For all the Vollies that may go to scene's with their POV's, what do you keep in it and where? If it is a pickup truck, how do you store it all? Tool bax, bed cover, cap?
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Thread: What do you carry in your POV?
06-23-2001, 12:10 AM #1nomad1085Firehouse.com Guest
What do you carry in your POV?
06-23-2001, 12:29 AM #2EFDems841Firehouse.com Guest
I have a 96 Jeep Cherokee, I store all my stuff in the cargo area. I carry my bunker gear in a "step in" bag. Since I'm an EMT also, I carry a jump kit and O2 kit with me. I also have a maglight and FD/ambulance pullover, traffic vest and forestry hard hat. I can usually get to the scene quicker than our rescue vehicle, especially if it's in the northern end of town. Our rescue is stationed in the southern end. I have a mobile radio and I carry a portable also.
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06-23-2001, 01:18 AM #3AXMAN620Firehouse.com Guest
I carry a trauma kit with a few front line drugs, i am a supervisor for my county, so i respond to scenes with volly. bls trucks, an O2/airway kit my rapelling and rescue gear with my irons.
SEE YA' @ THE BIG ONE!
06-23-2001, 03:35 AM #4james35Firehouse.com Guest
Diddo with EFDems841. I go first to medical calls and the guys get the trucks. Jump Kit and O2 Kit is the name of the game.
Lieutenant / Training Officer
Olney - Walluski Fire District # 35 (Oregon)
06-23-2001, 03:54 AM #5Capt. ZadaFirehouse.com Guest
36" Halligan & small flat head axe
20 lb & 10 lb ABC Dry Chem extinguishers
2-1/2 gal pressurized can in warm seasons
LED traffic batton
orange traffic control flags
1/2 case fusees
12 guage loaded with double ought (another traffic control device)
2-1/2 x 1-1/2 gate wye (not sure why its in there)
box full of hand tools
mobile & hand held two-way radios
extra gloves & jackets in winter
roll of electric fence wire
That is about all that the trunk of my car will hold and still maintain some order in the storage.
06-23-2001, 11:51 AM #6spo0kFirehouse.com Guest
My backpack with all my old books from medic school
A coke or whatever I'm drinking at the time
The bag from the wendys I had yesterday
A sweatshirt in the trunk..
06-23-2001, 12:04 PM #7pfr172Firehouse.com Guest
Do you drive a fire truck??? That is alot of stuff. How do you get away with carrying a 12 guage? Anyways, i carry my bunker gear and jumpkit in my truck.
06-23-2001, 12:15 PM #8WillBFirehouse.com Guest
I carry my turnout gear, basic med. kit, a few flares, tools etc. all in the tool box in the bed of my toyota pickup
06-23-2001, 01:22 PM #9firemed9Firehouse.com Guest
I have a s-10 pickup with a tool box. I am usually one of the first on scene to calls, so I carry a bunch of stuff. I carry in the glove box a Haz Mat Guide, and NIOSH guide. Behind the seat i have a spare uniform and spare sweatshirt, a pair of bonoculars, and a flashlight. In the tool box I have my gear, hand tools, a box of latex gloves, a spare pair of firefighting gloves, a bls jumpkit, and a blanket. I also carry a portable and mobile radio.
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06-23-2001, 06:24 PM #10jeg532Firehouse.com Guest
i carry turnout gear and a radio, and i usely carry a 10 lb extenguisher. on softball nights, a 12 pack on ice sits in the back seat.
06-23-2001, 08:50 PM #11firecat1524Firehouse.com Guest
I carry my spare turnout gear and an ems jump bag in the back of my Jeep.
06-23-2001, 10:23 PM #12Fire29_1999Firehouse.com Guest
Some of you guys go a little over board don't you? We are not supposed to go to the scene unless we HAVE to drive past it to get to the station, but I do have a small basic jump kit,10lb dry chem, ax, pulaski,tow chain, roadside tri-angle reflecters, maglight, leather gloves, boots, hide-away strobes, mobile and portable radios and it is all kept in the toolbox of my fullsize 1999 GMC Sierra ext. cab 4x4.
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06-23-2001, 10:56 PM #13firefighter26Firehouse.com Guest
I live about 1 block away from the station(In fact, all of our members live within 5 blocks of the station) so all I carry is my keys so that I can get in and get on a rig.
