For those of you not blessed with 20/20 vision, where do you normally store your glasses when you mask up? I've got a nifty little pelican case which claims to be able to withstand an incredible amount of weight. Enough that if the case breaks, I'm probably going to be flat as a pancake anyways. I've been carrying it in my bunker pants, but I'm starting to wonder about it's heat resistance abilities.
Any suggestions or thoughts on this matter?
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11-10-2009, 08:01 PM #1
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11-10-2009, 08:15 PM #2
I had a hard glasses case that I would put them in, and then throw them in my pants pocket. If the heat is bad enough to effect your glasses, inside a case, inside your pants pocket, you have more to worry about than the glasses."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
11-10-2009, 08:26 PM #3
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11-10-2009, 11:26 PM #4
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I carry mine in a hard case in my coat pocket. My case is the only thing I keep in that pocket. That way I won't be digging for something in that pocket and have my case fall out without me knowing it and then be blind because my glasses are somewhere in the house that just burnt.
11-11-2009, 12:12 AM #5
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11-11-2009, 12:36 AM #6
they go in the truck or get handed to the chief / safety office on the way in~Big O~
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11-11-2009, 02:08 AM #7
We have glasses holders in all our trucks to slide your glasses in.Jason Knecht
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11-11-2009, 06:05 PM #8
We have a little basket in the rig for ours. I also have a set inside my face piece that I bought from our airpack rep. Took them to my eye doc and they put my prescription lenses in them.
11-11-2009, 10:40 PM #9
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do you have a mask bag that you keep your mask in? if so you could always put them inside a case and put them inside the bag and leave the bag on your seat in the rig. That way they would be there when you get finished with your mask and out of harms way.
11-12-2009, 07:09 AM #10
We have a plastic tub in a small compartment next to the SCBA compartment - glasses get thrown in the tub and stashed in the compartment. My spectacle kit rides in the label pocket of my turnout coat, in a metal CD case. Everything fits nicely in that, and it'll take a squish.
I'm jonesing for a set of those Sperian NexSpex, though - SCBA specs that you can also wear as glasses."I've met lots of volunteer firefighters, but I've never seen a volunteer fire!"
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