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What do you carry? - The mega thread

Discussion in 'Ambulances and Equipment' started by MMiz, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. redundantbassist

    redundantbassist Nefarious Dude

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    Welp, this thread is over 10 years old, but i'll contribute.
    Today I have my scissors, flashlight, radio, knife, and a pen.
     
  2. Anjel

    Anjel Forum Angel

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    Usually...

    My phone, gum, pen, and maybe some gloves.
     
  3. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy

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    Ok, Ill bite.
    Im somewhat of a minimalist. Typically I have my wallet, phone, keys (truck&house), pocket knife, pager, sheers, a couple pairs of gloves, keys to the ambulance, and a penlight. Thats about it, if I wear the pants issued to me you can subtract the penlight. If I wear my nomex pants all I carry is the first 5 items listed.
     
  4. robinhood2015

    robinhood2015 Forum Ride Along

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    it really depends on my pants to be honest. If I'm wearing my women's fit work pants not made for ems..
    -pager
    -knife (most useful thing ever)
    -pen light/pen in shirt
    -1 extra pair of gloves

    if I'm wearing my 5.11's add on
    cellphone
    certs in pockets instead of rig
    shears
    more gloves
    tape
    4x4's
    stethoscope (not leaving my littman anywhere if I don't have to)


    If I can find my leatherman, i'll grab it, but most times fire has about 50 per person, and my Blackhawk cuts seatbelts like butter so I've never really needed it.
     
  5. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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    Suddenly I feel all pack ratty. And I'm down several chewy bars too...[​IMG]
     
  6. Run with scissors

    Run with scissors Forum Lieutenant

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    yeah, if you lived in southern U.S. a pocket book of spanish for health care providers would be nice to carry around lol.
     
  7. emsdave

    emsdave Forum Probie

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    I carry shears, radio, pager, pens, gloves, streamlight strion, knife, phone. Sounds like enough crap to wear for 48 hour shifts lol.
     
  8. Honeybadger

    Honeybadger Forum Crew Member

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    Shears, belt with buckle that can work as an O2 wrench (saw it at REI, had to buy it) scope, two knives (spyderco kiwi fits in my shirt pocket, I have an Opinel that I use for eating fruit and stuff,) my ADD medication, pager, stethoscope, wallet, phone, tape, keys, rig key on a carabiner, brass name tag, ID badge /w penlight, pen, and sharpie, because all of my pens suddenly refuse to write on anything but paper, so the sharpie gets a lot of use.
     
  9. Matzinger

    Matzinger Forum Ride Along

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    Here in Austria the most important gear is the ballpoint pen! ;-)

    - pen with integrated LED-light
    - marker to write the drugs onto the infusion-fluid
    - 2 pair of gloves medium (my size) and large (in case of bloody mess to wear them over the other pair, so you may have clean hands in a second ;-) )
    - intense chewing gum for getting awake at 4am
    - cellphone and pager

    that's it.

    I'm thinking about buying the Leatherman Raptor Multitool.
    Does anyone have experience with this tool?

    Cheers Matthew
     
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  10. ViolynEMT

    ViolynEMT Forum Chiefess

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    Radio, cell phone, stethoscope, pen, pen light and shears. Oh and chapstick. My cell phone case has room for credit cards, license, cash, etc...

    I keep editing this because I keep thinking of more. Car keys and ambulance keys.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
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  11. MonkeyArrow

    MonkeyArrow Forum Asst. Chief

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  12. Matzinger

    Matzinger Forum Ride Along

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    Thanks! And in the future i'll use the search button first! ;-)
     
  13. adamNYC

    adamNYC Forum Lieutenant

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    Leatherman Raptor
    Nextel pouch (for txp)
    Batclip + Scope
    Keybak + Ambulance keyless remote on S-biner
    Mechanix fastfit gloves on S-biner
    Glove pouch
    Otterbox defender holster
    Pulseox in Pouch
    Disposable shears in dedicated pouch
    Personal radio (for volly)
    Company radio (for volly)
    BP cuff pouch (for txp)
    Vital index cards
    Gum
    Pen
    Penlight
    Tablet pen
    Sharpie

    Pics coming soon
     
  14. ERDoc

    ERDoc Forum Asst. Chief

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    Stethoscope
    Pen
    Lab coat
     
  15. ViolynEMT

    ViolynEMT Forum Chiefess

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    No phone?
     
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  16. ERDoc

    ERDoc Forum Asst. Chief

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    Oh yeah, Ascom phone
     
  17. Clare

    Clare Forum Asst. Chief

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    I notice American doctors often wear the lab coat, and this often has their name printed on it.

    I don't understand this, I've never seen it anywhere else but on TV shows
     
  18. Ewok Jerky

    Ewok Jerky PA-C

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    Yes please!
     
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  19. Ewok Jerky

    Ewok Jerky PA-C

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    It has something to do with "infection control" but I don't get it because no one ever washes those things. Maybe just an OSHA (occupation safety and health administration) thing. A couple guys I work with wear one around the office and I think it's pretentious. I work in an ortho clinic BTW.

    Anyways, I wear a shirt and tie and when I can remember I like to have a pen. If I'm on call I will keep my phone in my pocket and my pager on my belt.
     
  20. MonkeyArrow

    MonkeyArrow Forum Asst. Chief

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    Wait, isn't infection control standard not to wear the lab coat but we lazy Americans just don't do that? Same thing with neck ties? (I'm pretty sure the doctors over in Europe aren't allowed to wear ties as they spread infection and they have to change into scrubs provided by the hospital every day.
     

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