Our chief has a little saying: "Lets take the big red trucks with the water to the fire this time."
06-23-2001, 11:20 PM #14FLAME5Firehouse.com Guest
My 357 magnum of course (Hey I live in Texas.)
Small hand tool, a flashlight, crowbar, and a small trama kit suited for bullet holes
06-24-2001, 05:17 AM #15NCFiremedicFirehouse.com Guest
Things I carry in my POV:
2. Sometimes my wife
3. Sometimes my dogs
4. Groceries (Please excuse any spelling. Note the time, I'm dispatching tonight and have the A/C out chasing smells and bells)
5. One set turnout gear behind the seat in the cab.
6. The all powerful cellphone.
7. At least a weeks worth of McDonalds, Burger King or Wendys empty drink cups.
Running a code is easy.
The hard part starts when you bringem back and have a 30-40 min transport
06-24-2001, 12:28 PM #16cfr3504Firehouse.com Guest
I carry my turnout gear, a rather large BLS jumpbag, Mag Lite, ERG book (HazMat), Flares, thats pretty much the extent of the Fire Rescue stuff. I do have a Mobile Radio though, and our dept issues everyone portables, so I'd have it with me too.
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06-24-2001, 12:35 PM #17CFD14Firehouse.com Guest
Well now, Isn't this an interesting thread. Fire/ems related, I keep a basic trauma bag. All other gear needed for fire and ems we keep on the big yellow or red fire trucks and at the station.
I drive a company pickup with a svc bed. So non-fire, work and farm related items include but not limited to: Hand tools, nuts, bolts, fittings, pins, clevis, receiver hitches, duct tape, .357 under the seat, gloves, two five lb. dry chem extinguishers, 18" chainsaw, sledge hammer, air conditioning gauges, emergency roadside triangles, pry bars, bottle jack, oil, antifreeze, WD40, other assorted aerosol chemicals, hand wipes, electrical terminal kit and tape, ice scraper (year around, I live in Kansas where the state motto should be 'ya never know') chains and boomers, come along, ohm meter, tool belt, tape measures, flash lights, two sets of rain gear, a couple of collapsible chairs, sweatshirt, coat, extra ball cap, maps, two sets of jumper cables, roll of trash bags, ear muffs, tarp straps, ratchet straps, pipe wrench, 12v trouble light and many other items to numerous to mention. Plus I have room for more. Do I use any of this at a fire scene? Rarely.
06-24-2001, 02:21 PM #18SFD-129-3Firehouse.com Guest
why the heck not...........
2. 2-1/2 ABC
3. EMT bag
4. Flares in door pocket.
5. Box o'gloves under seat.
6. Survivor light on DC charger
7. Glock 23 in the gc (if I shoot a perp, do I have to treat em?)
06-24-2001, 03:51 PM #19ff21Firehouse.com Guest
hey all cool post
in my truck 1988 gmc s-15
2 who ever is with me
3in the tool box
4in the bed a shovel
5 in the cab a small first aid kit (not a emt but you never know when i will have to treat my self)
tool box all snapon hand tools im a automotive student
kabar fighting knife(live in mountains of nc crazies up here run amoke all the time)
in my dads truck 1994 blazer
gear, med bag, tool box with hand tools
gloves hazmat book him
in console ruger 45
stay safe and have fun
06-24-2001, 05:09 PM #20LooperFirehouse.com Guest
In my 1996 Dodge Ram (toolbox):
Turn out gear
Set of small hand tools
2.5lb dry chem
100' utility rope
Spare fire boots (rubber)
Duct tape, duct tape, and more duct tape!
Inside (extended cab):
Large EMS jump bag w/ O2
Extra rubber gloves
Hand held radio
.40 cal Pistol
Extra night stick
Extra FD jackets, shirts & hat
Since I'm a cop, I also carry the stuff that I put into my patrol car each night:
D.O.T. hazmat guidebook
SL-20 flashlight (takes place of night stick)
Remington 870 shotgun
Extra ammo (.40 cal / 12 ga.)
Gas mask (Scott AV200 face piece)
If necessary, I can squeeze my wife and daughter in there also -- usually means a lot of rearranging!
Also keep a 2.5 gal water can in the trunk of the patrol car.
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