Firefighters are first responders who can often be the difference between life and death for fire victims. If you have taken up this noble profession, you know that being able to react quickly and without distraction is key to success in your job. If you want yourself and others in your fire company to be more effective on the job, you might want to take a look at your current equipment. Being able to go into a fire with both hands free can be critical to success, and that's where a nylon duty suspender with D ring belt keeper can be quite helpful. Here's how outfitting yourself and all of your co-workers with a belt keeper setup can make it easier for you to do your job.
Carry All Necessary Equipment While Maintaining Balance and Speed
You have your two-way radio, your flashlight, and any number of tools to protect yourself or cut through to the source of the problem while fighting a fire. Trying to juggle all of these things can slow you down or throw you off balance when you are trying to run at high speed towards or through a fire. With a suspender and belt keeper combo, the weight from all of your equipment will be more evenly distributed and you can move as fast as you need to without worrying about dropping anything or stumbling.
Keep Your Hands Free for Trouble While Still Having Everything at the Ready
In the heat of a fire, it's important to have your hands out and available to protect yourself. This is especially true if there is a lot of smoke and you can't see too far ahead of you. With the right belt keeper, you can keep all of your important items at the ready for quick access without having to keep anything actually in your hands until you need it. If you need to suddenly reach out to prevent a burning piece of wood from falling on you, your hands will be free to protect you at a moment's notice.
A Suspender and Belt Combo Offers Stabilization That Might Be Necessary When Trying to Save a Life
Maintaining proper balance and stabilization when running into a fire is key. But there's yet another reason why this stabilization and even weight distribution is so important, and that's if you need to carry someone out of the fire. With a suspender and belt keeper combo, all weight from your uniform and equipment will be evenly distributed and you won't be at risk of falling over by suddenly introducing the weight of another person into your arms or over your shoulder.