"We had our first smoke house training this last weekend, once you go in that building and you can't see anything the feeling of having a mask on soon goes away. The one issue I had was someone going through our team and checking if we had our…"
"I teach at our fire academy and I'll be honest I've really never seen someone get completely over claostrophobia. You can get to the point where you can learn to tolerate and work in a mask but it's never going to be comfortable. I…"
"The only thing I can add is this. Take a smoke divers class. They are a pain in the butt from What I've heard but they make you live in your SCBA for the whole class all day every day. I'm just one of those old guys who took to being a…"
"A few suggestions as I have had some minor issues with mine too. While in the military I got trapped in a confined space that quickly filled with water, and no it wasn't a training exercise either. Wear the mask as much as you can obviously. If…"
"I hope someone can help me out I work as a Reserve FF with a local fire department I have been there for about 2 years total and never had any problems before with any of the training exercises until now. Recently developed claustrophobia when…"
"I agree with some others. The more you wear it the better it is. I had some resurfacing ptsd issues from the military and with wearing a mask at home and just spending more and more time in it, it really helped out. Another way I found was just to…"
"I try to remember NOT to breathe then, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. At the moment I'm waiting to see how the air packs and masks we're getting the first of the year work. I'm hoping the transition won't…"
"Wear it wear it wear. i personally do not have problems with this issue.
One thing we do for drill sometimes is mask up in a dark with nomex on backwards.
Confidence in your gear and your skills will eliminate this.
When we do the above mentioned…"
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