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    Let's see. . .

    In my turnout coat I carry a multi-tool, a spring-loaded center punch, a couple of chemical handwarmers, and a couple pair of med gloves.

    In my bunkers I carry a 12' webbing strap, a locking 'biner, a couple wood wedges, a 6" channel-lock, a 5-in-1 screwdriver, a golf ball (for taking out those high windows), and a pair of utility gloves.

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    Good one Chaplain! I forgot to add Jesus to my list. He's there in my bunkers too! (Right in the middle of my heart)
    Probie Name: HurryUpMichelle!!

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    I will start at the top and work my way down....on my helmet I have two door chocks, a flashlight, and reflectors. In my coat radio pocket I have safety glasses, a Rescue Wrench (window punch, spanner, gas shut off, seatbelt cutter, etc.), a flashlight, and a swiss army knife. Above that on my right chest I have my tags and my PASS. On the other side I have a flashlight hanging. In my right coat pocket I have my nomex hood. In my left coat pocket I have my extrication gloves..two pair. In my right bunker pocket I have nothing (used to hold my cigs before I quit earlier this year)...I would probably keep my mask in there if it fit, but it doesn't. In my left bunker pocket I have my fire gloves. I used to keep latex gloves too but they melt so I took them out.
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    Trumpeter - How well do those golf balls work for knocking out windows? I might add that to my stuff. Maybe throw it in the glove box on the truck or something.

    Helmet - Accountability Tag, Hood (under helmet webbing.

    Coat - Lapel Mic clipped on tab with cord stuffed into radio pocket (I don't always use the mic with my handheld), Pelican (4 AA) Light, extra hood (inside pocket)

    Pants - Leatherman in sheath, Fire gloves on velcro strap, Mini Mag Light (probably dead), 2 dollars, wadded up notepad, stub of a pencil, handful of latex gloves, about 20 feet of starter rope (like that used for pull starting chainsaws), Pen.

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    Starting with my helmet I have a $2 Garrity Flashlight, wooden door chock. In my coat I have a case for my glasses with ear plugs in it. Also have a Pelican Flashlight on a rope. Inside the coat i carry a window punch. In the pants I carry an extra pair of leather gloves, a CPR mask with latex gloves. In my boots I keep a pair of strap on knee pads made out of kevlar. Also use gel insoles for when I'm standing on my feet for too long which is very often. Also on my pants I have a waterpoof pouch that I keep my Fire pager in so it doesn't get damaged.
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    I keep getting asked what's in my medical jumpsuit..and since I wear the darn thing under my bunkers half the time I kinda consider it part of my turnouts too. So I'll fill you guys in on the jingling contents:

    Outside: Assorted cat hairs that need to be removed, black band over my badge, and department and EMT patches.

    Inside the one million pockets:
    The ever-present tube of oral glucose which is frozen solid, a small pink plastic rosary, these weird things a paramedic gave me called something like "hemostats", neon-pink trauma shears, a uselsess ALS field guide, (I'm and EMT-B)that someone gave me, the gospel of John, a sharpie, Band Aid papers, (My roomate is watching me pull stuff out and she is cracking up!) two small rocks(I'm a geology major in college!), another sharpie, rice (??), oh! I'll bet that rice somehow got in my pocket during the state fair! A Saint Florian holy medal, TONS of non-latex gloves, (I'm allergic to latex - go figure), an ancient Jelly Bean ...eww! a roll of medical tape I swiped from my lead medic, alcohol prep pads, a broken watch, horse fur from my fire chief's equine, 4x4's, a lint-covered Motrin capsule, the little chunk of petrified wood I've been searching for,(I found it during a geology field lab at an ancient volcanic site - so cool!!) and...a teensy tin of Altoids in case I have nasty morning-mouth during those late night calls. (I don't want to make my patients wither up!)

    Geesh I need to weed out my jumpsuit before it's too heavy to wear!

    New Year's Resolution: Stop filling my gear with Probie odds-and-ends hehehehe (as if that'll ever happen!)

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    Wow!!! I thought I carried a lot of stuff in my gear until I started reasing this... .

    In my coat, a notebook and pen, spare nomex hood, BA glasses, wedges, nitrile gloves, a 6' length of rope, and in the radio pocket a small tool kit with some screwdrivers and pliers.

    In my pants, turnout gloves, rescue/extrication gloves, another 6' length of rope, D-cell flashlight, and a multitool.
    "Life is not tried, it is merely survived, if you're standing outside the fire" - Garth Brooks

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    I carry a 2 cell red mag light ,20 ft. of webbing with a caribeaner, and past my hood and 1 spare pair of gloves thats it .....
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    My junk...
    My helmet, I carry a pen, a wedge and ear plugs attatched to the inside of the lid.
    My coat, more wedges, hard Rx lenses case, more ear plugs, another pen, a note pad, latex gloves, 10' rope, extrication gloves, extra hood.
    My pants, two pairs of fire gloves, a leather pair of gloves, 15' rope, 15' of webbing, more wedges, multi-tool, folding spanner, and I think that is about it.

