Originally Posted by jr114
Dang its crazy how different every where else is compared to SoCal. Paid FFPM here an loving every minute of it. Riding backwards on an assessment engine. Gear wise...janesville, phenix helmets(the ca style ones), keep minimal amount of stuff in my turnouts. Channel locks with a "remodeled" handle for forcing mortise locks, 6n1 screwdriver, extra hood, and extra light, hose strap/bailout webbing, and my mask. thats it. dont like carrying too much.
I was thinking the same. . .
Im a paid FFPM in So. Cali also. I work on all our apparatus. Box, Engine, Tiller, Rescue. . .
I try and keep my gear pretty light also. Channel locks, flathead, 6' webbing, leather gloves, extra medical gloves, HEPA mask, Vicks menthol ( perfect on the upper lip during the "stinky" calls ), and $20.
Hey Gooch, what do you think of your Lion turnouts? We have been having issues with guys getting minor burns on their shoulders and arms since we switched to them. I preffered our older Globe stuff.
I'll never own another pair of boots after wearing Warrington Pro all leathers... the leather/Kevlar ones are nice too.