Thread: Trt jumpsuits
08-12-2000, 10:28 PM #1WBFD324Firehouse.com Guest
WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A TECH RESCUE TEAM, AND ARE LOOKING INTO PURCHASING JUMPSUITS. THE DEPARTMENT HAS PROVIDED US WITH THE BASICS IN EQUIPMENT (BINERS, ROPE, PULLEYS, ANCHORS, STOKES, ETC..) BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK YOU COULD PROVIDE CONCERNING MANUFACTURES AND SUPPLIERS YOU HAVE DEALT WITH, AND ANY SPECIFICS US NEWBIES MAY OVERLOOK. THANKS FOR THE HELP.
08-12-2000, 11:43 PM #2ADSN/WFLDFirehouse.com Guest
Just my opinion but you may want to look into Nomex Flightsuits. They have a lot of pockets, are relativly comfortable, and as an added bonus they are fire resistive. They also aren't too hot in summer.
Flightsuits ... out of CA, (sorry can't remember the exact name) makes MIL Spec suits and also has them in other colors like blue, tan, orange.
You can also try your local mil surplus store.
08-29-2000, 06:38 PM #3Ben SandersFirehouse.com Guest
There is also a company called flightsuits unlimited...if you are looking save some $$$ try getting navy cotton flightsuits. They are sold at most army surplus stores, and they are brand new. We use them for our technical rescue team. They work great on high angle,trench, and swiftwater shore work..the nomax suits are kept on the team responce unit and are used on flammable hazard scenes such as confined space. Hope this helps..email if you need more assistance.
09-02-2000, 10:13 PM #4GhettoEMT3124Firehouse.com Guest
the Galls catalogue that just came to me in the mail today has a very nice looking PBI jumpsuit made specifically for rescue, its probably on there website also.
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09-08-2000, 11:45 PM #5WBFD324Firehouse.com Guest
Thanks to all for their replies. The board approved jumpsuits, boots, helmets and gear bags.
If a commissioner reads this, thanks for your support.
09-09-2000, 10:03 AM #6F52 WestsideFirehouse.com Guest
One thing you might want to look into is BDUs or Wildland F/F gear. They are more comfortable (especialy when you stretch your arms over your head) and the Wildland gear provides for flash protection. Our dept. is using the Wildland stuff for confined space, not sure how well it performs. The BDUs are being used in place of our duty uniforms for rope rescue and other TRT stuff.
Just my opinion !!
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09-10-2000, 11:10 PM #7Craig PowellFirehouse.com Guest
We are looking to use what is called a FR cotton extrication jumpsuit. It is osha and nfpa approved. lots of pockets and comfortable.
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