Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fire Helmet Shield History

Ever wonder why we wear helmet shields, or how they came to be.

Check out our Fire Helmet History Page for more info.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Custom Fire Helmet Shield and Helmet Band Special

Custom Fire Helmet ShieldCustom Leather Helmet BandFor a limited time get a custom fire helmet shield and a helmet band for $120 delivered (save $18).   Email for more info.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Custom Leather Helmet Bands

Now offering custom leather helmet bands.  

Bands are 1.5" wide and come standard in black or brown with 2 logos, 8 characters and faux stitching.  A variety of fonts are available.     Custom art is avail for an additional charge.

Bands can be cut to size or flex fit.  

Cost $49 delivered.   email for more info.

Custom Fire Helmet Band

Custom Fire Helmet Band

Custom Fire Helmet Band

Custom Fire Helmet BandCustom Fire Helmet Band

Custom Fire Helmet BandCustom Fire Helmet Band

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Radio Strap Give Away

Radio Strap Give Away.  You can enter to win the strap pictured below.   All you have to do is:

1.   Share this Facebook post:

2.   AND Like that Facebook page.

Current, and past customers (those who have paid invoices are automatically entered).    Contest ends on November 1, 2014.    

Good luck!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Now offering Nickel Plated Brass Hardware is now offering radio straps with nickel plated, solid brass hardware.

Now you have two choices, traditional yellow/gold solid brass, or nickel plated sold brass hardware for your radio strap.

Visit for more info, or email

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FDNY Center for Terrorism and Disaster Prevention - 10 year anniversary

FDNY's Center for Terrorism and Disaster Prevention at Ft Totten, Queens, NYC - 10 year anniversary ceremony. was happy to provide the shield for the plaque.  

Attending: Daniel Nigro, Commissioner; Chief Kilduff, Chief of Department; Chief Pfeifer, Chief of Center For Terrorism & Disaster Preparedness.  

Below are pictures from the ceremony, thanks to Lt. Ron Corsale for the pics.

Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness 10 year anniversary plaque.  Custom fire helmet shield provided by
Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness 10 year anniversary plaque.  Custom fire helmet shield provided by

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Phenix TL-2 Miller - In Stock

We have access to brand new leather Phenix TL-2 Miller - NPFA, for $475 plus delivery.   These are in stock - there's no wait (Phenix has a 6 month wait time!!!).

Email for more info.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Father's Day Special

Father's Day Special - Two Fire Helmet Shields for $139 Delivered
Father's Day Fire Helmet Shield Special

For you Dads this Father's Day.

For a limited time get two hand made custom carved fire helmet shields for $139 delivered.

Can not be used in combination with any other offer.

Email to get started

Monday, April 28, 2014

Radio Strap Process

Custom Radio Straps Setting
From start to finish each strap takes about 10 hours, and several days to construct.

First, I inspect the leather to make sure it’s suitable, the strap is then cut to length, based upon your specifics. Then holes are punched in the leather for the belt adjustment and hardware.      Next logos and letters are stamped into the strap.   Custom, hand done work is also completed at this time.   

After the strap sets for a bit, the letters are artwork and strap are colored.   Logos and letters are dyed, not painted, so they won’t chip or crack - this is tricky and time consuming.    Custom work is also dyed when possible.  The strap then sets overnight.   Next,  borders are added around letters and logos - this is done with a special leather paint.   After that, the work is touched up, and finished.   The strap then sets.

Hardware - the brass fittings are then added.   The strap is then treated to prevent cracking, and an anti fungicide is applied to prevent mold and mildew from forming on the strap over time.    Next the front and back of the strap are sealed for protection - the outside is coated to protect the logos, and the inside is coated to prevent the dye from bleeding into your gear.    The strap then sets again. 

Lastly the strap is carefully packaged and shipped.   

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Two Custom Fire Helmet Shields for $119 - Limited Time Offer

Two custom helmet shields for $119
Two for $119


For a limited time, get two custom fire helmet shields for $119 delivered.  Mix and match, or the same design.

Contact for more info.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Now Offering Boston Leather Radio Holders

Boston Leather Radio Holder is pleased to offer Boston Leather Radio holders for $50 with your radio strap order.     I don't make these, and only resell them.

The model is 5481RC-1-E.  It's supposed to be "universal" but  please make sure it fits your radio before ordering - the holders are NON-REFUNDABLE after delivery (once you receive it).

