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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949
    Holy cats, Dave!

    I can't imagine wearing an SCBA at a brush fire. Especially here in Florida.




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    Unfortunatly, thats the reallity in some local departments. Then again, they follow 2 in-2 out to the letter, lay out all their tools onto pretty blue tarps before they start cutting cars, among others.

    My original post was a bit tounge-in-check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    Unfortunatly, thats the reallity in some local departments. Then again, they follow 2 in-2 out to the letter, lay out all their tools onto pretty blue tarps before they start cutting cars, among others.


    My original post was a bit tounge-in-check.
    I was sure it was tongue-in-cheek. So was my reply. Sarcasm and wit (or my lame attempt at it ) often gets lost in written text.

    We did have a good chuckle about this several months ago, though...

    A brand new probie was riding his first shift on my engine, and we were dispatched as the second due to fairly large brush fire. Temperatures were in the high 90's, and as always, it was very humid. As we were arriving on scene, I assigned the probie to ride in the side-board of the brush truck that was already on scene and operate the mini deck gun.
    When we got off the engine, I looked back at him to confirm that he knew what I wanted him to do. The poor kid was standing there in full bunker gear, hood, helmet and SCBA with his mask donned and on ambient air. He was already sweating buckets, was nervous as hell and had eyes the size of half dollars!

    I had him shed all but the pants, but it was too late. He had already been seen by the guys on scene.
    Later, they (and I) gave him some pretty hard ribbing about it, but he took it all very well.




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    Vise-grips(with chain attached) and a "six in one" tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nine3Probie
    Sorry to hijack the thread...but how does that work? Intriguing.
    It's in case I ever get seperated from my team and can't call for help.Unlikely on a small town volunteer department but,better to have it and not need it.
    I'll lay out a hand of Solitaire and start playing.5 minutes later,someone will tap me on the shoulder and say"Hey,man.I'm not sayin' nuthin' but if you move that black 8 over to the red 9,you'll open up that down card and can play out your game."
    I'm saved!

    On the chocks,I also have my helmet number and engine number in magic marker just in case I turn up missing,before a head count is taken.They'd have an idea of who they were looking for and what my assigment was by that.Who knows?enough of the chocks might survive a fire to still be readable.I've never tested the thoery out,though.
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    You guys sure carry alot of stuff in your pockets! Are you going camping or to a fire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    You guys sure carry alot of stuff in your pockets! Are you going camping or to a fire!
    ROFLMFAO!!

    I go lite. A couple chocks, a 10' piece of webbing, a small roll of bright orange marking tape, an extra pair of fire gloves, pair of work gloves and a folding multi-tool. Flashlight and alarm keys clipped on the outside of my coat and a small towel in the inside pocket.

    And before you ask, no, I dont wear two pairs of fire gloves. I carry the second as it seems at every fire somebody dropes a glove along the way (Ive done it myself ) and needs one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    You guys sure carry alot of stuff in your pockets! Are you going camping or to a fire!
    Well, kinda both. That's why I always make sure I bring marshmallows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    It's in case I ever get seperated from my team and can't call for help.Unlikely on a small town volunteer department but,better to have it and not need it.
    I'll lay out a hand of Solitaire and start playing.5 minutes later,someone will tap me on the shoulder and say"Hey,man.I'm not sayin' nuthin' but if you move that black 8 over to the red 9,you'll open up that down card and can play out your game."
    I'm saved!
    Could very well be the best thing Ive read on a forum!!

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    Default pocket protect-sort of

    I agree with the guy from Chicago, that sounds like a good bit of weight to be lugging.

    Here is my kit:

    A pair of linemans, a bucks brothers screw driver, a large Kershaw knife that is easily opened with gloves and a multi tool. I have that on my right side in a tool pouch that was rigged onto my gear by a local fire gear tailor/cleaners. I keep my tools on the right since you always keep your left hand on your mask strap if you have to go low profile in a pinch. Behind this kit is a small space that I keep a 25 foot piece of 1" webbing tied in a loop with a water knot. I keep it rolled in a latex glove. I imagine I would use it for a loop system in extricating a downed man. Only had to use it in training (thank God) so far though.

    In my left leg pocket is 35 feet of life safety rope with biners for bail out. I wear a Gemtor harness intergrated into my pants.
    I wear my vulcan under my scba and tight to my arm pit, this avoids tangling with my scba when dropping pack or again in low profile.

    Halligan and a six foot steel roof hook also go with me when I go to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    You guys sure carry alot of stuff in your pockets! Are you going camping or to a fire!
    Nah, its not alot when you have more pockets to put stuff in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewiston2Capt
    Nah, its not alot when you have more pockets to put stuff in!
    Now, that's funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949
    Now, that's funny!
    Says who????????????
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    Webbing, folding spanner, gloves, folding utility blade knife, & either ironworker's pliers or fence pliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    Says who????????????
    You'll see.

    Actually, I hope not but that horse has been beaten enough.
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    i have to agree with some of you, I'd rather go light..its a pain walking around ith all that stuff in your gear!
    - wooden chock on my helmet
    - 1 pair of ff gloves, 1 pair of extrication/work gloves (for anything that isnt hot - they are alot more plyable), a few pairs of latex EMS gloves
    - hood
    - 20ft of search rope with a beiner at the end
    - 40ft of webbing
    - S&W rescue knife with window punch

    though having some of those other things is convienent at times, the rig is never too far away and, at least in my oppinion, id rather not have the extra weight and bulk in my gear.

