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    Default What is in your pocket?

    What do you carry in your turn out gear pockets? please tell me what you carry and the use(s) for it.

    I am puting together a training game to indentify and tell the usees for various tools and items that can be used on scenes.

    Things I have in my pockets are:

    Golf Tees, to plug holes in tanks
    Door Chocks, to hold doors open, stop sprinklers
    Window punch
    Wire nuts
    side cutter pliers
    grease pencils for marking evac doors, leaks, etc
    rope or sling
    Multi bit screwdriver
    JB weld


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    This is gonna hurt isn't it

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    Unhappy

    here it comes

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    Oh, gentlemen be nice now! Just to humor him -

    Left pants pocket - Pair of folding spanner wrenches, Trauma Shears, Linemans Pliers, Cable cutters, Door chock, Flashlight. All neatly contained in a tool bet pouch obtained at lowes for about 15 bucks, its great everything stands up where you can actually grab it with out digging and it fits perfectly in the pocket of my bunker gear.

    And because Im badass here is pictures, mine is the best way, you all need to do what I do lol.

    IMG]http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h68/tacmedic4450/IMAG0104.jpg[/IMG]







    Now you may want to search in the future prior to posting, members or internet forums in general and especially ones relating to the fire service can be fairly harsh if you dont make the effort to find the info on your own.
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    Thanks for the help,

    I know that sometimes your at the mercy of the Board when you make post. So, I figured I would catch some $h!t along the way.

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    left: fire gloves, pick-up gloves, & hood

    right: folding spanners, big channel locks, a handful of wedges, 10' of 1" webbing tied with water knot, four or five tire rubbers that can be hooked on door knobs to prevent them from locking, & a little stream light

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    Left Cargo: CPR Pocket Mask, Streamlight, Extrication gloves, Res-Q Wrench

    Right Cargo: Lineman pliers, cable cutters, 7-in1 screwdriver nut driver combo, Foldable spanner

    Left jacket: 4AA streamlight, 20' webbing

    Right jacket: Spare radio battery in ziploc bag, lockback knife

    Inside jacket pocket: Portable Radio

    I keep my fire gloves on a gear keeper on the outer right pocket, and I have trauma shears and nitrile gloves in a pouch on my suspenders.

    I think I may try the tool belt pockets like pictured above.

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    The Search function- it'll show you the other 5456987231 times this has been discussed!

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    Left jacket pocket - smokes
    Right jacket pocket - lighter
    Radio pocket - bottle opener
    Left leg pocket - sunglasses
    Right leg pocket - radio with dead battery

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    oaattx934,

    I like that pouch idea. Seems like a good way to keep stuff organized and stop the tools from ripping up your pockets.

    I have seen this topic discussed a million times too but this seems like a new twist on it.


    Thanks,

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    Left Cargo Pocket - Latch straps, door chocks
    Right Cargo Pocket - 50' webbing, Bailout Bag
    Left Coat Pocket - Work Gloves
    Right Coat Pocket - Pocket Knife, Scredriver, Needle Nose Plyers
    Inside Coat Pocket - Extra Pen, Notepad, Medical Gloves, w/ FF pocket guide

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    Default Those large cargo pockets

    In an effort to keep the coat light and not fill the pockets. The bellows pockets on pants are great for everything: 1 pair of structure gloves, utility strap with a 500 kl/n rated carribener attached, some guys are now carrying a Sav-A-Jak, two wedges for sprinkler control or door wedges, a pair of utility gloves for when after the fire is out, and the primary gloves are wet, folding spanner wrench, a flashlight, and a multi-tool for cutting wires, carpet, sheet rock etc. etc.

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    Wow !!!!

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    Lent, flashlight, window punch

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    I got a little change in my pocket going jing-a-ling-a-ling...

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    Default MXZ Saw

    Has anyone tried one of those MXZ saws that's supposed to go through everything but cold rolled steel like it's butter?It looks like it'd be a handy item on TV but in real life...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    Lent, flashlight, window punch
    How did you fit all of Lent into your pocket? You guys must use those oversized pants pockets!

    Seriously though, I carry my bailout bag, webbing, res-q-wrench, window punch, door wedges, safety glasses, and a multitool...
    My opinions are my own and do not, in any way, reflect those of any agency to which I am affiliated...

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    Exclamation Top Secret tools :)

    I've replied to this thread before. But this is some what on the same topic. My Fire Chief is always making remarks about getting me gear without pockets so that I cant carry around all my Personal Tools. He States if it aint FD issue you cant have it. And I reply "then buy it" but of course he doesnt believe in bailout rope. Wire cutters etc. I will never get rid of my pocket tools. If anything I will add. and when I need them I will use them. The funny part is when on the FG who do the guys come to for a tool? Why do the Chief or Officers have such a for this subject. All of my equipment is NFPA or better. Except the home made stuff like door Chalks etc.

    Am I the only one with this problem here.

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    Left bunker pocket 50 foot escape rope with beaner, loaded just like a rope
    bag. Right pocket leatherman tool, door wedge, and webbing loop. I like to keep it simple. I have a couple friends that have thier pockets loaded up with tools and all sorts of things. When it came to bailing out of a window head first onto a ladder I had no trouble at all, but my friend with the over abundance of tools in his bunket pockets got hung up on the top of the ladder and ended up dropping some of his tools. If there would have been someone who happened to be strolling around without a helmet on it could have been bad. I feel quite safe with a TNT tool in my hand, and a flashlight and nails in my helmet strap.

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    Left paint pocket-50ft. rigged with a descended to hook to my gut belt.
    Right paint pocket-cable cutter, folding knife, tin snips and 20 ft webbing in a water knot.
    Left coat pocket- Protech firefighting gloves
    Right coast pocket-Safety glasses, window punch, wedges, folding spanner
    Helmet-Light and hood on the inside

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