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  • CharlieRFDPres
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    Try it you'll like it.....

    Pacific F7, light, comfortable, side protection, built in shield and flashlight holder, best for range of motion of head and neck when 'packed up', just get your immunizations shot, for being called fighter pilot, maverick, etc.

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  • Weruj1
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    hmmmmmmmmmmmm still looking

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    medtranz,

    check out e-bay, they have a section for fire helmets, you can get some servicable helmets for not much money, if you keep your eyes open for the good ones.

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    If anyone wants to part with any extra ,or old helmets left laying around gimme a yell.
    We could use a few good helmets.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    flash

    I wore a cairns 1010 that I bought out of my own pocket for 4 years and I LOVED IT. It was definatly one of the most comfortable helmets I have ever worn.

    The only thing I'm seeing nowadays is a change in the suspension system on all cairns helmets. I have this new suspension system in the leather sam houston my dept bought me, and while I'm not noticing much of a differnce yet (I've only had it a month) in comfort, it definatly seems to be much more flimsy than my old suspension. Unfortunatly cairns seems to be switching to this on all their helmets and I've yet to investigate whether there is an upgrade to that.

    Anyways, I would definatly recommend the 1010 over anything, it sits low on your head (unlike the ben franklin) has great heat protection, is very lightweight, and generally very comfortable.

    BTW - No I do not work for cairns, I just loved that helmet



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    FF. Mike Burnes
    Whitehall Fire Division

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    The Cairns N6A Houston is the way to go. Mine took a toss from the back of our ladder truck. Came away with only skid marks.

    Another member of our dept accidently ran one over with a ford grass truck (with about 100 to 150 gal of H2O on board!) Had to send that one to the factory for inspection they replaced the 6" shield, suspension system, and brass.

    The inner shell did not come apart from the outer layer!

    Others have gone though intense heat, and so far it has only effected the paint and yellow reflectors on outter shell!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Cairns Leather.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I use cow. On my feet and my head. C&B N5A, love it and will never go back.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Cairns N660C. I like it. It works.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Currently I wear a 1010. great helmet, only one problem-ITS NOT LEATER!!! in two weaks that'll all change. No, really, for being a salad bowl, its not a bad helmet. Stay safe. Peace!

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    Matt
    Newtown Fire Association
    Station 45

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I use a Paul Conway Leather helmet. It was a gift for Christmas this last year and it has been a great helmet. It is heavier than the Cairns N6A which is NFPA compliant. I use the goggle system and keep them stored in what is called a "goggle garage" on the rear brim of the helmet. Before using this Leather helmet, I used a department issued Lion Legion. For a composite traditional helmet it was terrific. Very light weight and a low ride fit. I am convinced that if you want a helmet that will last your firefighting career, go LEATHER. As long as you take care of it, it will outlast you.
    These are my thoughts and do not reflect on the department which I am employed by.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    The 1010 is a nice helmet as well as the 1000. The 1000 is more of a kevlar composite, thus it is a little pricier. Of course....for me, the choice is LEATHER. Slap a 5A on your noggin and you can't go wrong.

    Leather Forever!

    FTM-PTB-EGH
    www.foolsinternational.com www.intercom.net/user/shooty

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I've never had to buy a new helmet in 18 years...probably because I started with leather. Still have the same N5A, the only thing thats changed is the color a couple times and the shields.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Try a Paul Conway. They are made great and fit great. ~

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    Craig Walker

    stay low....stay safe....BUT GET YOU SOME!!!!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Anyone using the Paul Conway American Classic?

    I've seen it listed for $179 and I'd like to know how it compares to the Cairns 1010.

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