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    Question All Cadets And Firefighters I Need Help

    In June of 2008 I will become a Cadet. Since Christmas is coming around the corner, I am in need of a list of things i may need as a cadet. For example: Fire proof Gloves. I do not visit my soon to be Department alot at all, i do not have an idea of what i ill need. So I'm just looking for the normal necessities i will need. Thanks.
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    Your department should be issuing you all of the "necessities".

    Anything else you may find a need for later, you can always add then.

    Fire Gloves, bunker gear, helmet, hood, boots, radios, pagers, and all of that, should be given to you upon entering the department.

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    All the scba and turnout gear helmet pager etc. is given but i mean anything that you find along the line a necessity?
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    You might want to stock up on some underwear. It seems a lot of the new guys need to change them more often than anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MustanGT1964 View Post
    In June of 2008 I will become a Cadet. Since Christmas is coming around the corner, I am in need of a list of things i may need as a cadet. For example: Fire proof Gloves. I do not visit my soon to be Department alot at all, i do not have an idea of what i ill need. So I'm just looking for the normal necessities i will need. Thanks.
    Where abouts are you? the engine in your avatar looks eerily familiar.

    And i second that your department will issue you all the necessities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonetrexler View Post
    Where abouts are you? the engine in your avatar looks eerily familiar.

    And i second that your department will issue you all the necessities.
    The engine would Be Engine 24 of North Centerville Vol. Fire Company NJ. But my main question is that is there any equipment that is not givin n a list thet you have found useful?
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    Remember though i do not yet belong to this dept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MustanGT1964 View Post
    In June of 2008 I will become a Cadet. Since Christmas is coming around the corner, I am in need of a list of things i may need as a cadet. For example: Fire proof Gloves. I do not visit my soon to be Department alot at all, i do not have an idea of what i ill need. So I'm just looking for the normal necessities i will need. Thanks.
    I'm not sure how your department works, but in my Explorer post you're issued everything that you need.

    Such as:

    - 1 set of turnouts
    - 1 helmet
    - 1 hood
    - 1 pair of gloves
    - 1 pair of boots
    - 1 pair of accountability tags

    In my post, you only have to purchase the class A uniforms (formal). They issue you your patches.

    Extra things I bought was a Cairns 1044 w/ 4" faceshield, a dept. shirt with "EXPLORER" written under the maltese cross, a dept. hat, and a pair of Bates steel toe black work boots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343 View Post
    I'm not sure how your department works, but in my Explorer post you're issued everything that you need.

    Such as:

    - 1 set of turnouts
    - 1 helmet
    - 1 hood
    - 1 pair of gloves
    - 1 pair of boots
    - 1 pair of accountability tags

    In my post, you only have to purchase the class A uniforms (formal). They issue you your patches.

    Extra things I bought was a Cairns 1044 w/ 4" faceshield, a dept. shirt with "EXPLORER" written under the maltese cross, a dept. hat, and a pair of Bates steel toe black work boots.
    O thanks thats what im looking for, i knwo what the departemnt gives me just not what i wil need later on. And what are accountability tags? Are they like Dog Tags?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343 View Post
    I'm not sure how your department works, but in my Explorer post you're issued everything that you need.

    Such as:

    - 1 helmet
    - 1 hood
    - 1 pair of gloves

    Extra things I bought was a Cairns 1044 w/ 4" faceshield, a dept. shirt with "EXPLORER" written under the maltese cross, a dept. hat, and a pair of Bates steel toe black work boots.
    Well then you have a very unsafe department! everyone knows you need 4 hoods!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklrd View Post
    Well then you have a very unsafe department! everyone knows you need 4 hoods!


    They will give you what you need, don't buy anything, epically a lid.
    OK i am probably buying a pager case though. I wear shorts in the summer and i DO NOT want to lose my pager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklrd View Post
    Well then you have a very unsafe department! everyone knows you need 4 hoods!
    Please tell me this is supposed to be a joke
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    I believe it is. 4 is still not enough. you need 5 sock hoods and a reed hood over that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by t0asty View Post
    I believe it is. 4 is still not enough. you need 5 sock hoods and a reed hood over that!
    You forgot 3 pairs of pants and 1 1/2 helmets!!!!
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEFIRENUT View Post
    You forgot 3 pairs of pants and 1 1/2 helmets!!!!
    If I cut a helmet in half is it still NFPA approved?

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    If your talking about fire safety are you still spamming my thread??=P
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    Quote Originally Posted by edge1317 View Post
    If I cut a helmet in half is it still NFPA approved?
    Good question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THEFIRENUT View Post
    You forgot 3 pairs of pants and 1 1/2 helmets!!!!
    I personally prefer 10 shirts and 25 pairs of pants. But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343 View Post
    I personally prefer 10 shirts and 25 pairs of pants. But that's just me.
    grow up...
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