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    With our survivair packs with a 60 minute full bottle and all the gear listed above it added 72 pounds.

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    If anyone cares that was with Globe G-Extreme turnouts, pro warrington leather noots, and bullard salad bowl.

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    Fire Engineering just did an article with a different type of wooden chock, pretty standard dimensions, but had a notch about half way back for laying directly over the hinge. I haven't had the inclination to cut any yet, im leaning more towards something like this:


    or this:


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    A LEO I know mentioned that carrying a pack of the strongest mints you can find will come in handy if you come across a badly decayed body. Doesn't eliminate the smell, but cuts it down a little. (You could also just run back out and grab an air pack off the engine, but that's not always practical...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quint1officer View Post
    Fire Engineering just did an article with a different type of wooden chock, pretty standard dimensions, but had a notch about half way back for laying directly over the hinge. I haven't had the inclination to cut any yet, im leaning more towards something like this:


    or this:


    I cut a notch in my door chocks to try it out. So far so good. The picture with the door chocks in the helmet would be good to place in a hinge but you can't place those under a door if you needed to. Those are still a great idea.

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    lt turnout pants pocket, vice grips, shove knife, 4" folding knife, 4AA flashlight, voltage detector, small screwdriver

    rt turnout pants pocket, hose strap, can of chew, leather overhaul gloves

    rt coat pocket, door wedges, metal pocket spanner, ear plugs, safety glasses

    lt coat pocket, wire cutting shears, webbing,

    front of coat, radio {if assigned to me} rt angle flashlight, glove keeper, alarm and pull station keys

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    A pair of extrication gloves
    Pair of EMS gloves
    Flashlight because I havent put it on my helmet yet
    window punch that is in pieces and a screwdriver that I can never find when I need it
    Rope
    I bought two folding spanners but they are so cheap that i just use them to break windows by throwing them at the window

    and a radio.
    Thats all i can remember.

    I need to put some beef jerkey and some emergency TP for those rare occasions where it would be needed

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    Gloves in one pocket, flashlight in another. Anything else I get what I need off the Engine. Travel lightly & swiftly!

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    Even after making my own post,I am reminded of a river captain I worked for years ago when on this particular night,I was Johnny-on-the-spot with tools that were needed to keep the boats running that day.We'd had need of wrenches,spare flashlight batteries,some band aids,and Gatorade(tm)to list a few things I had in my tote bag.
    We got back to the wharf at shift change and an oncoming Mate needed a spare battery for his walkie talkie,which just happened to be the same model as mine.
    When I loaned it out,my captain looked at me incredulously and remarked,"You are starting to scare me."and the dispatcher said"Only starting?Don't ask what he'd do if the boat got hijacked."
    We all carry what we think or know from experience that we will need,but let's not get to the point where we're carrying seabags clipped to out turnouts.
    Like the man said,"Travel light,travel fast".To that I can only say,"Be safe."

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    Ummm, I carry an extra hood in my helmet, a set of wire cutters, a Pelican 4AA StealthLite, 15 foot of webbing and IF it's a working structure fire then I have a bag of personal life rope I'll carry. I keep those little wedges for about 3 fires and I end up losing them. I don't like to carry much in my pockets at all because the more weight you carry, the quicker you get tired.
    Just know, I chose my own fate. I drove by the fork in the road and went straight.

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    Helmet has two sprinkler chocks and a hinge chock like this http://www.paulconwayshields.com/prodimg/hinge.jpe

    Outside coat has a survivor 90-degree flashlight
    Radio with remote speaker mic

    Right coat picket has my SCBA mask when I'm not wearing a pack
    Left coat pocket has hose strap and Res-Q-Wrench
    Right Cargo has dykes and rescue webbing
    Left Cargo has bailout bag with 50 feet of rope

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    Default Chocks and variations

    "Fire Engineering just did an article with a different type of wooden chock, pretty standard dimensions, but had a notch about half way back for laying directly over the hinge. I haven't had the inclination to cut any yet, im leaning more towards something like this:"

    I used to carry in a pocket a couple of 1-1/2" pieces of angle iron. They worked well as a makehsift chock (if I had already used the wooden ones I have) in metal frame doorways. being angle iron, they can be placed right in the track of the jamb, on the floor. While the door doesn't stay open at a rigid 90 degree angle, it is open enough to pass through and the angle iron doesn't get kicked out of place.

    They also work well in carpeted offices, turned with the angle up and wedged just under the door.
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    Talking Walking Toolbox

    LETS SEE HERE..
    Coat (left Pocket) "Medical Pocket" 2 pairs of latex gloves, EMS Shears, Vicks Vapour Rub for those stinky calls, A N95 mask, a pen for Pt info.
    Coat (right pocket)"MVA POCKET" Window punch, 2 Seat belt cutters, 10 feet of webbing,6" adjustable wrench, 3 Golf tees,
    THE COAT POCKETS ARE FOR THINGS THAT ARE NOT NEEDED WHEN WEARING SCBA. EVER TRY TO GET IN YOUR POCKETS WHEN THE SCBA WAIST BELT IS DONE UP.
    Pant (left Pocket) 75' of bailour rope pre rigged with Fig 8.
    Pant (right Pocket) lineman wire cutters, 15' webbing stuck in a medical glove, Rescue Knive, UK flashlite, 1 glowstick,

    ATTACHED TO THE OUTSIDE OF GEAR= Little Ed Recoil lite, Carabiner, Glove Holder, Glow Stick in Radio Pocket, Hood stuck in helmet,
    When on duty I put a gym bag on the truck with 2 pairs of Fire Gloves, My Auto Ex Gloves and Goggles, extra pair of socks,extra hood, And powder gatorade(tm) to add to bottle water at rehab.. My Gear is heavy as hell but thats why I work out

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    Default Regarding Personal Rope

    For those of you who carry your own personal rope (bail out rope, escape rope), how many of you carry it freely (not enclosed in a bag or similar container) in your coat pockets?

    Do you regularly inspect your rope?
    If so, what is your own set of replacement criteria, if you have such?

    William Carey
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    bcarey,
    I keep it in a large ziplock bag. The fig 8 and and carabineer out side the bag and a Fig 8 Stopper at the Dead end. If i use it I inspect it. after any working fire I inspect it. Just like any other Lifesafety Rope is how I would take care of the bailout out rope.

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