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  • Watch Out Face Shields

    Did you see the new add for the Defender Visor from Cairns? Dosen't look too bad and could give all other forms of eye protection a run.....
    http://media.msanet.com/NA/USA/FireH...enderVisor.pdf

  • #2
    Looks interesting. Impossible to wear with an SCBA mask which my department requires... not sure why... does anyone else require visor down even with mask on?

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    • #3
      why does your dept make you wear eye shields while your facepiece is on???
      Proud East Coast Traditionalist.

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      • #4
        Looks like they don't make them for real helmets, so I guess we'll be sticking with Bourkes. I'm sure the first time something knocks your helmet forward and they smash down on the bridge of your nose, you'll be cursing them.

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        • #5
          It would be nice but my department still would make me wear goggles. Our safety commitee said that shields were not allowed, just goggles now. So, I have to take a darn shield off my helmet and put on goggles... even though my shield is NFPA approved. I wonder if they would allow this thing though
          The Box. You opened it. We Came...

          "You'll take my life but I'll take your's too. You'll fire musket but I'll run you through. So when your waiting for the next attack, you'll better understand there's no turn back."

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          • #6
            I wonder how well they would fit your mug and schnoz ? I do like them better than the goggles for asthetics............HMMMMMMMMMM have watch'em.
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            http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nyckftbl
              why does your dept make you wear eye shields while your facepiece is on???
              I do not know. That's why I was curious if it was a common practice.
              Evidently, no.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chauffer6
                I'm sure the first time something knocks your helmet forward and they smash down on the bridge of your nose, you'll be cursing them.

                I thought the same thing...
                Fire Lieutenant/E.M.T.
                IAFF Local 2339
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                • #9
                  Interesting....... Would definitely have to try one before I'd buy it......
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                  We are all adults so there is no need to act like a child........
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Firetacoma1
                    Looks interesting. Impossible to wear with an SCBA mask which my department requires... not sure why... does anyone else require visor down even with mask on?

                    WHAT? To answer your question. NO.

                    FTM-PTB

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                    • #11
                      That reminds me of Timbukthree's one hit song....

                      "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades!"
                      ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                      • #12
                        looks like it would be very uncomfortable to me.

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                        • #13
                          If your dept makes you wear the shield down when you have your SCBA on, then they may not know that this hampers your vision and according to the NFPA gods (or demons) is not necessary. The Lens in your face mask counts as proper eye protection.

                          I agree with whoever made the comment on not working for real helmets. I wear a leather myself.
                          I do see this as a great alternative to the POS 4" Faceshield. It looks like it has some type of nose piece. I can't remember ever having my old 1010 tip forward on me(at least when the chin strap was on and the ratchet tightened down.
                          To me it looks like someone took the closeness to the eyes of the bourkes and combined that with the wrap around protection of the faceshield.....
                          this is a Try before you buy product for sure.

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                          • #14
                            Looks like it may have potential, I might test drive one if they ever make it to fit leathers.

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                            • #15
                              Personally I don't like it. Looks like star trek or something.

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