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  • #16
    Originally posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    If you work in a State with OSHA and get hurt with the G5 on be careful. It will probably be deemed your fault and along with the disability pension you lose will go your lawsuit as well!
    Well, you might have some issue but I don't think it is quite as bad as that. Saying they would deem it your fault is totally incorrect. At worst you could be found to have been wearing non-accepted gear and as such cotributed to your own demise.

    Most states have no fault workers comp- that means no matter what the situation- even if you did something stupid on purpose- you are still covered. And you would most likely only lose your pension if you were justifiably fired over the incident - which I highly doubt would happen for wearing a different helmet.

    I am by no means dispensing legal advice here - so do not take it that way- just providing a little experienced opinion.

    Just get written permission from your Chief and you will have no problems....

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    • #17
      it's either here nor there, since i have recently left that department and i am retiring the helmet and will just keep it for it's eye pleasing ability

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      • #18
        extra leather ? havent heard of that ...........I just knew the 6A had additional head protection. I recently got an N5A ....I like it.
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        I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
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        http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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        • #19
          According to their literature, the only difference is the lexan cap in the N6A. It doesn't say anything about extra leather.

          Steve Gallagher
          IACOJ BOT
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          "I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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          • #20
            I too have never heard anything about an extra layer of leather.

            I tell you what someone strip there N5A down and Someone else strip there N6A down. Let me know how it works for you.
            "Train as if your life depends on it"
            Always Remember *343*

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            • #21
              Thanks Steve ..........now I know !
              IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
              Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
              ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
              RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
              LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
              I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
              "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
              http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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              • #22
                ...and knowing is half the battle!
                Steve Gallagher
                IACOJ BOT
                ----------------------------
                "I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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                • #23
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                  Last edited by ehs7554; 01-27-2012, 10:03 AM.

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                  • #24
                    I have a N6A but it is no longer compliant anymore.
                    Took the foam pad out of the top and also removed the ratchet. Fits like a frigging glove. If I had to do it over again I would get the N5A so it would be lighter.
                    "Train as if your life depends on it"
                    Always Remember *343*

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                    • #25
                      I'm going to be buying a new N5A soon, as my N6A is rapidly becoming (has become, is more fitting) toasted teaching in our live burn facility. I'll dedicate the 6 to teaching and keep the 5 for duty use. No doubt the new one will get crusty soon enough.

                      So, who has the best price on an N5A deluxe? The best deal I've found so far is $429.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by fireman4949 View Post
                        I'm going to be buying a new N5A soon, as my N6A is rapidly becoming (has become, is more fitting) toasted teaching in our live burn facility. I'll dedicate the 6 to teaching and keep the 5 for duty use. No doubt the new one will get crusty soon enough.

                        So, who has the best price on an N5A deluxe? The best deal I've found so far is $429.
                        Yeah thats a good price
                        they are

                        www.firestore.com $439
                        www.allhandsfire.com $432

                        Only other thing to do is if you dont mind a used one there are a ton of them on ebay. I personally like to start my helmets out new. I feel kind of cheated buying one used??
                        "Train as if your life depends on it"
                        Always Remember *343*

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by cdemarse View Post
                          Yeah thats a good price
                          they are

                          www.firestore.com $439
                          www.allhandsfire.com $432

                          Only other thing to do is if you dont mind a used one there are a ton of them on ebay. I personally like to start my helmets out new. I feel kind of cheated buying one used??
                          I like 'em new too.

                          I wouldn't be opposed to a used one in good condition, but I need a red one, and they're pretty rare on ebay.
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                          IAFF Local 2339
                          K of C 4th Degree
                          "LEATHER FOREVER"
                          Member I.A.C.O.J.
                          http://www.tfdfire.com/
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by cdemarse View Post
                            Yeah thats a good price
                            they are

                            www.firestore.com $439
                            www.allhandsfire.com $432

                            Only other thing to do is if you dont mind a used one there are a ton of them on ebay. I personally like to start my helmets out new. I feel kind of cheated buying one used??
                            I like 'em new too.

                            I wouldn't be opposed to a used one in good condition, but I need a red one, and they're pretty rare on ebay.
                            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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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by fireman4949 View Post
                              but I need a red one, and they're pretty rare on ebay.

                              And thats a good thing
                              "Train as if your life depends on it"
                              Always Remember *343*

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                              • #30
                                You know I am in the market for a leather myself. My question is does the impact cap on the 6A really make a difference? Why is the 6A non NFPA compliant without goggles? What about bourkes with goggles in your jacket for instance or safety glasses for that matter?

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