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    Does anyones Fire Dept. Carry extra bunker gear on the trucks, for the ones who pass the scene before station?
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    If your not goin to the station,which here unless your a chief or its a medical, You call the firehall and say put my gear on the truck..someone will grab it and throw it on for yah..
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    My dept does carry extra gear...2 sets on each unit. We got new gear 2 years ago and ordered more just for that purpose. With the response time that we have during the day, with most people working out of town, it made sense for us...also, it's nice to have if you need to swap gear because it's soaking wet, frozen, etc...
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    nope ...............gotta get it from the station , or have someone put it on the apparatus ......
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    We used to keep all gear on the truck until about 6 or 7 years ago. At that time only a few of us had our own gear, so you just grabbed some off the truck and put it on (size 9 feet in size 12 boots.....works real good). When we got our first grant, most firefighters got their own gear and kept it with them. We still left 2 sets on the truck. Last year we received our secong grant and now everyone is equipped. We have now removed all extra gear from the truck in order to make room for more equipment, foam, etc.........
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    Most dept's in my area don't even keep the gear at the hall, you have to keep it with you. There is only one dept in the area that keeps it at the hall and if there is a chance you go direct (everyone to the hall except a few that live in the boondocks), you'll keep your gear with you.
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    Our district covers a very rural 250 sq miles with 2(soon to be 3) stations. So the chances of passing the station on the way are very low. Everyone carries their gear in their POV unless they live at the station, in that case they leave it on the 1st out truck.
    If everyone had to go to the station it could add 30+ minutes to some calls. But if you do pass the station on the way you have to stop and get a truck.

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    Out of curiousity, if no one passes the station, who's supposed to get the truck. My part-time gig is a part-time/volly dept, which strongly discourages personal vehicles on the scene. They seem to only get in the way of tankers, dump tanks, engines, and if we're lucky, a ladder..

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    We have several people that live close to the station and get the trucks, if you hear no one has gone in service to get one, you have to respond to the station. It makes no sense for someone to drive 20 miles out of their way to ride on a truck. We have done a lot of training on parking your personal vehicle as to not get into the way. We have never has a problem with POV's getting in the way on scene.

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    We don't carry extra bunkers on the engines. We don't really have the space, and are discouraged from going to the scene POV. Some of those who run out of both stations do carry their gear with them.

    I have stashed a pair of gloves and a mask on the engine that I ride in case someone doesn't grab theirs, or as happened to me, they turn up missing.

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    Yes we do, two pairs on our first due engine. That is a last resort gear, and only if it fits properly, and will provide safe protection.
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    We carry extra brush gear on our engines and ambulances, but not structure gear. We don't allow anyone to respond to the scene in their personal vehicles except for medical calls.
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    The guys in our volunteer division keep their gear with them. The policy on their response is pretty simple. Our station is in the middle of the district. If the call is in their half of the city, they respond to the scene. If they have to pass the station on the way to the call, they stop and ride the truck out.

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    We keep three extra sets of gear on our rescue truck. Some of our members leave work, durring the day time, to run calls so they don't always have gear or their POV with them. Everyone has their own gear in their POV, but just in case of an extrication there is some extra gear.

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    My volunteer dept has us respond POV to the scene, so we carry 1 set of bunkers in our personal truck or trunk, and an extra set stays at home for when they're trashed. Now, at my full time gig, we only carry one set of structural gear and always have to carry our "silvers" onboard for crash fire responses at the airfield. Good thing we got a new rescue truck. Besides all the tools, there are 4 extra sets of gear at all times...
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    No extra bunkers carried...

    However any gear found on truck or station is "fair game" within reason -- if you're there and they're not, it's owned by the department, not by the person. If you have a legitimate need for it, don it.

    Some people carry in their POV, some at the station, some on trucks.
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