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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer
    I do use everything in my gear. Carabiners and webbing can be used for more than searches and bailing out, you can use it to control a door, lift or attach a hose, and in my explorer post we do alot of drills that involve interior searches etc and i find it useful when dragging a "victim" out. Safety glasses come in handy when doing extriaction drills, waterball, or anything of the sort. I have used the patient assessment sheets various times in drills and once for a real incident. We do rehab opn fire scenes too. We actually put out car fires in drills so we need nomex's and fire gloves for that. Extrication gloves aren't only good for extricaton, they are good for connecting couplings, etc, when you don't want to wear bulky fire gloves. I have a stehoscope and BP cuff in my turnout bag and use that quite frequently as well. Things are done differntly everywhere.
    Whats waterball????


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    In a nutshell water ball is, a pony keg or yellow ball suspended from a cable x feet above the ground and you try to keep it on the other team's side or push it to their a-frame using a 1 1/2" hose with smoothbore nozzle on both teams for a front nozzle and the same for each team as a backup.
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    one thing i've always heard is "you can tell how long they have been on the job by how much stuff they carry"......definately speaks for itself

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    I carry the same stuff now as I did when I was an explorer:

    -hood
    -fire gloves
    -1 pair latex gloves
    -hunk of webbing
    -carabiner
    -knife
    -2 wedges
    -rescue gloves
    -safety glasses

    That be it!


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    yah, but it doesnt seem like you carry anything that any one else wouldn't have on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    Firefighting gloves,extrication gloves,2 res-q wrenches,truckie belt/hose strap,window punch,pen,Pelican Little Ed light,Motorola radio,2 door wedges,and a seatbelt cutter.

    i just ordered a res-q wrench...you y'all like them? anygood? durable? thanks! sorry if i changed the topic...i am just curious
    Last edited by mikie333; 01-20-2006 at 11:45 AM.

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    Shoot - After looking at all of that junk you guys carry here is what I carry.

    Turout Gear
    Helmet
    Safety Glasses
    Ear Plugs
    Duty Gloves (All purpose)
    Nomex Gloves (FF Gloves)
    Flash Hood
    - When I get my gear on, pager goes into pager pocket and cellphone stays in my jeans pocket.

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    We drill to learn what to expect and what to do in real life situations don't we?

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    Extra nomex hood under my helmet suspension
    Combination screw driver
    Sprinkler wedges
    Leather Gloves
    Extra Structure Gloves
    12' loop of webbing
    2 phoenix straps
    folding knife
    wedge
    extra medical gloves
    minimaglight as a back up

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    [QUOTE=Res343cue;582800] Stethescope because I prefer not to share mine with other people. Who knows what kinda funky ear wax people have :P

    You want to fight fire and you are worried about earwax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueeighty88 View Post
    Hi rise pack, trauma kit, backboard, TIC, 500' of rope, HURST tool...
    I carry all of that plus a spare section of hose and am considering adding a gas powered vent fan or a floor runner haven't decided yet though. I considered just carrying what I need but someone has to pay for my Chiropracters kids tuition.

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    umm well this is what i carried for the past 4 years

    2005 globe gear
    globe magnum boots
    cairns defender 1044

    *on helmet*
    3 door wedges including 1 "wedge it" and 2 cherry bombs
    flashlight in a blackjack holder

    my nomex hood is attached to my neck strap on my coat for easy access


    * in coat pockets*
    25 foot tube webbing 2 locking carabiners

    inside pocket pack of smokes and a lighter yeah yeah i need to quit
    radio

    *on suspenders*
    my gerber multi-tool holster in strapped to my suspender strap

