First Aide

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sammy, Aug 13, 2000.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many of you carry first aide kits and fire extingushers ?
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I've got both with me in the truck. We have used the first aid kit a few times, but not the extinguisher. :)
     
  3. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    You should carry both a fire extinguisher and more importantly a first aid kit. You never know when you will need more than a band aid.
     
  4. WALKERMOW

    WALKERMOW LawnSite Member
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    just tylenol and band-aids here
     
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I carry a first aid kit in the truck and a fire extinguisher on the trailer, mounted far from the gas cans. I haven't used either one yet-knock on wood!
     
  6. You should always carry both fire extinguisher and first aid kit. I had to use the first aid kit myself a couple times in over 20 years of service. The fire extinguisher I\'ve used to help put out fires that other people had.

    I remember the time this person who wasn\'t a client threw ashes in the garbage can thinking the ashes were out. She left her house to go grocery shopping. When she came back home, found the front of her house full of firemen and police. I noticed the smell of smoke while working on my clientÂ’s house. Looked up from what i was doing and saw her garbage cans and part of the garage in flames. Got my extinguisher from truck and started spraying, had most of the flames out before I went to a garden hose. The fire truck showed up a couple minutes later with no fire to fight. When the lady and husband were told who put out the fire, not only did I get a nice thank you from them, I\'ve done a lot of work for the husbands company over the years.:) He works for a local property management company.
    John


    [Edited by gusbuster on 08-14-2000 at 01:40 AM]
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    We carry a fire extinguisher both in the truck, and in the trailer. Our first aid kit is just a basic Johnson & Johnson with a few added goodies like burn cream and such.
     
  8. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I have fire extinguhers at the front and rear doors of my trailer. I do carry a first aid kit, I would look really stupid being a medic and not having one. :) Also carry an Epi-Pen for bee stings, got stung twice last week but no reactions!
     
  9. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    First aid kit and fire extinguher hanging inside door of trailer. Have used first aid kit many times, not yet had to try to put out a fire, I do need to look at the charge and make sure it's good to go.
     
  10. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    Carry both. Have a firefighter/EMT tell you what to put in a FA kit. Make an inventory list on a 5x8 card and keep inside. Go through it priodically to see what needs to be replaced. With all the sharp stuff we use, it's a no-brainer. I have a large dry chem FE, what is best? CO2?
     

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