My name is Anthony Farrell and i am a 10 year veteran of the fire service. One thing that runs strong in our ranks is tradition, and pride. We strongly commit ourselves to doing what we can do to keep the rich history of years past fresh and current in todays fire service. One way we do that is by wearing the traditional leather fire helmet manufactured by cairns MSA. The traditional leather helmet was first brought into service by Ben Franklin upon the opening of Americas first offical fire house in Philadelphia. From then, as time whent on, the leather fire helmet has seen many changes, improvements, and updates. Today a traditional service leather fire helmet retails in the $600-700 price range brand new. In todays economic crisis that most of us encounter, it is sometimes tough to be able to afford that much money to purchase on of these helmets. After you have it for a certain period of time, it becomes worn, damaged, parts wear or break, and is usually put out of service. Now, you need to buy a new one! 1 N' 1 Fire Customs is a firefighter owned company that specializes in the repair and customization of these helmets. Think of it as a mechanic works on a car to fix problems. If your car needs new parts, you wont just go buy a new one, you will take it to get fixed, and prolong the longetivity that you have the car. This is the same way the helmet restoration business works. When the leather begins to wear, fall apart, or becomes damaged, you are able to send it out to a repair facility and have it fixed. This adds to the service life of the helmet and reducing the firefighter costs of having to dig deep in their pockets to purchase a new one. By doing this service, we are able to serve our fellow brothers and sisters in what capacities they need, and also are able to help contribute to keeping traditions and pride running strong across the nation. Some services that 1 N' 1 Fire Customs offer are; full helmet refurbs...everything gets replaced and repaired including hardware, and protective lining. Custom paint jobs...which is really common in todays fire service. Many will request to have an american flag painted under the brim of the helmet, or a state flag from which they reside. Others will request a totally custom personlized piece of artwork done on the helmet, and we're here to provide them with that service. There is a very large market for a business of this type. We receive helmets from across the U.S from california to maine. We want to expand our current service offerings, and also inhance out capabilities to better serve these great men and women who put their lives on the line for just about anything that comes their way. The only way we can do that is by getting you involved! Become a key part as to how we are serving these great people, and know that you were able to help keep the traditions and heritage alive. We're requesting $3,000 which atleast 50% will be used towards initial start up costs of adding more inventory, and expanding services. The remaining amount will be used towards gaining more advertisement and also promotional products. Become a part of this great opportunity, and help keep the tradition alive.