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Custom Fire Helmet Shield St. Paddy's Give Away

St. Paddy's Day Give Away logo

On March 17th, 2014, will be giving away one helmet shield - "The Truck" style.  * MAKE SURE YOU CLICK THE FACEBOOK LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST TO ENTER *

Blank Truck Helmet Shield
To enter "Like" our FaceBook page AND comment on the St. Paddy's Day Helmet Shield Giveaway post ON THAT PAGE with what you'd like on the shield.   If you've already liked our FaceBook page, just comment on the post.

The Truck Helmet ShieldsOn March 17th at noon EST, all the names of folks who have both: 1.)  "Liked" our page and, 2.) commented on the post will be entered into the contest.  The winner will be announced on FaceBook on 3pm EST, March 17th.

To get started, click here:

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Custom Fire Helmet Shield and Radio Strap Pricing

Radio Straps:

Base Strap:  $99
  • Includes radio strap made to size with 2 vertical mic hooks, up to 12, 1” stamped letters (your choice of color with border) on back, 2 standard logos (fully colored) and an anti-sway strap.

Additional Standard Logos: $5 each

Custom carved letters: $5 each

Larger stamped (1.75") letters: $2 each

Boston Leather Radio Holder: $50 (NON REFUNDABLE after delivery)

Additional Mic/Accessory Hooks: $5

Metal mic hang up hook: $10

Custom art work (anything thats not offered as a stamp): $30 and up

Two Tone (Black/Brown): $10

All Brown: $15

Other Color: $15

Pink:  $20

Simulated stitching on entire strap: $5

Text on anti-sway strap: $10 

Text on lower belt: $10

Additional embossed accents: $5

Delivery: USPS Priority Mail: $10 (US only - shipping rates apply to other locations)

Custom Fire Helmet Shields:

All shields are carved/embossed into one piece of heavy cow leather. 

Choose design option:

  • Simple shield - with up to three numbers/letters in the center and text above OR below and a stamped logo - $79
  • Any other design - $99

Main color other than black or brown:   + $5

Your artwork or ours.  We’ll do art for no additional cost.

Shipping: Included in price  (US only - shipping rates apply to other locations)

Custom Helmet Bands:

Base helmet band: $39

  • Includes 1.5" wide flex fit black leather band with two fully colored standard logos, up to 8 fully colored characters (multiple fonts available) and faux stitching.
Additional standard logos: $5

Color other than black: $10

Custom art: $10 and up

Shipping: $5  (US only - shipping rates apply to other locations)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Custom Fire Helmet Shield Styles

Various Helmet Shield Styles

Helmet Shields Styles
Various Helmet Shield Styles

There are eight styles of fire helmet shields available.  Prices are the same, no matter which style you choose.   All shields will fit most helmet styles.

The Engine - Fire Helmet Shield Style
The Engine
"The Engine"

The Engine is the smallest of our available helmet shields.     It's 5 and 1/4" wide and 6 and 1/4" tall.

The Wagon - Fire Helmet Shield Style
The Wagon
"The Wagon"

At 6 and 5/8" wide (at the widest) and 6 and
1/4" tall, The Wagon has plenty of room for your custom design. Most of the completed shields on our web site are this style.

The Truck
"The Truck"

This is fancy parade style shield.   It's 6.5" wide (at the widest) and 6 and 7/8" tall.  It looks great on a
leather lid!

The Tiller Shield
The Tiller

"The Tiller"

It's a wider, fancier version of The Truck.  Perfect for Phenix TL helmets or for those who want a bigger shield.  It's 7.25" tall and 7" at the widest.

The Tanker Shield
The Tanker

"The Tanker"

This is a larger version of The Wagon.    It's wide enough for a Phenix TL, but also looks great on a N5A or N6A.   It's 6.5" tall, and 7.125" wide, at the widest point.

The Tower - Boston Style fire helmet shield.
The Tower

"The Tower"

Our Boston style shield.   A great addition to any helmet.  It's 6.25" tall and 6.75" wide at the widest.

California style shield - The Squad
The Squad
"The Squad"

A California styled shield.  It's 6.125" tall and 5.5" wide at the widest.

The Pumper - mini Boston style shield
The Pumper

"The Pumper"

Our 4" shield.  It's a shorter Boston style at 4.125" tall, and 6" wide at the widest.

When the shield is dyed a curve is added so when it's installed it snugly fits your lid.   Any questions please contact us:


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Custom Radio Strap Logos and Colors

Custom Radio Strap
Two tone strap with custom letters
Each radio strap comes with two standard logos anywhere you'd like on the strap.   Additional logos are $5 each.   Custom work and custom lettering is also available.   Standard logos can be viewed by clicking here.   Logos and letters can be done in any color/border combination.  

Radio strap color combinations are also available.   Two tone, brown, and multiple other colors are available for an additional fee.

Contact us for more info.