Even if you don’t think your going to need them, at least have with you – available and ready to use. I can’t say that you’ll need them on every single call you go on (even fire calls) – But better safe then sorry!!! If in doubt = use!!! It could, very well, save your life.
The quote from the video Everyone Goes Home (I have the link set to start just before point where comment is made – ’”If you think you have a reason for not using/wearing you PPE, let me know so I can read it to your spouse, cause I’m not going to know what to say, so you say it for me” Says it the best. Always Always Always remember your PPE
Do routine checks and maintenance on your PPE to ensure they are in proper working order and ready to go. Make sure to check your PPEs before every use and then again as part of routine check of gear afterwards. Make sure any problems are taken care of in a timely manner. Don’t (if at all possible) use old or damaged PPE.
Of course usage of PPEs is not an absolute guarantee of your safety, but in such situations no using your PPE will make the situation drastically worse. Even with the use of PPEs you should always be “game ready” every call, every time!!!
Remember Use your PPE and Stay SAFE!!