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    Maybe you should have read my post on page one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    We have had some minor problems with the InterSpiros over the years. No failures to report. (That I know of)
    Based on this, no, you should not be afraid.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CpaceEng1
    I see a lot of negative comments on here about Interspiro BA's, but no real reasons.
    I read it and I posted REAL reasons through articles I found. And because San Antonio is a relatively large dept who uses their SCBA's regularly, I would imagine that is a pretty good test scenerio for the product in question.

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    I see so you have no REAL experince with using the SCBA. But you read articles about it. Now I understand.

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    and I never jumped off the top of a 65 floor building onto concrete either, but I know it's a bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    Based on this, no, you should not be afraid.
    I am because of the history I have read and San Anton's current issues.

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    Good firemen...thanks for the back-up and being able to learn from others mistakes and or problems.

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    Scott's should be here any day now. Hurry up!!!!

    http://www2.mysanantonio.com/multime...m?videos=38379

    By the way it is not just us. With the exeption of the Military I believe we are their largest customer. Therfore more units that get used/greater possibility of failure. There have been many other depts reporting failures across the country with Interspiro. It is funny how we are no longer listed on their customer page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy
    Is it just me, or is anybody else seeing a lot of BA Failures? Scott NxGen2, Interspiro....maby it is time to take all the damn extra bells and whistles off, and gimme the air. No CBRNE, HAZMAT, MICKEY MOUSE *****, just the air and a PASS. JMHO......
    It's all you need, if I had my choice, I would take the old wireframe Scott BA's, an AV2000 and a composite bottle, I doubt a lighter and more comfortable pack can be found IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CpaceEng1
    our air pack maintenace guy states there is more to the story than meets the eye.
    Actually, no...there isn't. These BA's have been a complete disaster and we are lucky noone (civilian or department) has been seriously injured or killed due to them. The failures have been thoroughly tracked and documented. I have seen the equipment fail in person, ON the fireground. If you and your SCBA guy are looking for an "agenda" here, well we have one....S-A-F-E-T-Y. Good luck with your packs.

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    Sorry, no agenda here,just repeating what our airpack maitenance guy told me when I asked him about our packs. I hope the next round of packs work better for you.

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    Is Interspiro the ones with the automatic (no manual valve) bypass in it?

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    Ours have manual bypass valves.

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    I've never heard of a SCBA with an automatic bypass. Anyone have more info on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    I've never heard of a SCBA with an automatic bypass. Anyone have more info on that?
    neither have I....can't see how that could work really. kind of defeats the purpose.
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    Having taught for a number of years I've seen most makes of airpacks from the SCOTT 2A to the belt mounted MSA, Drager, Cairns, survivair, ISI ranger, to most of the modern packs.
    When a candidate has a problem it usually goes back to maintenance. Some air packs are more durable and user friendly like SCOTT, MSA and Survivair, but well maintained they all work.
    If your department is having problems look to your ba maintenance guys. Also every company comes out with junk from time to time (just look to MSA's first integrated pass)
    Interspiro does make some quality products, Look at the Divator MK 2. Maintenance is the key, I use and love the SCOTT airpak 50 but with no maintenance they break too. That is why you must put the pack on a machine annually.

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    Alright, this has been bugging me. I looked back at the pictures from my academy class. The ones I think I'm thinking of are Cairns pioneer SCBAs.
    Can anyone confirm?

    I didn't trust the bypass either, that's why I grabbed a Scott on equipment issuing day.
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    Default A sight for sore eyes.

    Well, we put the new Scotts on the Truck today. It was like shaking hands with an old friend. Smell ya later Interspiro.

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    SAFD46Truck- Such a good feeling, huh?

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    Why yes, yes it is.

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    Definitly. Good bye and good ridance junkers! Hello Scott's again.

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    Scott makes SCBA's for NASA.....that's how they started actually.

    Guess if it is good enough for NASA, good enough for me.
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    Hey Dickey
    That's not saying much when everthing they buy is (the lowest bid).LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by CpaceEng1
    Hey Dickey
    That's not saying much when everthing they buy is (the lowest bid).LOL
    Think about that everytime you get into an elevator, It was built by the LOWEST bidder.
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