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    Default Tools in your bunker gear.

    I'm not sure if this has been done before (I'm fairly new here), so I apologize in advance if this is an old thread idea.
    What do you have in your gear pockets besides the standard gloves and nomex hood?

    For me it is:

    Gloves
    Nomex
    Pliers/wire cutters
    Spanner wrench/gas wrench/window punch/seatbelt cutter
    Fresh bottled water
    Vertex VX-400
    Nextel I95
    Med Gloves
    Streamlight on Helmet
    Disposable camera
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    Talking Uh Huh..................

    Yes, it's an old thread topic, and somebody will jump up and yell "Do a Search on thread topics" someone else will say "You're beating a dead horse". My thoughts - Poop upon them. You don't know if you don't ask. Welcome to the zoo. As to my Pockets:

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    Handfull of long nails
    Harve strap
    2 pairs of Gloves
    Nomex Hood
    Few wooden Wedges
    1 inch tip for 1.5 inch Shutoff
    Coupla carabieners
    50 ft Bailout Cord
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah, all that stuff is great, but.....two words....

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    Default I'll take the poop..........

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    A harve strap? Where can I get one

    Our new turnout gear that came last month is nothing short of glorious with it's huge pockets. You could fit a 6 pack in em and still have room


    Iin my pockets/helmet band/radio mic strap I have:

    HT1250+(Coat)
    Nextel(If I'm not making entry)(Coat)
    Streamlight "Survivor" light (coat)
    1 pr firefighting gloves(pants)
    1 pr extrication gloves(pants)
    2 pr purple nitrile gloves(coat)
    1 folding spanner wrench(Coat)
    1 Res-Q Wrench(spanner/window punch/seatbelt cutter)(pants)
    1 leatherman(coat)
    1 pr wire cutters(Coat)
    1 spring loaded centerpunch(Pants)
    10ft utility rope (Pants)
    2 wooden wedges(Helmet)
    1 wedge-it that I never use because I'm afraid to lose it
    2 pair of safety glasses(one helmet, one pants)
    golf tees(helmet)
    1 little black book w/ pen(coat)
    2 books of matches(coat)
    2 carabiners(pants)
    Nomex hood(coat)

    That's all I can remember now. I keep some extra money in my gear on the inside coat pocket for pop wherever we may be.
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    2 books of matches(coat)
    Is that so that when your pocket starts burning it is time to get out?
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    Originally posted by SpartanGuy
    1 wedge-it that I never use because I'm afraid to lose it
    lol, same here

    The one thing the wooden ones have over them... you won't really care if you lose 'em!
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    OK, in my left thigh pocket I keep
    portable deck gun with stacked tips,
    a breakapart 8' roof hook,
    hydra ram,
    200 feet of 5" hose,
    and my bailout kit.

    In my right thigh pocket is
    a set of Hurst tools,
    the PPV fan,
    irons,
    a gated Wye,
    hirise kit,
    and the K12

    In my left coat pocket is
    spare blades for the K12,
    officer tool (just in case they make me an officer one day ),
    3 hoods,
    spare fuel for the PPV and K12,
    a dozen wedge-it's - just in case I lose one,
    and 2 pairs of sunglasses

    In my right coat pocket is
    3 hoods,
    2 radios,
    3 pairs firefighting gloves,
    2 pairs extrication gloves,
    first aid kit,
    spare radio batteries,
    several lights,
    oxy acetylene cutter set,
    generator and 5000 watts of floodlights

    In my inside left coat pocket is all the user manuals just in case I forget how to use any of this ****, and in the inside right pockets is the use and maintenance record cards for all the gear.

    tucked under the band on my helmet is
    48" boltcutters
    the partridge and the pear tree.

    Now have I forgotton anything?
    Busy polishing the stacked tips on the deckgun of I.A.C.O.J. Engine#1

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    Originally posted by stillPSFB
    OK, in my left thigh pocket I keep
    portable deck gun with stacked tips,
    a breakapart 8' roof hook,
    hydra ram,
    200 feet of 5" hose,
    and my bailout kit.