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    Heh - I'm going to start carrying LESS "stuff" in my gear! I didn't even realize how much interesting stuff was jingling around in all my pockets.

    Probie Name: HurryUpMichelle!!

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    in the coat I carry a pair of klein cable cutters and a set of sprinkler wedges. In the pants I carry a small section of rope I think its down to about 25 feet now from getting trimmed up after fires and getting damaged, the rope use to be escape line but was converted to "equipment roof operations hauler" a few years ago. The section of rope has a caribeaner at each end tied and taped permanent. Other than that there really isnt anything else I need. the flashlight is on the truckie belt, gloves on my hands and hood on my mellon. keep it simple.
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    Hello,

    the usual as everyone else, but also in my left pants pocket I have 50' of 9mm rope which is attached to a grommet of the pocket.
    at the end of the rope is a caribiner so if you are doing search and recue you can advance 50' past the nozzle which you would attach the carabiner to as a reference point.

    at the end of your 50' you unclip it from your bunkers and attach it to your buddy's carabiner then you can go another 50' and still find your way out. It is a great Idea for large dwellings and structures. It is basically a tag line which is always connected to something.

    I hope this gives some ideas to you guys and possibly saves a life on the future.

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    Ok...Stupid Probie Question:

    Wont the rope burn up???
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    Michelle, you're not blonde by any chance, are you?
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    I don't carry too much, but I carry enough to get buy.
    Helmet: Flashlight
    Coat: Radio
    Gloves
    Survivor Light
    various keys
    2 Wedges
    Inside: 3 Pair Latex Gloves
    Pants: Hood
    Pen
    50' rope w/webbing
    2 'biners
    cable cutters
    multi-tip screwdriver
    2 folding spanners
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    Coat:

    R Coat pocket - hood
    L coat pocket - nothing
    Radio pocket - nothing
    I have one of those handy-dandy retractable gear keepers I got free at the Dallas I-Chiefs show for clipping the radio mic on on my coat as well.

    Pants:

    R Leg - FF gloves, a pair of dikes, Res-Q-Wrench, leatherman
    L Leg - 20' webbing, carbiner, flashlight, door chocks

    Personal stuff I might need (e.g. safety glasses, groceries, work gloves, journal and pen...), I keep in a small pelican box and put it on the truck at the start of shift.

    Stuff that is not personal (e.g. radio, latex gloves, haligan bar...) we keep on the truck. I take what I need when I see what we got. But we do have some people that look like a Craftsman catalog and rattle like a Chevy on every call. We got a guy that would drown in a mud puddle he's so loaded down...
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    Lenahan's rope must be like the ones we use for complicated structures: it's made of aramid fibers, which doesn't burn (MICHELLE!!!), nor snap, and has "bubbles" on it, so you can feel it and find your way out (--.-----.--.--------)
    there are also two sidelines, which automatically roll up.
    We don't use them at "normal" fires, only in complicated houses, or big halls. Things where you tend to get lost quickly...

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    Blonde?!?!??! No, I'm a Probie. hehehe
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    HiHo Everyone:
    This topic is right up my alley. I thought it was a trick question at first.
    Helmet - where's my damned helmet. Anyone seen my helmet? Oh well, next one.
    Coat - radio pocket; radio with set of instructions.
    Coat rt. pocket - hey, my coat doesn't have rt. or lt. pockets. Just noticed. Gotta go find out if we paid for pockets.
    Pants - right pocket; rabbit's foot, comb, cell phone and resource list. oh, and chewing tobacco.
    Pants - left pocket; Twinkies!
    Boots - extra pair of socks that I always forget to take out before I jump into them.
    Gloves - floor dry; those rotten bastards!
    Should I be carrying rope? Is the window punch for when I lock my keys in the car? I forgot that I have a carabiner, but the guy who sold it to me said it was a key ring. I think he was messing with me. I've had a couple of wedgies; didn't like them.
    And for Chaplain 41; I always have my St. Florian around my neck.
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    Hmmmm.... compared to everybody else, I'm traveling light. Though I can sympathise with the comment about the guy who'd drown in a mud puddle. Our MT has so much gear, he has to make two trips to his car on duty nights, just to get his stuff.....

    Helmet - as is except for reflective cross
    on left-rear side, U.S. flag on right-rear
    Coat - radio pocket has a wad of exam gloves (we seem to be running a lot of medical assist calls, plus the various MVAs...), plus my Leatherman tool
    Left & right pocket - leather work gloves
    Pants - left & right pocket - FF gloves
    Hood - either on my noggin or around my neck

    That's it!
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