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    Post What tools are in your pockets of your fire gear

    Okay here the question what do you carry in your bunker pants, around your neck, on my helmet i got a helmet light
    in your jeans(or regular pants) fire coat and whatever else.
    Okay around my neck I almost always have a Streamlight Litebox, my one coat pocket i put a spanner, the other one i leave it open cause if i'm done with a fire or finishing up i put my gloves in there. now i usually have my Leatherman with me at all times on my belt loop on my pants.Then in my right pants pocket i got about 1/4 inch 20 ft long rope.
    in my left pants pocket i keep a spare nomax hood just incase i get a rip in mine or somebody forgets theres. I'd rather have to many at a fire than too few .

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    Well in my turnout gear I carry with me

    -In my left side coat pocket
    -A metal spanner
    -A Rescue wrench
    -And Mechanics gloves
    -In my right side coat pocket
    -Leather gloves (great for rolling hose)
    -safty glasses
    -2 way radio
    -And a Garrity Flashlight
    -And my Firefighter gloves are hanging on my coat with a velcro strap.
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    i have one of those multi pocket ems holsters attached to my take-up strap. in it i carry a:
    -folding spanner
    -trauma shears
    -multi-pliers
    -center punch
    -folding knife w/ serrated blade
    -ballpoint pen(you never can find one when you
    have to fill out a report!!)

    in my pants pockets i carry:
    -leather gloves
    -12ft. length of tubular webbing
    -spare flash hood

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    in my left pocket
    -pair of leather work gloves
    -endless loop
    -brass spanner
    in my righr pocket
    -interior gloves
    -window punch
    -seatbelt cutter
    -mini slim-jim
    -5"long x 1/2" wide pry
    -small mag light(just in case)
    on my helemet
    -two rubber door stops
    9/11/01 forever in our hearts

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    Check out the 4 page thread that was just discussed on this topic.

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=004581

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    For personal gear I carry door stops, hose strap, leatherman, medical gloves, wire cutter (battery cable type), and my hood and fire gloves.

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    Cool

    Here's what I carry:

    in my left bunker coat pocket:
    -window punch
    -seat belt cutter
    -mini mag light

    in my right bunker coat pocket:
    -20ft of tubular webbing

    in my left bunker pant pocket:
    -gloves

    in my right bunker pant pocket:
    -Galls four-in-one disaster tool
    -this rubber thing with two holes in it desgined to latch over the door knobs on each side of a door and keep it from latching closed
    -a garrity light

    on my new Yorker, as soon as I get an old inner tube:
    -a garrity light
    -two door chocks/sprinkler wedges

    I also carry a Smith and Wesson SWAT knife on my belt.


    You can never have too many flash ligths, I also clip one to my coat.

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    In my coat I carry :
    -a multi tool
    -a center punch
    -medical gloves
    -chemical handwarmers

    In my bunkers I carry:
    -12' webbing strap
    -a locking 'biner
    -a couple rubber door wedges
    -a 5-in-1 screwdriver
    -a pair of channel-locks
    -a folding knife

    And a mini mag lite on my helmet.

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    On my Sam Houston:
    Innertube section holding a Garrity light and a few golf tees
    Attachment points for goggles

    In/on my coat:
    Ear plugs
    Center punch
    ESS Innerzone 2 goggles
    Hose strap
    Nomex hood
    Fire gloves on a velcro strap
    Streamlight Survivor flashlight clipped on

    In my bunker pants:
    ResQWrench
    12' of tubular webbing
    Leather work gloves
    Folding carpet knife
    Streamlight 3C flashlight
    Living the dream...

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    Wow, I have a lot of stuff- here it goes-
    15' webbing
    12'webbing
    10' rope
    small wire cutters
    medical gloves
    spare set of fire gloves
    rescue/extrication gloves
    spare hood
    pens
    air pack mask
    leatherman tool
    center punch
    seat belt cutter
    dive knife (about 6" long)
    chalk
    medical/IV tape
    baseball hat (for those wild hair do's after a fire)
    a few lint balls, and a piece of old hard candy-yuch!!

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    Looks like I carry about the same tool box that most others cary as well. In addition to the above, I also carry several dollars for after the fire drink or munchies
    Front line since 1983 and still going strong

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    Ok, this post has been on here several times, but, I jsut can't help it, it's like a magnet.
    In my bunker pants I carry 30 ft of nylon webbing, 60 carabeiners, a rambo type knife, a deluge gun with stack tips, and 3 50 ft sections of 2.5" "bright orange" hose in my coat I have tucked away 1 pic head axe, a halligan, 4 matchbox cars, 2 spanners w/ hydrant wrench, 1 1 3/4" TFT nozzle, a gated wye, and a porta power. Tucked INSIDE my helmet I carry 4 nomex hoods, 2 sets of leather gloves and 12 firefighting gloves. Then I have a MX7000 lightbar mounted to the top of my lid (for safety) and carry around my neck a streamlight boxlight, and a Federal Q "Grinder" Then I have my truckie belt with a base station mounted on it for communications. Well I think that's about it.....

    Now on a serious note, I really do carry the following
    In my pants I have a nomex hood, 1 pr leather gloves and 1 pr firefighting gloves.
    In my coat, my PASS alarm and a pack of smokes.

    Sorry to disappoint you all, but being a smaller guy I can't afford to lug around weight from tools I'll probably never use, and frankly if I ever did need them, I'll probably forget that I had them.........

