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Msg ID: 2566065 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Big Daddy
4/14/2019 9:14:05 PM

Question for those who know more than me: 

 

since the forest circus only approves the gentex helmet or whatever, do you have to have one of those to get carded flying a contract ship? Or will they let you fly with your more comfortable, safer, and much better looking helmet of choice?

 

No, I’m not in fires. Obviously. Nor am I looking to be. Just curious. 



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Msg ID: 2566071 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +7/-2     
Author:Fire Guy
4/14/2019 9:37:55 PM

Reply to: 2566065

If you're not in fires, and not planning to be, why do you care? Move on troll.



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Msg ID: 2566095 Funny thing about humans... +3/-3     
Author:Confucius
4/14/2019 10:50:48 PM

Reply to: 2566071

They come with this thing called... curiosity!

But they also come with a $ $ h o l e s.



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Msg ID: 2566100 I apologize. here's the helmet you wear +3/-0     
Author:you get used to it
4/14/2019 11:18:37 PM

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Msg ID: 2566113 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +2/-2     
Author:or...
4/15/2019 12:47:10 AM

Reply to: 2566071

maybe because standards set in one part of the government tend to migrate to other parts of the industry over time.  Helmets seem to be a big issue for the USFS right now, whatever they decide might influence the part of the industry he is in.

If you have nothing to add why not just zip it rather than assuming he is a troll, I say move along fire guy.



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Msg ID: 2566171 Its not 'along' it's 'a long.'  +2/-0     
Author:Theo the Saurus
4/15/2019 10:46:00 AM

Reply to: 2566113
Yous guys are grammer geniuses. Didn't you're schools teach you anything?


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Msg ID: 2566446 Its not 'along' it's 'a long.' (NT) +0/-0     
Author:Yeah. Don't respond to Trolls.
4/16/2019 2:13:08 PM

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Msg ID: 2566545 Its not 'along' it's 'a long.'  +0/-0     
Author:oh my
4/16/2019 11:37:25 PM

Reply to: 2566171

 

Yous guys are grammer geniuses. Didn't you're schools teach you anything?

Seriously?  



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Msg ID: 2566548 Its not 'along' it's 'a long.'  +0/-0     
Author:heavens to betsy
4/16/2019 11:45:29 PM

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dint ur's teach u sar chasm? psh!


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Msg ID: 2566075 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +3/-3     
Author:Maybe
4/14/2019 9:52:53 PM

Reply to: 2566065
Maybe he or she was just curious. Are helmet standards for fire pilots considered sensitive information that you are unable to disclose or share?


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Msg ID: 2566488 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Curious
4/16/2019 5:53:58 PM

Reply to: 2566075

People in Fire are inherently sensitive people. And yes...it is a secret. Stand back sonny.



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Msg ID: 2566079 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +2/-0     
Author:Liger
4/14/2019 10:11:14 PM

Reply to: 2566065
Why do you ask? Just curious. Also, what is your spirit animal and favorite color?


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Msg ID: 2566121 You have to use that, helmet, boots, nomex +0/-0     
Author:Carded
4/15/2019 5:12:19 AM

Reply to: 2566079

Yes you can have spare clean nomex, I alternate between military, and medical, but I'm partial to mdical for the luminous stripes.

Each helicopter has a Forest Service Manager whose job is to insure you don't get too comfortable.



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Msg ID: 2566091 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +2/-1     
Author:Not Med Crew
4/14/2019 10:42:38 PM

Reply to: 2566065
I'm with Fireguy...not sure why you want to know if you don't plan on ever getting into fire. I could post a link for you here but seeing as how it is so unimportant to you I will let you do the leg work and just tell you that a simple web search for USFS Helmet Standards will get you the information you are so curious about.


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Msg ID: 2566110 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +2/-0     
Author:You can wear whatever you want,
4/15/2019 12:12:10 AM

Reply to: 2566065

your opinion on the most suitable helmet is highly valued by all of the government agencies and they will welcome your input on the matter.



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Msg ID: 2566112 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +3/-1     
Author:P T Barnum
4/15/2019 12:37:33 AM

Reply to: 2566065

Variety of jobs in 30 years.  Everywhere I went, they gave me a helmet, when I was done I gave it back.  Didn't cost me a dime.  They fit and worked just fine.  They even give you a new liner so it doesn't matter what nasty wore it before you.  When did this buy your own helmet become a thing?  Bravo to the enterprising helmet salesman, but kids, you are getting played.



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Msg ID: 2566132 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:new to the scene
4/15/2019 7:14:51 AM

Reply to: 2566112

Just got carded in January.  Wore a Gallett helmet and nothing was said.  



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Msg ID: 2566133 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Not A
4/15/2019 7:17:19 AM

Reply to: 2566065

You funny guy. Now go and be somebody.



