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    Anyone have any tips to keep the mask from fogging up?

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    A properly fitted nose cup helps a lot.

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    Just crack the bypass valve.
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    SCUBA No-Fog works very well, too.

    I use it on the suit face-piece when I am in a level-A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadfly View Post
    Anyone have any tips to keep the mask from fogging up?
    Hold your breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    Hold your breath.
    That's probably the best solution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    SCUBA No-Fog works very well, too.

    I use it on the suit face-piece when I am in a level-A.
    Whenever I scuba dive I just spit in my mask. Never tried it with scba. Just crack the bypass

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    Try baby shampoo.

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    I use a drop of mild soap in mine and buff it out with a soft cloth. It works very well at keeping the fog away
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    keep it off until you are ready to go to work
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    Wipe some shaving cream on the inside of the mask. Then buff until its clear. Works on apparatus windshields too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtJohns355 View Post
    keep it off until you are ready to go to work
    Ditto....

    Goes back to another thread where the poster asked if you should mask up while on the apparatus.

    My answer, no.
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    Why not don your mask in the apparatus?

    You'll have more time to wrap up your head with flash hood, flap up the collar of your tunic and buckle the chin strap of helmet. All to be done to protect you from possible fire or heat burn.

    With today's design of detachable breathing valve, you can get higher protection and your action is quicker. You can get into the fire scene within 20 seconds under the best protection. Why not?

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    there are whole threads that debate this.... SEARCH
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    Quote Originally Posted by LtJohns355 View Post
    there are whole threads that debate this.... SEARCH
    Calm down, skippy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadfly View Post
    Anyone have any tips to keep the mask from fogging up?
    my take... if you are in a smoke filled room, there is no need to see haha

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    ALL I have to say is based on you saying you mask fogs up I have to say, get rid of your scotts and go with MSA :P

    I know guys with scott packs and they fog easily, my msa never fogs. ever.

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    hope I didnt just start a war hahahahaaa

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    Default just wait....

    wait until you get to the front door and your going to make entry. No need to mask up en route. IF you do that your chances of missing someone hanging out a window,seeing a car,or noticing powerlines etc...are limited. Add to that fact that you may go on air sooner than your nozzleman or officer, therefore requiring the team to exit sooner because you can't put your mask on at the right time.....

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    : cough cough: BS...

    read the formentioned quote of "there are whole threads that debate this.... SEARCH"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCA1386 View Post
    wait until you get to the front door and your going to make entry. No need to mask up en route. IF you do that your chances of missing someone hanging out a window,seeing a car,or noticing powerlines etc...are limited. Add to that fact that you may go on air sooner than your nozzleman or officer, therefore requiring the team to exit sooner because you can't put your mask on at the right time.....
    Have always put my mask on en route and had none of the problems you mentioned. Our masks aren't opaque, maybe that's why.

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    Where I work, we have two types of the face masks, one scott that has a lower nose bridge and one that has a higher one. I would try to see if any of your apparatus has the higher one, I have found that to be better. also make sure you get fit tested as well. Mine fogs up if I don't get the right type, so I give it a little air and it cleans up. Another thing is that if you are taking it from a very warm truck/engine and then out in freezing temps and vice versa it is gonna happen.

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    Our masks aren't opaque, maybe that's why.

    They get their mask dirty and leave it that way to have that crusty look to it
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    They fog on the inside when you're breathing through the hole where your regulator should be. The solution is to either go on air (probably too early), click in, breathe, and then remove your regulator (waste of air) or take the mask off when it's not actually needed. It's a pain in the *** to stop at the door and take stuff off to put your mask on, then put everything back on, but it's a necessary evil. It also serves as a chance to get your game face on.

    Now, once you're inside, breathing air, you'll get fog on the OUTSIDE from warm, moist air hitting your now air-cooled facepiece. Just wipe it off with your glove.

    I have had guys tell me that Fog-X prevents fogging inside the facepiece. Haven't tried it.

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    I bought and have used the mask view. It works well.
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