CAPITAL CITY 
FIRE HELMETS


Specializing In Sales And Repairs 
Of Leather Fire Helmets Since 2010

Buy Retro Helmets

Capital City Fire Helmets LLC is pleased to offer current model year (2017) leather fire helmets that are built to the pre-1998 specifications. 

Pre-1998 on the left, and post-1998 on the right.

One of our Retro Helmets below, a 2013 manufactured lid



What do you get with the Retro Helmet:


Custom installed Retro Style Maltese Brass, changed brim shape to the bend from the 1980s/1990s, reflective trim in the lower position, and an adjusted interior for a comfortable fitment.  All helmets are built to order.



Our "Retro Brass" custom fitted and installed onto every Retro Helmet. Painted crowns are standard on black helmets.



READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR ORDERING: 


***NEW FOR 2017***

The manufacturer has consistently raised prices on the leather helmets every year for quite some time now. It was typically only $10 to 15.00 which was manageable. There was no reason to think 2017 would be any different.... As of January 1st, the new prices for the leathers has increased to by at least $100.00. This is straight from the 'factory,' and it is not a case of CCFH trying to make a larger profit. The prices your seeing from other retailers right now are most likely last years inventory at last years price, but rest assured they will be going up substantially as well once the new inventory hits the shelves.

 I will trial the retros for a couple of months but I am anticipating sales to slow down as I do not expect, nor would I myself, pay such a large amount of money for a helmet when it could be better used on a mortgage or for the family. If they slow down to not meet the minimum order requirements (10 each order) then I simply won't sell them anymore.
I WILL NOT stop offering a retro conversions, retro brass installs, or general repair services. I seem to get a couple calls a week about guys asking if our doors are strictly open for new helmets or others. Rest assured I will not give up the smaller side of the business.


***NEW FOR 2018***

Prices have been increased by the factory as expected. However, they now offer 7 pre-configured helmets to choose from that are ready to ship at a reduced cost and a shorter wait time. CCFH is now offering these 7 helmets in as converted Retro Helmets. If you want a helmet configured differently from these, then you will have to choose from our available Custom Packages listed below. ALSO, there is now a Phenix TL2 Retro Helmet option.



DISCLAIMER: Capital City Fire Helmets LLC is not associated with MSA or Cairns Helmets in any way. MSA Cairns does not consent to any modifications to their helmets nor will they honor any warranty on these helmets. Any repairs made to MSA or Cairns Helmets are only authorized by MSA's repair facility, per MSA. Any materials used on these helmets in our shop are available via third party vendors in which you can purchase and install yourself. If you wish to send us a privately owned helmet to have any work performed, then you are consenting to have Capital City Fire Helmets LLC work on your property. MSA does not assume any liability with  your helmet after any work is performed.



COLORS: They will be available in any color offering that the factory has on hand - gloss black, red, yellow, white, blue, and natural. These helmets are painted by the factory, not CCFH.




SIZING: Sizes will be medium or large. BE SURE TO KNOW YOUR HAT SIZE WHEN ORDERING. Mediums will comfortably fit a 7 3/8 without a ratchet. If you are closer to 7 1/2, consider a large. Anything beyond 7 1/2 will be a size large.

**AS OF 9/2016** All Retro Helmets will have the ratchet left in the helmet due to liability reasons. The interior will still be adjusted as we normally would do, so to achieve the Retro fitment, the customer can simply remove the ratchet on their end. We adjust the liner, drawstring, remove imperfections from the brass band, size the helmet with the plastic sizing band, and remove the round crown pad. The ratchet is adjusted to sit further back than stock so that the ratchet arms line up with the actual slots on the brown liner - no more pressure points due to pinched fabric. 




REFLECTIVE TRIM: Standard helmet trim is lime green reflexite. I can offer blue, red, and white reflexite, as well as all of the standard scotchlite colors including reflective black. **Scotchlite** comes in two different materials. Scotchlite cloth tetrahedrons is the same striping material found on turnout gear. Scotchlite tape is the reflective striping material found on fire apparatus. Please specify which type of scotchlite.


**NEW REFLECTIVE TRIM - RETRO TETRAHEDRONS: We now offer reproduction tetrahedrons made out of scotchlite tape. These are lime green and are cut to the same exact dimensions as the original reflexite used in the mid 1980s and early 90s. Color is almost an exact match. You have to be up close to the material to tell the difference. This is a perfect way to complete your Retro Helmet, by using reflective trim that replicates the look and authenticity of the originals. As shown below, new production on the LEFT, and original reflexite on the RIGHT.

SHIPPING: Shipping is not included with these prices. Return shipping will be a variable rate of $25, $32, and $40.00 respectively for the east, central, and west coast states. Shipping comes with full insurance, signature delivery, and tracking. All of our helmet refurbishments get shipped this way and therefore the Retros will as well.




