I realize that scba seats are a great way of getting more air packs on a truck but I absolutely hate them! 

I have caught hell for not  donning the scba on the way to a fire, but I know from experience that I can don an scba faster on the ground.  Most times in our dept. it is almost impossible to be in the airpack and buckled in before everybody is ready to go, so I have at times been getting into the pack as we are moving, which I do not feel is safe.  And yes I have put the seatbelt on after donning the pack and been stuck!  At 6'3" and 300 pounds there is not much room for me in the jump seat anyway!  What do you guys think about SCBA seats, is it really that important for the first due to be fully packed up when you hit the ground?  Am I way out of line in my thinking? 

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Again...seems like MY kind of guy! 

 

By the way John, it takes a tool to recognize a tool!! 

:-)

Indeed!! 

Just gotta say the rattlesnake trumps the beard! Nice picture.

Seriously, glad to hear you shaved your mandible.

Yeah, I was cultivating quite an image at the time.  I was playing bass on the bar circuit quite a lot back in the day.  Tony Lama boots, brokedown resistol hat.  worn blue jeans and a worn shirt.  Full beard, hair down to my shoulders and mirrored Ray-Ban aviators.  Man was I cool back then!

Well, you really do need to move to Texas then...but we have SCBA here also. Good post!

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