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    Post Required gear?

    Hey everyone, my department is looking into starting an Explorer post and I was hoping someone could enlighten me on this topic. My sipmle question is, what gear are explorers required to wear as per learning for life. any help on this would be greatly appreciated, thanks
    -Adam Shatzkamer

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    Explorers are required to qear the proper equipment to the task. For wildfires: nomex shirts, helmet goggles, ect.
    For wrecks and structure fires full turnout gear is required for safety.

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    Per Learning For Life, Explorers need to be in the proper gear for whatever specific scene they may be on. If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me. My e-mail address is fireguynick@aol.com.

    Nick Funk "Bubba"
    Explorer Captain
    Swartz Creek Area Fire Dept.
    Post 41

    "FireFighters Walk Where The Devil Dances."

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    Explorers should be wearing the BSA uniform, along with a unit patch and numerals. The equipment for operations is as follows:

    Mask (even though no one uses them, not even me :-)
    Rubber gloves
    Turnout jacket and pants

    Anything else email me at: engine1321@yahoo.com

    Chief R.J. Stine
    XFD Explorer Post #29
    The Yellow Knights

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    pbi bunker coat, buker pants, hood, gloves,boots and a helment.


    [This message has been edited by fireb192 (edited 03-24-2001).]

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    Well Adam i must say it's nice ya wanna start one. Where i am from Explorers need Turn-Out Coats,Bunkers,hoods,and a helmet which can be decided by what your dept. has to give you. Here you aren't allowed onto the Engine for a call without FULL turn-out gear and your no usally allowed to borrow someone's gear. Any ?'s Im or email me at SAENG506@aol.com

    Protection Eng Co Explorer Post #6

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    the gear thing is not necessary.
    you dont need too wear anygear... my post only wears reflective vests.


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    Most explorer posts will give their juniors older, but still in service gear. This includes a helmet, coat, hood, pants, boots. In addition, you may be given a t-shirt or hat for non-fire (e.g. medical) calls. As for what to wear on the scene? Ask your officer, but when in doubt, wear all of your gear.

    Email w/ Questions: amsantos6@hotmail.com

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