I am just getting finished with my entry level training and during ladder work I could not do a leg lock without getting my bigfeet stuck .I am wondering if having my gear modified to have a built in ladder belt (morning pride) would be a good investment or just use a stand alone belt that I would just grab as needed.
I talked to my chief and he said we don't do much ladder work and we currently don't have a ladder truck (that should be changing in a few years). He also mentioned that I probably wouldn't want to be carrying the integrated unit around all the time as it would get heavy.
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11-06-2013, 06:07 PM #1
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Integrated ladder belt or seperate???
11-06-2013, 08:50 PM #2
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are you a clown or something?
11-06-2013, 10:50 PM #3
check out fire engineering training minute videos. Ciampo has a short video of doing a modified leg lock that works pretty good. I dont like leg locks and wouldnt want to be hooked to a ladder if you have to get off that ladder quickly you are screwed.
11-07-2013, 06:53 AM #4
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I have never done a leg lock outside of being taught how to. Quite frankly its a useless technique.
In my experience its far more likely that ladder will spin to the side if you distribute your weight that far over and at that point I don't want to be stuck in it. (someone should of course be footing that ladder, but manpower issues don't always make that a possibility in the real world)
My bunker pants have the Gemtor harness with the large pompier hook that can be clipped onto a run if needed. Its hardly any added weight.
If it matters that much to you, carry some webbing and a large carabiner you can just wrap it around yourself and clip to the rung.
11-07-2013, 02:41 PM #5
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