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    Default What Do You Carry In Your Bunkers?

    Right now I have a 50ft length of utility rope, nomex hood, extrication gloves, safety glasses, window punch, seatbelt cutter, and a leatherman. I used to carry a seatbelt strap to do searches with, but for now it is not in my gear. Waiting on the new gear to come in so I rearrange where I carry everything and make more space.

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    Yeah I Carry An Upside Down Horse In My Right Bellows Pocket Too

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    Smile What he means.

    He means you should try doing a forums search.

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    Watch out, here it comes..........

    Too tired to post the search results, Weruj1 where are you!!!!!!!!!!!
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    You know some of you guys amaze me. If you don't want to answer his question why do you just not reply at all. These forums consist of a revolving list of users. Some always go away and there are new ones every day. I am sure that he has never asked this question as well as many other like me that have never answered it. People asking questions is what makes the whole forum concept work, there would be no interaction without them.

    Lighten up a lil guys.

    I carry about 20' of webbing taped in a straight roll, about a 6' loop of webbing with a beaner, a spanner, and portable radio. Thats about all I comfortably have room for. I used to carry a 4-way and a punch, but they always seemed to end up in someone elses turnouts. Know what I mean.
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    Originally posted by MemphisE34a
    You know some of you guys amaze me. If you don't want to answer his question why do you just not reply at all. These forums consist of a revolving list of users. Some always go away and there are new ones every day. I am sure that he has never asked this question as well as many other like me that have never answered it. People asking questions is what makes the whole forum concept work, there would be no interaction without them.

    Lighten up a lil guys.
    Ok, you are right, MemphisE34a.
    I carry a TFT folding spanner, linemans pliers, another small spanner wrench. I have to admit that I've been thinking about adding some rope to mine as well. We don't have many multiple story structures, but you never know......... On the outside, survivor light, Kenwood Radio.

    Now my turnout gear bag is a different story, spare socks, T shirt, spare AA batteries for my helmet mounted light, wildland coveralls, glowlight traffic directing light, High vis. vest, extrication gloves........

    All this being said now, you can't count the number of times this has been posted.
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    Good question, regardless if it's been addressed before.

    I carry the following:

    In my bunker pants: 35 foot personal safety rope.

    In my bunker coat: Channel lock pliers w/key tool, Leatherman, small set of Allen wrenches, shove tool, small notebook w/pen & pencil (pens won't write in extreme cold), latex gloves, elevator drop key and a door chock.

    On the outside of the coat: Survivor light, firefighting gloves and assorted keys (Knox box, elevator firemen's service and alarm box).

    It's a little heavy, but I use everything on a regular basis.

    **I wear my radio on a leather strap under the coat, with only the microphone exposed and attached to a leather strap on the coat.

    Stay safe,

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    this is a ridiculous question ............DO A SEARCH !! http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sea...der=descending
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    2 pair gloves, 1 structural fire gloces & 1 work gloves
    10' webbing with loops in each end
    sprinkler wedges
    wire cutters
    BUCK knife
    alarm keys
    folding spanner
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    You complain people ask the same question, yet you fail to show any respect to those who did. Before you assume, think about possibilities. I actually did do a search, and looked at the 10 most relevant results, which weren't relevant at all. So in conclusion, I say cool it out, you don't need to read everything and post to everything, and show some respect.

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    I carry a 40 ft bail line 15ft of webbing
    my berber tool a folding spanner and an extra streemlight
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    have we seen this question before. yes
    are we goin to see this question again. yes

    i understand what the guys with more post are saying, yes this topic has been talked about before many times, but you know, like someone else said here, people come and go. look at the post number for almost everone that accually did post what they carry in their bunkers, that number was under 100-150 post. thats a lot of new people that didnt get a chance to express what they carry. they mean no disrespect to the guys that have been here for hundreds and thousands of posts.

    i dont really carry that much in my gear accually. pants i got a pair of dikes, spanner wrench, wedges, and a radio. i do have a light on my helmet and i grab one out of the rig when i think ill need a extra light. i keep my hood in the webbing of my helmet.

    ive been thinking about rope/webbing. i need to figure out which and how much. but that for a different post.

