'em, We fight'em!

    "hard working, gear jamming, nail driving, "jake". "

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    Just a couple of things.


    One, stop being cheap. Just buy a new one that will protect the most important part of your body. NFPA standards are there for a reason. Second, the crust does not belong to you, everyone should earn their own.

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    This guy does not have an 'fdny' style helmet. The ones made to fit your head have an impact cap. This helmet is pre-impact. It just has 4 pieces of webbing to hold your head from hitting the top. I have 3 of them here in my line of sight as I type. Senior man in my house has a N5A that looks like it was made in 1950, its practically falling apart and it still does the trick. Just lay low till the Chief retires, then just let it show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McCaffery17 View Post
    but the real deal tough and cool guys on this job dont care whats on their head or what they look like as long as it is functional enough to allow them to fight fires.
    i have no idea what this means, the "real deal tough and cool guys" part. As opposed to? The fake deal weak *******s that impersonate firemen?

    maybe he wants to look like his hero billy baldwin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeatherHed4Life View Post

    maybe he wants to look like his hero billy baldwin?
    All you need is a cheap bottle of whiskey and the ability to smell like B.O. and cheap cigarettes, no leather helmet needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeatherHed4Life View Post
    i have no idea what this means, the "real deal tough and cool guys" part. As opposed to? The fake deal weak *******s that impersonate firemen?

    maybe he wants to look like his hero billy baldwin?
    Don't worry...do some research into his past contributions and you will see he is a buff or a POC guy who can't get a job in a decent place...he like a coward completely edits and deletes his past posts to hide his immaturity and stupidity.

    This kid probably has never seen a building on fire from the inside.

    FTM-PTB

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    'Fire's not going to get me brian'

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    Let me first say thats its quite possible that I'm wrong on this, but I believe that my N5A from about 5 years ago isn't NFPA rated either. You could always get a Sam Houston if that is important to you.

    I had a Lion/Conway American Classic leather and while it was a good helmet, only lasted about 5 or 6 years before the inner liner began to crack and warp from repeated heat. It was a new helmet or a major rebuild of the Conway. Luck turned in my favor when I received a phone call telling me I was promoted while at FDIC for a week. A quick walk over to the exhibit booths on the weekend and I walked out with a new red New Yorker.

    My Department issues the MP Ben 2 helmets. Somehow Clancyxdogg's advice from earlier was put into play 5 years ago here. I now have a new Ben 2 without a NFPA sticker hanging over my desk. Hmmm, looking back, that was my first official act as a Lieutenant. Whats that say about me? Oh well, its been 5 years now wearing my leather with a bogus sticker (if anyone would ever care to look) and no liner pad or ratchet. I have one of my guys whose done the same thing, the rest are cool with the Ben 2.

    Do what you want, keep it, clean it, wear it, just do you job. Thats all I ask of my guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28kindaguy View Post


    NFPA standards are there for a reason.
    Ye$, that'$ Ęertainly true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clancyxdogg View Post
    Ye$, that'$ Ęertainly true.
    Subliminal messaging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey311 View Post
    Subliminal messaging?
    In this forum? Never.
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