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    Default Wool pants in a stucture fire???

    Anyone here allowed to fight a structure fire without bunker pants, and just there wools?

    And whats your thoughts on it? Whether you do or dont?

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    Troll alert
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    not trollin i swear... i searched but didnt see any posts about it so i figured id get your guys opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydenbakwardz View Post
    not trollin i swear... i searched but didnt see any posts about it so i figured id get your guys opinion
    What is your opinion?
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    I think there's benefits to both, and im sure you've all heard the arguments for both. I know 99.99% of the depts around me wear full turnouts. I was more curious about different states if its more common not to wear them. And if you have fought fire in both what did you like better?

    and again (no troll)

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    Bunker gear is the most overrated "improvement" I have ever seen. I f I were ever given the chance to wear my boots again I would burn my bunker pants.

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    I don't even wear pants, I just wear 3/4 length boots, whitie tighties, and a long coat.

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    I am pro bunker gear, SCBA, etcetera. I've seen too many people die because they thought that they only needed their hunting overalls and such.

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    It's still done...



    ...just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I wear spandex. Very slimming.
    Regular Spandex or the new Nomex Spandex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydenbakwardz View Post
    It's still done...



    ...just sayin'.
    I'm calling BS on that. That looks an AWFUL lot like San Francisco FD. And if it is (which I'm 99% sure it is), they have been required to wear full bunker gear (INCLUDING PANTS) since 1999-2001 (somewhere in there).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    I'm calling BS on that. That looks an AWFUL lot like San Francisco FD. And if it is (which I'm 99% sure it is), they have been required to wear full bunker gear (INCLUDING PANTS) since 1999-2001 (somewhere in there).
    If you have black gear without reflective striping (I would guess that you could spec that) it could look like regular black pants.
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    Sheri,SAVE ME A SEAT! hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    I'm calling BS on that. That looks an AWFUL lot like San Francisco FD. And if it is (which I'm 99% sure it is), they have been required to wear full bunker gear (INCLUDING PANTS) since 1999-2001 (somewhere in there).
    Not san fran

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydenbakwardz View Post
    Not san fran
    Then where is it?

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    Here are a couple more.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rydenbakwardz View Post
    Here are a couple more.
    If you are not going to answer the question, then quit trolling. What FD is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    If you are not going to answer the question, then quit trolling. What FD is it?
    Hayward.... no need to be a jerk about it. I didnt see his reply, took me a while to upload the photos.

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    Why go to a fire without that little extra level of protection.Hell,I wear full gear on brush fires.I am all that is firefighter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydenbakwardz View Post
    Hayward.... no need to be a jerk about it. I didnt see his reply, took me a while to upload the photos.
    And yet you STILL don't answer the question. WHAT FD IS IT?!

    Also, note one of the firefighters in the picture IS wearing pants. So don't even try saying it's that department's SOP they can't wear pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    And yet you STILL don't answer the question. WHAT FD IS IT?!

    Also, note one of the firefighters in the picture IS wearing pants. So don't even try saying it's that department's SOP they can't wear pants.
    Quote Originally Posted by rydenbakwardz View Post
    HAYWARD.... no need to be a jerk about it. I didnt see his reply, took me a while to upload the photos.
    Hayward fire department.... and no where did i every say they couldnt wear bunker pants, my first post was a question if anyone here is allowed, not must wear wools.
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