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    Default Labeling Masks for department personnel

    I have been given the responsibility of labeling our masks in such a way that they can (finally!!!!) be assigned to individuals. MSA's only recommendation is hanging a dog tag from the clips on the bottom of the mask, however I feel anything hanging from the mask will become annoying. I was wondering if any other departments have labeled or marked their masks in such a way that it was durable, visible, and does not compromise the mask in any way.

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    Dymo label on the face shield with their name. Simple and cheap.

    Each guy is responsible for his own mask so the label really doesn't serve much purpose anyway. Hand the mask to the guy, tell him it's his, and your done. He cleans it, stores it, etc.

    They aren't getting thrown into a big pile where guys have to search through for their own, so it's not a big concern.
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    We use an engraver and the names are engraved on the plastic frame. We use Scotts and the engraving doesn't affect the integrity of the mask in any way.

    We also have individual masks, but there are times that a mask can get misplaced or when several packs are taken off and grouped together and facepiece left on, there can be a chance to grab the wrong facepiece, so I do agree with labeling.
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    We used a simple label maker......made up small labels with FF's Name and # on it.......

    We use Scott's so the best place we found to mount the labels was on the INSIDE of the mask on top of the round collar that holds the nose cups....

    They are visible, easy to see, even helps identify the FF your talking too (IF you have difficulty telling them apart) out of the way and don;t get damaged or lost........

    we used a contrasting color, BUT you could also use a red background for Trucks, Blue for Rescue or whatever your Department chooses.......

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    ditto on the label maker, you can also use a sharpie on the mesh. Just needs to be touched up from time to time.

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    When mine was new and bright yellow, i took a permanent black marker and wrote my ID # on the back of webbing (Scott). I also wrote my name in small letters on the mask.

    I havnt lost it yet...12 years and counting..LOL
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    We have MSAs, have the small dog tag on the harness. Been there for 7 years, has never bothered me in the least. I can't think of anyone ever having a complaint about it. And the original one is still there, which i doubt you could say about a Dymo label.

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    We use a label maker... print firefighter's name and stick it upside down on the bottom hard plastic rim/lip
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    You are using MSA? Do you have the HUD bracket? We engrave their badge number on the metal to the HUD bracket.
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    The P Touch labelers have the ability to reverse the text. If you do that, you can safely put the label on the inside and it will last a long time.
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    Besides carrying our masks in marked bags, I found a paint pen on the frame works. Doesn't get in the way nor does it seem to wear off easily.

    We also have a label with our hook number on our voice amp.

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    We use a paint pen on the mask itself and it seems to last pretty well.
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    My dept does not assign masks to people. You get what you get when you run the call. Except for me; I have a glasses insert so i keep mine in the right leg of my pants.

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    Marker is what I used to do. Worked fine and lasted a while and was easy to touch up if it was needed.
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    Gold plating. If you write the name backwards, then it can be read from inside the mask, which can be helpful.
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    we have new av 3000's we will be issuing as soon as out 2000's come back after being modified to be compatible with our 4.5's

    when we get ready to issue the masks. I was thinking of getting some green (dept colors) tabs of nomex and having a local outfit embroider the letters in gold, with the last name or initials of our guys.. just have to find an inconspicuous way of mounting the tab onto the basket some how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv View Post
    We have MSAs, have the small dog tag on the harness. Been there for 7 years, has never bothered me in the least. I can't think of anyone ever having a complaint about it. And the original one is still there, which i doubt you could say about a Dymo label.
    Same here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weruj1 View Post
    We were just issued our own masks and I made a sticker with my tag number and put it on the electronic amp.

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    I KNOW this is an old thread, but our department just ordered these for our department. If you want more info, PM me and I can get you the appropriate stuff.

    http://store.mn8foxfire.com/Illumina...sk-label-m.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keenque View Post
    My dept does not assign masks to people. You get what you get when you run the call. Except for me; I have a glasses insert so i keep mine in the right leg of my pants.
    You're dept. is doing it wrong. Facepiece testing annually should be standard for any FD. they are NOT one size fits all. Not to mention, do you really want to wear something on your face that "That Guy" with the 20 year plaque build up, and tobacco juice perpetually dripping from the corner of his mouth just had on HIS face????

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