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New basic, what should I bring with me?

Discussion in 'BLS Discussion' started by YoungbloodEMS, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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    I have one of these for my supe radio. It sits in a basket...collecting dust.
     
  2. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    I have mine on my radio strap. With a couple of zip ties. Our shoulder mics are always broken or missing. Easier to buy my own and just leave it on my strap.
     
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  3. MackTheKnife

    MackTheKnife BSN, RN-BC, NREMT, EMT-P

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    Surefire is great, but I switched to Fenix. Just as good and way less $$$$$.

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  4. redundantbassist

    redundantbassist Nefarious Dude

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    Streamlight stylus pro is the way to go. Although my Fenix E12 was nice before I lost it.
     
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  5. MackTheKnife

    MackTheKnife BSN, RN-BC, NREMT, EMT-P

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    Streamlight makes great products. My pistols have Streamlight tactical lights on them. Surefire is way overpriced.

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  6. redundantbassist

    redundantbassist Nefarious Dude

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    Yeah, they do, I'm thinking about buying a streamlight tlr-1 for my s&w TRR8. Only thing is I have conflicted feelings about the way a light would look on a revolver.
     
  7. MackTheKnife

    MackTheKnife BSN, RN-BC, NREMT, EMT-P

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    Hmm? Never thought about a wheel gun. However, I would wonder about finding a holster.

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  8. redundantbassist

    redundantbassist Nefarious Dude

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    Right now I just have it in a Safariland competition holster. But if i did need to holster it with the light, i'm sure that there are many custom kydex places out there that could hook me up.
     
  9. Handsome Robb

    Handsome Robb Youngin' Premium Member

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    We all wear duty belts. I freaking hate them. Waiting for my buddy to finish his little cancer fundraiser he's doing so he can make me a radio strap.


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  10. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    Radio straps vs bat belts. Not a belt fan. I was one of the only guys at my service to wear a radio strap. When I started wearing it, apparently someone thought it was cool, now half the department has them. #coolKid

    For me, it's just easier to take it off and hang up as opposed to the big assed belt with crap sliding around on it. Also, comfort in the truck. I can move that radio strap holster where it's not digging into me.
     
  11. NysEms2117

    NysEms2117 ex-Parole officer/EMT

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    I'm a fan of Serpa Holsters, especially if you are carrying, I have it for work due to retention points, but it also fits my personal firearms that have accessories.
     
  12. redundantbassist

    redundantbassist Nefarious Dude

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    No way I'd carry that big a gun everyday (the R8). It lives in a locked drawer in my nightstand if something goes bump in the night. My carry is a little tiny ruger lc9 (w/ crimson trace) in an IWB leather holster.
     
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  13. NysEms2117

    NysEms2117 ex-Parole officer/EMT

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    Fair enough. :)
     
  14. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    I don't remember how big the R8 is, but bigger ones aren't too bad. I have a Sig P320 and thats a chunky gun with a bit of weight when fully loaded. Fits nicely though.
     
  15. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    Probably time to get back to the original topic and move the gun talk to another thread.
     
  16. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    This coming from the same person who looked at me funny when I said that I have one for our portables.
     
  17. YoungbloodEMS

    YoungbloodEMS Forum Probie

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    I'm fine with all the gun talk haha :). Honestly guys, I'm STILL waiting on Texas to issue my EMT cert, so I'm not going to be able to utilize all of this Grade-A info for a little while longer so I may have to come back and ask a few more questions when the time comes but if in the meantime y'all want to hi-jack this thread for gun talk that's fine by me.
     
  18. OhItzJimmy

    OhItzJimmy Forum Crew Member

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    Important items are cellphone, charger, ice water, snacks, some change, your own stethoscope & bp cuff, pen & notepad, your rig should have the other necessities.
     
  19. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    Like a bp cuff... no need to go out and buy something that should already be stocked on your rig in the first place.
     
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  20. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    A pen. A stethoscope. Drink and schnaks. Phone & charger.
     

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