PD/Fire/EMS - What do you carry/where

Phoenix_Rising

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Fire Pager, Glove Pouch, Ruger P95DC.


Edit: Fire gear: helmet equipped with streamlight vantage & ems shears, coat also has streamlight, wedges in pocket.
 
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Bonanno

Senior Member
PD: S&W 6906


2x spare mags


Radio with speaker mic (ht1250 or ht1000)


OC spray


Monadnock 24" baton


S&W std handcuffs


Peerless hinged cuffs


Stream light HP LED Stinger


5.11 patrol gloves


2x pair nitriles in pocket


First responder knife (assisted opening, glass punch, seat belt cutter) in pocket.


Paid EMS:


Trauma shears


Pen light


2x pens


EMS charts. It's pad


First responder knife


2x pair nitrile gloves


Role tape


Ht1250 and speaker mic


Agency I'd card on retractable lanyard


Paid fire:


First responder knife


Leather man multi tool


Mechanic gloves


Nitrile glove pair


2 pens


Note pad


EXTRICATION GEAR:


Cable cutter


2x trauma sheers


5-in-1 rescue tool


5 in 1 screw driver


Extrication gloves


Extra eye protection


Disposable ear plus


Nitrile gloves


GlOw sticks


One pocket in jacket has basic trauma supplies (4x4s, roller gauze, tape, 5x9s, cravats.)


CPR micro shield


Stream light 4aa in pocket


Led headlamp on helmet ($10 home depot one)


Wooden door chocks


Notepad


Ht1250 with speaker mic


HazMat/OEM turnouts:


Ph paper in waterproof-airtight container


Chemical tests atropos in container


Multi tool


Knife


Cable cutter


Golf tees


Wood door chocks


Wooden dowels


Nitrile gloves


Utility gloves


Morning pride turnout/hazmat gloves


Nomex hood


5 in 1 screw driver


Stream light led survivor


N95


Duct tape taken off roll and then re rolled (about 10ft) in pocket


Sharpie marker


5 in1 rescue tool


Mt1500 or ht1250 or xts3000


FD Turnotuts:


Gemtor harness with search line tag line


Fire gloves


Extrication gloves


Nitrile gloves


Led survivor light


Multi tool


5 in 1 screw driver


Fading metal spanner


Cable cutter


Door chicks


Golf tees


3 to 2 prog electrical adapter


20ft webbing with carabiner


40ft rope with carabiner


Nomex hood


Pass alarm


Shove knife


2x 9v batteries in baggy


Ladder rung/hose strap


Duct tape


Sharpie


Knife


Note pad


Mt1500 in radio strap


Stream light 4aa on helmet


EMS Task Firce gear:


Nitrile glOves


USAR gloves


XTS 3000 or 5000


5 in 1 rescue tool


Knife


Stream light 4aa


Basic trauma supplies


Pens


Sharpies


Notepad


Multi tool


GlOw sticks


N95


Millennium CBRNE mask in fear bag in thigh bag


SCOTT mask in mask bag in gear bag


TF BDUs:


Gloves


Nitrile gloves


Knife


Multi tool


Trauma sheers


Pens


Note pads


Sharpies


Pen light


IDs


Toxi Rae


Neutron/gamma rae


XTS 3000 or 5000


Tape


Water Rescue/jet ski PFD:


Whistle


Emergency strive


Dive rescue knife


Radio in water proof bag/case


Helmet on head with lots of reflective tape and goggles(not diving ones)


In front of ski I throw a pair of surf guns and a mask, on rear a torp or soft rescue collar this goes to swimmer when I get them


Special Ops/technical rescue team:


Nitrile gloves


Knife


Work gloves


Small flash light


Sharpie


Eye protection


Disposable ear Plugs


Tape


Note pad


Radio/comm setup


Cravats
 
Bonanno said:
PD: S&W 6906
2x spare mags


Radio with speaker mic (ht1250 or ht1000)


OC spray


Monadnock 24" baton


S&W std handcuffs


Peerless hinged cuffs


Stream light HP LED Stinger


5.11 patrol gloves


2x pair nitriles in pocket


First responder knife (assisted opening, glass punch, seat belt cutter) in pocket.


