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Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by bigjim, May 20, 2008.

  1. bigjim

    bigjim

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    Just got on with an ambulance company, looks like I'll be spending the summer running BLS calls on 12-hour shifts.

    My problem is that I'm a fat bastard. I'm working on it, and making progress, but I don't want to be a sweathog on the rig if I can help it. Nobody likes a big smelly fat guy.

    Who can recommend a good undershirt to wear beneath my uniform rig to help with the sweating? Is Underarmor good? Is there something better? Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    Underarmour Heatgear is the way to go. And if the company requires a V-neck shirt under the uniform, Underarmour sells those as well. Good luck.

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  3. bigjim

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.

    And thankfully, we don't require v-necks, because I have about as much body hair as Ron Jeremy and in a v-neck I look like a Hungarian pimp from 1970. The only thing missing is the gold medallion.
     
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    You might wanna purchase a few extra uniform shirts and extra undershirts as a possible alternative. A quick change between runs will make you look and feel better.
     
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    MEDIC1167 Millennium Member

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    +1 on that.
     
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    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    :rofl: That's a problem? I'm all self-conscious now! :supergrin:

    When I worked EMS about 10 years ago I was 5'10" and 315 pounds. Multiple uniforms (or at least under/t-shirts to change) and/or UnderArmor are my recommendations.

    Hose off a couple times a week too. That helps. :tongueout:
     
  7. HarleyArcher

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    +1 for the Under Armor Heat gear! Just started wearing them recently myself. They are a bit on the costly side, but they do work nice. Bryan