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Title: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: LoadingUptheBox on June 22, 2014, 10:25:10 AM
I notice in a lot of FDNY incident photos from various web sites I see a lot of EMS personnel wearing bunker gear.  This strikes me as a bit odd since I didn't think EMTs and Medics--other than the EMS rescue units--went into dangerous/IDLH environments.  I left NYC before the merger and never recalled seeing them with bunker gear when they were still with HHC.  That's an expensive budget item to outfit all field personnel with bunker gear.

Title: Re: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: tbendick on June 22, 2014, 04:43:05 PM
Its not NFPA firefighting bunker gear.

It meets the NFPA  PPE spec for ems and USAR.
Title: Re: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: LoadingUptheBox on June 22, 2014, 09:44:01 PM
Its not NFPA firefighting bunker gear.

It meets the NFPA  PPE spec for ems and USAR.

Ahh, OK  (but it sure looks like the FF version in the photos -- liners, etc.)
Title: Re: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: tbendick on June 23, 2014, 09:41:55 AM
Here is a link to the gear
https://www.honeywellfirstresponder.com/en-US/Pages/Product.aspx?category=Technical%20Rescue%20and%20Recovery%20Utility%20Gear&cat=HLS-HFRP&pid=TechnicalRescueGear (https://www.honeywellfirstresponder.com/en-US/Pages/Product.aspx?category=Technical%20Rescue%20and%20Recovery%20Utility%20Gear&cat=HLS-HFRP&pid=TechnicalRescueGear)

Title: Re: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: LoadingUptheBox on June 23, 2014, 02:42:57 PM
Cool. Thanks. That explains a lot.
Title: Re: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: mercurygrandmarquis1 on July 04, 2014, 01:48:36 AM
I Believe the SOP is that its supposed to be used at MVAs/fires and during CPR jobs. (Correct me if I'm wrong) I can understand the logic for MVAs but fires and CPR i don't get the point. When I did EMS in irvington we were supposed to wear them on highway jobs and fire standbys. The one fire standby I did we didn't wear our bunker gear.
Title: Re: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: memory master on July 04, 2014, 06:56:09 AM
Trauma jobs, fires, Haz-Mat jobs, etc.
Title: Re: FDNY EMS Bunker Gear - Why?
Post by: tbendick on July 04, 2014, 10:52:25 PM
Fires = yes.
Have seen medics working on jumpers ,10-45, etc in front of the fire building with glass and debris flying all over.