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  • #16
    MXZ Saw

    Has anyone tried one of those MXZ saws that's supposed to go through everything but cold rolled steel like it's butter?It looks like it'd be a handy item on TV but in real life...?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by TNFF319 View Post
      Lent, flashlight, window punch
      How did you fit all of Lent into your pocket? You guys must use those oversized pants pockets!

      Seriously though, I carry my bailout bag, webbing, res-q-wrench, window punch, door wedges, safety glasses, and a multitool...
      My opinions are my own and do not, in any way, reflect those of any agency to which I am affiliated...

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      • #18
        Top Secret tools

        I've replied to this thread before. But this is some what on the same topic. My Fire Chief is always making remarks about getting me gear without pockets so that I cant carry around all my Personal Tools. He States if it aint FD issue you cant have it. And I reply "then buy it" but of course he doesnt believe in bailout rope. Wire cutters etc. I will never get rid of my pocket tools. If anything I will add. and when I need them I will use them. The funny part is when on the FG who do the guys come to for a tool? Why do the Chief or Officers have such a for this subject. All of my equipment is NFPA or better. Except the home made stuff like door Chalks etc.

        Am I the only one with this problem here.

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        • #19
          Left bunker pocket 50 foot escape rope with beaner, loaded just like a rope
          bag. Right pocket leatherman tool, door wedge, and webbing loop. I like to keep it simple. I have a couple friends that have thier pockets loaded up with tools and all sorts of things. When it came to bailing out of a window head first onto a ladder I had no trouble at all, but my friend with the over abundance of tools in his bunket pockets got hung up on the top of the ladder and ended up dropping some of his tools. If there would have been someone who happened to be strolling around without a helmet on it could have been bad. I feel quite safe with a TNT tool in my hand, and a flashlight and nails in my helmet strap.

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          • #20
            Left paint pocket-50ft. rigged with a descended to hook to my gut belt.
            Right paint pocket-cable cutter, folding knife, tin snips and 20 ft webbing in a water knot.
            Left coat pocket- Protech firefighting gloves
            Right coast pocket-Safety glasses, window punch, wedges, folding spanner
            Helmet-Light and hood on the inside

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            • #21
              I have two sprinkler chalks, a window punch and a light.
              Gary Newcomb
              FireFighter
              Mt.Pleasant Vol Fire Co.

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              • #22
                What does he expect you to do when you come up on a situation that can't be resolved using department approved gear?Will he then gig you for not perishing in a grotesque,departmentally approved manner?
                When a security guard,I carried extra ammunition for my sidearm and shotgun.I was always getting told to lose it,which I did.Until the field supervisor departed and then it went right back into the patrol unit.
                It's an attitude I got in the Navy.After the inspection,then break out the extra stuff that you KNOW you need to do the job.

                Originally posted by JAFA62 View Post
                I've replied to this thread before. But this is some what on the same topic. My Fire Chief is always making remarks about getting me gear without pockets so that I cant carry around all my Personal Tools. He States if it aint FD issue you cant have it. And I reply "then buy it" but of course he doesnt believe in bailout rope. Wire cutters etc. I will never get rid of my pocket tools. If anything I will add. and when I need them I will use them. The funny part is when on the FG who do the guys come to for a tool? Why do the Chief or Officers have such a for this subject. All of my equipment is NFPA or better. Except the home made stuff like door Chalks etc.

                Am I the only one with this problem here.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by doughesson View Post
                  What does he expect you to do when you come up on a situation that can't be resolved using department approved gear?Will he then gig you for not perishing in a grotesque,departmentally approved manner?
                  When a security guard,I carried extra ammunition for my sidearm and shotgun.I was always getting told to lose it,which I did.Until the field supervisor departed and then it went right back into the patrol unit.
                  It's an attitude I got in the Navy.After the inspection,then break out the extra stuff that you KNOW you need to do the job.
                  True, the same reason I carry 24 rifle mags and 4 pistol mags vise the "authorized" 6 and zero for my T/O weapon. As far as anyone is concerned.....I only have 6.
                  IACOJ Member

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Haweater View Post
                    Left jacket pocket - smokes
                    Right jacket pocket - lighter
                    Radio pocket - bottle opener
                    Left leg pocket - sunglasses
                    Right leg pocket - radio with dead battery
                    You must be a chief

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