Paid EMS:


Trauma shears


Pen light


2x pens


EMS charts. It's pad


First responder knife


2x pair nitrile gloves


Role tape


Ht1250 and speaker mic


Agency I'd card on retractable lanyard


Paid fire:


First responder knife


Leather man multi tool


Mechanic gloves


Nitrile glove pair


2 pens


Note pad


EXTRICATION GEAR:


Cable cutter


2x trauma sheers


5-in-1 rescue tool


5 in 1 screw driver


Extrication gloves


Extra eye protection


Disposable ear plus


Nitrile gloves


GlOw sticks


One pocket in jacket has basic trauma supplies (4x4s, roller gauze, tape, 5x9s, cravats.)


CPR micro shield


Stream light 4aa in pocket


Led headlamp on helmet ($10 home depot one)


Wooden door chocks


Notepad


Ht1250 with speaker mic


HazMat/OEM turnouts:


Ph paper in waterproof-airtight container


Chemical tests atropos in container


Multi tool


Knife


Cable cutter


Golf tees


Wood door chocks


Wooden dowels


Nitrile gloves


Utility gloves


Morning pride turnout/hazmat gloves


Nomex hood


5 in 1 screw driver


Stream light led survivor


N95


Duct tape taken off roll and then re rolled (about 10ft) in pocket


Sharpie marker


5 in1 rescue tool


Mt1500 or ht1250 or xts3000


FD Turnotuts:


Gemtor harness with search line tag line


Fire gloves


Extrication gloves


Nitrile gloves


Led survivor light


Multi tool


5 in 1 screw driver


Fading metal spanner


Cable cutter


Door chicks


Golf tees


3 to 2 prog electrical adapter


20ft webbing with carabiner


40ft rope with carabiner


Nomex hood


Pass alarm


Shove knife


2x 9v batteries in baggy


Ladder rung/hose strap


Duct tape


Sharpie


Knife


Note pad


Mt1500 in radio strap


Stream light 4aa on helmet


EMS Task Firce gear:


Nitrile glOves


USAR gloves


XTS 3000 or 5000


5 in 1 rescue tool


Knife


Stream light 4aa


Basic trauma supplies


Pens


Sharpies


Notepad


Multi tool


GlOw sticks


N95


Millennium CBRNE mask in fear bag in thigh bag


SCOTT mask in mask bag in gear bag


TF BDUs:


Gloves


Nitrile gloves


Knife


Multi tool


Trauma sheers


Pens


Note pads


Sharpies


Pen light


IDs


Toxi Rae


Neutron/gamma rae


XTS 3000 or 5000


Tape


Water Rescue/jet ski PFD:


Whistle


Emergency strive


Dive rescue knife


Radio in water proof bag/case


Helmet on head with lots of reflective tape and goggles(not diving ones)


In front of ski I throw a pair of surf guns and a mask, on rear a torp or soft rescue collar this goes to swimmer when I get them


Special Ops/technical rescue team:


Nitrile gloves


Knife


Work gloves


Small flash light


Sharpie


Eye protection


Disposable ear Plugs


Tape


Note pad


Radio/comm setup


Cravats
That takes the cake for most unnecessary crap carried on one person I have ever seen.
 

THEFLASH

Member
Duty belt in order left to right


Freeze + P


sig 1911 with tlr 1


26" asp


s&w chain


Peerless hinged


Streamlight stinger led HP


moto mt2000 vhf


X26


Quad 1911 mag pouch

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Bonanno

Senior Member
GTRider245 said:
That takes the cake for most unnecessary crap carried on one person I have ever seen.
Your reasoning for this is???? Everything I carry I have used. Obviously I'm not carrying all this at once, I have 3 paid jobs, 6 volunteer organizations. 4 sets of turnouts (only NJEMSTF gear and extrication gear in truck, 2 gyms bags of stuff, and small utility bag of stuff). I hate hate hate looking like a dumbass by not having something with me or half assing something by not having the right tools.


