1. #1
    Forum Member
    GTRider245's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Augusta,GA
    Posts
    3,060

    Default Multigas Detectors- What Do You Use?

    Like the title says, looking for info on what multigas detectors you all have expirience with at your departments. My volunteer department is looking at replacing our way outdated and nonworking meter with a new model. Currently we are checking into the MSA Altair.

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/pr...igas_detector/

    If anyone has any other meters to suggest or expriences with the MSA I am all ears!
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    snowball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Just North of South Central
    Posts
    2,740

    Default

    We use the Q-Rae 4 gas monitor. Small, easy to operate, good warranty, replacement parts always seem available.
    IAFF

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,584

    Default

    We have the Scott Scout Mulltigas meter on all of our rigs. Easy to use, easy to calibrate.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    ThNozzleman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Jefferson City, TN
    Posts
    4,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    We have the Scott Scout Mulltigas meter on all of our rigs. Easy to use, easy to calibrate.
    We have a couple...one being a Scout. We've had tons of trouble with ours. It eats meth sensors like crazy.

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    GTRider245's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Augusta,GA
    Posts
    3,060

    Default

    The more I look into it I am thinking of going the Rae Systems route. We have a tech on the neigboring department who could do repairs and calibration for us right here in town. And they are comparible in price...
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    snowball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Just North of South Central
    Posts
    2,740

    Default

    Correction, it's the Q-Rae II.
    IAFF

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    GTRider245's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Augusta,GA
    Posts
    3,060

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Correction, it's the Q-Rae II.
    Which is exactly the one I am now looking at. List price is only about $550 for O2, H2S, CO, and LEL.
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    snowball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Just North of South Central
    Posts
    2,740

    Default

    Good choice if you go with it, real easy to bump test and calibrate, easy to find your way around with only 2 buttons. We like em'.
    IAFF

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    GTRider245's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Augusta,GA
    Posts
    3,060

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Good choice if you go with it, real easy to bump test and calibrate, easy to find your way around with only 2 buttons. We like em'.
    Should be placing the order in the morning
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    MassFireGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    A Conservative's Hell
    Posts
    663

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by captaingonzo View Post
    we have the scott scout mulltigas meter on all of our rigs. Easy to use, easy to calibrate.
    ditto.........

  11. #11
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    813

    Cool Our Multigas Detectors.....

    We use the QRae's also..... Can't recall what the latest version is but it's what we have.
    "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

    Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

    Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Bio Detectors
    By Bryan5871 in forum Hazardous Materials General Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 03:28 PM
  2. Handheld IMS Detectors
    By melindacook in forum MembersZone Updates & Information
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-14-2007, 03:47 PM
  3. Smoke Detectors?
    By Firechick484 in forum Fire Prevention and Life Safety
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-18-2003, 06:08 PM
  4. Hydrocarbon Detectors
    By FMBob42 in forum Fire Investigation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-26-2003, 12:01 PM
  5. Detectors
    By Firediver in forum Fire Prevention and Life Safety
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-07-2002, 04:30 PM

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