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    iv seen this a couple of times, im confused why these goods seem to go over the eyes on the masks.

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    anyone? lol im really interested in whats going on here. can they see through these hoods or do they not even cover their eyes?

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    Personal preference, and in the second pic, the hood isn't even covering his eyes.

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    the person doesn't know how to wear a hood

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    I was going to make a joke about doing that when I'm scared, but I thought it might encourage you in your error. I don't know how far back you think the hood should go, but it's clear to me that these guys haven't covered their entire field of vision. I don't get that impression even at first blush. If you tried on some gear and looked at yourself, you'd probably discover the source of your confusion. I bet your dad will bring his stuff home for you sometime.

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    they can see out below the hood. the hood only covers what would be there forehead.... think about it... you can see a winter hat thats pulled down to your eyebrows.... they cant see the hood. with the scott masks you have to have the hood down that far because u have to keep it over the lip of the mask in front. thats the only problem with the scotts is that u have to pull the hood down that far to cover all the skin because the rubber part on the mask wont hold the hood without exposing skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    the person doesn't know how to wear a hood
    That top guy does have the strap hanging out on the bottom there. But that's the problem with the sock hood--easily dislodged. And thin.

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    I like to have the hood trapped up behind the center screw on the Scott masks. I've seen many with strong elastics become diminishing vision socks with much movement.

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    i do mine as preference, i pull the hood to the top of the mask, then run my fingers all the way down to the chin. this ensures my face gets wrapped, to me at least.

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    Who needs a hood?
    Or bunker pants?
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    Maybe they are wearing two hoods.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Maybe they are wearing two hoods.......
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    Why are they not wearing two hoods???? What's the point anyway, it's too dangerous inside anyway!
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    There are a few guys around here that wear their hoods like that, and it never fails that at some point through out the call they will go over to someone and need them to move it because it shifted and now they cant see. I don't like it i tried it a couple of times at training burns and couldn't stand not having my full feild of vision.

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    Someone needs to go back to school and learn how to don a hood properly.
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    If you take a look at the Denver Fire Dept website that these photos came from and look at the captions you will learn that the people in the two photos are not firefighters they are news reporters doing a story on the life of firefighters. In that case we should not expect them to no how to don a hood correctly should we......

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFDFire2156 View Post
    If you take a look at the Denver Fire Dept website that these photos came from and look at the captions you will learn that the people in the two photos are not firefighters they are news reporters doing a story on the life of firefighters. In that case we should not expect them to no how to don a hood correctly should we......
    Actually yes they should know how. They should know the purpose and how to properly wear every piece of equipment they are given to use, they should also know what to do and who to tell if they feel that somthingh is wrong with the equipment they are wearing. I'm all for these reporters training with a crew to see how strenuous and tough the job is. But if somthing were to happen to one of them because their equipment malfunctioned or wasn't used right I would not want the guilt of knowing that I didn't properly train them on how to use it.

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    Our department requires us to wear our hoods over our face masks every time we go to a fire and put on the masks. I've never had a problem with the hood covering my eyes or hindering my vision in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PineyPower View Post
    Our department requires us to wear our hoods over our face masks every time we go to a fire and put on the masks.
    Honestly, I think that is a silly requirement. No reason to cover part of the clear face piece with a hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42 View Post
    Honestly, I think that is a silly requirement. No reason to cover part of the clear face piece with a hood.
    I was in hopes that he meant that the hood was pulled up after the mask went on, surely no one is stupid enough to make a rule that the hood must be over the view portion of the mask?

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    I guess that the way you wear it is all personal preference. Everyone has their own way of doing it. I know some people who don't wear hoods, and I've heard about people wearing 2. I like to tuck my hood into the lip in the edge of the mask. That ensures my face and straps are concealed, but the hood isn't blocking my field of vision. Works for me.

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    I dont wear a hood. I find that wearing a hood hinders my vision as I'm running away bunked out screaming that there is a house on fire and save me jebus
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    I dont wear a hood. I find that wearing a hood hinders my vision as I'm running away bunked out screaming that there is a house on fire and save me jebus

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    Other than the strap hanging out, the first looks pretty normal to me. The curvature of the Scott mask helps keep the hood up even though it may look otherwise in my opinion.
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