Talk:Firefighter's helmet

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Too many helmet articles[edit]

Rather than clean up this neglected article, I propose to merge the various fire helmet articles into one Firefighter's helmet article, with this one as a subsection for one of the obsolete, historical types. Jim.henderson (talk) 16:48, 24 February 2009 (UTC) Also, leather helmets are still in use today, with composite shells making them NFPA compliant. This needs to be made clear in the article — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.24.232.123 (talk) 02:28, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Leatherhead - American football player?[edit]

Can 'leatherhead' also mean a player of American football? I'm guessing, based on the George Clooney film, 'Leatherheads'. Earthlyreason (talk) 13:00, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Eagle[edit]

The author's notes about the Eagle seem to be more on personal opinion rather than fact. On the newer style of traditional helmets, the Eagle is just about flush with the top of the leather helmet front "shield", and does not stick up in the air like on the earlier helmets. The main function, on the newer traditional helmets, of the Eagle (or in some cases, a support where the Eagle is normally) is a stabilizer for the top of the leather helmet front "shield", to prevent it from bending backwards to follow the curve of the helmet, damaging the front "shield".

If the statements that are currently in there about the Eagle are to remain, I would like to at least see some citations showing that this is indeed fact and not just opinion. Firerescuelieut (talk) 14:46, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

F1[edit]

Edited a little bit of punctuation in the F1 subarticle, since the countires of use was a main heading, not a subheading of the F1. Also, has anyone seen anyone use these in the US? Or has NFPA not allowed em? --Dasbrick (talk) 21:13, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

I deleted Germany from the list because the F1 is not the primarily used helmet in Germany. The F1 is used in Germany but not primary. --Burndus (talk) 11:31, 9 April 2010 (UTC)