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    Can't tell a difference with my Gemtor.
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    We have the snaps on our Morningpride pants and use a class 2 harness. We use a seperate bag with 8mm Sterling hi temp, a big 'beener' and the CMC escape Artist/ beener. Hook to your tool of choice and out you go. It's simple works well and can be used in a flash, we also use the RIT search retractable along with the bag full of 200' / rings every 25'.

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    I use to have a Gut Belt, then used a Gemtor and either one will do a great job if needed but I really hated the interface of the belt under the waist belt of our Scott SCBA's so I went simple and got the following:

    H.D. Forged 48" anchor sling, Delta link, Big Hook beaner and use it for the bail out as well as tool slings and ladder locks.

    I am also adding a sheath around my coat made of extra PBI fabric with a velcro closure system to protect the strap and keep it located.

    When situated in a high waist position it is very comfortable under the SCBA and with the delta link and big hook it will rig quickly and easily as you turnout.

    There are so many different combinations out there but the one that has been tested by you and the one you are comfortable with and have faith in is the one to use.

    I just find that many Firemen go through an evolution determining which one is the perfect one for them!
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    We have "Gut Belts" by rescue technologies we use for our ladder belts and persnal escape.Each FF has a " Gut Belt" and there are ladder hooks for truck use. We have 60 ft of 8mm high temp in a escape bag. 1) Beener attached to the gut belt with a personal escape rack , about ten feet of 8mm then another beener. With these being pre-rigged the they can be anchored at a moments notice and support weight. Just takes a weekly checkoff to assure that everything is right and all personnel must be able to rappel.

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    another big supporter for Colorado Belt by FIRE INNOVATIONS. I LOVE My belt. All kevlar and your leg straps do constantly rub when you walk.
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    We use the Gemtor Class-2 harness. Gemtor recently redesigned their Class-2 for the FDNY. The changes are specifically for use with the FDNY's new personal escape system. A sliding D-ring was added for the escape bag and with the new lightweight Pompier hook, it is a real nice harness. Even though the changes were made for the FDNY, it is a nice harness for anyone.

    As it applied to RIT applications, it is a "homerun"! Both as a rescuer and a victim, it has many uses. http://www.allhandsfire.com/page/AHF/CTGY/gemtor

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    I've thought for so long of getting a GUT belt (as in Gut brand) but I am just not sure of the utility. I have not been able to find any accessories, besides personal escape stuff, for the Gut belt and I would like to use it as a truck belt as well. Anyone know of any good accessories specifically for the gut belt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rescue84 View Post
    another big supporter for Colorado Belt by FIRE INNOVATIONS. I LOVE My belt. All kevlar and your leg straps do constantly rub when you walk.
    www.fireinnovation.com
    I miss typed. The straps do NOT rub because they are stored until you need them. sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firehat87 View Post
    I've thought for so long of getting a GUT belt (as in Gut brand) but I am just not sure of the utility. I have not been able to find any accessories, besides personal escape stuff, for the Gut belt and I would like to use it as a truck belt as well. Anyone know of any good accessories specifically for the gut belt?
    boston leather has pretty good accessories. i use a gut belt with a home made bail out kit that fits in my pant pocket. i have a big beener with tube webbing on it and then a beener for my belt and a plate decender. all with 60' of kevlar tape/rope fits in my right pocket. i got everything from thefirestore.com for less than an evac kit
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    I love my gemtor and I feel naked without it on a call. My station rags on me for having it but it has a million uses and counting. It doesn't get in the way and fits nicely. I recommend a left opening model in case you want a PSS (best system on the market I think).
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    Yeah, it has a million uses. Once you get used to wearing it you forget it is there. Mine is lefty too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firehat87 View Post
    I've thought for so long of getting a GUT belt (as in Gut brand) but I am just not sure of the utility. I have not been able to find any accessories, besides personal escape stuff, for the Gut belt and I would like to use it as a truck belt as well. Anyone know of any good accessories specifically for the gut belt?
    You might want to take a look a the the PacMule over at "thefirestore.com"
    I love mine and it is real handy as a truck/escape belt. add a 8mm rope and roll
    From the firestore website:
    the PacMule is
    # Extremely light weight
    # Highly visible
    # 1-1/2” Belt webbing rated at 10,000 lb.
    # 3M Scotchlight® reflective material on front of padding provides high visibility in any light
    # Allows for hands-on ladder climbing with tools secured
    # Convenient quick tag and search line attachment
    # Provides 4" of wrap-around comfort
    # Equally distributes weight of equipment
    # 3”-wide D-rings snap out of the way when not in use
    # PacMule Escape and Ladder Belts are constructed to meet or exceed NFPA specifications
    # 3 Waist Sizes Available: Large (34"-40"), X-Large (42"-50"), XX-Large (52"+)

    I hope this helps

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    Default Fire Innovation Belts

    You guys that are using the Fire Innovation Belts which model are you using and how do you have yours set up ? In their video a second strap is added to convert the belt to a class II harness. Have any of you added a second Multi-Use strap in addition to the one that comes with the belt ? Where have you found the best prices on these belts, direct from Fire Innovations or another vendor ?

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