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Helmet Camera
« on: January 04, 2008, 02:57:33 PM »
Does anyone else have one?

I just got mine for x-mas but havn't taken it to a job yet.

For people interested in buying one you can get them from a few different places. Ebay,  http://www.firehelmetcam.net/ or http://www2.oregonscientific.com/shop/browse.asp?cid=6&scid=14

After buying mine of Ebay and modifying a torch clip to suit (which took ages). I would say the best bet is to buy the full kit of firehelmetcam.net to save the hassle. Though I'm not sure how well their camera mounts suit our helmets, may need to be bent a little bit to suit the right level of view.

Here's some pics for people interested and theres also a video. The quality though is reduced and all 'blocky' (You tube thing), don't mind the audio alot of wind noise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4uace8ROg4






« Last Edit: January 04, 2008, 03:10:30 PM by Jono »
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 04:52:15 PM »
Looks good.

Sounds like you'll have plenty of video of Seafood defaulting and MFS appliances already at jobs in no time!

Is it intrinsically safe?
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 05:07:30 PM »
eeew ouch.

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 05:58:15 PM »
Looks good.

Sounds like you'll have plenty of video of Seafood defaulting and MFS appliances already at jobs in no time!

Is it intrinsically safe?

Cheap shot, no need for that kind of fecal vomit.
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 06:39:11 PM »
Looks good.

Sounds like you'll have plenty of video of Seafood defaulting and MFS appliances already at jobs in no time!

Is it intrinsically safe?
Maybe he could get some footage of MFS firefighters and put it on funniest home videos.  :wink:
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 11:12:33 PM »
Looks good.

Sounds like you'll have plenty of video of Seafood defaulting and MFS appliances already at jobs in no time!

Is it intrinsically safe?

Cool man cool! filtered great attitude.....
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008, 06:31:23 AM »
looks good can't wait to see the action from the cam,and no need to be nasty and cheap.....

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008, 07:43:29 AM »
looks good can't wait to see the action from the cam,and no need to be nasty and cheap.....

yeh looks good jono.

and numbers..... lets try not to bring every thread down.

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008, 09:25:48 AM »
Yeesh, looks like the days of poking fun are well and truly gone.

So as I asked in the serious side of my post, is it intrinsically safe?
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2008, 02:18:34 PM »
Does it matter if its safe or not?? GRN and VHF radios are not......

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2008, 02:56:39 PM »
Does it matter if its safe or not?? GRN and VHF radios are not......

Of course it matters.

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2008, 03:54:16 PM »
I had a search online, and it doesn't appear that they are rated as intrinsically safe.

If using one at a job where it could be an issue, I would offload the camera,helmet torch,portable radio and mobile phone if you carry one to be on the safe side! :-)

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2008, 03:54:42 PM »
Does it matter if its safe or not?? GRN and VHF radios are not......

Of course it matters.

phhht.... if it mattered all CFS radios would be intrinsically safe...

of course it matters, but not for every job.
im sure common sense can be used.

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2008, 05:43:40 PM »
Ahhh but Mack, CFS issue those items.. If something happens its not going to be *your* arse!..

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 11:38:23 AM »
Good idea but you won't want anyone to see you use it... Looks like it protrudes inside of the helmet area. Cop a blow to that side of the head and you will know about it.
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2008, 01:46:08 PM »
interesting concept - these helmet cams

so how does management feel about the use of it?  if someone with a helmet-cam turned up to a job I was managing they'd be promptly and politely asked to ensure it is turned off or preferably removed.

interesting video on youtube tho.....whoever was riding down the esplanade at seaford must have looked like a right tool with a fire helmet riding a pushbike!! :evil: :-D

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 01:52:35 PM »
whoever was riding down the esplanade at seaford must have looked like a right tool with a fire helmet riding a pushbike!! :evil: :-D

Are you sure it's not a motorbike?

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2008, 03:45:29 PM »
whoever was riding down the esplanade at seaford must have looked like a right tool with a fire helmet riding a pushbike!! :evil: :-D

Are you sure it's not a motorbike?

or even a bright green scooter?   :wink:

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 03:48:00 PM »
whoever was riding down the esplanade at seaford must have looked like a right tool with a fire helmet riding a pushbike!! :evil: :-D

Are you sure it's not a motorbike?

or even a bright green scooter?   :wink:

Bright green? Try pink, with Purple LED's down the side. :wink:
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2008, 03:48:14 PM »
so how does management feel about the use of it?  if someone with a helmet-cam turned up to a job I was managing they'd be promptly and politely asked to ensure it is turned off or preferably removed.


there will always be moments when it may not be appropriate to be recording... im sure most people are responsible neough to realise this. since there has never been any stop to still photography at incidents (and in fact in some places it is encouraged), im sure that it wouldnt be a problem.

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2008, 04:19:03 PM »
Good idea but you won't want anyone to see you use it... Looks like it protrudes inside of the helmet area. Cop a blow to that side of the head and you will know about it.

Yeah this is a problem, I gave the clip to a friend yesterday to re-weld today to move it further out to the brim.

whoever was riding down the esplanade at seaford must have looked like a right tool with a fire helmet riding a pushbike!! :evil: :-D

Are you sure it's not a motorbike?

or even a bright green scooter?   :wink:

No, it was my pushbike, the scoots has a flat :(
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2008, 04:21:44 PM »
interesting concept - these helmet cams

so how does management feel about the use of it?  if someone with a helmet-cam turned up to a job I was managing they'd be promptly and politely asked to ensure it is turned off or preferably removed.


Whys that? Would you have the power to enforce that? Don't take that the wrong way I'm just interested.
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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2008, 04:29:54 PM »
IC/Manager would definately have that power mate. - Some people might not like to be filmed (meaning members of other agencies).. It could be quite intimidating / 'off putting' to try and do your job with a camera lens in your face..

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2008, 04:51:27 PM »
IC/Manager would definately have that power mate. - Some people might not like to be filmed (meaning members of other agencies).. It could be quite intimidating / 'off putting' to try and do your job with a camera lens in your face..


well.... actually, an ambo (of any rank) would not have the power to 'order' you (a firefighter) to turn it off, or remove it. Im sure if they asked nicely though ;)

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Re: Helmet Camera
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2008, 05:18:19 PM »
IC/Manager would definately have that power mate. - Some people might not like to be filmed (meaning members of other agencies).. It could be quite intimidating / 'off putting' to try and do your job with a camera lens in your face..
well.... actually, an ambo (of any rank) would not have the power to 'order' you (a firefighter) to turn it off, or remove it. Im sure if they asked nicely though ;)

Would be interesting if you filmed a SAPOL STAR squad officer at a land search tasking...from my limited knowledge they do not like their faces in pictures.
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