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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    NO WAY IN HELL should explorers be doing live burns!

    Your program needs some serious re-evaluation! And soon!
    Our kids will not be "doing" live burns. There was no mention of live burns in my original post. Our kids will eventually be on scenes with our members but they will be very restricted on several aspects of the whole operation.
    Now, back to my original question, do you have any helpful hints for me? We just wanted a few ideas to work with

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post

    Thanks for the input. Just an FYI...we dont generally fight wildland fires here in Northwest Ohio so the pic that you sent...not quite like our gear but it gives me an idea, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by firechick337 View Post
    Thanks for the input. Just an FYI...we dont generally fight wildland fires here in Northwest Ohio so the pic that you sent...not quite like our gear but it gives me an idea, thanks
    Jami
    That was the first pic I could find with the pink hood.
    We ran out of SCBA cylanders, and didn't have any smoke inserts for our masks, so we soaked the hoods, and put them over our faces.
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    Jeez jami sue. You could have just emailed me!
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    Now everyone, if you would like to discuss whether what we are doing is right or wrong...please do it elsewhere.
    All I asked was for advice on where or how we might be able to get a few nomex hoods for our new Explorers. (Please see my original post at the beginning of all of this nonsense)
    If you have any suggestions please pass them on!! If you dont then thanks for reading and stop back soon for any additional info that might help you out down the road.

    Thanks again to those who did give me some helpful tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Jeez jami sue. You could have just emailed me!
    My gosh is this how it always is?
    Ask a simple question and all the sudden I have responses from way out of left field...and with pretty much no advice for me other than to let me know that my kids shouldnt be near fire...hmmmmm pretty sure I was aware of that. Sigh. Oh well...

    So u got some ideas for me??
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    That was the first pic I could find with the pink hood.
    We ran out of SCBA cylanders, and didn't have any smoke inserts for our masks, so we soaked the hoods, and put them over our faces.
    Pink hoods...now ur talking! I have a few young ladies that would love me if I could snag some pink hoods for them...the guys wouldnt snitch em thats for sure! See, now you got me a-thinking!!
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    Pink is a very manly color!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Real Men Where Pink!!

    Ebay some times has some good deals on hoods.
    Are you going to do a membership fee from the explorers? You could do like $5 a month or a quarter. Personally I don't like this Idea just give me a list of things I need to buy, and I will buy them (Then they can keep the gear, it makes me feel good inside just kidding ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta107 View Post
    Real Men Where Pink!!

    Ebay some times has some good deals on hoods.
    Are you going to do a membership fee from the explorers? You could do like $5 a month or a quarter. Personally I don't like this Idea just give me a list of things I need to buy, and I will buy them (Then they can keep the gear, it makes me feel good inside just kidding ).

    PM me if you have any questions.
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    Yep, beginning in July the kids are going to pay dues monthly. As this is such a small community we didnt want to sock the kids or their parents with a yearly charge of the dues. So far my husband and I (both advisors) have bought everything to get this started. So we totally understand the urge to just go out and buy what they need and just get the show on the road.
    I will check out Ebay...that is one that I had not thought of.
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    Firechick, send me an email at jason@jbrescue.com. I can get you hoods for less than $20 for your explorers. I also live in Ohio and come out your way on occassion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firechick337 View Post
    My gosh is this how it always is?
    Ask a simple question and all the sudden I have responses from way out of left field...and with pretty much no advice for me other than to let me know that my kids shouldnt be near fire...hmmmmm pretty sure I was aware of that. Sigh. Oh well...

    So u got some ideas for me??
    My idea...............is email jbrescue!

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    just make sure you get 2 for each of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somebody509 View Post
    just make sure you get 2 for each of them.
    Why would you need 2 hoods? Maybe because it's cold in Ohio.

    Firechick337 are the kids really interested in the program or is it just a place to have fun and make new friends? If they are interested try maybe setting up a Car wash at Wal-mart (Only because they will usually match what you earn) that way you can pay for hoods, shirts, class B or whatnot.

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    Her is a lot of four that the guy is calming in good condition for $20.00.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/FIREFIGHTER-HOOD...QQcmdZViewItem
    There are a bunch on there for $4.00 - $6.00 dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta107 View Post
    Her is a lot of four that the guy is calming in good condition for $20.00.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/FIREFIGHTER-HOOD...QQcmdZViewItem
    There are a bunch on there for $4.00 - $6.00 dollars.

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    Why skimp that much on a safety item? Are those new? Are they even NFPA compliant? There are some things to buy on Ebay, there are definitely others to stay away from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firechick337 View Post
    the whole idea behind this program is to get the Explorers trained to become our future firemen/women and EMTs. We want them to know how to wear their gear properly and how to suit up with SCBAs etc.
    Perfect answer, could not have been explained any better. Train 'em young so when they eventually DO become full fledged firefighters, putting that hood on will be an unconscious action for them, and they will feel naked and vulnerable without one. Anyone who argues with that strategy is a damn fool.

    If you're looking to buy new, and are on a very tight budget, I would suggest these here. $15 each, fully certified, would be perfect for the limited action the Explorers will see.

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/pr..._economy_white

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta107 View Post
    Why would you need 2 hoods? Maybe because it's cold in Ohio.

    Firechick337 are the kids really interested in the program or is it just a place to have fun and make new friends? If they are interested try maybe setting up a Car wash at Wal-mart (Only because they will usually match what you earn) that way you can pay for hoods, shirts, class B or whatnot.

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    First off... It's a joke. Do some digging on the Forums and you'll get the idea.
    Second off... You've been around long enough to get the picture - maybe not so much in this particular post, but check your grammar and spelling. Please.


    Good luck Jami!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    Why skimp that much on a safety item? Are those new? Are they even NFPA compliant? There are some things to buy on Ebay, there are definitely others to stay away from.
    I could not agree more.
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    go to the dollar general and buy a 2x pair of men's underwear. Cut them in 1/2 and with a little bit of sowing you got what you need.

    Or buy the biggest socks and stretch them out. Hence the name.... sock hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    Why skimp that much on a safety item? Are those new? Are they even NFPA compliant? There are some things to buy on Ebay, there are definitely others to stay away from.
    I have no Idea if there are new or not. I'm assuming no because it's on eBay. I agree with some things to buy on eBay and others not too. I only posted the link cause I was messing around on eBay and saw those so I posted the link over here for Firechick337 because I recommended looking at eBay.

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