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    Just curious on how everyone carries their mask while responding to a scene. We are a small RR volunteer dept and I have told the guys not to mask up until they are ready to make entry. The members that will make entry will also have to stretch the attack line and bring forcible entry tools with them. We use Scott SCBA and there is a clip hook on the left shoulder strap that I have used along with a carabiner to secure my mask. Just looking for other ideas.

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    Attached to the regulator.
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    Attached to the regulator and then clipped to the SCBA shoulder strap.
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    Just curious, what is the significance of this question?
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    Full time: Attached to the regulator, in a mask bag, which is clipped to my shoulder strap.

    POC: in a bag attached to my truckman's belt....brought out of bag as needed.

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    Attached to the regulator, in an mask bag but the bag stays on the rig. I have the mask bag attached to a hook so when I throw my pack the mask comes out and the bag stays.
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    I also keep myne attached to the regualtor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSFD184 View Post
    Attached to the regulator and then clipped to the SCBA shoulder strap.
    This, If i am getting off the rig wearing the pack and untill i don the mask. While my pack is on the rig, the mask is attached to the regulator but not clipped in so it does not get in the way of my shoulder straps.

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    I have mine in my left poctet on my bunker pants it is out of the way and protected until i need it.

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    Clipped to my harness using the hook and ring provided for the purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DubyaVFF View Post
    Clipped to my harness using the hook and ring provided for the purpose.
    Same here with our Survivair!
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    Thanks to all of you that replied. I have been trying to get our guys to do just what most of you have said, carry it attached to the regulator. We are an all volunteer dept. and we never know what will arrive for a call. We all have our own mask and we normally keep them in out lockers in a bag. After getting in the cab and fastening the seat belt we don our SCBA and then attack the mask bag to the shoulder clip. I was just looking for other ideas or procedures that might be a more efficient method of keeping everything secured so our hands our free to perform whatever job we are assigned.

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    Hooked to a D-ring and attached to my Coat on my left shoulder

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    When my gear is on the rack, it is kept in a bag. But when I'm working, its clipped to the regulator.
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    I keep mine clipped to my coat on a carabiner when not on the rig. Once I get on the rig, I attach it to the regulator until needed.

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    On my face.. all of the time. I am wearing it now. For no other reason than to do My Darth Vader impersonation..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I don't own one, since we don't ever go to fires and the ones we do, we stay outside.
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    Attached to my regulator and placed back into the bag after the morning pack check. I clip this to the SCBA waist strap to keep it out of the way.

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    Our mask's are on our truck 24/7, so when I get in the truck, I clip the mask onto the regulator till I need to use it. Now If I'm going to do some exterior work, or any job on the fire ground that I don't need my mask/air, I will sling the regulator hose around the back of my neck to make the hose shorter, and on my right, so it doesn't flop everywhere.

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