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Posted: 2/25/2007 6:45:23 AM EST
My almost 3 yr old is a certified firefighter nut. I am trying to put together the ultimate firefighter room for him. We recently took a trip to our local fire station and along with a tour, the guys were nice enough to give us some real gear. Well, my boy really thinks that he is the cock-of-the-walk now that he has some authentic turnout gear.

I've already ordered some goggles and some decals from a firefighter equipment company and I'd like to get some more stuff for him such a length of hose and a lightweight nozzle.

Are there any firefighters out there who might have some equipment that's just sitting around gathering dust? If so I'd be happy to make you an offer depending on what you have. You can respond here or send me an email. snailfan@nc.rr.com

Thanks,

Sam and Snailfan

Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:57:19 AM EST
I may have some gloves that I can send your way.

One word of warning is that the helmets are really heavy given kids' neck muscle development.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:57:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 7:02:54 AM EST by Tango7]
Just a quick Google:



$74 at Firecatalog.com



This Place has a complete set (helmet, coat, pants, suspenders, boots, and gear bag) in yellow, black, or PBI tan for $169


Here is a 3-piece set (coat, pants w. suspenders, helmet) for $65... seems the best deal of all.


BTW - be careful with putting an adult helmet on a munchkin. A few years back someone let a tyke wear an old style metal helmet and he sustained a neck injury... Not sure if it's Interweb fiction or not, but I know my new style leather weighs almost as much as my Kevlar PASGT.

ETA - if you're still looking for other misc. stuff, try posting your request inthe Brothers of The Shield ARFCOM Forum
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 9:04:02 AM EST
When my children were little, they only got the little plastic play helments given away as freebies by the local FD. I would never let a little kid put on their head a real adult size helment.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 9:10:04 AM EST
Ebay works too...and +1 on not putting the real helmet on little ones....3 pounds is a ton of weight on little one's neck. It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to break a grown man's neck.



roy d...at least that's what I learned from a Hollywood actor
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 3:42:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 3:51:32 PM EST by snailfan]

Originally Posted By RoyDamnMercer:
Ebay works too...and +1 on not putting the real helmet on little ones....3 pounds is a ton of weight on little one's neck. It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to break a grown man's neck.

roy d...at least that's what I learned from a Hollywood actor


Thanks. Yes, I agree. We don't let him play with the helmet, it's up on a hook on the wall in his room. I just let him put it on long enough to snap the pic.
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