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    What did Sam Houston have to do with the fire service?


    I know who he was, but know nothing about why we have a helmet named after him. (Much like Ben Franklin...but I know why he has his own helmet)






    Just wondering.

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    I believe it was due to the Houston FD using the leather helmet but needing a NFPA approved one. So they took the person who the city got their name from. Not 100% sure of this but this is what I have been told. Chris
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    Here's what I know:

    Sam Houston was a big part in TN's history as well, so I know his background from history classes thru the years, and I know SHSU (Huntsville) is his namesake....but I couldn't find anything on him and the fire service.


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    Cuz he is completely awesome, they made his legacy into a fire helmet....

    thats All I got.

    You dont see no George Washington Helmet... psshhhh

    "Remember the Alamo"
    The Box. You opened it. We Came...

    "You'll take my life but I'll take your's too. You'll fire musket but I'll run you through. So when your waiting for the next attack, you'll better understand there's no turn back."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    Cuz he is completely awesome, they made his legacy into a fire helmet....

    thats All I got.

    You dont see no George Washington Helmet... psshhhh

    "Remember the Alamo"


    Hahaha..that's great. He did many good things for both of our states.

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    And Alabama has ties to Sam Houston:

    PERRY COUNTY is located in west central Alabama. ... Sam Houston was married in Marion to a local girl,Margaret Lea in 1840
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    Soooooo, from what I've seen, I've concluded that Sam Houston has his own helmet for no reason.


    Beg to differ? Please share. Enlighten me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    "Remember the Alamo"
    The world's most famous *** kicking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    The world's most famous *** kicking.
    I believe that would be the bombing of Hiroshima.
    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 KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    I believe that would be the bombing of Hiroshima.
    I believe that the battle of berlin during WWII was a bigger *** kicking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    I believe that would be the bombing of Hiroshima.
    I was thinking about events on American soil. Texans get all teary eyed about the Alamo. I'm thinking it was better being on the outside than inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    The world's most famous *** kicking.
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    . . . Taxes . . .

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    ever heard of the civil war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
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    . . . Taxes . . .
    Touché....
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    actually... the world's most famous *** kicking would be the Battle of San Jacinto...


    In 18 minutes of combat, the Texan army had won, killing about 630 Mexican soldiers, wounding 208 and taking 730 prisoners.[3]


    and they lost....

    9....

    nine people and 30 wounded....
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    AIDS. Kickin' the world's ***, one unused condom at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    actually... the world's most famous *** kicking would be the Battle of San Jacinto...
    Outside of Texas and a few folks like me no one's ever heard of the Battle of San Jacinto.

    There have been two movies made about the Alamo and the *** kicking the Texans got that day.

    Let me know when San Jacinto achieves that level of notoriety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
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    . . . Taxes . . .
    Would those be the same taxes used to pay firefighters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish6019 View Post
    ever heard of the civil war?
    Which one? There have been hundreds of civil wars in the course of recorded history.
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