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    Well this is my first thread so here goes. I just purchased a toolbox for my pov. In it, I have my bunker gear, medical bag, fire extinguisher, vest, and a great light. What are some other items a firefighter/ first responder should keep in there pov. I respond to medical and fire calls.

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    What else would you need? Shouldn't the BRT have anything else you might need?
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    is there anything your home department wants you to carry?
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    "and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English. I thought this was covered in NIMS training."

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    Are you paid or volunteer???

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    Both departments are Volunteer...Sorry I forgot to mention.

    We are recommended to keep a medical bag and turnout gear.

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    In my truck toolbox I carry... go figure.... my tools! haha

    But I also carry the set of turnouts that I use when I am teaching and a jump bag with some first aid stuff and a box of gloves. Also have a mag lite and some flares.

    Should probably look into getting a fire extinguisher.

    Glad I went with the contractor size weatherguard tool box. You can fit 4 golf bags in the thing if I were ever to clean all my crap out. It was definitely worth the extra cash.
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    Thanks backsteprescue! I put a fire extinguisher in today. That slipped my mind. Lol My box could probably hold about 3 bunker gear bags. It's low profile so it's not huge. I got my back seat of my truck back again though.lol thanks a bunch!

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    Jumper cables. Someone ALWAYS leaves their lights on at a emergency scene. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Firefighter View Post
    Thanks backsteprescue! I put a fire extinguisher in today. That slipped my mind. Lol My box could probably hold about 3 bunker gear bags. It's low profile so it's not huge. I got my back seat of my truck back again though.lol thanks a bunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Jumper cables. Someone ALWAYS leaves their lights on at a emergency scene. T.C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Jumper cables. Someone ALWAYS leaves their lights on at a emergency scene. T.C.
    Many years ago (before I was a FF, but after horses...) the FD's "resuscitator truck" (first responder vehicle, before the EMS first responder concept took off) quit at a night fire. Of course, the red light and headlights were still on. Do you realize how much juice those Model 17 BeaconRays draw?

    I usually have my turnouts with me. The back of the truck, which has been referred to as "Home Depot" by others, has flares, fire extinguishers, a tool box, even a roll of scene tape...
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    Don't forget a roll of duct tape!!!!! Never know when you might need some.......

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    A shovel and six bags of lye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    A shovel and six bags of lye.
    Or a FIT-5..
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    Tell me why it costs so much to live
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    Or a FIT-5..
    Now you've done it....
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    No, no no! He asked what to put in a fireMAN's personal vehicle! The correct answer is a coal shovel and a pair of good sturdy gloves!
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    An Extinguisher & Reflective Vest, plus tools etc is what I always carry.

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    A couple items I carry in addition to those listed are a pry-bar and a tow strap. Have pulled many 'slide-off' cars back onto the road. Never have had to use that bar though.....but ya never know when you might come upon an incident where it is a necessity.

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    In mine I like to keep sunglasses, CDs, my gps (and also a map), Deodorant (you never know when you need it), Gum, one or two cans of spare snuff, and sometimes if I'm going to be in an area with tolls, I'll throw some change in there!

    I dont put anything related to firefighting or EMS in my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    What part of Louisiana are you from brother?

    Central Louisiana, Avoyelles Parish to be more specific.

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    Thanks for all the great input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewiston2FF View Post
    No, no no! He asked what to put in a fireMAN's personal vehicle! The correct answer is a coal shovel and a pair of good sturdy gloves!
    I leave the scoop on the tender.

    But I do have a good pair of gloves...
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    I Drive a 2000 Ford F350.
    In my tool box I keep My bunkers and a BLS bag. I also keep a bug out bag for the " zombie apocolypse" 3 day rations a KaBar Fire starting kit a water purification system and a change of clothes and a few other odds and ends.

    We do alot of wildland jobs and ya never know what hollow or burg your gonna get stuck in for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Many years ago (before I was a FF, but after horses...) the FD's "resuscitator truck" (first responder vehicle, before the EMS first responder concept took off) quit at a night fire. Of course, the red light and headlights were still on. Do you realize how much juice those Model 17 BeaconRays draw?

    I usually have my turnouts with me. The back of the truck, which has been referred to as "Home Depot" by others, has flares, fire extinguishers, a tool box, even a roll of scene tape...
    Years ago we had a Fire Muster and competition for the volunteers to show off their POV's and lights, so this one guy fired up his Jeep, fliped his lights on and the Jeeps headlights dimmed so much that they weren't even worth using...

    Anyway, back to the question at hand. I keep jumper cables, bunker gear, tool box with misc tools, extra set of windshield wipers, some rope, my medical bag and O2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    Voice of experience, Tim?
    Actually NO Gonz,I set my Buggy up so IF I shut it off it drops a Master feed and the lights go out.Now the HELP on the other hand. About 6 times in the last couple months. T.C.

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