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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.
    "Go in as a team, Come out as a team"

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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!!!

    FDNY we will never forget 9-11

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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.
    "No one ever called the Fire Department for doing something smart..."

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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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    <a href="http://www.lancasterfire.com" target="_blank">www.lancasterf ire.com</a><br />**county website**

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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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