TURNAROUND TIME: Helmets are ordered in bulk quantities in order to ensure that the bulk discount from the factory is applied to the order. This discount is already built into the pricing for all helmets on this page. A total of 10 helmets minimum are required for each order, which means we have to wait until 10 different customers submit orders (or one/two/etc request multiple helmets). This could take as little as a week, or a whole month. Regardless, once the order is submitted, it takes the factory a minimum of 45-60 days to build Custom Helmets. Ready to Ship helmets are supposed to be pre-built and stock piled in a factory warehouse for immediate ordering, hench "Ready to Ship." Upon ordering those helmets, it typically takes a couple of weeks to receive them - this is why we recommend the Ready to Ship option as much as possible. They are also discounted by the factory due them being built ahead of time. Once either the Custom or ReadyToShip helmets arrive in our shop, it takes approx. two weeks to complete them as Retro Helmets. We know...the turn around could be better, but the wait is worth it. 




PURCHASE ORDER/TERMS OF ORDER: When we receive your order via email, we will review it to make ensure everything is correct. Once this is complete, CCFH will respond with an attached file - this is our Purchase Order that will have to be filled out by the customer. It will have all the order details per the customer's request as well as payment/deposit information. It will need to be printed out on your end to be signed, dated, and sent in with your deposit. This Purchase Order specifically outlines that the customer is agreeing to purchase a new helmet and is consenting to have it cosmetically modified, with no safety features modified at all. The Purchase Order also includes a disclaimer that states that CCFH is not associated with MSA Cairns, nor does the manufacturer warrant or assume any liability for the work performed. This is the same disclaimer that can be found at the top of this page in RED lettering.

Second, a Terms of Order sheet will be sent as well that will need to be completed and returned. This disclaimer will release Capital City Fire Helmets LLC from any and all liability as a result of the cosmetic work performed on your helmet. Without a signed and dated Purchase Order AND Terms of Order, your helmet order will not be accepted. This is non-negotiable.




DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS: 50% deposit is required for all new helmet orders. The remainder of the balance will be due when the helmet is in our shop and 100% ready to ship. Customers will be notified via email when their helmets are ready, in which final balances will be sent out as well. Deposits and final payments to be made via:

Individual orders: United States Post Office Money Orders (USPS MO)
Fire Departments: Purchase Orders (PO), department check, or certified money order

Absolutely no personal checks will be accepted. 




HOW TO ORDER: Orders to be submitted via e-mail only. We do not take orders over the phone, but we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You will have to send us an email titled:  Retro Helmet - YOUR NAME. Select one of the packages below then copy/paste it into the email. List a size and color, and add full contact information (name, phone #, email, shipping address).

***Your order will not be accepted unless you provide full contact information***


Full contact information is:

Name:

Address:

Email:

Telephone #:


We will confirm options and any changes needed or requested. The Purchase Order will then be sent to you to be completed and returned with your deposit. We are slow on the responses at times due to other commitments (real job, family, etc) but rest assured we will get back to you.



SEND EMAIL TO: capitalcityfirehelmets@gmail.com



A full helmet package can include the following:


N5A, N6A, or G5A

Color: any OEM factory Color (color does NOT affect price)

Size: M or L (size does NOT affect price)
Liner: Yellow or black nomex (color does NOT affect price)

Front Holder: Retro Style Brass ONLY ***OR Customer supplied F&T Products Front Holder (curved top only)
Chinstrap: Quick Release ONLY or Quick Release/Postman Slide
Reflective trim: Retro Tetrahdrons, Reflexite or scotchlite (any color unless NFPA N6A) ***OR Customer supplied custom reflective trim i.e. Boston BFD tets

Eye protection: None or Bourkes (Goggles or Face Shield for NFPA N6A)

Helmet Bend: Classic (STANDARD),  Bronx, Boston Flat, etc 


Retro TL2 Leather Helmet


Starting in 2018 there is now an option to order a TL2 Leather Helmet converted to Retro specs. Pricing FOR NOW will be done on an as needed basis. As a baseline, a NFPA configured Retro TL2 sells for $730.00 complete with Paulson or ESS Goggles. An OSHA TL2 will be much cheaper.


