Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Has anyone been having an overwhelming amount of issues with Scott AV 3000 upper and lower bezel cracking? 

We are currently using both AV 2000 and AV 3000 masks and are looking to move to a single product line.  The advantages and attraction to the AV 3000 is over shadowed by the constant maintenance cost.  The AV 2000's are not without their problems as facepiece cracking is very common. 

Any thoughts?

Views: 400


Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion


We currently use both also and I have not had either mask stand out with any overwhelming issues as the ones you are showing. Was your lot of masks purchased at one particular time? Not with masks but I have had it where a large number of items where purchased at the same time and where faulty. Just a flaw in the particular line at the time. Just a thought, good luck.

Reply to Discussion


Policy Page


The login above DOES NOT provide access to Fire Engineering magazine archives. Please go here for our archives.


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2022   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service