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    Vollie Dept uses MSA.. USAF unit uses Interspiro..

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    Quote Originally Posted by edge1317 View Post
    I actually find the HUD useless in my opinion, I've never found myself using it at any incidents. The only time it gets use is when I check over my equipment and clean it, then you always have to make sure your batteries are good then hassle with replacing them.

    I don't know if it's just the kind I used but I didn't like the four bars either. When you are at one bar you have one-quarter left, but is it nearly out or do you have a full one-quarter left? I'll stick with my gauges.
    ya, that's a good point. It really doesn't get 'detailed' enough to show just how low you are. And being that they're battery operated, changing them is a hassle (especially since they're designed to be in fire/rescue related conditions)

    With the rise of FD technology I'm sure soon enough they'll have a nicer version

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikie333 View Post
    ya, that's a good point. It really doesn't get 'detailed' enough to show just how low you are. And being that they're battery operated, changing them is a hassle (especially since they're designed to be in fire/rescue related conditions)

    With the rise of FD technology I'm sure soon enough they'll have a nicer version
    I still like it. It's a lot easier to look at than the remote gauge, especially if you cant take your hands off of whatever you're doing. Ours are automatically integrated into the PASS, so changing the battery isn't really a problem...

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    Scott since that's what I'm used to wearing and dealing with. We watched a video about breathing apparatus recently, and the dept. that filmed it uses MSA air packs, and I thought they looked well...confusing but I guess you go with what brand youre familiar with.
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    Draegar FTW!


    I have used all three (Plus ISI and Survivair in non-fire training scenarios), and I like Draegar, Scott and MSA pretty well equally. Scott has some nice features I wish I could steal and vice versa.

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    I have been using Scott SCBA for 30 years. Started out with Scott Pak 1's, through the IIa. 2.2, and now AP50. Steel tanks and demand only to carbon fiber and pressure demand with built in pass and HUD and RIT connections.

    Used MSA for almost as long. BMR's with steel tanks to the FireHawk with all the same stuff as the Scott's above.

    ISI, Draeger, Interspiro, Globe, Cairns, Survivair..tried them all at one point or another.

    Funny how they all met the standard at the time but how some were absolutely horrible to use and miserable to wear.

    My Favorite is the Scott AP50, the FireHawk is a close second and the one I hated the most was the Interspiro that was forced upon me when I was a civilian FF for the WiANG. I had to give up a perfectly good Scott 2.2 for that pile. I hope they have gotten better and the service and support ahs improved because I was totally unimpressed by both when we were issued them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    the one I hated the most was the Interspiro that was forced upon me when I was a civilian FF for the WiANG. I had to give up a perfectly good Scott 2.2 for that pile. I hope they have gotten better and the service and support ahs improved because I was totally unimpressed by both when we were issued them.

    Seems like that is the government's choice for crap out there. At some USAR training we had a trailer from the state and those were the SCBA's on there for use. You're right Interspiro is a pile.

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    We use MSA packs with carbon-fiber tanks with the masks that have the LED display and on them.

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    We got the Scott 4.5 packs here. LED air display in the face piece too.

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    Our department usees Scott.

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    We use MSA's. They are pretty good air packs. Their bottles are pretty light.

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    If you have the choice between Scott or MSA go with Scott. MSA is way behind in technology and does not seem to be moving forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghidoni View Post
    If you have the choice between Scott or MSA go with Scott. MSA is way behind in technology and does not seem to be moving forward.
    Mmmmm kay..... any facts or evidence of this opinion? Or even why you have this opinion?

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