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  • Turnout Colors?

    Ok, what color is your turnout gear? I'm going to be volenteering on a F/D this summer, and need to pick up a set of bunker gear. Iv'e been offered a set, dirt cheap, but it's yellow with red trim. Do you have gear like this? Or is yours gold/black?

  • #2
    Our gear is, well, I guess it is gold with the red or yellow reflective striping. The yellow stuff that I am thinking of is Forestry Firefighting gear, but I may be thinking of something different. Also, our dept provides the gear for us. Check into that before you buy your own!



    • #3
      Yellow with yellow tape on it


      • #4
        I have a set, tan with lime/silver trim, that I'm about to offer on eBay....only used it for a few drills and the FF Combat Challenge...it's made by Lion, 7 oz Nomex Isodri...nice gear. If you or anyone else is interested email me ASAP before I list it there.

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        • #5
          Our Dept Gear is PBI Gold with the Lime Yellow and silver triple strip trim.

          Watch Each Other and Stay safe...


          • #6
            our dept is gold with green reflective stripes and is also provided by the department, good gear is very expensive they have you guys buying your own?
            and more importantly wich no one has stated we are not in a fashion show rate your gear by the protection it gives you not how cool it looks on you.. all gear looks the same in a hot smoke filled room
            stay safe


            • #7
              Black with lime yellow tape and lettering.


              • #8
                Black with yellow trim and lettering.


                • #9
                  On the job...PBI Gold with yellow and silver twin trim.

                  Volly...Black with yellow and silver twin trim.

                  Teaching...PBI Gold with yellow trim.



                  • #10
                    I'm in two FD's...

                    The first:
                    LT's and Capt's: PBI Gold with the yellow reflective trim with a strip of silver in the middle of the yellow

                    Regulars: PBI Black with the yellow reflective trim with a strip of silver in the middle of the yellow

                    The Second:
                    PBI Gold with the yellow reflective trim with a strip of silver in the middle of the yellow.

                    FD #1 uses Globe gear, #2 uses Cairns


                    • #11
                      I'm going to be volenteering on a F/D this summer, and need to pick up a set of bunker gear. Iv'e been offered a set, dirt cheap, but it's yellow with red trim. Do you have gear like this? Or is yours gold/black?
                      First, I've seen every color under the sun. I don't think there is any type of national standard. There is yellow, black and PBI gold (like 99% of my department has) with red, orange, yellow or lime trim.

                      More importantly, why are you buying your own turn-outs? Won't the department you will be running with supply you with gear? Something needs to be changed if a FD requires its members to buy their own gear.


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                      • #12
                        Turnouts are black as the darkest moonless night, with striping that blazes yellow as the sun at high noon.


                        • #13
                          Well I just got new turn out gear. It's Globe PBI gold, with orange/silver tri-stripe, and orange lettering. The old TOG I had was 15 year old Jansville Nomex yellow with orange reflexite. And prior to that I had Black nomex with yellow reflexite(but that was as a junior). Personally I like yellow(or gold) better than black, because it's more visible, even tho the black has refective striping. Also it shows you when you need to clean it. Black gear can hide a lot of cresote, dirt, etc. From what I've been told , over time, leaving stuff such as this on your gear can cause it to break down, especially PBI( for god sake don't leave PBI in the sun). But I guess that TOG color choice is more preference and opinion than anything else! Us poor volunteer depts down here, don't ask our members to supply their own TOG, but a few do, if they do that's fine, cause we're on a shoestring budget anyway. But 'nuff said.


                          • #14
                            Get what the rest of your dept wears or what the nearest well respected full-time dept wears. Vol or not they should be buying it for you!
                            East coast likes the black or PBI (like FDNY, Chicago, Boston) Out here on the South West, we wear Nomex yellow and PBI (like LAFD, LACoFD, SDFD).
                            MOST OF ALL - IS THAT GEAR SAFE? Most paid depts won't reissue gear to guys because of it has been exposed to UV rays, smoke, heat and washed to hell. BE CAREFUL!



                            • #15
                              Globe 7.5oz PBI Gold with lime yellow triple trim.


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