The Leatherheads

For the group of individuals who proudly wear the leather helmet and are about preserving its traditional heritage and continuing its legacy!

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Firefighter Forum, Rescue & EMS Discussion

whats the difference?

Started by Ryan Chinn. Last reply by Paul Gillespie Jun 12, 2015. 13 Replies


Started by Marty Hrinko. Last reply by Paul Gillespie Jun 12, 2015. 2 Replies

What was your reasoning behind getting a leather?

Started by Sean Wheeler. Last reply by Matt Eichler Aug 9, 2013. 7 Replies

Gold Leaf Helmet Shield

Started by Randy Snyder Jul 3, 2013. 0 Replies

Checking In

Started by Dan Horton Apr 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Boston Style Shield

Started by Marty Hrinko. Last reply by Paul A. Balentine Jun 7, 2012. 3 Replies

My new N6A

Started by Jimmy Troy. Last reply by Jimmy Troy May 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Sam Houston

Started by Jimmy Troy Apr 28, 2012. 0 Replies

Looking for N5A

Started by Jason Fullmer. Last reply by Jimmy Troy Mar 31, 2012. 2 Replies

Quetion about my leather???

Started by Marty Hrinko. Last reply by Bob Mar 2, 2012. 14 Replies

how heavy is a leather helmet ?

Started by Jimmy Troy. Last reply by Randy Snyder Feb 28, 2012. 3 Replies

Show Us Your Lid!

Started by Dan Horton. Last reply by Blake Price Jan 20, 2012. 155 Replies

2007 N5A for sale.

Started by Brian Kimble Jan 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Checking In

Started by Dan Horton. Last reply by Devan Mills Sep 27, 2011. 2 Replies

First Leather Lid

Started by Randy Snyder. Last reply by Ian Schulte Sep 4, 2011. 3 Replies

N5A painting!!

Started by Jordan Hawkins. Last reply by Joseph Garcia Aug 19, 2011. 10 Replies

N5A question.

Started by Dan Covalesky. Last reply by Chris Moyer Aug 19, 2011. 1 Reply

N6A Houston 2005 model for sale!!!!!!

Started by Devan Mills. Last reply by Devan Mills Jul 2, 2011. 3 Replies

paint bubbling

Started by Devan Mills. Last reply by Devan Mills Jul 1, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Bob on March 3, 2012 at 9:18pm

Hey I went to the FOOLS training today in Concord NH and reallly enjoyed the class. Hope there are more in the future.

Comment by Brian Kimble on January 9, 2012 at 10:23am
I am selling a natural N5A in great condition dated to 2007 asking $300.00 if anyone is interested email me at
Comment by Chris Moyer on December 7, 2011 at 5:57pm

Well me New Yorker is starting to get some battle scars and after our last fire I think the sides lifted up and the back drooped some more...AWESOME!

Plus nobodys posted here in a while so I thought I'd liven this place up.


Comment by Jim Vieira on October 29, 2011 at 3:45pm
This is a Cairns Leather parade helmet dating back to 1843 when my fire company was founded
Comment by Nate Bressler on July 8, 2011 at 5:28pm
Well, after 3 years of searching, I am finally a true leatherhead. 1993 Sam Houston going into service next shift.
Comment by Isaac Frazier on April 25, 2011 at 3:24pm
Dont forget to check out First Due Questions page on facebook....Daily conversation points and everyones more than welcome to post! There is no WRONG answers...
Comment by Chris Moyer on April 7, 2011 at 4:30pm
AAAHHH !!! I hate waiting for my new shield to come in so I can put my new New Yorker in service. 6-10 more business days to go. I ordered it on 4-1.
Comment by Steiner on March 13, 2011 at 4:44pm
love the new yorker...

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on February 24, 2011 at 12:13am
Alan It Could also be Yarmouth NS,, I know they used them though I dont recall the frontpieces they used in Far as preserving the helmet, I would keep it in a moderatly Cool, Dry space if you feel that the leather is SO dry, that it may be dryrotted and ready to fall off the metal frame don't mess with it because that might happen..:) if the leather is actually cut open from the heat and wrinkling this might not be the best option, and IT will ultimately ruin the Patina, making the leather look NEWer But using "snoseal" which is a beeswax based Leather boot water proofer and "fixer upper" the stuff is softer then Cake bees wax and YOu could always warm it up either in warm or hot water or in the microwave for 20-30 seconds Max and then using a soft cloth Massage it in just be careful, the cracks will absorb the bees wax but it will absorb it into the "skin" without OVER softening another option I would freely consider trying is massaging in any simple skin conditioner type salve but rememeber when applying less is best , even if it take weeks to complete rather then making it into a glob that may get absorbed in 3 or 4
Comment by Alan McGuigan on February 10, 2011 at 11:42am
Need some help I am looking for some information on an antique fire helmet I have that may have come from either Yonkers Fire Department in New York or York Fire department in Maine anyone with any information or history on this helmet and could share with me it would be greatly appreciated


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