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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChan
    Am I the only one who wears two jock straps?
    Wearing the other one in reverse as a poop catcher eh?
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    I can really buy into this wearing two of everything. The benefits are clear. However, it really wipes me out, carrying all that extra gear.

    I've found the only way to rehab is to eat a double helping of double chocolate ice cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyThirteen
    Wearing the other one in reverse as a poop catcher eh?
    Hey, beats going in your pants Plus, you don't have to leave the scene for bio breaks!

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    I prefer to wear my leather pants with nomex pants over them. I also wear booties on my boots so I have double the waterproofing. I am wondering however, what would look the best on my helmet, LED lights or strobes?

    Can I offer you another Jr. Mint, sir?

    Ok, Ok, to be honest, I don't like the heat at all so I don't even leave the station (but I still have my leather pants on...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    I find that if I wear two pairs of pants I can work longer in a hot enviroment. Oh sure, it slows me down a bit, but I feel safer. Once at a fire I went in and could feel heat on my legs and I didn't like this. So now I wear two pairs of pants and I don't ever have to feel that heat again. I would never work for a department that wouldn't let me wear two pairs of pants because of their ignorant disregard for my safety and feelings. What about you guys?
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    You have inspired me to suggest that the guys here not only wear 2 pairs of pants but have the turn outs covered in Rhino Lining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grains
    I've found the only way to rehab is to eat a double helping of double chocolate ice cream.

    Yum!

    I can support this. Where do I find NFPA guidelines for ice cream?
    I am a highly trained professional and can find my :: expletive deleted:: with either hand in various light conditions.

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    Im not going to fight fire unless I get to use Proximity Gear. Hell we should just break a window and fill the house full of AFFF and the victim and find their own way out it might be to hot for us..
    SO ChicagoFF what your saying is you dont like the 2 hood system.lol.
    Im from Canada we dont have to worry about Hot fires the Igloos just melt and we find the vic alive in a puddle.

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    In Texas, it's so hot I wear a pair of long johns under two sets of pants to keep me coo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyThirteen
    Wearing the other one in reverse as a poop catcher eh?
    Only with firemen does every conversation eventually turn to sex or poop, or...sometimes both

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowtownff
    In Texas, it's so hot I wear a pair of long johns under two sets of pants to keep me coo.
    It's so hot down here I can't even spell

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    Around these parts, we like to secure a second water source. Here is a picture from one of the roads in our district.
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    Back many years ago when I was in a volunteer company, we had a fellow that was scary. About half the company wore bunkers at the time and half coats and 3/4 boots. Well one night we're out and we notice Joe is not wearing any pants (at least he had long johns on) and he doesn't have his boots pulled up. We point this out to him and he says other people went out on the call with just their boots...I pointed out we had pants attached to our boots (just make sure the suspenders aren't between your legs when you yank them up).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtDPSJFD
    Around these parts, we like to secure a second water source. Here is a picture from one of the roads in our district.
    You have way too much time on your hands but I was wondering if with a little water they might spread

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    And after putting on 2 of everything you get into your truck that has all this on the bumper:

    http://forums.firehouse.com/attachme...chmentid=10432

    That's from the apparatus forum, just hadda put the link in here.

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    OMG, does that thing have FOUR Federal sirens?!!! That thing must shatter car windows! I guess that's one way to get the driver's attention....
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    Is this what you are referring to, Harv? (One for the gals)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROOKIELZ
    Is this what you are referring to, Harv? (One for the gals)


    Yes. Thank You for your trouble in digging that relic up. The Spangler idea was to have two of everything on one truck, including two 500 gpm pumps. quite an idea, but a bit ahead of it's time. (I think it still is) Based on the interest shown in this thread, I'm writing a College Course for inclusion in several Doctoral level disciplines. I'm going to call it "Redundancy: Theory and Practice. Redundancy: Theory and Practice." It will be held in Building 22, Room 22. On Feb. 22nd, 2 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Yes. Thank You for your trouble in digging that relic up. The Spangler idea was to have two of everything on one truck, including two 500 gpm pumps. quite an idea, but a bit ahead of it's time. (I think it still is) Based on the interest shown in this thread, I'm writing a College Course for inclusion in several Doctoral level disciplines. I'm going to call it "Redundancy: Theory and Practice. Redundancy: Theory and Practice." It will be held in Building 22, Room 22. On Feb. 22nd, 2 PM.
    I'm sure they will put you in the "Department of Redundancy Department"
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    Can I come to the class?
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Can I, Please
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    I will bring a second Kiwi so that one of us can be redundant at any given time.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi
    I will bring a second Kiwi so that one of us can be redundant at any given time.
    I'm sorry. Could you please repeat that?
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    Hmmmn,Now there's a sight to ponder.A pair of redundant Kiwis.Wonder how Woods would handle that? Hehe T.C.

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    Default "redundant Kiwis"

    Isn't that redundant?

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