All is setup for a specific purpose, extrication gear for extrications, FD Gear for structural firefighting/hazmat/EMS, hazmat gear for hazmat tech as I am one, task Force for MCI/CBRNE incidents, special ops/tech rescue just that wearing BDUs, PD is what I need.
 

Jarred J.

Archive Expert
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well this is the third time this has been posted on this board.


if people just used the search...
 
Bonanno said:
Your reasoning for this is???? Everything I carry I have used. Obviously I'm not carrying all this at once, I have 3 paid jobs, 6 volunteer organizations. 4 sets of turnouts (only NJEMSTF gear and extrication gear in truck, 2 gyms bags of stuff, and small utility bag of stuff). I hate hate hate looking like a dumbass by not having something with me or half assing something by not having the right tools.

All is setup for a specific purpose, extrication gear for extrications, FD Gear for structural firefighting/hazmat/EMS, hazmat gear for hazmat tech as I am one, task Force for MCI/CBRNE incidents, special ops/tech rescue just that wearing BDUs, PD is what I need.
Sigh...


I will take your fire department gear as an example. My rule of thumb is that if you could call for it from the truck when you needed it, and no one would die because of the delay in the equipment getting to you, it doesn't need to be in your pockets. I will let you figure out on your own what could be taken out to lighten the load a little. Guys who are walking toolboxes make me laugh.


EMS guys tend to forget that half the extra crap they have filled their pockets and all available belt space with is IN THE JUMPBAG YOU CARRIED IN WITH YOU. Also comical to me.


Hazmat Turnouts? Whatever that means, I don't see a use for most of that stuff either. Around here at a hazmat scene we use level A or B suits. But hey maybe that is just us.


I have no comment on the law enforcement stuff, as I am not a LEO and have no idea what is needed or not.


Have a nice day.
 

foxtrot5

Gold Supporter
THEFLASH said:
Duty belt in order left to right

Freeze + P


sig 1911 with tlr 1


26" asp


s&w chain


Peerless hinged


Streamlight stinger led HP


moto mt2000 vhf


X26


Quad 1911 mag pouch

unless they've renamed a bunch of LEO gear, that looks like "right to left" to me. lol! :haha:
 

JMcManus

Junior Member
Someone needs to explain to me what the fetish is with having your pockets crammed with as much sh!t as your pockets can handle. Turnout gear is heavy enough as it is, then you get it wet and its reaaaal heavy....add some hand tools, flashlights, door chocks, ems supplies, batteries, a camera, and a chicken parm sandwich -- you become too heavy to move and too bluky to preform a number of personal escape techniques that could save your life. There is one exception here, and that is the RIT team. As far as I'm concerned, they can carry whatever the f**k they want as long as they have the right tool to come get my a$$ if I go down.


Personally, any FF that plans on putting anything in their pockets should invest in the 5.11 or comparable pocket organizers. I purchased two, one for each of my pant leg pockets and ended up sending one back because I fit everything in one side. Again, personally, I only utilize one, thats right, i said it, one pocket. The goal is to keep your profile to a minimum as to reduce the chance that you'll become entangled or hung up. Putting any sort of door chocks, hoods, flashlights, or basically anything useful in your turnout COAT pockets becomes useless. Next time you don an SCBA properly (all buckles buckled, straps tightened etc..) try to get your gloves out of your turnout coat pocket, or a door chock for that matter. Your SCBA straps will usually, if donned correctly, block access to your waist pockets on your coat.


