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    Does anyone have tools mounted in the cab? If so, what tools? How are they secured? Any pictures would be appreciated. I am thinking about mounting the irons in the cab. Thanks for the help.
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    we have our axes mounted in the cab next to the door. It is held in place by a head holder and a zico quick mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    Does anyone have tools mounted in the cab? If so, what tools? How are they secured? Any pictures would be appreciated. I am thinking about mounting the irons in the cab. Thanks for the help.
    Irons, can, 6' roof hook, pick axe

    they are all mounted with commercially available tool mounting brackets, designed for "in-cab" use. They all have a positive latch position, so regardless of the position of the truck, they won't fall out unless the user pulls a pin / pushes a button and applies force to move them.

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    In my engine we have two pick-head axes, one TIC, and two lanterns all secured in chargers/holders designed by manufacturer.

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    In our cab we have Irons and sledge restrained with Handlelok's. They are compliant with the NFPA 1901 with 9G requirements. Also, our gas detectors are in a cabinet in the cab. Sorry I can't get pictures at this time. When I can I will post them.

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    We carry two pickheads (one on both sides of cab) sledge on one side, halligan and flathead on other. We also have at least one if not 2 big hand lights. Most of the trucks carry a hydrant wrench back there and some also carry a pipe wrench for extra leverage on the hydrants. All our tools are secured by brackets or secured with bungee cords or some other restraint system. Each individual truck may add their "stations" choice of tool on a case by case basis.

    Whatever you decide to carry....secure it!

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    Currently we only have flashlights, radios and a thermal imager mounted in the cab. No real hand tools to speak of. The only issue I see with this is that people, myself included, tend to go for the hose load first and don't grab a tool. I realize that's a training issue, but it's an issue I did not see when there were tools in the cab.

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    2 Axes, halligan, sledge, TIC

    all secured via gravity
    Just another one of the 99%ers looking up.

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    We had a Chief once who would qualify.
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    We have a few tools (Flashlights, Aid bag, Defib) in our cabs. My opinion is that they need to be reachable from the outside, without climbing inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    We had a Chief once who would qualify.
    holy crap, thats funny!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    We had a Chief once who would qualify.
    Great. Now I need to clean my keyboard again this week... I just dusted it really good early this week. Now I have Diet Pepsi Max all over it... Good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    We had a Chief once who would qualify.
    I think I can honestly say this is the 1st time you made me laugh out loud. Well played sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    I think I can honestly say this is the 1st time you made me laugh out loud. Well played sir.
    I keep trying to tell you guys, you got me all wrong.
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    2 irons, 4 lamps, TIC, 4-gas meter all mounted by manuf.
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    Irons, multiple flashlights, TIC, Raytek heat gun

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    besides the obvious, our new engines use the "ironslok" product for axe and halligan mounting. it's on page 24 of the catalog below, and is NFPA 1901 compliant. it can be mounted horizontally or vertically. we mount it vertically, in front of the nozzleman and plugman seats (against the back wall of the cab). these people probably have exactly what you're looking for, or if not they can probably build it.
    http://www.pactoolmounts.com/fileadm...t%20Sheets.pdf

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    2 sets of irons (one on either side), TIC, 6 radios, 2 boxes of latex gloves, 5 Scotts, CO meter, 4 handlights, K-tool, bottled water, digital camera, elevator keys, various mapbooks, officer's tool

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    Only what is needed to install a car seat, smoke detector, take grandma to the food store, fixing johnny's bike, shut off mary jane's water, clean grandpa's microwave after his chowder exploded, the TIC to make sure the house is in the energy efficient range.

    We do carry firefighting tools too. But who needs those anymore. We only train on work with the important stuff.
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    oooohhh no this is going to hurt my head.... ill start with my favorite engine......212...quint engine 75' ladder...
    in the cab (not counting drivers seat and officers seat) we have 4 or 5 SCOTT airpacks, 4 or 5 liteboxes,some bls stuff idk what tools ill bring an updated list sometime this week

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