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Squadman
08-13-2005, 00:16
I'm thinking of carrying my Surefire Z2 instead of my mini maglight, for a couple reasons; better light and blinding light when ***t happens. Will have to make a leather carrier instead of the kydex which is too thick. What do you carry?

ClydeG19
08-15-2005, 07:26
EMS or Fire?

oldstyle
08-15-2005, 22:27
I keep a Pelican Super Sabre hooked on my coat and a Surefire G2 in my pocket. The mini-mag stays in my locker for bunk room navigation.

I always keep TWO lights in my bunker gear, and keep the batteries fresh. I don't carry a bunch of extra crap, but lights are VERY important and I don't mind toting a spare.

Squadman
08-16-2005, 10:11
EMS or Fire?

Belt carry. I have a Streamlight for my coat. The only thing about the light holders are too thick, nylon light holders are better. After adding a multi tool, light, cell and barrier, my waist has incresed by 3 inches, lose .01 sec in getting in the bunker pants.;f

ClydeG19
08-16-2005, 11:20
I've got a Bright Star-Koehler Div 2 Responder RA with 4 C's in the flashlight holder on the right breast of my coat. I buy fresh batteries periodically and I've never had a problem with it going dead. It's not bad for a $50 light. I also have a Browning Submersible 4 AA light in my pocket. It's basically a Streamlight Stealth with the Browning logo on it. If you look, the body is exactly the same and so are the specs. Hmmm....

Charlie Fox
08-19-2005, 12:36
We're issued the Pelcan Sabre for our bunkers and a Streamlight 4AA for our helmets - but the mounting system for these sucks so mine lives in my turnout bag;Q

We have Lightboxes on all of our rigs.

spober
08-19-2005, 20:09
The only light i own.its riding on the rail of my G31as we speak.;a

Skintop911
08-20-2005, 10:14
Surefire 6P or G2, Streamlight Strion in the alternative.

spober: How's your XML performing?

obxprnstar
08-21-2005, 08:35
Originally posted by Charlie Fox
We're issued the Pelcan Sabre for our bunkers and a Streamlight 4AA for our helmets - but the mounting system for these sucks so mine lives in my turnout bag;Q

We have Lightboxes on all of our rigs. I LOVE the BIG streamlight lightboxes. Those things throw out alot of light, and are VERY durable.

D25
08-21-2005, 14:12
Surefire E2e and a Pelican Supersabre on my bunkers.

jim2037
08-25-2005, 05:41
I work EMS and I carry a Pelican M6 lithium, came with a nylon holder and is super bright.

Jim

rebbryan
08-27-2005, 19:04
Surefire G2 in right front coat pocket, 3 C cell Maglite in left bunker pants, and a Streamlight Survivor off the truck

Westicle
08-29-2005, 01:02
I carry the pelican M6 LED model on my belt and have a Pelican M6 normal model in my bag, the LED model offers lots of time in the on position and if I lose something I pull out the normal model which has about twice the light.

Turk40SW
08-30-2005, 14:25
Surefire 6p, pair of dykes, and 40ft of high impact rope..

Tvov
08-30-2005, 18:06
Streamlight Survivor (issued by dept) with my firefighting gear. Actually keep it in the charger that I installed behind the back seat of my POV. Always charged and ready.

Skintop911
08-30-2005, 18:25
Originally posted by Turk40SW
pair of dykes :ladiesmn:

Tvov
08-30-2005, 20:56
Originally posted by Skintop911
:ladiesmn:

LOL, I missed that....

Turk40SW
08-30-2005, 21:34
not THAT kind of dykes.. cutters ;)

Pa Glock guy
08-31-2005, 07:34
I carry the Streamlight Survivor attached to my bunker coat and I also carry the Pelican Super Sabre Light. Both great products in my opinion.

kyfirefreak
09-08-2005, 20:33
Carry 2 Pelican SuperSabers, 1 hanging on coat, 1 in pants pocket as a spare. I go w/ Oldstyle' theory, cant ever have too much light. Also keep a M3 in back pocket always.

fireranger
09-27-2005, 09:32
Pelican Big Ed.

tc2129
09-27-2005, 15:04
When I work EMS, I carry a Surefire 6P. At night, I also use a rechargable Mag-lite. When I work fire, still carry the 6P, and Mag-lite. I use a Suber Sabre on my turnout coat and a Box light if I have to bunker out.

Skintop911
09-27-2005, 18:06
Educate me... As a non-fire (EMS only) guy, I often wonder what the fire service fixation on the large box-lights is. Especially when intrinsically safe, NFPA compliant smaller options exist. Anyone?

Tvov
09-28-2005, 05:52
In my view, the most useful thing about the large "box" lights are that you can set them down and adjust the angle of the light. Especially right after you knock down a fire and are ripping out walls and ceilings in dark rooms, the box lights are great to use to light up the room. Also, they put out a heck of a lot of light compared to smaller lights. Almost always when you see a firefighter with a box light, they will also have a smaller light either in a chest holder or in a pocket.

tc2129
09-28-2005, 09:07
Like stated above, the Box lights can be put down and the head moved to direct the light. I think the Box lights are a little to big and heavy so I am looking at a Streamlight Vulcan, which is a little smaller and lighter than a Box light, but it still offers about the same light output.

obxprnstar
10-01-2005, 09:16
I like how durable the box light is, and nothing else can touch it in terms of light output. Jes, it is kind of bulky, and we also carry the mini streamlights (the ones that clip on) on our first due engine. They just are not as bright, sor do they last as long.

Tvov
10-01-2005, 09:21
I was just thinking about this responding to a wires down call this week. Yet another reason for the large box lights... They are easy to find! How many times have you put down a small light during overhaul, turned around, and it was gone buried in debris? The big lights are more difficult to lose.

Victory
10-11-2005, 22:58
EMSonly here. Surefire G2 with lanyard and G+P strike bezel for combative types.

Charlie Fox
10-12-2005, 08:09
Originally posted by Victory
EMSonly here. Surefire G2 with lanyard and G+P strike bezel for combative types.

You may want to re-think that. Imagine having to explain to the docs (and court)why your "patient" has multiple lacerations. The Surefire light alone makes an effective yawara as it is.

Victory
10-12-2005, 10:35
Originally posted by Charlie Fox
You may want to re-think that. Imagine having to explain to the docs (and court)why your "patient" has multiple lacerations. The Surefire light alone makes an effective yawara as it is.

simple, i hit him with the light, too bad the map reading attachment was installed. It's a rough neighborhood and if someone comes at you and the light is what you're holding, you smack him with the light. Doesn't neccecarily have to be your patient either. We don't get cops on every call and sometimes what looks like a safe scene when you go in turns to **** quick. Sometimes you gotta be more proactive than hitting the orange button on your radio.

sfdfirefighter
10-25-2005, 15:07
i carry a pelican supersaber in my pants pocket and the light our department issues us. its just a cheep flashlight but it does the job at night.

nsb22
10-30-2005, 14:33
We've got the huge box lights on all trucks, and survivors on some of 'em. I have a little ed on my coat and I love it. It is going back to Pelican though. I think I got it too hot one day and now it won't stay on!^<wg For incentives, they gave us some sort of Pelican 3c led with a tailcap switch. It isn't too bad, but I don't really care for it!
At my day job, I carry a Streamlight Stinger XP. It is great for searcing vehicles and what not!