Thread: EMT pants help
01-24-2010, 04:10 PM #1
EMT pants help
I just recently purchased a pair of EMT pants and I want to know what to put in my pockets or what you put in your pockets.
01-24-2010, 04:18 PM #2
01-24-2010, 04:51 PM #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
We can wear EMT pants, but most of us just wear BDU pants since they are so much cheaper and more comfortable than our uniform pants. I don't think I've seen anyone actually put anything in the cargo pockets unless it's just temporary (like a scope or BP cuff).
I keep personal stuff (wallet, chapstick, etc) in the front pockets and some extra gloves in my back hip pocket.
01-24-2010, 08:30 PM #4
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- Denver, CO
01-24-2010, 11:34 PM #5
- Join Date
- May 2007
Our EMS pants have three pockets each leg - regular "slash", inner cargo with a zipper, outer cargo with a simple velcro flap.
Left slash - keys
Left velcro - trauma shears
Left zipper - sometimes EMT field guide (drug ID, etc.)
Right slash - Folding knife with pocket clip, maybe a flashlight
Right velcro - at least 1, usually 2 pair nitrile gloves
Right zipper - money, change, spare pens, a leatherman "micra" type knife
Left rear - pack of gum
Right rear - wallet
Main reasons I carry what I do where I do - the velcro flaps I can have someone else reach in for me if I'm too bloody/involved to do it myself, and they're not too "personal" for someone to go for it on scene. I've gotten one or two funny looks, but never had a problem. The stuff in the zipper pockets stays there until I really want it to come out, and is not stuff I'd need urgently.Opinions expressed are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Philadelphia Fire Department and/or IAFF Local 22.
01-26-2010, 03:39 AM #6
02-08-2010, 03:30 PM #7
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