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    i know thats not what there called but where can i get one of the europ fire helmets new

  • #2
    You mean a Gallet ?
    ?

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    • #3
      Europe. If they use them there, I bet you can buy them there.

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      • #4
        I understand the biggest maker of the Gallet-style helmet is MSA. You can buy them here in the U.S. from most vendors. They'd just have to special order them. We'll probably all be wearing them in about 10 years.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Chief_Roy View Post
          I understand the biggest maker of the Gallet-style helmet is MSA. You can buy them here in the U.S. from most vendors. They'd just have to special order them. We'll probably all be wearing them in about 10 years.
          I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
          Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
            I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
            Mine Safety Appliance is the actual abbreviation. It's certainly a question as how they stuck? My father's business recently wired a sewage treatment plant and guess where a lot of the testing supplies and safety features came from. That's right, MSA.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CGITCH View Post
              Mine Safety Appliance is the actual abbreviation. It's certainly a question as how they stuck? My father's business recently wired a sewage treatment plant and guess where a lot of the testing supplies and safety features came from. That's right, MSA.

              They have been making fire department related equipment for a long time. The OBA, All Service Mask, Air Mask [scba], gas meters, oxgyen related equipment such as Respirators and fire helmets.

              Not just for the mining industry.
              Stay Safe and Well Out There....

              Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
                I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
                Hey - there's a lot of KME fire trucks out there (Kovatch Mobile Equipment - mining equipment), not to mention FMC (Food Machinery Corporation) - although they at least got into their fire equipment line via the purchase of John Bean...
                Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

                Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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                • #9
                  The old OBA, brings back memories from when I was in the Navy. Pop the seal, raise the canister and turn the bell to 60 and then back to 30. What was neat about the OBA was it rested on your chest and not your back. Made getting through passageways on the ship a little easier.

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                  • #10
                    Uhh -I think its Kovatch Mobile equipment
                    ?

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                    • #11
                      And dont forget the sad tale of Grumman
                      ?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 164thDelta View Post
                        The old OBA, brings back memories from when I was in the Navy. Pop the seal, raise the canister and turn the bell to 60 and then back to 30. What was neat about the OBA was it rested on your chest and not your back. Made getting through passageways on the ship a little easier.
                        I have used them quite a bit early on. Our timer only went to 45 minutes. That gave you 15 minutes to get out.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
                          I have never understood how a company called Mine Safety Apparel made it into the Fire and stuck so hard.
                          http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...y-History.html

                          Mine Safety Appliances was founded in 1914 by the Deike Family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to provide helmets and other safety devices to the men who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania and beyond... During World War II, as General Manager Ryan directed the company into a broader product line. No longer an exclusive manufacturer of mining helmets, the company began to design and make firemen helmets, construction helmets, and a wide array of protective headgear for different manufacturing sectors in the U.S. economy, such as the steel and the paper and pulp industries...
                          Scotts and other manufacturers started making SCBA systems for pilots in WWII to deal with high altitude flight. When the service members came home the idea was adapted to firefighting.
                          ~Drew
                          Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
                          USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
                            And dont forget the sad tale of Grumman

                            Same for Grove ladders. They made cranes for years before aerial ladders, then the name changed to LTI!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tree68 View Post
                              Hey - there's a lot of KME fire trucks out there (Kovatch Mobile Equipment - mining equipment), not to mention FMC (Food Machinery Corporation) - although they at least got into their fire equipment line via the purchase of John Bean...
                              Not to mention Hackney makes beer/beverage trucks, and if I'm not mistaken, campers as well, haha.

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