    *left pocket*
    wire cutters
    six in one screw driver
    Galls emergency life hammer <--best window punch ever
    trauma shears
    2 ink pens
    all nicely organized in a 6 inch section of 5 inch LDH taped one end turned it into a tool pouch

    firefighting gloves hang from my glove strap attached to the belt hook

    *right pocket*
    my dept issued ANSI rated reflective vest nicely folded away for the day i might actually use it

    extrication / all purpose gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by intTAY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue View Post
    Stethescope because I prefer not to share mine with other people. Who knows what kinda funky ear wax people have :P
    You want to fight fire and you are worried about earwax?
    Res343cue's not around here anymore. He's a well-seasoned/very knowledgeable FF/EMT who has a very full-time job outside of the FD.
    You're missing the point of where he was coming from. Think abut departments that don't have the luxury of everyone having their own SCBA masks... Would you like it if someone who had a history of cold sores and didn't scrub and disinfect the mask they used it and you were the lucky one to use it next? Some people are lazy and just don't have any regards for others when it comes to things like this... So to watch out for yourself and your brother, get your own equipment.
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    Globe GX (Black), pro warrington leathers, 1044 (with rubberband with two nails for doors), portable worn on a leather radio strap.

    Coat:
    -Saftey glasses
    -knife
    -2 door wedges
    -4 in 1 srewdriver
    -shoveknife
    -lineman pliers
    -window punch

    Pants:
    -20 ft. webbing tied in a waterknot
    -extrication gloves
    -spanner

    Hood

    pro tech 8 gloves worn on a strap on my bunker coat.
    Streamlight Survivor on the outside of coat.

    Truckmans belt with a Streamlight Vulcan.
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    since im still a junior and dont have any training, i put on my turnout and helmet, stick my fire gloves and an extra pair of leather gloves in my pockets and fill extra space with water bottles. im a gopher pretty much and when the guys come out most of the time they are thirsty so i give them water. that is in between filling up their empty air bottles.

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    I don't carry alot just the stuff i need i use it all
    -safty glasses
    -2 folding spanners
    -6 in 1 screw driver
    -linesman pliers
    -extercation gloves
    -8 foot webbing with two loopson the end nice to have
    -pocket knife
    -pelican big ed flashlight
    plus a small tool kit kept in a small bag that i grab goin out of the station

    oh and my 5th essentials book when i need a when i need a quick answer

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    I have been issued a new set of "Fire Gear" Turnouts,

    Bullard Helmet
    Ringers Barrier 1 Extrication Gloves
    Fire Gloves
    Webbing
    Large Carabiner
    Small Carabiner
    wedges
    Klien Tool Side cutters
    Leatherman
    ESS protection goggles
    Pelican helmet mounted light
    Spare flashlights
    "Rescue Wrench" Tool

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    I have Morning pride gear and leather boots.
    On my helmet I have 2 wood chocks, a crappy light and a metal door hinge chock thing.

    On my coat I have a survivor light and my gloves clipped on my D-ring.

    Right coat pocket
    -webbing
    -knife
    -pliers
    -wire cutter

    Left pocket
    -hood
    -spanner wrench

    and on my harness I have a extra carabiner clipped on.

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    double post.
    Last edited by FWDbuff; 02-10-2009 at 07:31 AM.
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    [QUOTE=intTAY;1028834]
    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue View Post
    Stethescope because I prefer not to share mine with other people. Who knows what kinda funky ear wax people have :P

    You want to fight fire and you are worried about earwax?
    343 has forgotten about more fire than you will ever see in a lifetime. And for the record, I have an earwax problem, and when I practiced as an EMT I also carried my own set of ears, as I didnt expect anyone else to want to use a set of ears with my ear gook all over them. NOW GO DO YOUR HOMEWORK. If your homework is all done, go clean all the tools on the first out engine. If that is done, go clean the tools on the second out engine. If that is done, clean all the tools on every other piece of apparatus in the firehouse. When THAT is all done, go clean the firehouse. When THAT is all done, you may ASK permission to come into the Rec Room and watch TV. We will consider allowing you to watch TV for one hour, as long as the dishes from dinner are all cleaned and put away.

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