Lately it seems like part of the EMT dress code is to outfit yourself with a “buff belt” which I refer to as a wacker belt.
I understand being “prepared” but these belts are carrying everything from a set of keys to rappelling gloves and socket sets. Like the gear we carry is not heavy enough. The only thing that I carry is a raptor (Gerber multi tool) and a spare key with a 02 wrench.
I saw a younger EMT come into a ER last night with the following on his “buff belt”: Multi tool, UHF/VHF portable, Chinese brand portable, bristojet, handcuff case (unknown contents) glove pouch, cell phone case, tourniquet, OC spray? Really