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What do you carry in your PPC?
« on: November 08, 2006, 04:14:14 PM »
So what do you carry with you? I carry a Leatherman multitool, a brigade issue Super SabreLite, a pair of Nitrile gloves for RCR, wildfire glove and structural gloves, and finally a flash hood. In my Wildfire PPC I have goggles and smokerag as well.


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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2006, 04:18:15 PM »
RCR gloves
Wildfire gloves
Flashhood
Nitrile gloves
Cfs handbook for notes
Smoke mask
goggles

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2006, 04:26:41 PM »
Gloves always kept in pants pocket

A few of those little cards they give out at BFF1 and fire drills about what to do at a fire etc 10 steps whatever it is. 
Smoke Mask
Little first aid kit in a bag, if Im away on my own and need a band-aid I got one.
Pocket knife


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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2006, 04:28:39 PM »
I have a little pack i take with me it has

Nirile gloves
Kevlar gloves
Those green rural gloves
Safety glasses
Goggles
Bandages/first aid stuff
Food pack
Pen/pad
UA torch
Smoke mask
Rescue Knife, brigade issued to RCR crew (pacific cutlery brand)
Sunscreen
Digital camera

Thank god i've got a small bag :roll:

On the topic of those knives don't buy them they are SHITE. The seatbelt cutter doesn't work, the glass hammer part is too blunt and only flattens of when you try to break a window (even as hard as you can still won't break a window), and the blade itself doesn't have a sharp point so it can't penetrate window seals etc. :oops:
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 04:29:20 PM »
gloves
nitrile gloves (x2 pairs)
dust mask
goggles
rescue knife; blade, glass hammer, seat belt cutter in one (eikorn sp?)
CPR face shield
notebook/pencil
matches
ear plugs
one of the old bandages they stopped making that has a pad built into it...


fair bit of crap really... useful though, and all of it has been used at one time or other

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 04:30:13 PM »
im surprised none of you guys carry matches?

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006, 04:31:34 PM »
Actually those rescue knives are great for fishing :lol:
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006, 04:33:30 PM »
You've been listening to eaun too much, "all you need is a box of matches and a rake hoe"

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006, 04:34:17 PM »
You've been listening to eaun too much, "all you need is a box of matches and a rake hoe"

HAHAHAHAHA yeah... so you can start yourself a campfire while your standing in the rain

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2006, 04:43:30 PM »
only have level 1

gloves in pants (pocket)
notpad pencil
Hazchem code
goggles
smokemask
hat
sunglasses (CFS issue)

need to get some
matches
sunscreen

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2006, 05:02:53 PM »
RCR and rural gloves
note book
torch
lollies
blinky bill
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2006, 05:19:37 PM »
-Safety glasses
-rigger gloves
-surgi gloves
-structural gloves
-short piece of rope
-flash hood
-personal disposable face mask ( for cpr)
-socks
and now an electronic tag for the new BA sets to log me on...

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2006, 08:12:28 PM »
Got sick of lugging them all around so i keep them in a little back pack and grab what i think i will need when i get to the job.

Rural Gloves
Structure Gloves
Knee Pads (Yes i know a bit soft but hey i have bad knees)
Led torch
Flash hood
Several of those cfs issued quick reference things

What i need to put in there:
Note pad & pen
Goggles
Dust Mask
Short Piece of Rope
Socks
Cheap Digital Camera
Surgical Gloves
Matches

Think thats it....maybe i can fit in the kitchen sink :-D
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2006, 05:30:41 AM »
surgial gloves,mmmm did you know that once gloves have been in contact with foam/water they should be replaced its been proven that foam will eat away slowly at the rubber that is in the gloves... :roll:
blinky bill
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2006, 06:21:00 AM »
I have a few of the items mentioned above, but where do you guys and girls keep all of the stuff. How big are your pockets??

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2006, 06:22:56 AM »
hmm...

CFS notepad (the one with numbered pages) and pen
Gloves - still waiting for some decent structural ones.
Duct tape
Pelican mini-light (helmet mounted)
Bandanna (much more stylish than the triangular bandage) ;)


Any nitrile/latex gloves are once use only... as soon as you put them on the oils from your skin start to degrade the material (nitrile is a lot more resistant though). I did carry some, but we put boxes on all the trucks - so just grab them when needed now.

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2006, 07:03:25 AM »
Actually those rescue knives are great for fishing :lol:

I have both an Eickhorn Solingen PRT-1 and PRT-3. - Havent had any problems and they have come in handy on a number of occasions !

(Regular sharpening and maintenance is the key.. - The seatbelt blades can be replaced, mine cuts fine ;) )

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2006, 08:34:09 AM »
Different brand though ours are pacific we got them on monday night and were doing road crash tarining and they were useless. Will have to talk to our group admin who got them and get him to return them  for the brand you have?? Do you know the price? i believe the Pacifics were around $50.
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2006, 09:06:14 AM »
For memory the Eickhorn knives are $90 - $100.....
very nice knives...  not sure what model is what, but the red handled ones are ment to be best for road crash (blade shape differs)

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2006, 09:09:16 AM »
The blade is great it's curved serrated and sharp but it's a bult tip if it was a pointy tip it would be much better.
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2006, 10:05:02 AM »
FRESH Nitrile Gloves
Smoke Rag
Goggles
Pencil & Pad
Eikhorn Rescue Knife
Wildfire Gloves
Couple of Barley Sugars

Only have Level 1 PPE at this point, so flash hood and the like would be fairly pointless

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2006, 10:21:30 AM »
http://www.lbainternational.com/eickhorn/rt_pocket.htm

If you scroll down, you will see the different editions of knifes.

I have the PRT-1 and 3. - They are both fantastic, and I have found all of their knifes to be of top quality.

(Not saying others aren't)

(The PRT-2 is meant to be able to cut class with the blade of the knife, hence why many rate them highly as rescue knifes.. My opinion differs when it comes to actually cutting through glass or laminate with them, but every one has their own opinion.)


There are suppliers of them in this state, not sure how it works being able to give details ? - but yes, I do know where you can get them, most fire equipment companies can source them.

I got both of mine for around the $110-$120 mark each, with pouches.

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2006, 11:42:40 AM »
I never go anywhere without MR Green  :mrgreen:  in my PPC.

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2006, 12:20:19 PM »
I have a few of the items mentioned above, but where do you guys and girls keep all of the stuff. How big are your pockets??

What PPC do you have? I must admit the old Nomex gear, crica 1999 isnt the best for carrying gear, but still: Level 1: Gloves in overtrouser pocket, goggles/smoke mask in left tunic pocket, small hat in right tunic pocket. (oops, yes I carry a hat too). Level 3 gear: Wildfire Gloves in left over trouser pocket, Multitool clipped to right overtrouser pocket, structure gloves in right tunic pocket, Nitriles in left tunic pocket, flashhood on boots so it always goes on first.

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2006, 07:17:13 PM »
its easy mate;

dont forget you can stash soft stuff inside the top of your helmet (probly stuffs the safety of it, but oh well), and keep your knife in a sheath on your braces  :wink:

 

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