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  • Taditional Helmets in L.A. County?

    I heard a rumor that L.A. County F.D. is switching to a traditional style helmet (Paul Conway or Ben Franklin II, maybe?). Can anyone in L.A. confirm or deny this?

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    Ssssshhhh

    Dont tell Bouk... He might snap.
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    • #3
      He'll be ok, as long as the "T" word is taken out of them before issue



      Just kidding Bouk...... no offense intended.
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      • #4
        If I remember reading correctly LACo FD has allowed those who wish to wear traditional style helmets. This came after the WTC murders on September 11, 2001.

        If I also recall correctly, they are only allowed to wear Paul Conway, but I could be mistaken. I know Paul Conway has a link on their site for the program that allows this but it no longer works so I son't know what the status is.

        It's nice to see real helmets show up out west instead of the condom hats.
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        • #5
          Who knows, maybe they'll stick with Phoenix's Traditional Helmets....
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          • #6
            I shall have to ask some folks over with LA County
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            • #7
              Just curious......... Is it tAditional or tRaditional??? As long as they don't wear those Pompier helmets from France.....

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              • #8
                Send them an E-mail....and find out from the source.

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                • #9
                  OOHHH No, befroe you know it they will be able to wear Leather!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Here is your answer...

                    No...The LA County Fire Dept. is NOT switching
                    to traditional helmets. As someone else stated,
                    personnel were allowed to purchase those helmets
                    with their own money and wear them for a 1 or 2
                    year period in honor of FDNY and 9/11. Then they
                    will stop wearing them.

                    I got this information from my contact there and
                    from their department off-duty magazine called
                    "Straight Streams."

                    Please consider these facts. LA County, like other
                    places are in a budget crunch. It would be hard to
                    justify re-outfitting over 2000 of their FFs with
                    new $400.00+ helmets. Also, again, we have monster
                    wildland aka "vegetation" fires out here and LACo
                    uses their Phenix Fire Dues for both modes-
                    structure and wildland.

                    Hope that answers your question.
                    Last edited by CALFFBOU; 06-05-2003, 07:43 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Here is your answer...

                      Originally posted by CALFFBOU
                      As someone else stated,
                      personnel were allowed to purchase those helmets
                      with their own money and wear them for a 1 or 2
                      year period in honor of FDNY and 9/11. Then they
                      will stop wearing them.
                      That's a pretty expensive proposition....buying them with your own funds...and then having to cease using them. I can't imagine many FF's took the opportunity...did they?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Re: Here is your answer...

                        Originally posted by NJFFSA16


                        That's a pretty expensive proposition....buying them with your own funds...and then having to cease using them. I can't imagine many FF's took the opportunity...did they?
                        Yes, it looks like a good bunch of FFs did buy the
                        helmets. Paul Conway was the supplier but I cant
                        honestly tell you if they were composite or
                        leather.

                        But after the one or two years, they would look nice
                        in the house as a nice decoration/convo. piece.

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                        • #13
                          LA County has authorized personnel to purchase and use traditional helmets for a two-year period. It has not been decided what will happen at the end of this period. Discontinuance of use is certainly a possibility, but that is not necessarily what will happen.

                          The requirement for the helmets is that they need to have NFPA certification. I have seen Cairns leather and non-leather, Conway leather and non-leather, Phenix leather, Morning Pride, Chieftain and various other brands in use. The traditional helmets have become fairly common, and in fact I know of several shifts in which every member has a traditional helmet. Some of the firefighters carry their normal Phenix "First Due" helmets with them in their wildland bag for use at brush fires.

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