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 (2020) 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 2020***

- The Quick Release 'Only' Chinstrap is no longer an option. You now have the option of the standard Quick Release Postman Slide Chinstrap, or an Extended Quick Release Postman Slide Chinstrap 7.5 Inches longer than standard.

- READ THE FINE PRINT ON EACH PACKAGE FOR YOUR CHINSTRAP CHOICE

- All helmets will come with the new removable/washable liner. Old stye liner available upon request. Option to modify new style liner to fit like the old style is available as well. SEE SIZING

- ***N6A Houston*** Only available in NFPA Configuration with goggles, flip down shield OR NFPA Bourkes. Factory will not sell a N6A without eye protection anymore. Packages #9 and #10 are now discontinued

- Ready To Ship Helmets Discontinued. All helmets from now on will be Custom Orders.

- Individuals purchasing helmets in the State of Connecticut will now be subject to CT State Sales Tax - will NOT apply to out of state purchases. Thank the State of Connecticut for that one....



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 offers - 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. Typically anything beyond 7 3/8 will be a size large. All new helmets will now come with the factory removable/washable liner. This is designed to be removed easily and placed in an included mesh bag for laundering/decon. Fitment will still be the same. Front head band is no longer leather - it is now padded cloth. The old style liner is available upon request and subject to the additional charge of the part ONLY. See here for Video Example: CLICK ME



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 $30, $35, 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. Once 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. 




TERMS OF ORDER/Disclaimer: 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 your order details and Terms of Order and Disclaimer. The Terms 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 Terms is also 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.

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. By submitting your deposit for the helmet to be ordered by CCFH, you are agreeing to the Terms and Disclaimer attached to our reply.




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. Once the order is 100% approved on both ends, send in 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
Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide OR Quick Release/Postman Slide Extended
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: Listed per package

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. 


Per our TL2 dealer:

NFPA Models are constantly on order and typically in stock. Wait time minimal

OSHA Models are custom orders and subject to a 16-30 week wait per the manufacturer


There is NO difference between the NFPA and OSHA models, other than one comes with goggles while the other does not.


Can have the ratchet removed, works best with size medium to large heads


When ordering, the following information is required:


Phenix TL 2 OSHA or NFPA Leather Helmet
Color:
Bend on brim:
Front holder:
Ratchet or Nape strap
Goggles, Bourkes, both, or none (Goggles or Combo will be NFPA - Bourkes or None will be OSHA - See wait times above)
Earflaps or no earflaps
Stock cloth liner or leather comfort upgrade package (Leather forehead pad)
Front holder: Retro




Custom Packages Available to Order:



N5A



PACKAGE #1:

N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide Standard Length

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: None

Helmet Bend:

Price 2020: $740.00



PACKAGE #2:
N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide Extended Length 7.5 Inches

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: None

Helmet Bend:

Price 2020: $745.00



PACKAGE #3:
N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide Standard Length

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet Bend:

Price 2020: $778.00



PACKAGE #4:
N5A

Color:

Size:

Liner color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide Extended Length 7.5 Inches

Reflective trim: (choose color)

Eye Protection: Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet Bend:

Price 2020: $782.00

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N6A


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

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide

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

Eye Protection: ESS Innerzone 3 Goggles

Helmet bend:

Price 2020: $900.00



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

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide Extended Length 7.5 Inches

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

Eye Protection: ESS Innerzone 3 Goggles

Helmet bend:

Price 2020: $905.00



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

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide

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

Eye Protection: 4 Inch Face Shield

Helmet bend:

Price 2020: $900.00



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

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide Extended Length 7.5 Inches

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

Eye Protection: 4 Inch Face Shield

Helmet bend:

Price 2020: $905.00



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/Postman Slide

Reflective trim: (Choose Color)

Eye Protection: NFPA Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet bend:

Price 2020: $930.00



PACKAGE #12: NFPA COMPLIANT NFPA STICKER) 

N6A

Color:

Size:

Liner Color:

Chinstrap: Quick Release/Postman Slide Extended Length 7.5 Inches

Reflective trim: (Choose Color)

Eye Protection: NFPA Bourke Eyeshields

Helmet bend:

Price 2020: $935.00

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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 $10.00 to total)

Eye Protection: None or Bourkes (If Bourkes desired, add $50.00 to total)

Helmet bend:

Chinstrap clips: Add $35.00 to total

Chinstrap: Quick release OR Quick Release w/ Postman Slide (Add $40.00 to total)

Front studs: Yes or No (Add $15.00 to total - Stock G5A has no front studs)

Price 2020: $670.00