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    COFIRE,
    that is cute! I have never seen that before I know I have a lot of junk- but we have big pockets and a lot of them!!!

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    you let me down COfire NO DECK GUN in your bunker pants. Rookies these days

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    in my coat
    -- right pocket
    -right glove
    -spare nomex hood
    -- left pocket
    -left glove
    -mini-mag flashlight
    in the webbing of my helmet
    --primary nomex hood
    bunker pants
    --right rear
    -res-q-rench
    --left rear
    -memo pad and pen(for taking notes afterwards)

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    Easy enough:

    Pants, right side:
    - A pair fire gloves
    - A few small door wedges
    Pants, left side:
    - A pair work gloves
    - A few cribbing wedges
    Jacket, right side:
    - Pelican Stealthlite
    - Pack of gum (for those 2am bad breath calls)
    Jacket, Left side:
    - Paramedic/Trauma shears
    - Two seat belt cutters
    - Cable Cutters
    Jacket, Inside:
    - Pens (inside the pen pocket)
    - Centre Punch (inside the pen pocket)
    - Medic flashlight (to check pupil reaction)
    - At least 4 pares of medical gloves
    - Field Notebook
    Jacket: Radio Pocket
    - 8 channel HT1000 with mic
    Other:
    - 6 inch strip of masking tape on my right pant leg just above the knee (for taking quick notes)
    - Picture of my family and one of my g/f on the inside of my helmet.
    - A chain with a small Maltese Cross with Saint Florian in the middle. The words "Saint Florian Protect Us." on the front and some special words from my g/f on the back.

    Wow, now that I think about it, I do carry a lot of stuff. It looks like a lot, but it never seams like enough when you need it.
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    Nomex hood, and tags on my coat.
    Mini-mag flashlite on my helmet.

    COAT:
    LEFT SIDE POCKET-
    -Phillips and flat headed screwdrivers
    -15'work rope
    -pen & pencil
    -Left firefighting glove

    RIGHT SIDE POCKET-
    -res-q-rench
    -mints(for those early morning calls)
    -I did have some wedge's but they disappeared
    -Right firefighting glove
    -2 way radio

    INSIDE POCKET-
    -safety glasses
    -mechanix gloves

    PANTS-
    -leather gloves
    -MY ON-SCENE TRASH CAN
    "Real Heros wear SCBA, Not Capes!"<br />

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    My jacket pockets I carry a Seat belt cutter, Center Punch, Spare Hood, Rubber gloves (FOR EMS) I'm only a cadet so I dont have to worry about them melting in my pockets.. hehehe anyways I have my hood, also Some rope..maybe 3ft? never know might be useful someday... Also my trusty Disposable 35mm Camera... In my Pants pockets I keep another pair of Rubber gloves, Small knife, umm thats about it.. on my helmet I have one of those little cheap flashlights u get for like 3-4 bucks.. Comes in handy... but thats about it....
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    Whats the golf tees for? I hate to sound like a dumb *** but i gotta know.

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    Any body ever try carrying a few 16 penny hardened concrete nails 3inch. They work great as door chocks if you jamb the point of the nail into a hinge screw head and you don't have to worry about going back for your wood blocks. The nails only cost about$.01 a piece.

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    What Do I have in my pockets?
    In my bunker pants:
    Left side--FF gloves and My flash hood
    Right Side-- Flashlight(water proof of course), search/personal escape rope, spanner wrench, spare gloves, latex exam gloves, door chocks, walkie, personal strobe light.
    In my coat:
    left side--golf tees (hazmat plugs)
    right side--Garraty light(can't have too many lighs!), can of Skoal(gotta have it in a Pinch!)
    On my helmet:
    Gerber multi-tool, strobe flasher, door chock, accountability tag, and another flashlight. plus a whole lot of cool stickers.
    On my "Bat Belt"-- Truckman Axe and a Rhino mini crow bar.

    in case you couldn't tell, I love my tools and use them all the time.

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    helemt: 2 door stops, 4 golf tees(for plugging fuel lines) and a flashlight

    bunker coat: leather gloves for rolling hose, training and bush fires, spanner and pocket knife
    streamlight on utility hook

    bunker pants: belt with crash axe, ems pouch, ringers extrication gloves, leatherman. adjustment straps I hang a pelican light and fire gloves and rescue rope. pockets: second spanner, elevator key, sprinkler wrench with 2 screw-in plugs, hood, pens(for med reports), window punch, 10' webbing. not sure if I can fit anything else
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    Nothing on the hemet (I did the flashlight thing and you can't see through smoke anyway and the thing got real heavy, real fast)

    Door wedges in my coat poket (and gloves and flash hood when my gear is hanging on the rack)

    spanner wrench and 9 ft. piece of rope in bunker pants
    It's just a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.

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    On my helmet- a mini maglight

    bunker coat- Flashlight, fire fighting gloves and hood

    pants- personal rope, leatherman, door chocks, leather gloves, cotton gloves and a tennis ball(? just found it at a fire)

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    right coat pocket=latex gloves, tb mask, rubber door stops, window punch

    left coat pocket=folding knife, rubber door stops, chalk, door chocks

    right chest pocket=radio, 3d cell maglite

    right pant pocket=gloves, extra hood, 15 ft rope

    left pant pocket=extra gloves, 30ft webbing, small towel

    I like to carry things that will aid my escape or help in the saving of a victim. These things make me feel more prepared and safer.
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