Thread: Scott or MSA

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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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