Heres what I carry in 1 pocket:


Channelock 89 series rescue tool


3 Door Chocks


1 Shove Knife


1 Benchmade H20 Divers Knife in hi-vis yellow -- I use a divers knife because it isn't pointed however it's very sharp, just to reduce the risk of sticking it through my leg when returning it to its sheath also makes a handy pry bar


2 Pieces of webbing -- 1 10' and 1 16'


3 Pairs ems gloves


1 Pair ems shears


1 Pair safety glasses -- Smith&Wesson anti-fog


And I must admit, I lied to you all, I do use the radio pocket of my turnout coat, however I keep absolutely no sort of firefighting equipment in there, just a full pack of cigarettes at all times :thumbsup:
 

Bonanno

Senior Member
FD: when u have a lot of high rises and commercial structures you tell the chief we are there for another 10-20 cause u had to go get a screw driver or battery. Because truck has cable cutters ur not gona carry any, ill just tell the wires u got tangled in to wait a second, I gotta go to the truck. Really not a walking tool box at all, I have plenty of room left, this is pretty standard around here in my FD. It works, I've been using this setup for 8 years.


EMS: try bringing a jump bag in an overturned, that's what my EMS gear is setup for. And multiple patients. I'm not wearing this to every EMS Call, just MVA with entrapment.


Hazmat: if it's a flammable atmosphere im wearing a set of standard turnout gear, small leak and gases that are non permeable thru skin same. The times a B/A are actually warranted are so small. Another example, MVA with fluids is a turnout gear call.
 

RescueWV

Member
"What do you carry?" is almost a loaded question in the search and rescue world. Most of us are gear junkies, and since searches are rarely "seconds count" emergent situations, we often have a bit more time to plan out our gear. For everything that goes on the belt or in pockets, there's a ton more that goes in the call-out pack. And even after everything goes into the pack, most of us have at least a duffle bag or tub of additional equipment in the car, as well as whatever stuff got left at home.


With that being said, on a normal callout, I'll have:

  • pair of leather gloves
  • whistle
  • knife
  • compass
  • small flashlight (mini-mag or smaller, just for quick sweeps of darker areas, I have different/bigger lights for night ops)


Everything else typically goes into the pack, or doesn't come at all, but it really depends on the individual incident.


My "what to carry" paradigm is in the process of completely shifting however, since I've recently moved and am in the process of joining a fire department (have always been on more of the SAR/EMS side of things), so who knows how I might answer this question in a few weeks or months.
 

FireMedic129

Premium Member
FD:


Left Pocket on Bunker Pants: 10ft orange webbing, Extrication gloves


Right Pocket on Bunker Pants: Small LED flashlight, Channellock Fireman Tool


Left pocket on Bunker Coat: 2 pairs black Nitrile gloves


Right pocket on Bunker Coat: window punch


2 door chocks, set of ESS goggles, and streamlight flashlight on my Cairns 1010


HT1250 w/ speaker mic in boston reflective radio strap


everything else I may need is on that big red thing i arrived on!!!!!! :thumbsup:
 

FireMedic129

Premium Member
Bonanno said:
Hazmat: if it's a flammable atmosphere im wearing a set of standard turnout gear, small leak and gases that are non permeable thru skin same. The times a B/A are actually warranted are so small. Another example, MVA with fluids is a turnout gear call.
If its a flammable atmosphere that is above the LEL you shouldn't be in it at all!!! I am a Hazmat Tech/Specialist and have never used my turnouts on a TRUE Hazmat call. And last time i checked a MVA with fluids is not a Hazmat call!! its a Fire/Rescue call, and guess what all firefighters have.........that's right, Turnout Gear!!!


Sounds like to me you need to leave the Haz-Mat to the true "glow worms"!! (i am proud to be one)


on another note, how long did it take you to google all that stuff while you were writing your dream list????
 

Bigassfireman

Senior Member
I like to carry Betty Lou, she was the one, a combination AK 57 oozie radar laser triple-barrel double-scoped heat-seekin shotgun.


For the love of God, please tell me someone knows what that is from.


OK, seriously, I carry a pen, iPhone, notepad, wallet and knife. Sometimes a pen light at night, if I am using my radio strap, I have a flashlight on it.
 

