established  2001

Your source for contemporary old style leather fire helmets and fronts (metal or leather)

Upcoming Events

APRIL 2015


Helmets- scroll down for custom metal and leather fronts
Retirement and Presentation Plaques


Joe Ramirez CHICAGO FD plaques
my shields and his plaques

Parade Shirts

new style bibs available

Nickel plated or Brass presentation trumpets

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\                                  TEMPE FD                                                         HOUSTON FD                    FREDERICK COUNTY RESCUE FIRE  

my helmets their stands

Culver City Fire Dept., CA repeat order- 18 retirement plaques with engraved metal fronts

John Hammond leather front HOMEWOOD  FD

Joe Ramirez CHICAGO FD 4 custom engraved metal fronts

Los Angeles Co. FF Local #1014 repeat order of retirement plaques

Nick Helmer SFFD order 2 custom leather helmets w/ custom engraved metal front and cut leather lettered front

Poudre Fire Authority Fort Collins, CO- repeat order for annual event


Berthoud Fire Protection District, CO  14 Parade shirts
West Covina Firefighters Association 5 custom engraved retirement plaques
Troy Kubista  Mason City Fire Dept., IA helmet with custom engraved nickel plated front
Keith Kuharski  Houston Fire Dept., TX helmet with custom leather helmet and front
Charlie Seaboyer  BOSTON FD retired  SFFD H&L1 red and white color coded crown on black leather helmet
Dan Hayter Frederick Co Division of Fire & Rescue, MD leather helmet w/ brass paneled,custom engraved w/ medallion of rank nickel plated front
Mike and Cherryl Abrams  CMAMFD  2 Parade shirts 1 helmet  pictured above

LARKSPUR VOLUNTEER FIREMAN'S ASSOCIATION  Marin County, CA   3 Presentation plaques
ORANGE COUNTY RESCUE FIRE DEPT., Florida   presentation plaque
HIALEAH FIRE DEPARTMENT, Florida retirement plaque
San Francisco Fire Department Station 1 ENGINE RESCUE and TRUCK Co. 1 custom vintage style leather helmets with fronts

WEST POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT custom engraved and brass paneled nickel plated fronts


FAIRBANKS FIRE DEPT. Fairbanks, Alaska  3 helmets with custom Nickel Plated fronts
Orange County Fire Rescue Dept.  Orlando, Florida- presentation retirement plaque
Ocean County Fire Academy New Jersey- helmet with engraved front

Springfield FD Illinois- high eagle helmet with custom front
Davey Crockett Steam Fire Co. No1 Gretna, LA -nickel plated front

Houston Fire Dept. Ladder 31- helmet
Long Beach Firefighters Local #372 retirement fronts

Poudre Fire Authority Fort Collins, CO- repeat order for annual event
Orange County Fire Rescue Dept., Orlando, FL-  16 retirement plaques
Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept., VA.- metal fronts and leather helmet

Palm Springs Fire Dept. presentation helmet
LACoFD Station 88 presentation helmet
West Covina Fire Dept. retirement plaques
Chief Jesus Buciaga LACoFD 3 presentation plaques
Apache Junction Fire Dept. retirement plaque
Salt Lake City Volunteer Firemens Association 10 Parade shirts
Miami Fire Dept. retirement plaque
Lenexa Fire Dept.  custom helmet with leather front
Miami Dade Fire Dept. presentation plaque TRT AERIAL 19
Arlington Fire Dept. TEXAS  custom combination front helmet w/front
Hartsville Fire District, Hartsville SC presentation helmet w/custom engraved front
Kyle Hicks CLOVIS FIRE DEPT. Explorer, Clovis CA  appreciation plaque
POUDRE FIRE AUTHORITY Ft. Collins, CO 11 custom engraved retirement plaques
Chief Engineer Freeman Retirement custom shield and nickel plated trumpet
Los Angeles Co. FF's Local #1014 175 retirement plaque contract renewal
Long Beach Firefighters Local #372 presentation shields
Dave Pratte Bonne Terre , MO red bib front shirt
Alex Fernandez  MIAMI FD brass paneled polished brass engraved front helmet
Mark Wendel Overland Park KS engraved front helmet
Michael Thompson CHARLOTTE FD combination front plaque
Marco Alders NETHERLANDS 6 Parade Shirts- 2nd European order!
Ass't Chief Bill Baker ELGIN FD engraved front/helmet
Jessie Burciaga Retired LACoFD Chief -4 presentation plaques
Crystal Alley COLORADO FIREFIGHTERS- 2 helmets w/custom fronts
Bill Cavanaugh WILMINGTON FIREFIGHTERS- presentation plaque
Tamra Boyce SRJR FIRE ACADEMY- helmet w/custom engraved front

