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  • BOURKES vs 4" FACESHIELD round 1

    Which one do think protects you better, and please explain why.

  • #2
    The search button is your friend:

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...hlight=bourkes
    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...hlight=bourkes

    Bourkes look cooler.
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    • #3
      oh man you don't know what you started!

      Ding ding ladies and gentlemen lets get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by skeeter6585
        Which one do think protects you better, and please explain why.

        there is a nice long thread still fesh from the last battle

        i think the big debate is between bourkes and goggles/glasses

        i think pretty much everyone agrees that regular face shields are junk

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        • #5
          Ever drop your lid with the 4" facesheld?

          I have... and 99.9% of the time, the face shield breaks.

          "Chief, my faceshield is broken.. can I have another one?"

          "Again?"

          I have the ESS goggles on my N5A, I also have a pair of bourkes that I took off the lid, because goggles and bourkes together are geeky looking.

          I agree with boxalarm, bourkes are cool, not really functional, but cool nonetheless. 4" faceshields suck, as crap can still get into your eyes even if they are down. 4" shields also tends to discolor very quickly, and they melt and become loverly blobs of plastic hanging from the lid.
          Last edited by CaptainGonzo; 09-22-2006, 08:49 PM.
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          • #6
            Round 2

            Thanks for all the input. I'm trying to convince our adminstration to switch (or allow) us to wear bourke's insteat of the 4" faceshields. Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions on this matter. Any and all is appreciated. Feel free to email me. Thanks in advance.

            FTM-PTB-EGH-DTRT-RFB-KTF

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skeeter6585
              Thanks for all the input. I'm trying to convince our adminstration to switch (or allow) us to wear bourke's insteat of the 4" faceshields. Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions on this matter. Any and all is appreciated. Feel free to email me. Thanks in advance.

              FTM-PTB-EGH-DTRT-RFB-KTF
              easy. they won't go for it. face shields are only secondary eye protection. bourke's don't even qualify as that according to NFPA.

              tell your admin to issue all members safety glasses that meet NFPA standards. then you can put whatever other secondary protection you want (bourkes, faceshield, saran wrap, etc) ,and still be in full complience on safety.
              If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

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              • #8
                paging any doctor paging any doctor we have a horse in the er that has been shot dragged beat and powerwashed by an engine company any doctor help this poor horse
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
                  I have the ESS goggles on my N5A, I also have a pair of bourkes that I took off the lid, because goggles and bourkes together are geeky looking.
                  Ding-ding-ding...Gonz nailed it. Both Bourks and faceshilds are out. Get some goggles.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CALFFBOU
                    Ding-ding-ding...Gonz nailed it. Both Bourks and faceshilds are out. Get some goggles.
                    Hey, we are talking about real helmets here - how did you sneak in???
                    I am a complacent liability to the fire service

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChicagoFF
                      Hey, we are talking about real helmets here - how did you sneak in???
                      LMAO! I was kinda thinkin' the same thing.
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                      • #12
                        Wow. Tough room Bou
                        Tom

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                        Stay safe out there!

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                        • #13
                          The funny thing is, I have to keep reminding people in here that I wear a traditional helmet, (with goggles) not a progressive one like the Phenix.

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                          • #14
                            You can put bourkes on a Phoenix????
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RFRDxplorer
                              You can put bourkes on a Phoenix????
                              Its been done. Seen it at the Phenix factory. They were not amused.

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