Boston firefighter seeks help in finding helmet that disappeared

Boston Fire Department firefighter Brian Mullen said his helmet was passed onto him by his father and had several sentimental items attached to it

By FireRescue1 Staff

BOSTON — A firefighter is seeking help in the search for his helmet, which disappeared while on a call.

Boston Fire Department firefighter Brian Mullen said he’s willing to do anything to find his helmet, which holds a lot of sentimental value for him, Boston 25 News reported.

"I've been on the rescue for the last two years," Mullen said. "The last place I had my helmet was at the Muddy River. The helmet never left the back of the rescue. It was on the floor, the last place I saw it, when we were getting our gear on to go into the river."

Although Mullen said "every firefighter's helmet has a ton of meaning to them," his is special because it was handed down by his father, who was also on Rescue 2.

"He did 43 years, and when he retired, he was a lieutenant," Mullen said.

Mulled added that the helmet also includes other sentimental items.

"The device on the front of the helmet, the R2, that was from a member of the fire department who passed away from cancer related to the fire department," Mullen said. "Also, there's a St. Florian medal that's on the rubber band, my mother gave me that when I graduated the academy."

Mullen said the helmet is “irreplaceable.”

"I know I could get another helmet – but just like I said – the meaning of my helmet, for me, it's just those things I can't get back,” he said.



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