#FunFactFriday How much does your equipment really weigh?
We often hear this question during community education and outreach events. We wanted to give you an accurate answer so we placed one of our members, Engineer Richard Harvey, in different complements of firefighting gear and equipment, and then weighed him. We wanted to demonstrate why maintaining our physical fitness is important. The following descriptions are the results:
1) Top Left - Station Uniform: 189lbs;
2) Top Right - Turnout Gear with Helmet and Axe: 225lbs;
3) Bottom Left - Turnout Gear with Helmet, Axe, and SCBA (breathing apparatus): 262 lbs;
4) Bottom Middle - Truck Firefighter with Turnout Gear, Helmet, Axe, SCBA, Chainsaw, and Rubbish Hook: 292lbs;
5) Bottom Right - Engine Firefighter with Turnout Gear, Helmet, Axe, SCBA, Set of Irons (Halligan Tool and Flat-Headed Axe), One High-Rise Pack (100 feet bundle of 1 3/4" hose), and One 50' 2 1/2" Extension Hose Strung Over the SCBA Bottle: 358lbs
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