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    Is there anywhere to still purchase 3/4 length turnouts?


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    No Offence...But why the heck would you want too...I would never feel safe in those

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    Doesn't the Chicago Fire Department still use them?

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    Morning Pride and Globe still make long coats. I think CFD uses MP.

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    Chicago still had 3/4 coats, I think that new guys out of the academy get pants though. They VET's of the dept, like 3/4.

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    Chicago and Boston dont have any higher burn rates........yet lower heat stress injurys.
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    I've gotten headaches from the 3/4 jacket I had while I was a probie due to the fact that I ended up tripping myself on the jacket while crawling along and hitting the SCBA mask into the floor. I was so happy the day I was able to get rid of the thing and get a 1/2 length jacket...now I just get headaches from hitting the door jambs on the rigs
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    Personally, I'd prefer the longer coat. Our Janesville's seem really short and are prone to riding up with a pack on.
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    While I was at the Chicago F.D. commisary I ran into a firefighter picking up a new pair of 3/4 boots. My jaw almost hit the floor, I guess I did'nt realize they still used them. The F.F. said he would never want to use anything else, and that he has not been burned in his 16 years on the department. To each his own....

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    Perhaps the stated lower rates of heat stress in Chicago and Boston F.D's have more to do with the climate than 3/4 length coats.......

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    Do fires burn cooler in Chicago and Boston due to their climates??
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    No, we are talking about metabolic heat stress, ie internal body temperature. The radiant heat from a fire is another matter.

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    Burn injury and heat stress rates may be lower, but something tells me their sperm counts are lower too. Just ask FF Chet, who sings, "Chet's nuts roasting on an open fire..."

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    Originally posted by EastKyFF
    Just ask FF Chet, who sings, "Chet's nuts roasting on an open fire..."

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    Originally posted by pumper41
    Perhaps the stated lower rates of heat stress in Chicago and Boston F.D's have more to do with the climate than 3/4 length coats.......
    In the winter, maybe. In the summer it gets pretty darn hot and humid even way up here on the "North Shore".

    This issue has been argued to death. If Chicago & Boston want to wear long coats and 3/4 boots, what the heck does it matter to anyone that is not on those departments?

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