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shelvpower

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Pockets: Personal phone, work phone, wallet, Leatherman multitool, pocket knife and a hand held torch.
On my belt: Leatherman Raptors, Glock 19 and a spare 15 round magazine, both concealed.
 

Lo2w

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Now that I'm on the 911 Truck:

Required to wear ballistic vest unless we're at station, hospital or HQ

On the vest I currently have the radio pouch, a glove pouch, S hook caribiner for the truck keys, a sharpie and penlight slotted in the webbing. Theres a zippered pocket on either side of the front zipper with a small pouch that I currently stash my drivers card for the city fuel pumps and my time clock swipe card. There's also open pockets at the top of the vest that I have my raptors folded and tucked in using the belt clip. We'll see how that works.

In my uniform pants - 'scope in the right cargo; fistful of gloves in the left cargo. Flashlight and phone in the regular pockets and the little ankle pockets usually end up as a trash pocket when I can't get to a can right away.
 

luke_31

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Now that I'm on the 911 Truck:

Required to wear ballistic vest unless we're at station, hospital or HQ

On the vest I currently have the radio pouch, a glove pouch, S hook caribiner for the truck keys, a sharpie and penlight slotted in the webbing. Theres a zippered pocket on either side of the front zipper with a small pouch that I currently stash my drivers card for the city fuel pumps and my time clock swipe card. There's also open pockets at the top of the vest that I have my raptors folded and tucked in using the belt clip. We'll see how that works.

In my uniform pants - 'scope in the right cargo; fistful of gloves in the left cargo. Flashlight and phone in the regular pockets and the little ankle pockets usually end up as a trash pocket when I can't get to a can right away.
Where the heck are you working that you are required to wear a ballistic vest? I work where gun shots are heard on a daily basis and people are training to learn how to eliminate threats and we still don't carry ballistic vests.
 

Lo2w

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Where the heck are you working that you are required to wear a ballistic vest? I work where gun shots are heard on a daily basis and people are training to learn how to eliminate threats and we still don't carry ballistic vests.
Cleveland - department policy, implemented a few years ago
 

DrParasite

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Elizabeth NJ used to mandate that their EMTs wear vests 24/7/365. I think Durham NC is issuing vests as well, but they aren't mandatory to wear.
 

cruiseforever

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Vests are an option for us to buy. If you buy it with company money, then you are required to wear it. I do not have one.
 

CWATT

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I wonder if changing uniform colours away from dark navy (which looks like law enforcement) to something else might help reduce EMS as a mistaken target. Though white is arguibly the least practical EMS colour, I’ll be the first to admit you’ll never be mistaken for a LEO.
 

Tigger

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I wonder if changing uniform colours away from dark navy (which looks like law enforcement) to something else might help reduce EMS as a mistaken target. Though white is arguibly the least practical EMS colour, I’ll be the first to admit you’ll never be mistaken for a LEO.
I work one job with white, it sucks.

We wear grey at my FT place which is maybe less law enforcementy though of course of one of the counties we cover has the SO wearing identical shirts.
 

CWATT

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I work one job with white, it sucks.

We wear grey at my FT place which is maybe less law enforcementy though of course of one of the counties we cover has the SO wearing identical shirts.
I actually really like the high-visibility yellow jackets for jumping in and out of the truck on roadways. There’s no way you’ll be mistaken for anything other than EMS / healthcare. Maybe they could make some shirts like this too?
 

NomadicMedic

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I actually really like the high-visibility yellow jackets for jumping in and out of the truck on roadways. There’s no way you’ll be mistaken for anything other than EMS / healthcare. Maybe they could make some shirts like this too?
Really? EVERYBODY wears ANSI yellow hi-viz jackets. Cops, medics, construction workers, utility repairmen, security guards and tow truck drivers.

I keep saying it, we need a STANDARD color to clearly identify EMS/healthcare workers.

At my job we wear red/black illuminite jackets. I’m constantly getting confused for fire.
 

CWATT

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Really? EVERYBODY wears ANSI yellow hi-viz jackets. Cops, medics, construction workers, utility repairmen, security guards and tow truck drivers.

I keep saying it, we need a STANDARD color to clearly identify EMS/healthcare workers.

At my job we wear red/black illuminite jackets. I’m constantly getting confused for fire.
Oh interesting — in my area Fire just wears their bunker gear and Police usually have a dark navy jacket. I have seen them wear a high-vis vest overtop though when working around moving vehicles.

What colour do you think EMS should be? The UK and I think AUS wear a dark green, but at night in low-light I can see it looking just as dark as a LEO.
 

DesertMedic66

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Everyone here wears the hi-vis vests. Fire wears them over their bunker gear, PD wears them over their uniform, EMS wears them over their uniform, tow/construction wears them over their normal cloths.

The only thing that tells them apart is fire will usually say “FIRE”, PD will usually say “POLICE” or some form of it, and EMS will say “EMS” or “MEDIC”.
 

NomadicMedic

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Green.

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Oh interesting — in my area Fire just wears their bunker gear and Police usually have a dark navy jacket. I have seen them wear a high-vis vest overtop though when working around moving vehicles.

What colour do you think EMS should be? The UK and I think AUS wear a dark green, but at night in low-light I can see it looking just as dark as a LEO.
 

Harrison Phord

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My service requires us to carry Batman's actual belt, so on it I've got some raptor shears, my biga** flashlight to whack baddies with, a CAT, Leatherman Wave, a radio, aaaannnddd a tiny glove holder.
It's not that much I swear...
 

frostbiteEMT

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I wonder if changing uniform colours away from dark navy (which looks like law enforcement) to something else might help reduce EMS as a mistaken target. Though white is arguibly the least practical EMS colour, I’ll be the first to admit you’ll never be mistaken for a LEO.
Except in areas that use white as police uniforms. Cities such as Columbus, OH, which is the largest one to come to mind. Indianapolis also outfits higher ranked officers in white.....
 

epipusher

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Except in areas that use white as police uniforms. Cities such as Columbus, OH, which is the largest one to come to mind. Indianapolis also outfits higher ranked officers in white.....
But the “whiteshirts” do not take runs so they are never in any danger.
 

NomadicMedic

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As a new "white shirt", I love not wearing the navy blue cop suit. I do NOT like the fact that I have to use a tide stick to scrub any stains immediately.
And yeah, I still take runs.
 

TransportJockey

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We are probably transitioning to navy class Bs soon. We currently wear blue polos that make us look like ACOs, Kroger or Academy employees, or students
 
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