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  • CaptOldTimer
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    Originally posted by J816 View Post
    Was wondering if anyone could give the specific model they use? Thanks.


    We wore a helmet, the First Due Firefighter 1500-F97, for several years. I had no complaints with it, except it seemed to sit higher than others but it was a good helmet. It was adjusted correctly too.

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  • BKDRAFT
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    When a department selects any gear for the department 99% of the time it has to do with cost and politics. Besides what other helmet can you wear for both structural and wildland firefighting? Think about how much money the department saves by only purchasing one helmet for each member.

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  • Jasper 45
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    Originally posted by volfireman034 View Post
    Any one know why L.A. choose this style?

    I have no idea why the LAFD chose that helmet. What I do know is that the department here provided us the opportunity to field test that helmet style, while searching for a USAR helmet.

    Honestly, it is a great helmet. It is comfortable, very light weight and relatively low cost. I never wore it for firefighting, but in wearing it for other purposes, I can't really bash it.

    Sometimes politics play more into a helmet or turnout gear selection than anything else.

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  • Calphenix
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    They use model number 92'CA

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  • Calphenix
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    This link is for the 1500 series helmets that LAFD wear.

    http://www.phenixfirehelmets.com/products_1500.html

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  • CaptOldTimer
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    http://www.phenixfirehelmets.com/products_tl2.html

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  • BKDRAFT
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    Originally posted by volfireman034 View Post
    Any one know why L.A. choose this style?
    Low, lightweight, balanced, comfortable, versatile, affordable.

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Originally posted by volfireman034 View Post
    Any one know why L.A. choose this style?
    From what I understand, it's light enough to be used in wildland and interface fires and heavy enough for structural operations.

    Personally, I think they are more functional than a traditional style, especially in their environment.

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  • VinnieB
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    Originally posted by J816 View Post
    Was wondering if anyone could give the specific model they use? Thanks.
    Here ya go.....

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  • volfireman034
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    Any one know why L.A. choose this style?

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  • nyckftbl
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    Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Good thing Bou ain't here no more.
    finally we can agree....

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Good thing Bou ain't here no more.

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  • DeputyMarshal
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    Originally posted by Firefighter 21 View Post
    ugliest helmet ive seen, im sorry lol
    At least it's not made from used cow wrappers...

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  • Firefighter 21
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    ugliest helmet ive seen, im sorry lol

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  • firefightinirish217
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    They make a great camping toilet! They're also great for potting plants as well.

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