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    Default Necessary equipment

    Does anyone have any suggestions about what should be in your turnouts tool, knives, rope etc..


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    From now on, try a search. It will save you time, and most importantly, lots of ribbing from the guys (and gals) on here.
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    this might have been a better question for the probie house.

    the first thing I bought was a pair of rescue gloves and they've been quite useful... they're good for vehicle rescue and debris removal as well as all the little oddjobs around the firehouse.

    a pair of blue medic gloves in your jacket for wearing underneath your real gloves. helps keep out water and keeps your hands warmer in the winter.

    keep a pair of dry socks in a plastic baggy, and then put THAT plastic baggy inside another plastic baggy... defenitely an awesome feeling at 3 AM when you got snow in your boots to be able to hop up in the cab and pull those suckers on.

    other than that, a pair of small pliers, a pair of small wire cutters, and like medium duty screwdrivers, philips and straighthead, and a pocketknife. don't go nuts on the screwdrivers or knife, they make long ones but it's impractical, dangerous and downright dumb to have those footlong screwdrivers sticking up out of your bunker pants' pockets.

    I dont have all of this stuff, these are just some suggestions. it can be argued that you don't need any of it, and it can be argued that you need it all and then some.
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    I got to thinking and maybe I will answer with what I carry, since its lite, practical, and pretty much inexpensive. I carry:
    • Streamlight 4AA handlight clipped on to my lapel mic loop on my jacket and stuck down in my radio pocket
    • One extra nomex hood
    • One pair of diagnol cutters
    • One 10ft piece of webbing
    • One piece of 55ft bailout rope (depending on which set of gear I'm wearing)
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    and 4 condoms.

    At least if you fall in deep water with all that garbage in your pockets, you can blow them up and use them as water wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi
    and 4 condoms.

    At least if you fall in deep water with all that garbage in your pockets, you can blow them up and use them as water wings.
    LOL....That's funny right there...I don't care who yah are
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi
    and 4 condoms.

    At least if you fall in deep water with all that garbage in your pockets, you can blow them up and use them as water wings.
    Ian... funny!

    For some of the people here, though.. 4 isn't going to be enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    Ian... funny!

    For some of the people here, though.. 4 isn't going to be enough!

    Gonzo, what are you trying to say???
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    Like the waterwings.hehehe
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    I try to keep most of my tools on the right, and support type stuff on the left.

    Left Bunker Pants Pocket:
    Left Turnout Glove
    Left Extrication Glove
    Webbing, 15'
    Carabineer

    Right Bunker Pants Pocket:
    Right Turnout Glove
    Right Extrication Glove
    Door Stops, 2
    Screwdriver, flathead, medium
    Screwdriver, Phillips, medium
    Gerber - 800 Legendary Multitool

    Left Bunker Coat Pocket:
    Medical Gloves, non-latex
    Disposable Camera
    Bottled water, small
    Chewing Gum, Cinnamon

    Right Bunker Coat Pocket:
    Spanner Wrench
    Nomex Hood
    Zippo

    Radio Pocket:
    Radio

    In bag that sits on the truck\engine:
    Two extra pairs of calf socks, extra thick
    T-shirt, navy blue
    Sweatshirt, navy blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper12
    I try to keep most of my tools on the right, and support type stuff on the left.

    Left Bunker Pants Pocket:
    Left Turnout Glove
    Left Extrication Glove
    Webbing, 15'
    Carabineer

    Right Bunker Pants Pocket:
    Right Turnout Glove
    Right Extrication Glove
    Door Stops, 2
    Screwdriver, flathead, medium
    Screwdriver, Phillips, medium
    Gerber - 800 Legendary Multitool

    Left Bunker Coat Pocket:
    Medical Gloves, non-latex
    Disposable Camera
    Bottled water, small
    Chewing Gum, Cinnamon

    Right Bunker Coat Pocket:
    Spanner Wrench
    Nomex Hood
    Zippo

    Radio Pocket:
    Radio

    In bag that sits on the truck\engine:
    Two extra pairs of calf socks, extra thick
    T-shirt, navy blue
    Sweatshirt, navy blue
    sounds like you are more like a tool chest...
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    Their is a fine line between being prepaired and carrying around a lot of crap.
    I carry a fair amount of stuff, but a recent SCBA maze is making me rethink some of it. One of the regional fire academys in the area sent a good scba trailer over, it is in many levels with small passthroughs and obstacles. The spare gloves that I always thought were important (kept in my bunkers pocket) kept getting caught as I made my way through the maze. I've seen guys with multiple flashlights hanging off of them, pockets full of tools and gloves and such. Perhapse a better thing would be to team up with your company and share the load?
    I know the importance of not running back to the rig for a screwdriver to work on a detector, but if it will be a factor in getting your butt out then the inconvenience is worth it.

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    In the pockets...

    Extra pair of fire gloves
    Pair of work gloves
    Side -cutters
    10' piece of webbing
    Flashlight
    2 sprinkler wedges/door chocks
    Alan wrenches for alarm pull boxes
    Alarm panel keys
    Folding Buck knife
    Roll of orange contractors tape for marking searched areas

    In the boots...

    Primary fire gloves
    Hood

    I think thats it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    In the boots...

    Primary fire gloves
    Hood

    ...
    Doesn't that make your boots mighty uncomfortable?

    I have the above mentioned Res-Q-Rench...A handy tool, not meant for heavy duty work but with that one tool I have a spanner wrench, seat belt cutter, window punch, gas meter shutoff tool, O2 bottle wrench, and a door chock (just remember to get it back!), as well as a 20' webbing tied in a loop, a Pelican Saberlight flashlight, a folding knife, and....well, I think that's about it.

    I have one of those medical glove pouches, like you wear on your belt, threaded on my suspender strap with a couple of pairs of rubber gloves in it.
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    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...things+carried


    Try here, there are some links to other threads as well, hope they help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc
    Doesn't that make your boots mighty uncomfortable?

    I have the above mentioned Res-Q-Rench...A handy tool, not meant for heavy duty work but with that one tool I have a spanner wrench, seat belt cutter, window punch, gas meter shutoff tool, O2 bottle wrench, and a door chock (just remember to get it back!), as well as a 20' webbing tied in a loop, a Pelican Saberlight flashlight, a folding knife, and....well, I think that's about it.

    I have one of those medical glove pouches, like you wear on your belt, threaded on my suspender strap with a couple of pairs of rubber gloves in it.
    Ony if I forget to take them out.

    And reading your list I realized I forgot a folding spanner and window punch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    sounds like you are more like a tool chest...
    Heh. Fortunately, most of the items on there are pretty small, and the only really bulky items (turnout gloves) will already be on my hands if I were in a situation where things getting caught is going to be a concern.

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    one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon
    one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings.
    Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc
    Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff....
    I'm thinking you could have a good weekend ANYWHERE with that stuff.

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