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    Do any of you use a full body harness for aerial ops or do you use a ladder belt? I have been asked to see what other departments are using. Thanks
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    I personally use the gemtor seat harness as shown. As a department, a ladder belt is the mininum requirement.

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    My Dept. uses your basic ladder belt for aerial/tower ops. although a full body harness would probably be much more comfortable.

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    Most all of the departments here in the Rochester Ny area use the WYDRA belt. Granted it was invented by a Rochester City firefighter but i see no problems with it. It seem to work very good and gives you many ways to use it.....

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    We just purchased 6 belts just like what is pictured. Only used them in training but they work alright. I like the big heavy duty ring.

    Seems to be alright, not so cheap though.
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    My dept. has the traditional leather ladder belts on our ladder. I personally wear a gut belt with a bail out bag and the ladder clip on it at all times.

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    we just use a regular ladder belt
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    hey billy

    when did anyone use a ladder belt at home ?

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    Gut Belt for 3 or 4 years. Like it a lot.

    On my old gear, I had some Nomex belt loops sewn on the pants to hold it... but this meant it was under my coat at all times. Now I just throw it on over my coat (the way it's supposed to be worn) and I like it even more. I carry my rope, gloves, and SCBA mask bag on it.

    Currently considering a positioning tether for use on a ladder or in the bucket. Gut sells a couple, kinda pricey though.

    ExtremeRescue's web site is apparently not in service at the moment. Here's the info:

    http://www.emc4rescue.com/clothing/access/gut-belt.htm



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    We use these Morning Pride pants for our ladder companies, and we carry regular ladder belts for when others may need to climb. I've worn them for about 2.5 years with the ladder caribiner always on, they are very comfortable and easy to use. We also have the matching coat with a rope pocket built into the 'tails' for a complete self-bail system.

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    Ok, these are the above mentioned pants.
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    Originally posted by PAVolunteer
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    The other FD in my town bought those along with lots of other new equipment to go along with their new tower.

    All I gotta say is damn thing wouldn't fit me!
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    currently use a regular ladder belt,
    trying to go to gut belt with clip

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