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    Does anyone have any feed back on ISI airpacks.


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    Default i got lots

    what exactly you looking for?

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    I've had some experience using ISI in confined space and HAZWOPER training sessions (as the instructor). From that limited perspective, they seemed OK. Very much like any of the other modern SCBA. One of the smaller fire dept's nearby seems to like them just fine.
    One of the models has the second stage regulator/reducer is on the pack itself, which means the mask has only a hose connected to it. This is the feature that some departments seem to like. It allows for a lower-profile mask with less stuff attached.
    They are available with one feature that can be useful and very dangerous at the same time. One of their models has a switch to select either ambient or tank air. You can be fully masked up, but not breathing off the cylinder until you actually need it. If this switch is in the wrong position, bad things can ensue.....

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    Try a search. This has been discussed AT LENGTH with some interesting results. I wouldn't(buy ISI) but that's just my PERSONAL opinion.

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    we have used them for about 8 years now. they are very comfortable,both mask and back frame. the ones we have dont have a pneumatic gauge so when your batteries die which happens way too frequent for me, you also lose your HUD, and readout of how much air you have. voice amp is standard and descent you have to yell to get it activated. the air switch we have is actually pretty nice its easy to switch back and forth. i dont see it being any more dangerous of a regulator than anyone else. we are currently looking at replacing these packs with either msa-scott-or draeger.

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    They arent NFPA 2007 compliant......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemedic574 View Post
    They arent NFPA 2007 compliant......
    Where do you get that at ? Please give us your knowlege ye of only 2 posts.
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    ISI ain't all that bad, thats what I first used. We went to Scott 4.5 about a year later. I have used MSA as well and they are a good too. Nothing is better than a Scott but they are proud of their product depending on their line of scba.

    Don't go to Interspiro. SAFD (San Antonio) almost lost a few guys in a fire due to a bad seal that would break if the bottle was opened to fast resulting in all the air dumping while they were fighting fire. A buddy of mine told e first hand they were dangerous. SAFD sued won and went back to scotts.

    Also heard bad things about drager but I don't much about them.

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    So far I have had expirience with Scott, MSA, Draeger and ISI. And my opinion always seems to stay the same...stick with Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemedic574 View Post
    They arent NFPA 2007 compliant......
    Brand Name Model Number Size/Class/Configuration
    Viking Z Seven
    300015 - 30 min. 2216 psig
    300016 - 30 min. 4500 psig
    300017 - 45 min. 4500 psig
    300018 - 60 min. 4500 psig


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