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    Cool Glow sticks?

    Anyone else utilize these during interior ops? If so, in what application(s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DugdogFiredog View Post
    Anyone else utilize these during interior ops? If so, in what application(s)?
    Yes!

    Usually during search. If you used them to mark the fire, they would melt
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    Quote Originally Posted by THEFIRENUT View Post
    Yes!

    Usually during search. If you used them to mark the fire, they would melt
    Ha! I use them during search as well, was just wondering if there were any other applications of them out there that I don't know about.

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    They could be used to mark exterior hazards at night(especially when there is poor scene lighting). We use large orange cones ourselves(we light our scenes), but it would be another tool in the box.
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    You can use them when laying out by dropping it or a lit road flare near the HUMAT. Another use for them is tape them to the tip of a ground ladder when there is little to no light on that side of the building. Also they make great light shows when at a rave........
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    i've never used a glowstick..Just curious but what purpose would it serve in a search?

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    We attach them to our Ice suits, and Life jackets

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    Good for rave.

    Bad for fire.
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    I read a previous post on here where they used them if they entered through a window. The would jam it in the drywall below the sill to mark their point of entry/exit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somebody509 View Post
    i've never used a glowstick..Just curious but what purpose would it serve in a search?
    To orient yourself when entering a room, leave it at the doorway, or as someone else mentioned, jam it into the drywall below the window sill if you enter through a window. I like the idea of marking the ground ladder in poorly lit areas, as I've tripped and stumbled over them a couple times over the years.
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    we use them to mark entrance points in wild land; hydrant or water supply point.
    We run a very wildland/urban area so flares are a last effort. Driveways are also easy uses. They last 12 hours so if you pop one at night, only use for a few minutes pick it up and put back in your jacket; it will still be bright enough latter.
    It works great for water/ hydrant markers for the second engine. The 1st in driver drops it out the window straight down and it usually just spins a little and stays with in feet of the mark. We found that green works better than red. Personnel markers at night works good in the woods. just use your head and have a few colors available and let people know what color is what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DugdogFiredog View Post
    Anyone else utilize these during interior ops? If so, in what application(s)?
    Ah! I've also used them attached to a traffic vest. And the raver kids do love em!

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    Just a thought, but has anyone used them on a RIT\FAST team, to mark exits on the structure? Hang them from a string or wire inside a vented window or door for the inside crew(s).
    I have never done this, but after reading this thread I will talk to our training about this option.
    We could do this while laddering the building. Cost would be the only factor I would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    Just a thought, but has anyone used them on a RIT\FAST team, to mark exits on the structure? Hang them from a string or wire inside a vented window or door for the inside crew(s).
    I have never done this, but after reading this thread I will talk to our training about this option.
    We could do this while laddering the building. Cost would be the only factor I would imagine.
    That's an interesting idea! Cost however, I don't think is a problem. As far as fire service tools go, they are cheap, cheap, cheap. I can pick up two of them at my local Walmart that last 8 hours for a buck.

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    I use them when we put out the fire, I break em out and start break dancing.

    Screw that high fiving crap... its time to dance
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    I use them when we put out the fire, I break em out and start break dancing.

    Screw that high fiving crap... its time to dance
    Do you have your chauffer bust out a nice techno mix over the trucks PA

    Why not just go one step above and dump it over the hydrant for the next due?? it shouldn't be that hard to find the glowing neon yellow fire hydrant to hook to

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    I call dispatch and tell them to bust it out over the radio....

    that way everyone in the city knows....

    that JHR just put another one out.

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    The large ones are great for traffic control and marking out landing zones. Another use is marking entry control points for hazmat decon zones.

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    We gave them to little kids at safety days, until one bit the top off and ate the stuff inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    Just a thought, but has anyone used them on a RIT\FAST team, to mark exits on the structure? Hang them from a string or wire inside a vented window or door for the inside crew(s).
    I have never done this, but after reading this thread I will talk to our training about this option.
    We could do this while laddering the building. Cost would be the only factor I would imagine.
    We've used clip-on flashing LED lights....similar to a rear bicycle light, except yellow not red. They last a lot longer and are brighter...and reusable

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    Where and how do you use them in a RIT\RIC\FAST incident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    I use them when we put out the fire, I break em out and start break dancing.

    Screw that high fiving crap... its time to dance
    Call 46B and ask them about the light stick dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    Where and how do you use them in a RIT\RIC\FAST incident?
    We've talked here about clipping different color glow sticks to each side zipper of the RIT bag (high pressure/low pressure). That way you can find the zipper, you know what side you're on, and it gives a little extra light. Right now it's all just talk, though.
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    Hmm.. I did not think of that but it sounds like a good idea.
    I like the small light idea mentioned earlier, but the glow stick could still have a place since they do not need batteries. I would think they would be less subject to failure, if stored for a prolonged length of time.

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    I guess I just relied on my training - know were your at by counting doors, windows, stairs, etc. I guess I could also look into leaving a trail of M&M's!

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