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    Question Which SCBA Would YOU Choose?

    We are looking in to changing out our current SCBA's (interspiro) We're gonna have SCOTT, MSA, and who knows who else come and try to sell us their product. The Question is, What are they NOT gonna tell us? So if it was up to YOU, which SCBA would you choose, and why?
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    SCOTT!!!

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    SCOTT!!! Proven track record.

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    As you an see SCOTT is the popular one. We recently tried all the companies and chose SCOTT. It's what we had before anyway. The interspiros have been failing in the flash over simulators. If it wasn't for that we almost went interspiro. SCOTT is a fantastic peice of equipment - you won't be disapointed!!!
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    I have used both Scott and MSA. Both have the mask mounted regulators,4500 Bottles and integrated PASS. Both have their own + and -. But By far as ease of use and service SCOTT has the advantage.

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    My department just went to Scott after 5 years with Survivair. Scott is the only way to fly.

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    Default ISI

    We use ISI and have had good success in the five years we have used them, they are
    easy to repair and easy to do the yearly air test on.

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    My department uses MSA belt mounted. I would perfer to use a mask mounted scba, but the funds haven't been allocated for that. MSA mmr's are nice, but scott's are better. Look at the track record and amount of departments that use them.

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    Scott! We went from MSA to these. We love them!

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    I've always been an MSA fan, but since we replaced our MSA belt mounteds with MSA MMR's, we've been having problems w/ pass devices going dead. There is a recall on them, but that recall ain't gonna do much good crawling down that hallway at 3AM. Take it for what it's worth.

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    SCOTT is the only way to go
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    We had Scott and switched to Survivair Panther model. They fit well, have a good field of vision and are easy to clean.

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    We have had Scott-2A's then MSA belt mounted reg and now Scott 4.5's and the only thing I have to say is once you go SCOTT there's no going back. The operation of the pack is great from the stand point of the all-thumbs firefighter (he can't mess it up) each member has his own mask and maintance is a breeze.....

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    Lightbulb Here is an Idea!!!!

    EASY!! The one that BEST suits your needs!!!

    Try them all, THEN decide which is best for your dept. Make a list of features and options that you are looking for and work from there. Everyone on these boards can tell you what THEY think is the best. You can only go by what you KNOW is the best based on your research.

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    Like Firecapt809 I have used both Scott and MSA. I have found both to be comparable and reliable in a interior situation however in the end I would recommend Scott over MSA. I just find it easier to use and easier to maintain. Hope this helps! Be safe!
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    um, i'm gonna have to go with the scott contingency here. you might have to wait a while gettin them in with all the FDNY replacements and other shipments, but it will be WELL worth it.
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    As a firefighter, instructor and fire officer I have tried many different types of SCBA. I find that the SCOTT AP50 is by far the best I have ever worn.
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    My dept currently uses Suvivairs and cairns SCBAs and we are in the process of going to Scotts. i got the chance to use another towns scotts @ a training fire last summer and liked it, plus as mentioned scott has the track record. SCOTT it is in my book
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    Cool

    All I have used is MSA belt mounted. We currently are testing the new MSA Firehawk MMR. I was the firest one to actually wear it at a fire on Saturday. As far as I'm concerned, if it's available I'll grab it instead of one of the others. Its easier to operate and with the way the regulator hangs from the facepiece all you do is snap it in and your on air. I love it!!
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