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Using old Fire gear as "Decoration"

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  • Using old Fire gear as "Decoration"

    Hello Everyone,

    First off, Happy Holidays!!! So anyways, some of you may have seen my post in the firefighting discussion about re-creating a Chicago Fire Department helmet. I couldn't figure out how to delete the post, but I wanted to re-phrase a lot of what I said and ask another question as well! My biggest question is now: What are your thoughts of keeping old PPE or helmets or tools etc. in your "show room"? For instance, my father is a Battalion Chief at a neighboring station and he has quite a collection of gear/equipment that he has acquired over his 28 years with the department. I personally love helmets and believe they really each tell a story, so I have all of his/my helmets on a display rack in my room. I don't play with them, or let other people wear them (Not to sound like a kid) and when I was in the Academy, I used them for motivation every time I left the station! So your thoughts? My next question is the same as my original post: Would it be appropriate to re-create a Chicago Fire Department Helmet? I will be keeping it in my Display and if anyone were to ask, I would tell them that I made it. I simply love the CFD and it sounded like a fun project with another small way to honor them. Any thoughts on either of the two questions are appreciated, thank you all for your time!

    Be Safe,

    EDIT: Just to add, I am a Volunteer Currently in EMT-B school, 18 YOA, and already through the Fire Academy! Didn't want y'all to think I was a kid I guess
    Last edited by LegacyFF; 12-21-2015, 09:26 AM. Reason: Wanted to Add something

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    Do whatever you want inside your own home.

    Don't violate the law or department policy.

    Stop asking total strangers who are conceivably thousands of miles away.


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