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Thebestestdrummer 08-04-2013 01:18 PM

Lets see your.. "bed dividers"?
 
im looking for something to hole my firefighter gear, (a larger duffel bag). A EMT/Paramedic bag. (a smaller duffel bag). a toolbox. and some other random things.

I cant have boxes because i have a tonneau cover.

so what does your bed look like with dividers, shelves, anything that isn't some sort of locking box?

huntergreen 08-04-2013 07:00 PM

pretty sure they make boxes that fit below the cover.

Thebestestdrummer 08-04-2013 11:00 PM

My bad, i meant i cant have boxes that fit over the side of the bed.

You're right, they DO make boxed that fit under the tonneau, but I think they look bad and to me it seems they would be pretty inefficient. Not to mention its a lot of firefighter/paramedic gear, and the duffel bag is not very "moldable" so it would have to be a pretty good sized box anyway.

Grubrunner 08-04-2013 11:24 PM

What exactly is the FF & Medic gear you speak of?

huntergreen 08-05-2013 01:37 AM

x2 on gear description. mot of the bulky fire fighting stuff should be on the truck. medic gear, same thing, really just a couple of clamps and bandage scissors.

Thebestestdrummer 08-05-2013 03:01 PM

Firefighter PPE is a duffel bag around 4ft long, 2ft wide, and 2ft tall. Its pretty bulky though. it just got the standard Gear in it.
Paramedic bag i don't have yet, but I've seen a decent amount and its about a half the size of the Fire bag.

I also don't know why i stated its "alot of firefighter gear" because it really isnt, maybe what i meant is its not exactly small either.

I want something that will put these things out of the way, but still easily accessible.

Grubrunner 08-05-2013 03:54 PM

Your turnouts, boots, mask, hood, gloves, helmet and other little hand tools and whatnot should fit comfortable in a large lidded bin that you can purchase at any home-goods store or the like. Now if you're hauling around your own NY Hook, Pike Pole, Axe or even Halligan type bar, then you may have storage issues.

Walmart actually has a decent sized large plastic storage bin - heavy duty - that's lockable which would sit under the bed rails. I know because I recently purchased one for my garage and it sat in my bed very nicely on the way home [HERE]. It's not the most visually appealing piece you'll find [ugly] but seeing as you have a bed lid and functionality is your primary concern, it may or may not fit your needs....

It will definitely have enough room for the primary items mentioned earlier and then some more.

I know what we carry in our engine's jump bag but as EMT's, we certainly don't have the equipment that a Paramedic would [should] carry. However, I can't imaging a Medic's bag carrying much more supplies than we do as on scene, a basic jump bag is all that's needed until patient's are in the back of the box, stabilized and being transported, right?

Hope this helped some and thanks for you do.

Good luck to you.

Thebestestdrummer 08-05-2013 05:28 PM

The bin would work perfectly, but im looking for something more to fit my bag in off to the side. I move my bag a lot of places and it works pretty good for what I need it to do. But not necessarily a "box" though. I'm not sure how to explain it.
As of right now, i don't have any tools, but evennuually i plan on getting some type of all in one tool.

And yeah, its basically a glorified First Aid Kit, which i might use instead.

Grubrunner 08-05-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Thebestestdrummer (Post 1168580)
The bin would work perfectly, but im looking for something more to fit my bag in off to the side. I move my bag a lot of places and it works pretty good for what I need it to do. But not necessarily a "box" though. I'm not sure how to explain it.
As of right now, i don't have any tools, but evennuually i plan on getting some type of all in one tool.

And yeah, its basically a glorified First Aid Kit, which i might use instead.

You should know, in our profession, there's no such thing.

Some great multi-purpose tools but nothing that fits the "all-in-one" category.

:smileup:

Thebestestdrummer 08-05-2013 05:59 PM

hahaha that's what I meant! :LOL:


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