OWOSSO TWP FD thanks Dave Johnson
Hillsboro FD, OH  thanks Marc Bayless
Wolf Creek FD, AL thanks Pam Quick
Cheriton Volunteer FD, VA  thanks Rob LeMoyne
Omaha FD, NE  thanks Chris Gage
Chief Mac deBeaudrap Cochrane FD, Alberta CAN
Southeastern Volunteer Fire Co. Hellertown, PA
Byrdtown FD Hartsville, SC
Orange County Fire Authority, CA
Bedford Permanent Firefighters, MA 
Columbus FD, OH  Bloomington FD, IN,
Houston Fire Department, TX
Fountain Valley FD, CA  Danville FD, VA
Daviess Co. FD, KY

helmet for Retired Chief Hayden DCFD

Rockford FD,IL and Prince William Co. Fire & Rescue,VA
Redlands FD,CA,Sunnyvale,CA,Sacramento FD,CA,Rockledge FD,PA
Culver City Firefighter's Local #1927- 19 engraved shield plaques
Jim Gentile OMAHA FD
William Foxall ROCKLAND FD
A. Schepis Vol Hose 23
John Lesovsky Anaheim FD,CA 
 James Williams Rockridge FD
Repeat Customers

Chief Steve Lewis NBFD,CA
Jamie Byrnes Larkspur AVFF,CA
Will Pryor Los Angeles County FireFighters Local #1014 reorder 2010

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Larkspur Association of Volunteer Fire Fighters, Marin Co.,CA
4 helmets with 8 parade shirts and fronts,2 Parade belts

Best customers yet! Thanks Jamie Byrnes ( he's first on the left standing )

Long Beach Firefighters Local 372- 13 retirement plaque shields and 1 high eagle helmet- thanks Dave Holden

175th Wing of the Maryland Air National Guard, Baltimore- presentation plaque
recent customers
Los Angeles County Firefighter's Union IAFF Local #1014- another 30 retirement plaques

Damon Tobin High Point FD,North Carolina - color coded helmet and front
Costa Mesa Firefighters Association IAFF Local #1465
Michael Wilson Charlotte FD,North Carolina

Newport Beach Fire Dept.- 4 parade uniforms- Thank You Chief Lewis!
Marc Hansen OCFA- custom helmet with engraved Nickel plated shield
Jeffrey Cleary  TRUCK H&L 1 SFFD color coded helmet
Doug Peterson ENGINE 1 SFFD leather front

Mike Mulholand OMAHA FD  2 presentation plaques
Ryan Royal Colorado Springs FD- custom helmet
Retired FF Michael McDonald of Terry, MS- custom helmet

David Feyler  for Wilmington Firefighters Local #1370 ,Wilmington MA- award plaque

LACo.FF #1014 took 12 custom IN APPRECIATION engraved plaques back to Washington,DC
for Supporters of the Right To Work vote in Spring of 2007

 Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local #1014 retirement, Newport Beach Fire Museum, ANAHEIM F.D. retirement
Orange County Fire Authority retirement, Long Beach Firefighters Local #372 retirement, LA Co. FD Sta. 51 retirement,
Long Beach Fire Dep. Sta.10 promotion and retirement
 several Internet & eBay users-Michael of  Houston Texas FD,Dave in Santa Cruz, Joe in New Mexico, Jim in Sonoma, Paul in Belgium

NEW!  ~   NEW!  ~  NEW!  ~  NEW!
New Parade Style Bib Front Shirts
Engraved Nickel Plated Front (also available in polished brass/goldtone or polished copper)


new 3 panel design with emblem

available in Polished Brass ,Copper, or Nickel plating
Filagree/edging   Irish 1+     Blank          
custom engraving to order

H&L shield and more panels are here!
Retirement Plaques  with engraving available too!


L.A.F.D., S.F.F.D.,and L.B.F.D. color code leather helmets available now!


        New guys need a leather helmet too!

E-mail  your wants,inquiries,comments,and/or photo/drawing.

Wanted/Trade Page

Antiques For Sale Page- on hold for now, keep checking back!

  Leather Fronts with Leather cutout Letters

  Metal Fronts many combinations

Retirement plaques New style shields are here!
FIREBOAT and /or PILOT in several different configurations

Helmets with Metal Fronts - click on link below-designs

Painted Fronts
- 6 1/2  or 8 inch. metal

Helmet brim designs - Olson and Gratacap

Parade Shirts/Uniforms - old and new

Order Page/Pricing

Pictures of early L.B.F.D. - Helmets and Equipment

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