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    Smile what gear do you carry?

    Hey im new here and i just got turnout gear i was wondering what stuff you carry on you at the scene. All i got is a extra pair of gloves and a led on m y helmet

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    flashlight, wedges, on my helmet in my pants wrench pairs wire cutters extra gloves, knife, rope.
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    TRY A SEARCH.


    You will find an abundance of threads on this matter.
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    i carry a pair if firefighting gloves and exercation gloves, 5 in 1 tool
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    I carry what I need to get the job done.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LKQVFD512 View Post
    Hey im new here and i just got turnout gear i was wondering what stuff you carry on you at the scene. All i got is a extra pair of gloves and a led on m y helmet

    If you are an explorer, the only thing you should have is pen and paper. This way you can take notes on what works, so that when you are a full time firefighter or volunteer you know what you are doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocVBFDE14 View Post
    If you are an explorer, the only thing you should have is pen and paper. This way you can take notes on what works, so that when you are a full time firefighter or volunteer you know what you are doing.

    Best post yet on the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    TRY A SEARCH.


    You will find an abundance of threads on this matter.
    damn you...

    i was about to say i keep the search function in my pocket....

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    thanks for the imput. I dont want to carry a whole load of crap i dont nead like some guys do but i do agree we dot need all the fancy stuff for jobs we arent supposed to be doing. not to mention in virginia in the summer it is already hot enough without 20+ pounds of extra stuff on. I just want the essentials

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    As an explorer who presumably can respond to calls and presumably will not be doing interior firefighting, this is what I think you should have:
    - Fire gloves
    - Extrication gloves or work gloves (optional)
    - Some kind of compact flashlight for your hand (not a helmet light)
    - Pens, maybe a little notepad
    - Short piece of rope or webbing with loops to help you move hose


    Quote Originally Posted by DocVBFDE14 View Post
    If you are an explorer, the only thing you should have is pen and paper. This way you can take notes on what works, so that when you are a full time firefighter or volunteer you know what you are doing.
    While others charade you with praise, I'll be the one to point out how dumb this is. Take a step back and look at what you're saying. You are (rudely) telling him that he should be trying to learn what he should have. What do you think he is doing by starting this thread. He asked what other people have and use and you shot him down by telling him to shut up and take notes on exactly what he asked. HELLO????? How about instead of being a jerk to an Explorer who ACTUALLY ASKED A VALID AND USEFUL QUESTIONS FOR ONCE, you answer him so he can take notes and learn.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post

    While others charade you with praise, I'll be the one to point out how dumb this is. Take a step back and look at what you're saying. You are (rudely) telling him that he should be trying to learn what he should have. What do you think he is doing by starting this thread. He asked what other people have and use and you shot him down by telling him to shut up and take notes on exactly what he asked. HELLO????? How about instead of being a jerk to an Explorer who ACTUALLY ASKED A VALID AND USEFUL QUESTIONS FOR ONCE, you answer him so he can take notes and learn.

    Hey, feel free to do the work for him

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    bail-out bag in my right pant pocket
    hand tools in left - screwdriver, shove knife, wedge, hex set for pullboxes all in a bag,webbing, and an extra pelican light
    work gloves, extrication gloves, emt shears in right coat pocket
    extra hood in left.
    pen and pad for vitals in inside pocket.

    i keep my fire gloves on a strap on my coat.

    hope this all helps.

    btw don't go crazy buying stuff. just buy stuff as you need it.
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    As a fire explorer within my company, we are not allowed to respond to calls, but on my gear that I use during drill I have my firematic gloves on a holster hung from my bunker coat, a pair of extrication gloves in my bunker coat pocket, and a five-in-one tool in my bunker coat pocket as well. Nothing too fancy is needed.
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    small peach of rope tied in a circle, (used to help during a search)
    a body rope,
    water,
    flash light,
    rubber gloves,(you never know what is going to happen)
    Note pad,
    wire cutters,
    as a explorer you my not ever need all these things but f your dept lets you ride on the trucks you never know when one of the firefighter will need one of these supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocVBFDE14 View Post
    If you are an explorer, the only thing you should have is pen and paper. This way you can take notes on what works, so that when you are a full time firefighter or volunteer you know what you are doing.

    I know how you feel but you were a little harsh doc... I let our cadets ride if there isn't a firefighter to fill the seat, and I definatley let them help on the scene.

    don't go into whacker mode or anything but here is some stuff you could probably use

    If you are allowed on the fireground...

    a pair of work gloves
    a flashlight
    some type of spanner after all if your a cadet packing hose is very important!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtJohns355 View Post
    I know how you feel but you were a little harsh doc... I let our cadets ride if there isn't a firefighter to fill the seat, and I definatley let them help on the scene.

    don't go into whacker mode or anything but here is some stuff you could probably use

    If you are allowed on the fireground...

    a pair of work gloves
    a flashlight
    some type of spanner after all if your a cadet packing hose is very important!
    what is a spanner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtJohns355 View Post
    I know how you feel but you were a little harsh doc... I let our cadets ride if there isn't a firefighter to fill the seat, and I definatley let them help on the scene.
    Harsh? No.

    We are not going to start the great children debate. My comments are exactly in line with where I feel explorers belong.

    Training burn fine. Every firehouse should have what you need for a training burn inside of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afrexplorer1
    what is a spanner?
    A spanner is the tool that helps break apart the male and female ends on the hoses. So when you're done using the hose you use the spanner to break down, so you have the individual lengths of the hose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afrexplorer1 View Post
    what is a spanner?
    Make sure you have a left handed spanner as well. VERY helpfull!!!
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    oh i know what that is. i use it. i never new the name though thanks.

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    Hey thanks for all the advice, i just wanted to know the essentials because in Virginia it gets hot enough in the summer without 20+ pounds of **** you wont ever use because we dont do interior. Also i never thought of having a spanner wrench but around the farm we use them often. (A GREAT TOOL!)

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    1-Linesman or channel lock Pliers
    1-6" adjustable wrench
    1-Roll of electrical tape
    1-Pair of extrication Gloves
    2-Heavy Duty Rock Climbing Carabiners
    2-wooden chocks on helmet-2-chocks in pocket
    4-Nails
    1-Gerber Dive KNife
    4-Pairs of latex gloves
    1- Pair of Extrication goggles
    1-wire cutters
    1-vice grips
    1-shove knife
    Tubular Webbing
    1-Small plastic wedge for sprinklers
    1-Medical shear
    1- 10 in 1 Klein screwdriver
    1-Spare Hood
    1- spair set of fire gloves
    5-Glowsticks
    1-Cpr barrier package
    1-Golf ball
    1-Anderson windown Crank
    1-Benchmade res-q hook
    1-Scott mask my size
    1-Set of tetrahedrons for helmet
    1-Fire vulcan
    1-Survivor streamlight on gear
    1-Led on helmet

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    Jeez, ever think about opening a Home Depot in your turnouts?

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    -50ft. of rope with webbing (harness)
    -Structural gloves and extrication gloves
    -window punch seatbelt cutter five in one tool knif
    -Two spanner wrenches
    -On my helmet two wedges and a light

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