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    Default annnnnnddd I just bought an N6A on Ebay!

    I'm so excited. I can't wait to get it and put it in service!


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    Well ain't that special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    I'm so excited. I can't wait to get it and put it in service!


    very nice.
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    How much they hit you for it?
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    Default Just wondering...

    Has anybody ever tried to develop a DOT approved brain bucket shaped like a fire service helmet, for those with motorcycles?

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    Wow!! You have to buy your helmet. Our department issues standard helmets and everyone is required to wear the standard helmet, no deviations. And Chiefs get white, Captains are red, Fire Fighters are black, Safety Officer is Green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhvfd1214 View Post
    Has anybody ever tried to develop a DOT approved brain bucket shaped like a fire service helmet, for those with motorcycles?
    Not so sure that would be a good idea: one of the major injuries and causes of death in motorcycle MVC's is broken necks ( I had a cousin die in this manner) from getting lawn darted over the bars...and I would think that a lid shaped like a fire helmet with the rear brim would add even more leverage and cause even more such injuries, and thus would not allow DOT approval...just my thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    Wow!! You have to buy your helmet. Our department issues standard helmets and everyone is required to wear the standard helmet, no deviations. And Chiefs get white, Captains are red, Fire Fighters are black, Safety Officer is Green.
    We don't have to, we have the option to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    We don't have to, we have the option to.

    Same here brother. Congrats on the new lid you will love it. I just got myne a few months ago and like it a lot.

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    Congrats, hope you enjoy it, although I think $320 is a tad much to spend on a used helmet when you could've bought a brand new one for not much more. Especially considering it's a modern Houston and is no different than one that rolls off the line tomorrow. The Houstons are heavy and sit high up on your head thanks to the impact cap and suspension system the NFPA demands they cram in there. Give me an old school NY'er without all that crap, then we're talking! But in any case, have fun with it, any leather is better than wearing Tupperwear on your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    We don't have to, we have the option to.
    I see, so you don't have standards on equipment? I only ask as We got those goofy cairns 1010 helmets. We had nice light streamlined Bullards. Some young knucklehead went out on his own and bought one of those big clumsy ugly looking things and convinced the chief we should all wear them. Instead of going forward we went backwards. I resisted but lost. But I think I will go out and buy my own lightweight better helmet. I hate that 1010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    I see, so you don't have standards on equipment? I only ask as We got those goofy cairns 1010 helmets. We had nice light streamlined Bullards. Some young knucklehead went out on his own and bought one of those big clumsy ugly looking things and convinced the chief we should all wear them. Instead of going forward we went backwards. I resisted but lost. But I think I will go out and buy my own lightweight better helmet. I hate that 1010.

    Go ahead and open up the can of worms by telling us how you took a step backwards.

    This should suit your fancy:

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/ca...60_structural/
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    Go ahead and open up the can of worms by telling us how you took a step backwards.

    This should suit your fancy:

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/ca...60_structural/
    YUP!!! Those are more like it. The hats we got are nice for parades and stuff, but for actually doing the job I don't like them. And since I don't do parades, I've no need for the show.

    When going interior I want something that is streamlined, I don't want a bunch of stuff sticking out that can get caught on something. I also want something lightweight and not as wide. I'm thinking about being maneuverable and able to slid through places without problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauffer6 View Post
    Congrats, hope you enjoy it, although I think $320 is a tad much to spend on a used helmet when you could've bought a brand new one for not much more. Especially considering it's a modern Houston and is no different than one that rolls off the line tomorrow. The Houstons are heavy and sit high up on your head thanks to the impact cap and suspension system the NFPA demands they cram in there. Give me an old school NY'er without all that crap, then we're talking! But in any case, have fun with it, any leather is better than wearing Tupperwear on your head.

    Not much more? 200$ is a bit more..............for a Houston.

    A NYer is only around a 100$ more
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauffer6 View Post
    Congrats, hope you enjoy it, although I think $320 is a tad much to spend on a used helmet when you could've bought a brand new one for not much more. Especially considering it's a modern Houston and is no different than one that rolls off the line tomorrow. The Houstons are heavy and sit high up on your head thanks to the impact cap and suspension system the NFPA demands they cram in there. Give me an old school NY'er without all that crap, then we're talking! But in any case, have fun with it, any leather is better than wearing Tupperwear on your head.
    Personally I don't want benefits denied because I wasn't wearing a NFPA compliant helmet. This was the main factor I looked into before purchasing my leather. That's the question. N5A or N6A? Knowone at my department would notice but if something bad were to happen I am sure it would be checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauffer6 View Post
    Congrats, hope you enjoy it, although I think $320 is a tad much to spend on a used helmet when you could've bought a brand new one for not much more. Especially considering it's a modern Houston and is no different than one that rolls off the line tomorrow. The Houstons are heavy and sit high up on your head thanks to the impact cap and suspension system the NFPA demands they cram in there. Give me an old school NY'er without all that crap, then we're talking! But in any case, have fun with it, any leather is better than wearing Tupperwear on your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    I see, so you don't have standards on equipment? I only ask as We got those goofy cairns 1010 helmets. We had nice light streamlined Bullards. Some young knucklehead went out on his own and bought one of those big clumsy ugly looking things and convinced the chief we should all wear them. Instead of going forward we went backwards. I resisted but lost. But I think I will go out and buy my own lightweight better helmet. I hate that 1010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Do you have to stir up sh*t wherever you go?


    I just never let him get me riled up.
    Just know, I chose my own fate. I drove by the fork in the road and went straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Do you have to stir up sh*t wherever you go?
    Not stirring nothing sunshine. I'm stating my opinion, when I buy stuff I look at functionality and not style or the latest trend.

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    Do explain "latest trend". How long have these helmets been out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    Do explain "latest trend". How long have these helmets been out?
    Look, I don't want to pee on your parade. If you are happy with your old helmet then good

    All I know is that this area was getting away from those old style helmets, now I see a trend to go back to them. Go figure. What next, Bell Bottom Jeans, Tie Dyed shirts, and the Grateful Dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    Not stirring nothing sunshine. I'm stating my opinion, when I buy stuff I look at functionality and not style or the latest trend.
    Boy you done speak inglesh goodly two!

    And you are SO right.....a Leather Helmet has ZERO functionality, and it is THE latest trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    What next, Bell Bottom Jeans, Tie Dyed shirts, and the Grateful Dead?
    The Dead will fit you well......cause with you, it sure has been a long, strange trip...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    The Dead will fit you well......cause with you, it sure has been a long, strange trip...


    You know, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. And for once, you have said something that I just can't argue with......

    And on that note, I'm going to have a cold one to settle my nerves.

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