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    As cute as the baby is in the turnout gear, I find it very disturbing. I was always taught that we really do not want to expose our kids and others to the "bad stuff" that might be in our gear. The decissions I make are okay for me, but to make that same decission for my family is not right.

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    Is this in reference to something else? I have a picture of my son when he was a few weeks old laying on my bunker coat with helmets around him. Granted the coat was clean when I took the picture and not fresh from a fire.
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    Here is the picture and a caption from the FH.com homepage

    I, too, said to myself I would not let my baby lay on my gear like that. Not unless it was all brand new and never used. We get into too much crap. You can clean it all you want, but will never get everything out........
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    The baby is lying across the inner lining, probabaly exposed to bad smells from Dad's sweat.

    Is that a Hazmat call out?
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    Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
    The baby is lying across the inner lining, probabaly exposed to bad smells from Dad's sweat.

    Is that a Hazmat call out?
    Only if the diaper is dirty!
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    Default Lame...

    First- I so not like babies, so I dont care for the photo.

    Second- To me, it is too "whackerish" of a theme. Keep your
    gear at work and the baby at home.

    The picrure doesnt impress me. The baby is not following any
    footsteps and it is just a lame idea.

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    It cant even take its own footsteps let alone follow its father's. Its kinda cute and all but its a little whackerish.
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    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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    Shoot me, but I think the photo is just adorable!

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    Cool Well.............................

    1. I don't see anything wrong with the photo.
    2. Hazardous stuff in the gear? Not that shiny stuff.
    3. I'd rather my kids (and anybody else's) follow me into this profession, rather than take a turn to something that causes them to run from Cops......
    4. Bou, Babies and MiniMe are NOT the same........
    5. Here's a idea for a poll. "Do you keep your gear at home, in your vehicle, or at the station?"
    6. Whackerish?? There is no defining standard to use for that one.
    I do have a concern about little kids and gear though, and that is a child with a small head and neck putting on a Helment. Those of you with Leathers know what I mean about the Weight of them, and a child's neck won't support that kind of load.
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    My niece is cuter then that baby.

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    The kid probably wont die from toxins or anything. But it is a little on the cliche side.
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    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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    As cute as the baby is in the turnout gear, I find it very disturbing. I was always taught that we really do not want to expose our kids and others to the "bad stuff" that might be in our gear.

    That is good training.

    Now think it through for a minute -- what bad stuff is on that nearly never used gear?

    Even a good scrubbing after a fire won't keep gear looking that good after it's been inside a few decent fires.

    Let's use common sense before we criticize too much, folks.

    On the plus side, if life is so good this is what defines "very disturbing" it just confirms that we live in a very good place and time.
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    The caption stated that the father "caught his son sleeping" on the gear. Yeah right, it's obviously a backdrop behind him. This is a professional picture. This guy must think we're all idiots.

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    Originally posted by Plattsfire2
    The caption stated that the father "caught his son sleeping" on the gear. Yeah right, it's obviously a backdrop behind him. This is a professional picture. This guy must think we're all idiots.
    I thought I was the only one who noticed this!!!
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    I dunno, I thought the pic was cute.

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    I've seen people do this with a 1 month old girl wearing a pink dress, propped up against turnout gear.

    Very wackher.

    I have a 10 month old son, he likes a cartoon called "Little Bear" and eating mushed bananas.

    Hey, to each his own.......

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    What's wrong with "Little Bear" and mushed bananas?

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    I really doubt this is going to be hazardous to the baby. Get a grip.

    On a side note, I find this to be a little more disturbing...

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...5&sectionId=45

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    Originally posted by WebFire
    I really doubt this is going to be hazardous to the baby. Get a grip.

    On a side note, I find this to be a little more disturbing...

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...5&sectionId=45
    OK....... What is so disturbing to you about this?
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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    OK....... What is so disturbing to you about this?
    If taking a pic of a newborn with turnout gear is wackerish, then this has to wackerish.

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    Originally posted by WebFire
    If taking a pic of a newborn with turnout gear is wackerish, then this has to wackerish.
    BINGO!

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    Originally posted by WebFire


    If taking a pic of a newborn with turnout gear is wackerish, then this has to wackerish.
    I'm not debating that it may be Whackerish........ I'm just trying to figure out why you think it's MORE disturbing.......

    My personal opinion, which I've already stated, is I wouldn't put my baby on my turnout gear unless it was brand new. A baby doesn't need to be exposed to the crap that accumulates.......

    I'm just trying to figure out why the fire truck in a wedding is more disturbing.......
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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    I'm not debating that it may be Whackerish........ I'm just trying to figure out why you think it's MORE disturbing.......

    My personal opinion, which I've already stated, is I wouldn't put my baby on my turnout gear unless it was brand new. A baby doesn't need to be exposed to the crap that accumulates.......

    I'm just trying to figure out why the fire truck in a wedding is more disturbing.......
    I guess from the standpoint of hazardous health conditions, it isn't more disturbing. However, on the "wacker meter" it is more disturbing.

    Honestly, I think the hazardous gear and infant things is blown out of proportion. Haven't read any articles lately on illness or death to babies exposed to turnout gear. And I am sure it happens thousands of times each year across the US.

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    Picture is:

    A. cute
    B. a little wackerish
    C. well lit, carefully posed, and follows the rules of a perfect photo.
    D.on bunkers that seen less fire than the kid.

    He should have used a different backdrop, that one is to plain.

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