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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoolerFire View Post
    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.
    Car keys, money and lint.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Car keys, money and lint.
    Same. Sometimes my sunglasses.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Car keys, money and lint.
    whats money? I usually just have my notepad, pen and some gloves.
    Stay safe!

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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I now have my pockets organized!

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