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Taking Station Pants off to Put on Bunkers, Anyone Else do That???

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  • Taking Station Pants off to Put on Bunkers, Anyone Else do That???

    So, my volunteers that work the station learned in the academy that they should take their station pants off before putting on bunkers. I've told them they are wrong. Until I got to this department I'd never seen anyone in my 30 years take their pants off before putting on bunkers. They tell me they do it to keep cool. I grew up in northern Illinois with 95* temps and high humidity and we never did it. 90* with low RH is the norm here in western WA.

    My real issue is they have been doing it right on the apparatus bay area. Does anyone else strip down to put on bunkers? I usually took the bunkers off right after the call in case we caught an EMS run, at least I'd be comfortable.

    Thought??

    Larry

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    Originally posted by BENV17 View Post
    So, my volunteers that work the station learned in the academy that they should take their station pants off before putting on bunkers. I've told them they are wrong. Until I got to this department I'd never seen anyone in my 30 years take their pants off before putting on bunkers. They tell me they do it to keep cool. I grew up in northern Illinois with 95* temps and high humidity and we never did it. 90* with low RH is the norm here in western WA.

    My real issue is they have been doing it right on the apparatus bay area. Does anyone else strip down to put on bunkers? I usually took the bunkers off right after the call in case we caught an EMS run, at least I'd be comfortable.

    Thought??

    Larry
    So they bunker up in their underwear ? I have responded as a volunteer with jogging shorts under my bunkers --- I know the fire academy insists you wear long pants for live burns. Does your department allow uniform shorts ? That would put an end to the delay due to stripping.
    ?

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    • #3
      So what do they do if female firefighters are present? Or family members are in quarters? This is just another stupid quirk taught to them by another supposed fire service guru. Leave your pants on.
      Crazy, but that's how it goes
      Millions of people living as foes
      Maybe it's not too late
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      • #4
        Some of the Fire Service instructors come up with the strangest things.

        Then reality clicks.

        We do not, nor do we plan, on stripping to our BVD's before gearing up. Anyone doing so will risk much ribbing.

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        • #5
          Any chance you sent a gullible bunch to the academy? Sounds like they bought this one hook-line and sinker! Never seen or heard of this.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fire5555
            Interesting!!

            If they ever get in a warm one, they have some:::

            Calf Fries
            or if they wear bunkers to a grass fire -they will have a case of black leg
            ?

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            • #7
              And does any one still use an inner tube and "blouse" the liner of their bunkers to their boots ?
              ?

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              • #8
                I have seen that quite frequently when watching you-tube videos from Europe, especially Germany. Based on the number of times that I have seen it, it appears to be a pretty common practice.

                Not sure what the reason would be. Possibly overheating producing more than usual sweating, leading to possible steam burns? Just a wild guess.
                Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                • #9
                  Thanks guys, I just wanted a reality check to see if I was the old, out of touch guy in the photo above. We do issue NFPA compliant station wear, do not issue shorts because it never really gets "hot" here. Yes, they have stripped to their boxers with female firefighters present in the past. The practice came to an end this week. Thanks for the input.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
                    I have seen that quite frequently when watching you-tube videos from Europe, especially Germany. Based on the number of times that I have seen it, it appears to be a pretty common practice.

                    Not sure what the reason would be. Possibly overheating producing more than usual sweating, leading to possible steam burns? Just a wild guess.
                    I know that some of those German videos are pretty specific fetishes but this is one I've never heard of. You'd better not be watching those videos of firemen taking off their pants at work, could lead to charges! On second thought, we better be careful, if City Hall thinks there's money to be made they could make that policy and then profit from the videos.

                    Seriously though, how did this ever get past the very first occurrence?
                    Last edited by RFDACM02; 01-29-2016, 04:28 PM. Reason: keyboard caused misspelled words

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                    • #11
                      Yes I've heard of it but haven't really seen much of it. We have short uniform pants issued and many guys wear gym shorts or something similar around the firehouse. Not officially allowed but quite common.

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                      • #12
                        Can't say that I look at other guys getting dressed so really couldn't say. Why you checking out their junk?
                        "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?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EastKyFF
                          Nein. NEIN! Ve never vear ze pants mit die bunkerbritchen! Das ist so that ve can tinkle on the hausenfeuerscene!

                          I don't know about you all, but I'm having an awfully good time with this thread.
                          Greatest F'in post this year so far!


                          I have gone to the bathroom and changed into wild land pants before. I hate two layers on a wild land fire. Much cooler, dont mind a little black leg.

                          Never with structure gear though.
                          The fire service is about service to our fellow man.
                          There is a trust that must not be broken and we are the keepers of that trust.
                          Captain Dave LeBlanc

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                          • #14
                            If they are taking their pants off to stay cooler, are they taking their shirt off, too? I have always just put my structure gear or wildland gear over what I have own when I arrive at the station. Usually blue jeans. I can't tell a lot of difference, other than structure gear is generally always hot regardless. The wildland gear we have now is the lightest stuff NFPA and the Texas Forest Service will allow, and it is designed to go over regular clothing. It is basically just adding a layer of nomex, some reflective striping, and pockets to whatever we have on. Adds a little warmth, but it isn't too bad.

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                            • #15
                              Nope. I asked the same question to myself that poster above me wondered, are they taking their shirts off too? I'm one of a few females active in our department, sometimes the only female putting on turnout gear with the guys. There's no way I'm taking my bottoms off to my tiny underwear. That's asking for trouble, opening up for sexual harassment issues on both sides, if you ask me. We also have cameras in the truck bay and me in my underwear is not something I want recorded for whomever has access to the images to do what they want with.

                              I asked the Chief, whom is also my boyfriend, and he says "Never tried it. I know just wearing shorts can cause chaffing from boots. And Sounds like potential for sexual harassment charge. Not a good idea."

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