Thread: Storing glasses

  1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    51

    Default Storing glasses

    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?

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    FWDbuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Pee-Ayy!
    Posts
    7,411

    Default

    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."

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Mass
    Posts
    1,037

    Default

    These are great crush proof cases:

    http://www.rangerjoes.com/hard-case-...al-p-4713.html

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW Missouri
    Posts
    1,156

    Default

    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.

  5. #5
    Back In Black
    ChiefKN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    The Nice Part of New Jersey
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    I got lasik done more then ten years ago.

    Best thing I ever did.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

    "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    MoosemanKBB527's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Middlesex NY
    Posts
    187

    Default

    they go in the truck or get handed to the chief / safety office on the way in
    ~Big O~

    Tankers have wheels and carry water, Tenders are breaded and served with BBQ sauce

    (if you don't believe me Google it)

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Dickey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,111

    Default

    We have glasses holders in all our trucks to slide your glasses in.
    Jason Knecht
    Assistant Chief
    Altoona Fire Dept.
    Altoona, WI

    IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
    http://www.cheddarvision.tv/
    EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    ltkeith25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    70

    Default

    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.

  9. #9
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    213

    Default

    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.

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    DubyaVFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Maitland, NS, Canada
    Posts
    102

    Default

    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!"
    - R. MacLeod, Alma VFD

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Storing your antique for the winter!
    By FWDbuff in forum The Engineer
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-02-2008, 06:53 PM
  2. Storing a CUTTERS EDGE saw
    By Poochy in forum Volunteer Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-22-2008, 07:57 PM
  3. Storing apparatus outdoors
    By LtSuperG in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-23-2007, 03:20 PM
  4. Storing k-12 and Saws with no fuel???
    By cjennings in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 04-12-2005, 04:40 PM
  5. safety glasses for people who wear glasses?
    By firefighter26 in forum Volunteer Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-15-2001, 12:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register