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    Long time, no see ya'all.

    Okay, to business. Anybody out there use WHIFF'S Air Masks? I have been trying to get my department to try these things out due to our experiences with field fires. Just wondering how they are in the real world.

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    Our volunteer department started issuing all fire fighters a WHIFFS mask because we are constantly fighting vegetation fires. It was hard for me to adjust to them coming from the old school of just using a cotton handkerchief. But after using them, they do make big difference in the amount of smoke you actually inhale. I would strongly recommend them to any department as a standard issue item.

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    My old department used to issue those. I used them a few times (the rest of the time I forgot about it.. ) and didn't really notice much of a difference, but that's just me! I guess if I actually used it more that 4 +/- times, I could probably give you a more accurate opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkellison
    Our volunteer department started issuing all fire fighters a WHIFFS mask because we are constantly fighting vegetation fires. It was hard for me to adjust to them coming from the old school of just using a cotton handkerchief. But after using them, they do make big difference in the amount of smoke you actually inhale. I would strongly recommend them to any department as a standard issue item.
    I use a CarbonX HotShield for wildland/brush fires. Works pretty well, I think...not just air filtration (which's pretty modest) but heat protection as well (we aren't issued wildland helmets, let alone shrouds--we wear structure helmets with the standard-size Nomex earlaps). I <3s me some CarbonX...my structure hood is also CarbonX.

    Going to go look up this WHIFFS stuff, though...unless someone has a link handy? ;-)

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    I used a WHIFFS product several years ago. The biggest problem I noticed was restricted air flow when I was really working hard. Seemed like a neat idea, but it just didn't last for me.

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    So, a possible good idea that needs some work to really be satisfactory?

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    Yeah, it might even be improved since I used it. Definitely better than breathing the smoke. They say you can even use in overhauling structure fires. When I used it, they basically had a filter filled with this gel stuff. Felt pretty nasty, but you get used to it.

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