What do you carry? - The mega thread

charliefox42

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Here’s my daily carry - I don’t like a lot on my belt. The knife and flashlight change often
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CANMAN

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Our program doesn't. Central California sees some relatively warm Summer months. And even then, I get awful hot in my flight suit alone regardless of the time of year.

A program the next county up wears them, IIRC, at their discretion. The RN, and paramedic each had a different versions consisting of different items respectively. I mean, they look nifty but I carry my essentials in my flight suits pockets; the rest is in our bags.

Yup this 110%. I think they're wacker-ish. Everything I need is in my gear bags and knowing where you're equipment is will allow you to access it in a timely fashion. I have never seen anyone with a chest rig pull out something I needed in a hurry and save the day vs. just pulling it from a bag or cabinet in the back of an ambo. I am a minimalist and carry as few items as possible on my person. Gotta love the guys who carry a bougie, or some other piece of gear, yet the rest of the airway gear is still in the bag.... We talk to the ground crews from aircraft radios, and then have a portable radio which is kept in our drug bag which we can call the pilot or ground crews if needed.
 

DrParasite

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Here’s my daily carry - I don’t like a lot on my belt. The knife and flashlight change often
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is that orange electrical wire? if so, why?
 

Barx

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-Radio Strap with LED Mini Mag attached.
-XShears
-Leatherman Wingman
-Leatherman Z-Rex
-Cheap Casio Watch
-Oakley Sunglasses
-A stolen pen
 

NomadicMedic

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over the years I’ve answered this question a few times. My daily carry has once again changed.

radio strap with portable radio and a CAT in a holder.
leatherman raptors
glove pouch
unication g5 pager
gerber hinderer knife
tactical pen/flashlight.
personal phone.
work phone.

everytime I don’t carry one of these things, I need it. I resigned myself to this load.
 

GMCmedic

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Im sure ive answered this one too, it changes often.

Currently a gerber folder, hemostats, plastic hemostats (whatever theyre called), flashlight, leatherman raptors, IV drip and invasive lines cheat sheet, flashdrive, small personal survival kit.
 

Tigger

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Small Gerber locker, my phone, and the ride phone. I used to carry a pharmacopeia and some cheat cards but with the four pocket pants that isn't going to happen. I have my Mountainsmith lumbar pack on the ambulance with all the stuff I used to carry in my pants and snacks.

90 degree flashlight and raptors on the radio strap.
 

luke_31

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Leather man raptor (provided by my employer)
Hospital id badge and Istat operator barcode
Pen
Wallet
Clip balm
Pair of gloves
Cell phone
Cash
Watch

That’s it. Anything else is either in the truck or if it’s personal needs in my backpack that’s in my room at work.
 

Fastfrankie19151

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New here so I hope it’s ok to post on a old thread. I work for both a private transport company and a volley Ems agency. I carry pretty much the same stuff on both. I wear a duty belt with glove pouch with two pairs of nitrile large gloves a leather man multi tool and a stream light flashlight that runs off both cr123 and a single AA battery so with two sources it is always easy to find batteries. I usually keep a spare set of cr123 batteries in my pants pockets when I’m at my volley agency. I usually carry a smith wesson knife with a glass break point and seat belt cutter as well as a pair of trauma shears. My stethoscope a Littman Cardiology is around my neck. I also carry both my Minitor voice pager and my Alphanumeric pager when at my volley agency and of course my cell phone at both places. Oh and a notepad and pens and a penlight. I buy the 6 pack from boundtree of the cheap white penlights since I always lose them. i also carry a orange cat combat tourniquet mainly for myself or my partner in today’s day and age we are as hated as other first responders and you never know what may happen.
 

ffemt8978

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@Fastfrankie19151 generally thread bumping is frowned upon but there are exceptions: contributing something useful to the thread or the mega threads like this one.
 

DrParasite

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I carry pretty much the same stuff on both.
Do you do the same job at private transport vs volley 911? if not, why do you carry the same equipment?

When I was on the volley truck back in the day, I carried much of the same stuff you did (and then some). when I was doing transport, I think all I carried was a pen, sunglasses, and a watch.

For full disclosure, this is what I used to carry when I worked full time on the ambulance:

and this is what I bring with me to 24hr shifts.
 

Peak

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I’ve also changed what I carry over the years, generally carrying less and less.

ICUs/PICU/NICU: flashlight, drug reference cards, pens, sharpie, personal cell, +\- work cell.

ED: flashlight, drug reference cards, pens, sharpies, shears, personal cell, usually work cell, +/- 2nd work cell, +/- radio.

Transport/field: flashlight, knife, shears, pens, sharpies, tourniquet, drug reference cards, personal cell, +/- work cell, satellite phone, +/- radio.

Most of what I need from a material standpoint is already in my bags and keeping it on my person just adds weight. Most of what I need from a knowledge standpoint is in my drug cards or personally if already memorized ad nauseam.
 

CALEMT

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Typically I have my wallet, phone, keys (truck&house), pocket knife

5(?) years later and it hasn’t really changed.
 

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