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    My turn,

    right coat pocket: Gerber tool, 4 way screwdriver

    left coat pocket: Safety glasses, a hard plastic case with a little snicky snack inside, rubber door straps, 4AA flashlight

    Chest of coat: Survivor light

    Inside coat pocket: Handkerchief and small notepad and pen

    right pants pocket: bail out kit

    left pants pocket: TFT Res-Q-Wrench, rescue webbing loop

    Gut belt: small tool pouch with a Spyderco knife and a Vise Grip multi-tool (the best on the market in my humble opinion)

    Helmet: Wedge and 4AA flashlight

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    Bunker coat:
    Side pockets...Tapered wooden plugs and golf tees.

    Right coat chest hook and strap...Big-Ed rechargable light and accountability tag.

    Radio pocket...Hood (radio is on a leather radio strap).

    Bunker pants:
    Pockets...Fire gloves, multi-bit screw driver, cable cutters, red
    and yellow Wire-Nuts, small slip-joint pliers, 20' of 1" webbing, Zip-Loc bag of $ for
    late-nite donuts and coffee after a fire.

    On pants adjuster strap...Gerber Gator knife and a Velcro
    glove strap holding work gloves.

    Radio strap:
    Radio, shoulder mike, Benchmade-6 hook blade in nylon sheath, Little-Ed
    Recoil light.

    Helmet:
    Wooden door wedge, 2 wooden sprinkler wedges, Garrity Life light.
    (Inside helmet) 2 pair exam gloves, photo of my family .

    Uniform belt (Last Chance Belt):
    Gerber multi tool, cell phone.

    SCBA Harness:
    Bail-out kit.

    In hand:
    Griff Hook.




    What have I forgotten?




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    (Edit) Oh yeah, my extrication gloves and safety goggles are kept on the dash board in the engine.
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    channel locks, folding knife, webbing,
    screwdriver,a few nails, a chock,
    utility rope.


    for an extended outside op, add marshmellows, long stick, pillow.

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    Helmet-Garrity disposable light, couple of door chocks, sprinkler wedges, nails.

    Various Pockets,
    multi bit screwdriver, vise grips, shove knife, 10' webbing, Mini Mag.
    A few pair of disposable foam earplugs for walking around trying to find those activated smoke heads/pull stations, or for those jobs where the last thing the Bosses think about is silencing the alarm system( and yes, you can still hear the radio).
    Inside Pocket,
    In a plastic zip-loc bag-$20, Tums- for that great dinner that starts talking back on that 3am call, a couple of water proof strike anywhere matches, and a spare pack of smokes.

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    L Coat pocket: Nitrile gloves, CPR Mask, can of Cope
    R Coat pocket: Safety glasses, ringers gloves, pocket spanner
    L Pant pocket: Self rescue bag (50 ft 11mm rope, descender, biner, and 8 foot webbing for harness), spare hood.
    R Pant pocket: SOG Assissted Opening knife with built in seatbelt/cord cutter, EMS Shears, Wire cutters, door chocks (2), multi-bit screwdriver
    Suspenders: Benchmade rescue hook, cell phone holster when I take it off the trouser belt.
    Helmet: 4 nails, garrity light, usually another can of Cope
    Trouser belt: Pager, Cell phone, Nitrile glove pouch, EMT shears and Gerber tool, Pocket mask.

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    I am looking for dimentions on a wooden door wedge. It was called the Wisconsin wedge. anyone heard of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcwark View Post
    I am looking for dimentions on a wooden door wedge. It was called the Wisconsin wedge. anyone heard of it?
    You mean the yellow ones they wear on their heads? I believe it is cheddar, but maybe a local will know more.
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    I Also Carry 2 Golf Balls For Venting Those Hard To Get At Windows.

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    Stanley FUBAR TOOL in a truck belt, flash light, side cutters, a hose line and my helmet. Makes for a light safe fast attack. All other tools are on the rig. local 345

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    Knowone carries hose straps?

    Helmet:
    1 hosestrap

    Under jacket:
    Radio sling with radio. Extend a mic out the top of the coat.

    Inside pocket on coat:
    Spare hood and spare structure gloves

    Radio pocket on jacket:
    Notes written on small cards that are laminated.

    Opposite side on jacket:
    Big Ed Flaslight

    Right lower coat pocket:
    Hood & structure gloves

    Left lower coat pocket:
    Ringers insulated gloves I use as extrication & work gloves
    Saftey glasses

    Left pant pocket:
    Two more hosestraps

    Right pant pocket:
    Four wooden wedges with notches cut in them to fit over the hindge. Check new issue of firehouse if you don't know what I am talking about.
    Pelican handlight
    Leatherman
    Golf tees (I have never heard of using them in electrical cabinets. I use myne to plug severed gas lines on vehicles)

    Scabbord truck belt:
    I hook my 40' rope bag onto and throw my flat head axe in there so I always have it with me.




    Now I have two free hands. Usually the halligan in one and a Gas Detector/TIC with the vulcan light over the shoulder.

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