When ordering, the following information is required:


Phenix TL 2 OSHA or NFPA Leather Helmet
Color:
Bend on brim:
Ratchet or Nape strap
Goggles, Bourkes, both, or none
Stock cloth liner or leather comfort upgrade package




Ready-To-Ship Pre Configured Helmets


The following helmets are available to order, at a reduced wait time (1 month average) and at a reduced cost compared to the Custom Packages. Starting in 2017, the factory started offering ready-to-ship helmets in pre-built configurations. They are stockpiled in a warehouse and typically ship within two weeks. The options below were chosen by the factory based on their historical best sellers. The incentive to purchasing one of these helmets is not only the fast ship times, but the overall cost is cheaper than one of our Custom Packages in the same configuration. If you choose to order one, the helmet will be converted to the retro specifications with the retro front holder, low reflective trim, brim reshape of your choice and adjusted fitment. ***YOUR BASICALLY BUYING THE SAME HELMET AS ONE OF OUR CUSTOM PACKAGES BUT AT A REDUCED COST AND WAIT TIME - THE DOWNSIDE BEING THERE ARE LIMITED OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM***



N5A NEW YORKER


#10175108

N5A NEW YORKER

Color: Black

Size: Medium

Liner Color: Black

Chinstrap: Quick Release with Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourkes

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $730.00



#10175107

N5A NEW YORKER

Color: Black

Size: Large

Liner Color: Black

Chinstrap: Quick Release with Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourkes

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $730.00


#10175109

N5A NEW YORKER

Color: White

Size: Large

Liner Color: Black

Chinstrap: Quick Release with Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourkes

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $730.00


#10176576

N5A NEW YORKER

Color: Red

Size: Large

Liner Color: Black

Chinstrap: Quick Release with Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourkes

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $730.00


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N6A HOUSTON SUBJECT TO CHANGE
MSA WILL ONLY SELL THE N6A WITH GOGGLES OR NFPA BOURKES AS OF JULY 2018
CCFH IS STILL WAITING ON NEW PART NUMBERS AND PRICES FOR READY TO SHIP N6As

***The factory does not offer a ready-to-ship N6A in a NFPA configuration. If you need a NFPA N6A, please send us a message and we will get you squared away.

#10176577

N6A HOUSTON

Color: Black

Size: Large

Liner Color: Yellow

Chinstrap: Quick Release with Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourkes

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $750.00


#10176578

N6A HOUSTON

Color: White

Size: Large

Liner Color: Yellow

Chinstrap: Quick Release with Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourkes

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $750.00


#10176579

N6A HOUSTON

Color: Red

Size: Large

Liner Color: Black

Chinstrap: Quick Release with Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourkes

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $750.00




Custom Packages Available to Order:



N5A



PACKAGE #1:

N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release Only (C892)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: None

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $725.00



PACKAGE #2:
N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: None

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $730.00



PACKAGE #3:
N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release ONLY (C892)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $765.00



PACKAGE #4:
N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet Bend:

Price 2018: $770.00

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N6A



PACKAGE #5: NFPA COMPLIANT (WILL HAVE NFPA STICKER)

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release Only (C892)

Reflective trim: (Choose Color) LIme/Yellow Reflexite Or Scotchlite Triple Trim ONLY

Eye Protection: ESS Innerzone 3 Goggles

Helmet bend:

Price 2018: $880.00



PACKAGE #6: NFPA COMPLIANT (WILL HAVE NFPA STICKER) 

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release w/ Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (Choose Color) LIme/Yellow Reflexite Or Scotchlite Triple Trim ONLY

Eye Protection: ESS Innerzone 3 Goggles

Helmet bend:

Price 2018: $885.00



PACKAGE #7: NFPA COMPLIANT (WILL HAVE NFPA STICKER) 

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release Only (C892)

Reflective trim: (Choose Color) LIme/Yellow Reflexite Or Scotchlite Triple Trim ONLY

Eye Protection: 4 Inch Face Shield

Helmet bend:

Price 2018: $885.00



PACKAGE #8: NFPA COMPLIANT (WILL HAVE NFPA STICKER) 

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release w/ Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (Choose Color) LIme/Yellow Reflexite Or Scotchlite Triple Trim ONLY

Eye Protection: 4 Inch Face Shield

Helmet bend:

Price 2018: $890.00



PACKAGE #9 and #10 NON-NFPA N6A DISCONTINUED

AS OF JULY 2018 MSA WILL NO LONGER SELL THE N6A WITHOUT EYE PROTECTION OR STANDARD BOURKES



PACKAGE #11: NFPA COMPLIANT (NFPA STICKER) 

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release Only (C892)

Reflective trim: (Choose Color)

Eye Protection: NFPA Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet bend:

Price 2018: $895.00



PACKAGE #12: NFPA COMPLIANT NFPA STICKER) 

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release w/ Postman Slide (C893)

Reflective trim: (Choose Color)

Eye Protection: NFPA Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet bend:

Price 2018: $900.00

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G5A


PACKAGE #13: NON-OSHA AND NON-NFPA COMPLIANT 

G5A Presentation Helmet OR G64 Presentation Helmet

Color:

Size:

Liner: L101 Liner without Earflaps

Reflective trim: (If wanted, choose color and add $5.00 to total)

Eye Protection: None or Bourkes (If Bourkes desired, add $40.00 to total)

Helmet bend:

Chinstrap clips: Add $30.00 to total

Chinstrap: Quick release OR Quick Release w/ Postman Slide (Add $35.00 to total)

Price 2018: $645.00