    In my right thigh pocket is
    a set of Hurst tools,
    the PPV fan,
    irons,
    a gated Wye,
    hirise kit,
    and the K12

    In my left coat pocket is
    spare blades for the K12,
    officer tool (just in case they make me an officer one day ),
    3 hoods,
    spare fuel for the PPV and K12,
    a dozen wedge-it's - just in case I lose one,
    and 2 pairs of sunglasses

    In my right coat pocket is
    3 hoods,
    2 radios,
    3 pairs firefighting gloves,
    2 pairs extrication gloves,
    first aid kit,
    spare radio batteries,
    several lights,
    oxy acetylene cutter set,
    generator and 5000 watts of floodlights

    In my inside left coat pocket is all the user manuals just in case I forget how to use any of this ****, and in the inside right pockets is the use and maintenance record cards for all the gear.

    tucked under the band on my helmet is
    48" boltcutters
    the partridge and the pear tree.

    Now have I forgotton anything?
    Now that's funny, I don't care who you are........LMAO
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    Flashlight
    Spanner wrench
    Webbing...(forgot the length) 2 peices maybe 10ft each
    Med gloves
    Leatherman multi-purpose tool
    A wooden wedge

    I think that's it.

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    Originally posted by stillPSFB
    OK, in my left thigh pocket I keep
    portable deck gun with stacked tips,
    a breakapart 8' roof hook,
    hydra ram,
    200 feet of 5" hose,
    and my bailout kit.

    In my right thigh pocket is
    a set of Hurst tools,
    the PPV fan,
    irons,
    a gated Wye,
    hirise kit,
    and the K12

    In my left coat pocket is
    spare blades for the K12,
    officer tool (just in case they make me an officer one day ),
    3 hoods,
    spare fuel for the PPV and K12,
    a dozen wedge-it's - just in case I lose one,
    and 2 pairs of sunglasses

    In my right coat pocket is
    3 hoods,
    2 radios,
    3 pairs firefighting gloves,
    2 pairs extrication gloves,
    first aid kit,
    spare radio batteries,
    several lights,
    oxy acetylene cutter set,
    generator and 5000 watts of floodlights

    In my inside left coat pocket is all the user manuals just in case I forget how to use any of this ****, and in the inside right pockets is the use and maintenance record cards for all the gear.

    tucked under the band on my helmet is
    48" boltcutters
    the partridge and the pear tree.

    Now have I forgotton anything?
    Ha Ha ROFL

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    I carry ...

    small pair of wire snips
    trauma shears
    15' piece of webbing
    disposable flashlight
    2 carrabeners
    2 wedges
    1 box of profolactics (... hey ya never know)



    PS ... just kidding about the profolactics ... I keep them in my brush gear.

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    For wildland:

    1" nozzle
    Forestry Clamp
    Headlamp
    clear safety glasses(for night ops)
    plenty of water
    fire shelter
    maybe a few powerbars

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    I have pockets????


    Personally I don't believe in carrying ACE hardware with ya!

    I have 1 set of structural gloves, 1 set of work gloves, and a pair of channel locks. Anything else I think I'll need I grab from the truck!
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    Originally posted by stillPSFB
    OK, in my left thigh pocket I keep........ Now have I forgotton anything?

    HA! Maybe if we get together and strap an aerial ladder to our backs, we'll qualify as a truck company?




    Is that so that when your pocket starts burning it is time to get out?
    Actually, I don't wear an SCBA or hood so that I know when my nose hairs singe that it's time to back out.

    Actually, it's incase someone smokes....
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    Ironworker's pliers are great for cutting your way out of a tangle of duct wire. The handles are spring loaded, opening when released. One handle is longer than the other and is bent to form an L. The L bend helps keep them from slipping from wet & grimy gloves. Cost is in the upper $20 range. I couldn't find them in stock, but the local hardware guy got them in a few days.

    I read about them on another "What do you carry?" post on these forums. Thanks to the original poster for the idea!

