Hey guys I'm just curious as to why you went with the leather? Was it for the tradition, a promotion, years of service or just because? Just wanted to get an idea because I'm currently looking at breaking into the leatherhead tradition when I finish college at the end of the year (a graduation gift to myself).
TRADITION AND PRIDE!
Tradition,Pride and gift to myself for 25yrs of service
is there anything else????
Plus they look way cooler than the plastic ones!
I started my career with a MSA in traditional style then 1985 L.A. County Fire Dept. went with a Phoenix nazi style helmet. Ofter 9/11 L,A, County Fire Dept. said we could buy New York style helmets to use while on duty. I bought a Carins
I wanted a leather for tradition. A town near by had a few members with leathers, and I just felt a leather was a little easier to notice on the fire ground than the tupper wear helmets. The rest of the dept uses a 1010,1044 or a bulard. I find it more comfortable than the plastics.
Tradition,Pride and gift from my department for getting the firefighter of the year award it was presented to me last night