PJD642

Premium Member
Gold Supporter
Bonanno said:
Your reasoning for this is???? Everything I carry I have used. Obviously I'm not carrying all this at once, I have 3 paid jobs, 6 volunteer organizations. 4 sets of turnouts (only NJEMSTF gear and extrication gear in truck, 2 gyms bags of stuff, and small utility bag of stuff). I hate hate hate looking like a dumbass by not having something with me or half assing something by not having the right tools.

All is setup for a specific purpose, extrication gear for extrications, FD Gear for structural firefighting/hazmat/EMS, hazmat gear for hazmat tech as I am one, task Force for MCI/CBRNE incidents, special ops/tech rescue just that wearing BDUs, PD is what I need.
I can't speak to the other stuff, but the PD loadout is very reasonable.
 

PJD642

Premium Member
Gold Supporter
EVT said:
They're not that great. I'd trade mine for a Glock in a heartbeat.
HERETIC!!!!


J/K, but I would trade my G23 for a 1911 if I had the option....
 

STOP

Junior Member
THEFLASH said:
Duty belt in order left to right

Freeze + P


sig 1911 with tlr 1


26" asp


s&w chain


Peerless hinged


Streamlight stinger led HP


moto mt2000 vhf


X26


Quad 1911 mag pouch
+1 on the Freeze +P :thumbsup:
 

Ben E.

Veteran Member
I am down to part time status in law enforcement (still certified as one however).


Taser X26, OC Gel, Radio, Fenix TK45 760 lumen flashlight, cuffs, cuffs, ASP, Glock 19, 2 mags.


In pockets -pen, notepad, handcuff key, cell phone.


The Every Day Carry in my Jeep and subsequent bags would be quite the list. Not much of it having to do with law enforcement, but rather personal preparedness.
 

jswwjw

Member
I do have one new addition to my duty belt. Here is the link on ebay. It attached quite easily and now I have one hand access to a quick CAT tourniquet. The holder was 16.00 delivered and the CAT was about 18.00.


Vertical Tourniquet holder tactical pouch Duraflex Elasto-lok combat medic C-A-T | eBay


CAT Tourniquet North American Rescue -BRAND NEW! IFAK C-A-T | eBay


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Jarred J.

Archive Expert
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Bigassfireman said:
I like to carry Betty Lou, she was the one, a combination AK 57 oozie radar laser triple-barrel double-scoped heat-seekin shotgun.
For the love of God, please tell me someone knows what that is from.

googled it

 

vonirkinshtine

Site Regular
So, how about it? Those of you (EMTs) who have your own BLS kits with you, what do you have in it? What do you use the most of? What's something you don't use alot (or may never use) but you're glad you have it?
 

EMT-BLS

Member
vonirkinshtine said:
So, how about it? Those of you (EMTs) who have your own BLS kits with you, what do you have in it? What do you use the most of? What's something you don't use alot (or may never use) but you're glad you have it?
I carry a full O2/Trauma kit...it's got a full set of BLS diagnostic tools (stethoscope, BP Cuff [adult, child], SpO2 finger monitor, pen light, etc.), Jumbo "D" tank with regulator (along with 3 adult NRBs, 3 adult cannulas, 2 peds NRBs, 2 peds Cannuals), BVMs for adults and peds, and all the trauma goodies.


I have a modular bag, with color-coded smaller bags, each labeled with what it's for (e.g., green bag=O2 stuff). Seems OCD as hell, but I know exactly what I need to reach for on scene.


I use the diagnostics stuff the most...the SpO2 is the nicest "toy" I have/use, it's nice to get a second opinion on the pulse count I just got.


I use my trauma stuff the least, most of my calls are medicals. Still, it's nice to know that if I happen upon a trauma situation, I can handle pretty much anything short of a dude cut in half.
 

Jarred J.

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EMT-BLS

Member
Jarred J. said:
I don't see anything in the threads you listed about an EMT's bag... I see tips/tricks, which wouldn't help him with his bag, a non-EMT, a belt, a pocket...no bags for EMTs.
 

