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Problems with Traditional Style Helmets Through training, crews found a problem with our Traditional style helmets getting caught on wires by the Eagles.

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1 Problems with Traditional Style Helmets Through training, crews found a problem with our Traditional style helmets getting caught on wires by the Eagles. Presentation, Testing, Procedures conducting by District Chief, Jacob D. King / District Chief, Tracy W. Young Wright-Patt. Fire Department Wright Patterson AFB, Oh 45433

2 Traditional Style Helmets Morning Pride Ben II is the style we currently use and this style is what was tested for our Department. It was determined that this could be a problem for any Style or Manufactured Traditional style helmet with a leather front and Eagle installed.

3 THE EAGLE PROBLEM

4 AS YOU CAN SEE THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE SHIELD AND THE EAGLE

5 IT IS PROBABLY NOT JUST OURS, BUT ALL TYPES OF TRADTIONALS

6 This helmet has the Stabilizer bracket on it, you can see the shield is all the way forward against the Eagle not allowing for the wire to enter.

7 This allows for the wire to not enter under the Eagle’s “beak”

8 The wire passes over the Eagle not getting caught in it.

9 Another trial, we had no problems during testing with the stabilizer bracket

10 This is the Leather Front Stabilizer Bracket

11 Depending upon your helmet front style, will depend on how it attaches. Shown is the Truck Front Shield, it attaches behind the metal brace across the back of the front.

12 The Eagle then attaches over the top of the “Up side down L” piece, in the normal position of the helmet. The Eagle will use the same nuts and bolts with no change to the holes in the helmet.

13 Stabilizer Bracket Info Each helmet front has a different bracket needed (they have 2 styles) Morning Pride has the ONLY SOLUTION The Truck Front uses Part # hfbrlf The bracket displayed is the Truck Front Bracket Morning Pride Manufacturing can be reached at or at

14 The Test Crews entered the wire box with helmet that did not have the fix, with problems of hanging up on the wires. Test subjects were 10, with problems 10 out of 10 times Crews entered the wire box with the helmet having the Leather Front Stabilizer Bracket on it to hold the shield forward with no problems. Test subjects 10, with no problems 10 out of 10 times. The new bracket appears to work, and correct this deficiency.

15 Summary The engineered bracket appears to work to correct the problem How long will it last is unknown Cost for the part is aprox. $4.50 per helmet (GSA Pricing is $2.11) Anyone can install, and they are easy to install Morning Pride is the only Brand that has a fix for this and will only work on their products.

16 Contact Information If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. District Chief, Jacob King Office: Cell: District Chief, Tracy Young Office: Cell:


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