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Msg ID: 2566156 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Firemans Helmet
4/15/2019 9:32:11 AM

Reply to: 2566133

Looks cool as well

 



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Msg ID: 2566165 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Helmet dude
4/15/2019 10:26:02 AM

Reply to: 2566156

It has became a right of passage for the Robbie Ranger crowd. A badge of honor, "owning a helmet." I guest it was like my generation with headsets. It became something to be seen carrying a headset case. Not me, I couldn't pay attention, let alone buy a headset!!! 



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Msg ID: 2566166 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-1     
Author:Only reason to wear.a helmet
4/15/2019 10:31:45 AM

Reply to: 2566165
Is a place to mount the NVG's.


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Msg ID: 2566203 there's a world outside of the (NT) +4/-0     
Author:traffic pattern
4/15/2019 1:14:30 PM

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Msg ID: 2566169 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +1/-2     
Author:Curious
4/15/2019 10:42:15 AM

Reply to: 2566165

as to why proof reading is not practiced... I guessed vs. I guest. 

 



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Msg ID: 2566655 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Joke
4/17/2019 2:50:07 PM

Reply to: 2566169

Do you not realize that when you do this via phone it spells incorrectly as the auto fill. Are you seriously sitting at work somewhere where you have a computer? Why kind of pilot are you? Ems? Brehehehehehehehehahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahaahahah what a joke .



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Msg ID: 2566183 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:watch it pal
4/15/2019 11:48:00 AM

Reply to: 2566165
Make that the millennial robbie rangers!


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Msg ID: 2566174 Man, hell pilots are SUCH d!cks! (NT) +1/-2     
Author:Not a Richard
4/15/2019 10:49:15 AM

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Msg ID: 2566189 Back to school sonny! +0/-0     
Author:Curious
4/15/2019 11:53:27 AM

Reply to: 2566174

I hope you're not the guy that is in charge of the label maker!



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Msg ID: 2566240 Some things never change +1/-0     
Author:oldNtired
4/15/2019 4:56:35 PM

Reply to: 2566189

I used to think when most of us old Viet Nam era helicopter pilots got over being caustic, hateful and judgemental the helicopter forums would become more civilized and educational.  I haven't seen that happen in fact its gotten worse.  Maybe its just the nature of some helicopter pilots to be azzholes. 

Two airplane pilots talking " Hey you want to get some lunch" ? Response " sure where do you want to go ?" 

Two helicopter pilots talking" Hey you want to get some lunch "?  Response "  Screw you, I can get my own damx lunch and it will be better than yours." 



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Msg ID: 2566242 Some things never change +0/-0     
Author:Middle-aged and energetic
4/15/2019 5:08:14 PM

Reply to: 2566240
Nah... just the anonymity of the internet. 99% of my fellow pilots I meet in person, whether they're FW or RW pass the beer test. Turn us loose on the interwebz though...


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Msg ID: 2566250 Some things never change, What's good for the goose...your words oldNtired +1/-0     
Author:Curious
4/15/2019 5:55:37 PM

Reply to: 2566240

"You younger generation pilots have done nothing that we didn't do a long time ago.  Only today you get to do it in better, more powerful and more reliable equipment than we did ! (Robinson R-Series Being the exception).  We did all the test flying for you, some died most lived and as sorry as that my be, it is the nature of the beast.  Stop whining, pull pitch, you're the one that wanted to be a helicopter pilot." 



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Msg ID: 2566327 .your words oldNtired +0/-0     
Author:oldNtired
4/15/2019 11:41:55 PM

Reply to: 2566250

Curious,  Thank you for making my pontificated point so well !!



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Msg ID: 2566367 .your words oldNtired +0/-0     
Author:Curious
4/16/2019 8:40:59 AM

Reply to: 2566327

You're welcome oldNtired. Teetering on the edge of retirement and a long fishing trip.....



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Msg ID: 2566276 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Better looking?
4/15/2019 7:27:42 PM

Reply to: 2566065

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Msg ID: 2566353 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Anonymous
4/16/2019 6:22:49 AM

Reply to: 2566276

I picked up on that too. Frankly I'm not sure the OP is cut out for Ute work and especially life in a Fire Camp.



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Msg ID: 2566368 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +1/-0     
Author:Curious
4/16/2019 8:43:22 AM

Reply to: 2566353

I've seen too many of those youngins in Fire Camps. I realize you have to start somewhere but good golly! Why do they have to be in the same Fire Camp when I'm there?



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Msg ID: 2566510 curious +0/-0     
Author:oldNtired
4/16/2019 7:07:13 PM

Reply to: 2566368

Good on ya !  you've probably more than earned it and the only thing better than flying is fishing.



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Msg ID: 2566817 Helmets and fires. Please donít respond if youíre med crew.  +0/-0     
Author:Anonymous
4/18/2019 3:38:17 PM

Reply to: 2566065

Interagency Aviation Life Support Equipment guide spells out the approved/ non-approved.



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