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    Exclamation EMT pants pockets

    Ok, so this is an updated version of my last post. What do you keep in you EMT pants pockets? Here is what is in mine.

    Left Hip - Phone, pager
    Right Hip - Radio

    Left Pocket - Change or keys
    Right Pocket - Pocket knife with clip.

    Left Cargo - Sometimes I will carry a beanie hat.
    Right Cargo - Nitrile Gloves

    Left Small Cargo - Notepad and Field Guide

    Right Outside Cargo - Trauma Shears (blue), 2 pens, penlight, D-Ring.

    Left Rear Pocket - Wallet
    Right Rear Pocket - Nothing

    Post what you carry in your pockets.


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    Pack those pockets full. You have way too much free space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    Pack those pockets full. You have way too much free space.
    What do you keep in yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoolerFire View Post
    What do you keep in yours?
    A pen and gloves. The rest, thats why we have BAGS.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    To quote someone can't remember who. ''You can tell how new an emt is by the amount of stuff he has in his pockets or on his belt the more stuff the newer he is.''


    Pen, pair of gloves or two, knife, and trauma shears.
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    I know people that carry around and entire BLS jump bag between all their pockets. And then take a bag in with them. WHY.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I carry gloves, a couple of pens, my car keys, and my wallet.
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    Same things I have in my pockets off duty and shears. I hate the shears. I think they look dumb, but it is required.
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    I carry absolutely nothing special in my pants for work. Just the norm, Pager on my belt, wallet, keys, pen, knife, smokes and a lighter.

    I have a radio that I throw on when we get a call. That's in a leather case with a strap hanging next to the ambulance.

    Gloves are on the ambulance. Trauma Shears are in the bag. As far as EMS is concerned, lighter pockets are more important to me. (Talk about T.O.G., and my pockets are loaded though)

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    A pen, O2 wrench and shears in a cargo pocket(they're always missing on the ambo), spare set of gloves, Spyderco and my pager/radio. Can't see needing anything else that isn't in the jump bag.

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    pen, note pad, cell phone, AED, O2 cylinder, EKG, hydraulic combination tool, 6 foot hook, 7 rolls of tape, a spare blue light, laptop to do charts, IV bag, BP cuff, oh and a pen light.....you know all the usual stuff
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    Wear 4 pocket straight legged pants and this will no longer be a topic of discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Wear 4 pocket straight legged pants and this will no longer be a topic of discussion.
    Exactly. I don't ever see the DCFD going to EMT pants. We like tradition and regular pants are traditional. I've seen a few people with EMT pants but they are single role EMTs/Medics leftover from when EMS was a separate division than fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipys View Post
    To quote someone can't remember who. ''You can tell how new an emt is by the amount of stuff he has in his pockets or on his belt the more stuff the newer he is.''
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeman1822 View Post
    Exactly. I don't ever see the DCFD going to EMT pants. We like tradition and regular pants are traditional. I've seen a few people with EMT pants but they are single role EMTs/Medics leftover from when EMS was a separate division than fire.
    Not to mention that if you are looking at being NFPA compliant with your ensamble you have way more choices with 4 pocket traditional pants. You don't see too many "EMS" style pants made of cotton or Nomex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Wear 4 pocket straight legged pants and this will no longer be a topic of discussion.
    A-frickin-men!

    Howwever - I wear the Dickies with the cell phone pocket on the right femur area...cheap...and comfortable.

    Oh...and I keep my ID/money (what little I have) in one pocket and a can of Skoal in the other..
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    I buy K-Mart Basics cargo pants to wear at work. Ten bucks on sale.
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    In order of importance

    Can of Copenhagan
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    Pens
    Wallet
    Cell Phone on my belt
    Gloves are in the ambo, car keys in the locker at work, and my partner is responsible for the radio.

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