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At 7:59am on February 25, 2011, Guido van Herten said…

Hello, saw the add about fire helmets sell. Please contact me with details if there are still helmets avalaible. We are a museum in our firehouse with over more than 410 fire helmets. Looking for more additions.


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Belfeld Fire Department

Guido van Herten







At 9:26pm on July 7, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
Hi Rick

Have sent a friend request through. I'm real keen to find out more about the helmets. I have an international collection and would love to get hold of some of these.

Mike Dombroski
At 2:49pm on July 2, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Also like the lieutenant one with the white shield and the red 8. Can't see the entire company designation. $$? Size?
At 2:46pm on July 2, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Rick I like the leather captain from MFD with the gold on the brim. How much and what size is it?
At 1:36pm on March 2, 2010, Brad Hoff said…
Hello old timer! How's things with you? I saw you posted some interesting photos from FDNY, especially the one of William "Boss" Tweed. I am not sure many people in the fire service today know who he is and what he did. Also I'm looking for more info on one of the historic firefighter strikes in the late 1800's or early 1900's in I believe Boston or NY. You should know I started a group called CHAOS for fun and useful stories. Check it out

Stay safe and don't hurt yourself at nap time!
At 3:17pm on December 12, 2009, Roger Lunt said…
I am sorry, I honestly did not know the front of the book would take up so much space. Sorry, Roger
Take Care Brother
At 3:16pm on December 12, 2009, Roger Lunt said…
Hi Rick! So glad you shot me a note. I sent you one earlier but since I am new at this not sure if went to you or who knows where. Before I go any further I want to you to be sure and say howdy to the better half. We can never forget them.
Say, I want you to know I just released the book, Avoiding Fire Department Induced CHAOS. I think I may have mentioned it at FDIC this past year. I am self publishing so far. It only became available this past week and the interest has been very rewarding. Shoot me a mailing address and I will gladly send you a copy. You can email me at
Well need to go. Stay in touch.

At 1:20pm on October 27, 2009, Glenn Corbett said…
ThankS, Rick. Great job on your chapter!
At 2:46pm on October 8, 2009, Marla Patterson said…
Thanks Rick! We're pretty excited to see it--great job on your chapter!
At 11:06am on October 7, 2009, Bobby Halton said…
Unreal isn't it!!!!!
At 5:32am on May 2, 2009, Douglas DuBree said…
Rick, Yes Darrell and I used to be on the same shift. And of course he used to be our Union Prez. Plus being a small dept everyone knows everyone.
At 11:14am on January 11, 2009, Tom Craig said…
I had a lot of good times there as a kid. My uncle had a boat and his son and I used to take it to the lake on weekends. It has changed a lot since then. It seems much more a private lake than it used to be.
At 5:59pm on January 10, 2009, Brian Mohr said…
I will do that.
At 10:37am on January 9, 2009, Denise Smith said…
Hi Rick,
Glad to hear about the pump - I hope it works well.
Looking forward to seeing you and Cathy at Indy.
At 6:40pm on January 8, 2009, Dan Walker said…
Hi Rick,
From one Iowa Boy to another, I hope someday I get to travel to all the places you have been, keep sharing your pics! You always keep me thinking I have a new profile in my friends when you change your profile picture. Dan
At 7:47pm on January 4, 2009, JERRY KNAPP said…
Thanks Rick....did not know what i was missing!!
At 8:51am on January 2, 2009, Denise Smith said…
Hi Rick,
Happy New Year. It is nice to be in touch this way.
Looking forward to seeing you at FDIC.
At 8:15am on December 18, 2008, Jeff Clayton said…
G******** Chief,
The profile pic was taken during our RIT training, is this the picture you were mentioning? Take care, Jeff
At 8:35pm on December 7, 2008, Mike Truninger said…
Lucky you
19 with a bit of wind chill
winter storm watch till Wed am ya gotta luv Iowa
At 11:47am on December 7, 2008, Mike Truninger said…
Hey old guy ya staying warm?
Real cold here and snowy too.
Put some new pics up from a saw mill fire in Princeton IA.
They did a good job of knocking it down quick.

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