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    Originally posted by SpartanGuy
    A harve strap? Where can I get one
    It's a 15 ft piece of 1 inch Webbing with a loop in each end, and a loop made with a figure 8 on a bight in the middle, and a double end snap hook on each loop. I can do damn near anything with that sucker, holds doors open, hangs fans on doors or windows, holds hose, hangs floodlights, fans, tarps, Chiefs, and other misc. objects from ladders, doors, Fire Escapes, apartment balconies, etc. Handy little thing to have.
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    Here's what I carry
    {in turnout pants)
    needle nose pliars
    regular pliars
    wire cutters
    2 ft. braided utility rope
    leather gloves
    (helmet)
    garity light
    door stop
    (suspender pouch)
    mini mag light
    gerber multi tool
    pair of nitrile gloves
    (coat)
    survivor light
    glove strap

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    Originally posted by stillPSFB
    Now have I forgotton anything?
    YES.



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    Originally posted by stillPSFB
    OK, in my left thigh pocket I keep
    portable deck gun with stacked tips,
    a breakapart 8' roof hook,
    hydra ram,
    200 feet of 5" hose,
    and my bailout kit.

    In my right thigh pocket is
    a set of Hurst tools,
    the PPV fan,
    irons,
    a gated Wye,
    hirise kit,
    and the K12

    In my left coat pocket is
    spare blades for the K12,
    officer tool (just in case they make me an officer one day ),
    3 hoods,
    spare fuel for the PPV and K12,
    a dozen wedge-it's - just in case I lose one,
    and 2 pairs of sunglasses

    In my right coat pocket is
    3 hoods,
    2 radios,
    3 pairs firefighting gloves,
    2 pairs extrication gloves,
    first aid kit,
    spare radio batteries,
    several lights,
    oxy acetylene cutter set,
    generator and 5000 watts of floodlights

    In my inside left coat pocket is all the user manuals just in case I forget how to use any of this ****, and in the inside right pockets is the use and maintenance record cards for all the gear.

    tucked under the band on my helmet is
    48" boltcutters
    the partridge and the pear tree.

    Now have I forgotton anything?
    Just imagine whats in his POV!

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    I carry in my turnout coat, a pair of gloves, one 4 inch slotted screw driver, plair of slip joint pliars and a 2 "C" cell flash light. Nothing else. If I need anything else I have two hands that can carry it or 4 pair of other hands from my crew! I carry nothing in my turnout trousers, but myself!!


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    What a nice kitchen sink.

    Wondering if I can squeeze that into my bunker pants pocket ???

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    I know this thread has been done numerous times and I've posted on it but I still rotate things around in my pocket.

    Helmet:
    PBI hood
    nice little LED flashlight
    small wood blocks
    golf tees

    Coat:
    Extrictation gloves
    knife
    chemical sticks

    Pants:
    rope with biner
    safety glasses
    wal mart brand generic leatherman tool
    writing pens
    plastic cheat sheet
    flashlight
    map of jimmy hoffa's location
    small pry bar
    cresent wrench

    I think that's all. I'm pretty small so I need to extra weight so when the line gets charged I don't get picked up.
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    Call me girlie...but one of the things I like to keep with me is some blistex, especially up here in Canada in the winter. Of course, this is in addition to a few other goodies like gloves, hood (we call it a balaclava), seat belt cutter and flashlight.

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    Originally posted by stillPSFB
    OK, in my left thigh pocket I keep
    portable deck gun with stacked tips,
    a breakapart 8' roof hook,
    hydra ram,
    200 feet of 5" hose,
    and my bailout kit.

    In my right thigh pocket is
    a set of Hurst tools,
    the PPV fan,
    irons,
    a gated Wye,
    hirise kit,
    and the K12

    In my left coat pocket is
    spare blades for the K12,
    officer tool (just in case they make me an officer one day ),
    3 hoods,
    spare fuel for the PPV and K12,
    a dozen wedge-it's - just in case I lose one,
    and 2 pairs of sunglasses

    In my right coat pocket is
    3 hoods,
    2 radios,
    3 pairs firefighting gloves,
    2 pairs extrication gloves,
    first aid kit,
    spare radio batteries,
    several lights,
    oxy acetylene cutter set,
    generator and 5000 watts of floodlights

    In my inside left coat pocket is all the user manuals just in case I forget how to use any of this ****, and in the inside right pockets is the use and maintenance record cards for all the gear.

    tucked under the band on my helmet is
    48" boltcutters
    the partridge and the pear tree.

    Now have I forgotton anything?


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