Has anyone used the Altek dual purpose spectacle insert kit for thier SCBA facepiece? This appealed to me because you can remove it from you facepiece and wear with a headstrap when not wearing your facepiece. Just wondering what others experience is with these inserts.
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08-18-2010, 11:06 AM #1
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SCBA eyeglass insert
08-18-2010, 11:28 AM #2
Personally, I use the Scott insert when I'm not wearing my contacts so I can't comment on the Altek universal fit model.
Some questions to ask yourself are:
Does your department approve their use?
What's wrong with the OEM mounting kit issued by the department? (If you're in an OSHA state, they're most likley required to provide the kit as well as to pay for the prescription lenses. That's not necessarily the case with the Altek type systems.)"Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"
The Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.
08-19-2010, 08:58 AM #3
The Altek kit is brand labelled by at least one manufacturer. We ordered a Survivair kit for our new Survivair packs, and it's an Altek with Survivair branding.
Universality is highly desirable with the various models of pack in use in our area; mutual-aid ops often see me pulling someone else's pack ad popping in my spectacle kit. Y'gotta dance with the one what brung ya"I've met lots of volunteer firefighters, but I've never seen a volunteer fire!"
- R. MacLeod, Alma VFD
08-19-2010, 09:40 AM #4
08-19-2010, 02:19 PM #5
I wish it were not so, but it isn't likely to change anytime soon..."I've met lots of volunteer firefighters, but I've never seen a volunteer fire!"
- R. MacLeod, Alma VFD
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