While we currently have a few wild fires burning in Nevada, most are contained and almost out… Our Current UNHEALTHY AIR Quality is due to the Shaeffer and the Whittier fires burning in California. If you dont have to go out side-DON’T. If you work outside occupationally, here are some top rated breathing masks to look for. This is not for advertisement purposes… this is for your health and these can be found at local hardware stores, retailers and Army surplus. NOTE: Surgical masks or one strap paper masks DO NOT PROTECT FROM WILDFIRE SMOKE.
3M™ N95 8210 Particulate Respirators
Two-strap design with welded dual point attachment helps provide a secure seal
Cushioning nose foam
Adjustable noseclip helps provide a custom fit & secure seal
Lightweight construction promotes greater worker acceptance & may help increase wear time
Advanced electrostatic media is designed for ease of breathing
NIOSH approved for at least 95 percent filtration efficiency against certain non-oil based particles
Sold in boxes of 20 only
A newer type and more professional quality are Whiffs Professional Filter Masks.
This technology is superior to all other filter masks currently available in many ways.
Highly effective at trapping toxic gasses, like Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen cyanide, Acrolien, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrochloric acid, and particulate.
Easier to breathe through than an N95 (while way more effective)
Cools the intake air
In light smoke environments such as wildland, the filter will last 4-6 hours
They will save your life when your SCBA fails and you’re trapped or lost in a structure fire.
Small size, and lightweight, weighing only 60 grams, they fit easily in your pocket.
Shelf stable for 5 years (If you buy and carry one for five years, and never use it, it will have cost you less than $0.02 cents per day.)
They are proven to save firefighters lives
Xcapers Motto is “Survival Gear For Your Lungs”