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What to carry in turnouts?

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  • What to carry in turnouts?

    What do you all carry in your turnouts? We are all juniors so dont post all this with structural stuff like door chocks and all of that extra $#!t. We cant go into a live burn so leave that at home.
    I carry
    In my coat: Flash hood, pen light, safety glasses, 2 pair medical gloves, knife
    Pants: Extrication gloves, flashlight, 2 pair medical gloves, knife
    Last edited by zachtheexplorer; 08-04-2014, 10:52 PM.
    MY VIEWS DO NOT REFLECT those of my department or association.
    Originally posted by Rescue101
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

  • #2
    Helmet-Two Different sized pair of wooden wedges, cherry bomb, Phosphorescent helmet band, extrication gloves, Radio strap & holder

    Coat- Webbing, Sheet-rock knife, pair of latex medical gloves, extra wedges, yellow extrication vest

    Boots & Pants- Rope, Hood, Spare winter Hat, structure gloves
    Last edited by brandon_bisson; 08-05-2014, 09:27 AM.
    No Whining
    No Excuses
    No Regrets
    ~Paul Letarte


    • #3
      Door wedges, pliers and webbing can be just as useful outside as inside. Flashlight and EMS gloves should be in everyone's pocket.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by whatsinyourpockets.com View Post
        Flashlight and EMS gloves should be in everyone's pocket.
        I agree. Even though those are on the truck, when they are on you, that could make up a minute of time you could be doing something else.
        MY VIEWS DO NOT REFLECT those of my department or association.
        Originally posted by Rescue101
        I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.


        • #5
          Left coat pocket....glove. Right coat pocket....glove.

          Left pants pocket....escape rope pack. Right pants pocket....hood and 25' length of webbing.

          That's about all I have needed in my 30+ years.
          "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?


          • #6
            Your imagination is no limit to what you can pack in the turnouts or helmet. As for me, a two cell D battery flash light, a pocket knife, some window wedges standard screwdriver, phillips screwdriver and a pair of channel lock pliers. The hood goes around my head or in the throat flap of my coat.
            Stay Safe and Well Out There....

            Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers


            • #7
              Helmet: ESS Goggles and streamlight polytac 90 in 2 intertubes, hoping to get a straight polytac

              Coat: traffic vest, 2 pairs EMS gloves, extrication gloves, and accountability tags on the outside, Radio if needed for assignment.

              Pants: Short length of rope, fire gloves (left glove, left pocket, right glove, right pocket), knife, small waterproof notebook for EMS stuff, pencil, Hood. If I don't have my jacket on (training or pub ed for example) then I'll drop the radio in my pants pocket (usually left), loop the wire around my back and clip the mic on my suspenders.

              I want to get a stream light survivor for my coat as well. If you're looking for good flashlights definitely go with streamlight in my opinion. There's a reason why their lights are on every fire truck in both my departments.


              • #8
                Helmet-ESS Goggles, Rubber Helmet band, Two Door Chalks,Streamlight Vantage

                Coat- Left pocket-2 pairs of ems gloves, Traffic Vest
                Right Pocket- Pocket Knife, Wire Cutters, Channel Locks, 2 Screw Drivers (1 Regular & 1 Phillips)
                Chest Left pocket- Wire Cutters, Radio
                Chest Right Slot-Stream Light Survivor

                Pants- Right pocket-Extraction gloves, Collapsible Spanner Wrench, 1 pair ems Gloves
                left pocket-Escape Rope and escape system
                Fire gloves on a glove strap that attaches to a loop on the pants


                • #9
                  In my coat I like to keep a 3' NY Roof Hook and hydraulic spreaders, and sometimes an extra halligan, pants I keep n' 8lb axe and my EDC halligan, helmet I keep wedges a nine pound sledge and two potatoes to eat after the fire.


                  • #10
                    Multi tool, medical gloves, flashlight in left pant pocket. That’s about it.


                    • #11
                      Nothing on my helmet.

                      Coat - fire gloves,2 wedges, wire cutters, light, small Stainless Steel cross a good friend gave me, extra set of Z87 sunglasses (I have an eye injury from a shooting accident and am more comfortable with my shades on)

                      Pants - rescue gloves, fixed blade knife, another light, and my hood if its a non fire call

                      For me, less is best. I only carry what I absolutely need. Anything else I will grab off the truck.


                      • #12
                        The two things I use the most in my gear are a pen and a flashlight. I have a small light on my radio strap, one on my helmet, and of course a right angle light on my coat. I also carry a pad of paper and extra EMS gloves, 2 chocks, extrication gloves, webbing and a carabiner, and a few tools, including a gas shutoff wrench/cutters and a Phillips screwdriver.

                        I also recommend picking up a small tool bag to carry some extra stuff on the rig with you so you can grab specific tools based on the nature of the call. And carry gum, extra pens, and extra socks!!


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