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    I was just wondering if anyone's Dept.'s issue Personal Saftey System's or bail out kits, or harnesses to firefighters. Every F.F. on the Dept. that im a explorer on is issued a PSS and harness that is attached to their bunker pants. Its a great system and I heard that many other Dept.'s are starting to issue them to their F.F.'s. Thanks.

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    Not issued, but almost all of our firefighters have 'em.

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    issued: rope and webbing

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    I applaud all Chief's that go the extra mile and issue self rescue systems. However, do you get trained in the use and do you train regularly to be proficient with what you have been issued?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    I applaud all Chief's that go the extra mile and issue self rescue systems. However, do you get trained in the use and do you train regularly to be proficient with what you have been issued?
    I am not issued the PSS but I do have a gemtor (I believe thats the company that makes the harness) harness on my bunker pants that has a attachment for the PSS. I did not try the PSS out yet but I believe I will over the summer during training seminars at the academy. But all the firefighters on the Dept. have one and it saved a guy about a month or two ago.

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    FDNYexp6012,
    Explorers are not issued them, but most of the guys on the truck have them. Why do you have a gemtor harness? What do you use the gemtor for? When I'm a full time firefighter I will get one but, I see no need for it as an explorer.

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    I also have had a gemtor for a while now, as a junior. Mainly used for training now, so I know how to use it when I am a full firefighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta107 View Post
    FDNYexp6012,
    Explorers are not issued them, but most of the guys on the truck have them. Why do you have a gemtor harness? What do you use the gemtor for? When I'm a full time firefighter I will get one but, I see no need for it as an explorer.
    Maybe he is just learning how to use it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerLt1991 View Post
    Maybe he is just learning how to use it...
    O.K. I understand if you are learning how to use it.

    FDNYexp6012 were you issued the gemtor or did you buy it?

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    If you are using the PSS that FDNY uses or the Petzl EXO system as the rst of the world will call it, excellent choice. I recently took the instructor course and was blown away by the system. We went out the window no less than 50 times over three days. Truly a great system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta107 View Post
    O.K. I understand if you are learning how to use it.

    FDNYexp6012 were you issued the gemtor or did you buy it?
    It was given to me by my post advisor because he had purchased it before it was issued and now that the Dept. issues them he gave me the one he purchased. I use it for single sliding which we drill on frequently and there are other uses for it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    If you are using the PSS that FDNY uses or the Petzl EXO system as the rst of the world will call it, excellent choice. I recently took the instructor course and was blown away by the system. We went out the window no less than 50 times over three days. Truly a great system.


    I got to do a short drop using an EXO at firehouse expo and was extremely impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNYexp6012 View Post
    It was given to me by my post advisor because he had purchased it before it was issued and now that the Dept. issues them he gave me the one he purchased. I use it for single sliding which we drill on frequently and there are other uses for it also.
    Thats great that you didn't have to buy the harness, you must have some really cool advisor's. Have fun drilling.
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    our dept issues webbing to all senior members as for personal safety harnesses, i have not seen many of them around the firehouse. Juniors don't get eithter of them

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