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    Hello,

    I'm looking to purchase a new helmet and have been considering the Bullard UST6, but really like the USTM6 but since I'm a line officer it doesn't come in white. So I really need some input pros/cons of helmets that are currently being used.

    Hope, someone can help.

    THANKS

  • #2
    Go with Cairns... leather if you can afford it.

    I have a Bullard UST as a "backup to the backup" helmet, and it is the most uncomfortable lid I have ever owned.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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    • #3
      [QUOTE=CaptainGonzo]Go with Cairns... leather if you can afford it.

      QUOTE]

      Ditto!

      In fact, get a leather even if you can't afford it. You'll be glad you did!




      Kevin
      Fire Lieutenant/E.M.T.
      IAFF Local 2339
      K of C 4th Degree
      "LEATHER FOREVER"
      Member I.A.C.O.J.
      http://www.tfdfire.com/
      "Fir na tine"

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      • #4
        I figure I will post it before someone else does

        LEATHER FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Real men wear kilts. www.forourfallen.org

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        • #5
          And I just wanna post it again for emphasis:

          LEATHER FOREVER!

          But seriously, go with a cairns leather you will be glad you did.

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          • #6
            I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CALFFBOU
              I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.
              Isn't Progressive a car insurance company?
              ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
              Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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              • #8
                Huh??.........

                Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
                Isn't Progressive a car insurance company?

                Did Bou misspell Regressive again??
                Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
                In memory of
                Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
                Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

                IACOJ Budget Analyst

                I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

                www.gdvfd18.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CALFFBOU
                  I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.
                  I was looking at the Morning Pride LiteForce Plus, personally. My department issues Phoenix, they're decent helmets, if a bit easily scratched and dinged. We stick with the "modern" style...though I hear a wear-test may be authorized for traditional styles. Can't say as I'm a fan of that, though. Sorry, East Coasters.
                  My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

                  IACOJ--West Coast PITA

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                  • #10
                    Bullard Helmets

                    MY department HAD been buying the new Bullard UST6 until a couple of months in and we started seeing full depth cracks in the composite shells. We ended up sending better than half of them back to the factory for replacement. NOT buying them now. We have recently bought a new kevlar helmet made by New Zealand I believe. Good luck.
                    I have but one ambition in life and that is to become a firefighter.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CALFFBOU
                      I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.

                      You guys take the bait everytime.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CALFFBOU
                        You guys take the bait everytime.
                        Yup... and we still keep getting away!
                        ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                        Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                        • #13
                          I highly recommend the Paul Conway Classic, or the Conway American Heritage leather.
                          Of course though, I am a bit biased.
                          Last edited by jasper45; 10-29-2006, 03:31 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone have experience with the Phenix leathers? A fair share of my friends have Sam Houston leathers, but just for the sake of looking at options, I was wondering if anyone had anything good or bad to say about Phenix's leathers.

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                            • #15
                              Yup!!..........

                              Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
                              Yup... and we still keep getting away!

                              Yes we do.........
                              Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
                              In memory of
                              Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
                              Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

                              IACOJ Budget Analyst

                              I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

                              www.gdvfd18.com

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