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    How did the Wack Pack get its name...?

    Rubber band from inner tube, door chock wedges, Garrity disposible light.

    Wack Pack.



    What variations have you used or seen?

    Has anybody ever tried it with a modern style helmet?
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    You forgot the sprinkler plug aspect of the chocks..

    I have no idea where the wack pack name came from.

    I assume by modern you mean something like a metro 660 style. I would think it would work, but you would probably need a helmet front to go underneath to keep it from slipping up and off.

    I can't think of any real variations that I have seen, except for the same stuff in a "homemade" version. I have seen other things stuffed in 'em before.. like EMT shears etc. I just have a band with a Garrity. I only have the Garrity because a lot of truck co's in my Dept tend to have the box lights vs. survivor lights. So, to travel as lite as poss., I carry the Garrity when I'm detailed or working an overtime shift on a truck.
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    Originally posted by 33motor
    You forgot the sprinkler plug aspect of the chocks..

    Sprinklers, whats that?

    We only have a handfull of buildings with sprinklers and none of them have ever burned before... Knock on wood.

    Gee, I always saw guys useing them to hold doors open...
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    Originally posted by SamsonFCDES
    How did the Wack Pack get its name...?


    I may be wrong, but I'll offer this hypothesis.

    Around these parts an overly eager, gadget crazy public safety provider is referred to as (among other things) a "wacker". I'm not aware of the origins of this term, however it's been around at least 10 years. So the Wack Pack name may be derived from that?
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    Originally posted by SamsonFCDES
    Sprinklers, whats that? We only have a handfull of buildings with sprinklers and none of them have ever burned before... Knock on wood.
    None of the sprinkled buildings in my district have burned, either. But no fires in sprinkled buildings doesn't mean that you won't need to plug one up. We get a few flow alarms and have had a couple of activated sprinkler heads in those occupancies.

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    Doesn't the term "wack pack" mean you gotta be wacked to buy it?

    For $6.50, at one popular web site, you get a Garrity, rubber helmet band and 2 plastic chocks. I'll trade in my plastic chocks for a couple of wood one's from an old 2x4 laying around. Go to the junk yard to get an old innertube and cut it up. Then I just have to spend less than $2.00 for a Garrity.

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