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    Me:"Mr. Ryter, (my FFII inst.) should I have my crew place a second ladder to the roof of the building?"

    Him:"JEEEZ, look it up Lamm, its in a book somewhere!"

    Get the point...

    My gear:
    -lifelight on helmet band
    -homemade DC hingelock on helmet band
    -hood on throat strap
    -extracation gloves in coat pocket
    -4 small wedges in coat pocket
    -8' piece of webbing with loops in coat pocket
    -2 big wedges in coat pocket
    -fire gloves on gear keeper
    -accountability tag on gear keeper
    -2 pairs gloves and cpr mask is inside coat pocket

    I also have a pair of folding safety goggles, but lucky me, being just a student I know when I will need them in class and just put them on then.

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    Default Pack Rat

    I am a bit of a pack rat..... I carry a set of lineman's pliars, seat belt cutter, a set of fire and a set of EMS gloves, 30' of 8 mm static rope with two beaners, 6' loop of webbing with a beaner, throw away hand warmers (the little pouches that heat up after you take them out of the rapper), and a leatherman are all in my bunkers.

    I also carry a traditional truckman's belt with a personal axe and a pelican light hanging from it.

    Now for my bag I carry my Scott face piece, a spare set of fire gloves, a second nomex hood, extrication goggles, and a voice amp.

    That covers about everything I encounter.

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    I have an escape/tool belt with a hammer holder, knife, glove strap/gloves, and an escape bag for anything over 2 stories. In my pockets are gloves, knife, webbing, 5/16" wrench(for batteries), there are also a couple wedges and a garrity light on my helmet. I would carry a web capable cell phone in case I needed to ask a question, but I would just be told someone asked that already anyway, and we aren't allowed to carry cell phones...

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    Default just cause

    I agree with MemphisE34a here People change whats in their gear pretty regularly, right?

    So does everyone go back and change their posts a few months later,....... NO

    Its a learning thing so if you don't want to see it don't read it.

    As for me Extrication Gloves,
    Fire fighting Gloves,
    2 Medium Wedges
    1 Stream light
    3 golf balls
    a leatherman
    a knife
    window punch
    Seat belt cutter

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    Just curious what the golf balls are for?
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    Let me guess...

    (1) if you're lost, throw a ball in different directions until you hear one bounce off a wall; or
    (2) if you can't find one of your crew, throw a ball in different directions until you hear him/her say "OW!"

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    A pair of gloves and a bag of marshmallows.
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    Originally posted by IACOJRev
    A pair of gloves and a bag of marshmallows.
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    in my pants:
    35' rescue rope with beaners on both ends
    in the opposite leg
    res-q tool (combo of spanner, window punch, belt cutter, and gas shutoff) and 30' of webbing prelooped.

    in coat:
    a roll of misc tools; (poor mans leatherman.) a pen, medical tape, a pair of latex free gloves.

    on helmet:
    mounted light and 3 different size wedges.

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    Default 2nd thing

    the first guess is right

    (1) if you're lost, throw a ball in different directions until you hear one bounce off a wall

    2nd you can throw them at the scene of accidents to stop traffic, i have seen many people yell,waive and even run after cars to get them to stop from driving around road blocks whiz one of these at them and they are sure to notice you, Alot better idea then throwing a burning flare like some people do.

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    Default What do you carry??

    I carry a whole warehouse o' stuff!

    See, that is why I buy lightweight gear....so as I can load it up!!

    So I waddle around in the stuff with pockets a'buldging, but damn am I preparred!!

    In retrospect, maybe it IS too much. But having been trapped before, some of the stuff would have helped....and my pbi bible too!

    Helmet: Seat-belt cutters, Garrity Light, 2-doorway wedges, nails.

    Coat: left side: 20' utility rope, section of suction supply tubing
    right side: Save A Jake system, knife, Leatherman, Linemans
    cutters, shove knife, small wedges
    Pants: Left side: 40' Bail-out system w/ 2 beeners.
    right side: Knife, extrication gloves seat-belt cutter
    PASS device (extra) off snap ring

    Also-Survivor Light clipped on coat, w/account. tags, and glove strap. NYCstyle radio belt and holder

    Gadgets are me!!!

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