Jarred J.

Archive Expert
Silver Supporter
there's threads out the but it wont search the letters "bls"
 

JazzDad

Just Another Faceless Member
Silver Supporter
No airway toys (OPA, NPA)? They're so light and small, you can carry a whole range of sizes in 2 plastic zip bags.


Suction pump.
 

EMT-BLS

Member
JazzDad said:
No airway toys (OPA, NPA)? They're so light and small, you can carry a whole range of sizes in 2 plastic zip bags.

Suction pump.
I didn't list them, but, yes, I carry a full set of OPAs and a hand-powered suction. No NPAs.
 

timlinson

Member
I have the G1 Breather (Bought it from Abe)


Currently has:


1 BP cuff


1 Stethescope


25 Triage tags


3 Triangular bandages


2 Roller gauze


1 Ace wraps


3 Rolls tape (Various kinds)


2 Large trauma dressings


2 Large trauma wraps


1 Nasal Cannula


1 Non-rebreather


7 NAR glove kits


1 CPR pocket mask


1 Set OPAs (Various sizes)


1 Set NPAs (Various sizes)


3 Packets lubricating jelly


4 Packs 4x4s (3 each)


3 Individual wrapped 4x4s


30 Various size bandaids


3 Tegaderm dressings


10 Alcoholic swab pads


1 Bottle hand sanitizer


1 Pen light


1 Vitals/assessment notepad


2 Tube glucose


2 Glycerin swab packets (3 per pack)


1 Bottle Ibuprofen


1 Safety glasses


1 Ambu-bag w/ oxygen tubing


1 C-collar


1 Emergency blanket


1 Size D oxygen tank


All my airway items are in one side pouch, meds in the other, large trauma drssings with the 02 tank in the main pouch, other items divided between other pouches.


Medications are used the least, we have a lot more traumas. Most often used thing is O2. I respond to the scene 95% of the time and a first responder brings the ambulance.
 

Firetrux

Member
timlinson said:
I have the G1 Breather
Medications are used the least, we have a lot more traumas. Most often used thing is O2.
Very similar kit stashed in a L.A. Rescue O2 toGO Pro Plus. Similar run situation, but probably less trauma (seems like more!)


I go heavier on bleeding control. I have Quick Clot, big surgical sponges and even a hospital towel. When you need it, seems like you never have enough.
 

NPS Ranger

Veteran Member
Seems the longer you've been on the job, the less you carry. Unless you're in the wilderness, lots & lots of 4x4's, some tape & an oral airway will go a long way until the big white truck gets there.
 

jswwjw

Member
2 boxes of 4x4's


Air


Airway


Scissors


Coban


Bandaids (for when I cut myself


12 pack of Miller Lite. (because)


OPA


Complete.
 

Rofocowboy84

Veteran Member
NPS Ranger said:
Seems the longer you've been on the job, the less you carry. Unless you're in the wilderness, lots & lots of 4x4's, some tape & an oral airway will go a long way until the big white truck gets there.
The only bag I carry is my SAR pack, the True North Firefly Medic, so mine has to be slightly more complete. Of course, I make up for that by not having a street bag at all, lol...
 

Rofocowboy84

Veteran Member
NPS Ranger said:
Seems the longer you've been on the job, the less you carry. Unless you're in the wilderness, lots & lots of 4x4's, some tape & an oral airway will go a long way until the big white truck gets there.
The only bag I carry is my SAR pack, the True North Firefly Medic, so mine has to be slightly more complete. Of course, I make up for that by not having a street bag at all, lol...


I used to carry a BVM and other "resuscitation supplies", but I took all of that out, figuring if someone's on the verge of death in the woods, there's really no chance I'll bring them back while we're packing them out...
 

JazzDad

Just Another Faceless Member
Silver Supporter
And always have a couple of granola bars to munch while you wait for the box to arrive. :weird:
 

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