"TRICKS OF THE TRADE"

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"TRICKS OF THE TRADE"

To protect the lost art of the fire service through sharing of ideas and things that have worked on calls while on the job. Tips firefighters can use. Firemen fix it.

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WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKETS?

Started by GHOSTMAN. Last reply by Kyle Dunn Apr 13, 2014. 2 Replies

SHOW US WHAT YOU CARRY IN YOUR POCKETS OF YOUR FIRE GEAR, IF ANYTHING, AND WHY YOU CARRY IT. ADD PICS IF YOU LIKE. 

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Comment by GHOSTMAN on July 27, 2011 at 10:21pm
MY LATEST INVENTION: OLD BA STRAP + PIECE OF FIRE HOSE = SHOULDER STRAP TO KEEP HALLIGAN & AXE TOGETHER. WORKS LIKE A DREAM.

Comment by GHOSTMAN on February 7, 2011 at 5:52am
TRUCKERS BELT COMES IN HANDY, I USE IT ALL THE TIME.

Comment by GHOSTMAN on December 14, 2010 at 12:30pm
Some tools I use & keep on me:
Rope Gloves, LED Torch, Knives, Cable & Wire Cutter, Spanners, Pelican Torch, Whistle, Spring Loaded Punch, Seatbelt Cutter, Leatherman, Valve Tool.

Comment by GHOSTMAN on December 14, 2010 at 12:26pm
Some tools I use on my gear :
Firemans Knife, Swift Water Knife, Bottle Opener, Wooden Wedge, Pelican Torch, Duck-Tape, Leatherman, Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Rubber Band.

Comment by Greg Turnell on December 5, 2010 at 12:44pm
I got another one for you as far as devising a better haligan grip. Take what every firehouse already has plenty of, O2 tubing and medical tape. Take your tubing and rap it around the shaft of the bar in the fashion of a candy cane strip and wrap it with medical tape as you go. If it wasn't for good ole medical tape we would of never made it through the 90's
Comment by GHOSTMAN on November 30, 2010 at 1:02pm
Thanks Al for that, got my maglite covered too... works like a dream!
Comment by Al (olddogg) Westbrook on November 28, 2010 at 5:15pm
Several years ago , I did the same trick with my Mag-Light flashlight . I've had the same light for over fifteen years- it is a 6 C cell battery unit and even though it has the engraved "cross-hatch" along it's length it was slippery when wet . One of our "Old Dogs" at the time suggested we do this trick with bicycle tire tube . We had to heat it up in the microwave to get it soft enough to stretch over the end cap and up its length . still on the light , and a great trick of the trade :) Thanks for the envite Ghostman ! Everyone keep each other safe !
Comment by Bryan Goustos on November 28, 2010 at 11:44am
Thanks for the invite.
Comment by GHOSTMAN on November 28, 2010 at 9:30am
HALLIGAN GRIP: If you dont have heat shrink to use for your halligan or axe or other equipment, then you can try this: Cut strips from an old tyre inner tube and stretch them onto the handle to form a good solid handle for better grip.

 

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