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    What tools/accessories/rescue items, does everybody keep in their structure gear? I'm new and wanting to know what best to outfit myself with..thanks for the help.

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    Cigarettes, lighter.
    I am a complacent liability to the fire service

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    Don't forget the search tool. It'll help you find the many posts that have covered this elsewhere.



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    Well I don't smoke so lket's see what I can add to the question that has been asked and answered at least 5 million times here.

    In my coat pockets:
    4 way screwdriver
    Gerber tool
    Safety Glasses
    EMS gloves
    Folding spanner
    4AA Flashlight, I think it is a UK
    I also have a survivor light on my coat

    In my pants pockets:
    Self rescue kit, required by the FD, 25 feet of 8mm kevlar rope, 2 caribiners and a figure 8
    Victim removal strap, it is a 9 foot loop sewn together, it has multiple uses
    Door straps
    note pad and pen

    Helmet
    2 door wedges, old fashioned wood ones I cut myself, I just can;t see spending the money for the plastic ones since I lose these once or twice a year
    UK 4AA flashlight

    Gut Belt
    Vise grip multi-tool
    Spyderco knife



    I know, I know, some will say what the F&^% you need all that for, well, I have used it all and when you are on the fourth floor of an apartment building and need a screwdriver it beats the heck out of having to go all the way back to the rig.

    Some on my FD carry far more...they look like Batman with autility belt or perhaps MacGiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    Cigarettes, lighter.
    LMAO!!!! Smokem' if ya got'em!

    FTM-PTB

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    I keep the search tool in my pocket.

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    Pocket #1: Firefighting Gloves and Shove Knife
    Pocket #2: Two nomex hoods and an extra PASS device
    Pocket #3: 30' of 1" tubular webbing, extra door chocks, pully, pigskin gloves
    Pocket #4: 4-in-1 screw driver, wire cutters, knife, 30' Kevlar 3/8 webbing
    Helmet: Door chocks, shove knife, nails
    Gemtor harness with escape system

    The website has a "pocket tools" link.

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    ok here we go

    left jacket pocket:self opening pocket knife, seatbelt cutter
    right jacket pocket: cigeretts lighter (winstons)
    inside jacket pocket: nomex hood (carbon vented morning pride)

    left pant pocket: folding spanner wrench, 12 way screwdriver, utility knife, led 2AA pocket light, medium size cresent wrench, shove knife, 2 sprinkler wedges
    Right pant pocket: 24 feet webbing with caribiner on each side,1 wood door wedge, 1 set of vise grips

    Also have a garity light on helmet with 1 rubber band and a new polymer door wedge. on my jacket I have a stream light personal light. I also have a gut belt that holds my fire gloves (tempo) and my extrication gloves, a fire vulcan light, and a caribiner with a figure 8 decender and a personal escape bag.

    And in hand going in I have an officers tool with an 8lb maul and my personal radio on a new york strap under my coat with mic fished though to a jacket loop.

    With that all said no I'm not batman or superman we only run a 2 man engine and we don't have a lot of trucks in our still distric so our assiments very and I do go to 80 structure fires a year full still or better.

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    You agitatin my dots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quint1officer


    You agitatin my dots?
    LMAO!

    Don't agitate the dots!!!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    Cigarettes, lighter.
    Indeed...replace the bad smoke with the good smoke is what I always say!

    (even though I FINALLY quit just about 2 years ago )

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