“New Yorker” (N5A) Leather Fire Helmet

The only 100% hand-crafted leather helmet shell that meets the most recent structural firefighting certification level.

The original OSHA-compliant leather helmet, individually hand crafted, hand shaped, hand stitched and hand trimmed to meet today’s standards. With over 165 years of dependable performance, Cairns have been a manufacturer of the leather firefighting helmet since 1836. The New Yorker helmet retains the same authentic look and quality that generations of firefighters have relied on. Choice of silk-screened 6-inch front holder on standard configuration or carved brass eagle 6-inch front holder on deluxe configuration. A durable handcrafted leather shell lasts for years with minimum maintenance. Features non-corroding, high temperature glass filled polymer faceshield/goggle hardware and a soft, black Nomex chinstrap with one-hand quick release buckle and postman slide that allows quick and easy adjustment. Offers choice of Nomex or Pbi/Kevlar earlap for increased neck/ear coverage and protection as well as a choice of removable flannel or leather cushion liners for washing and upgrading that provides greater ease and comfort. An engineered impact cap provides advanced thermal/impact/penetration protection. The larger diameter hanger fits on larger hooks and racks.

Additional information

Natural, White, Red, Black, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green

Eye Protection

Bourkes, Bourkes/Goggles, Faceshield


Nomex (Yellow), Nomex (Black), PBI/Kelvar

Front Holder

Carved Eagle, Silk-Screened Eagle, Silk-Screened Maltese Cross


Large, Medium