Epirb Placement

Submitted: Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:03
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Sorry if this has been done before, did a search, couldn't find the answer I wanted!!

Looking for ideas on the best place to locate/store an Epirb in a vehicle!!

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:05

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:05
Space will often dictate. But near the driver is good so you can grab it in a hurry in the event of a vehicle fire, river crossing gone wrong, etc. Away from little hands is also a good idea.

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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:07

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:07
Hi Steve

I have mine mounted on the cargo barrier. It is in the easiest spot for reach if in an accident or comming upon one.

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:42

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:42
Adam it was one of the things I noticed in travelling in the Jack today. Making some things more available like that. Have some things in compartments beside and behind the seats but a rack like a cargo barrier would be good and am not sure yet what I would do for that.
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:09

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:09
Sitting her talking between ourselves, what age would you teach a child to operate an epirb, for example, in the event they are the only one consious in an accident.

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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:12

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:12
Our children are 10 and 6 and I have shown them both what to do. If they are old enough to dial 000, then they should understand how/when to operate an EPIRB.

I know there are varyin attitudes to using or relying on EPIRBs on this forum but, having done a lot of work in SAR, it is better to get 100 false alarms tan once too late.

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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:17

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:17
We'll just tell our son that if he sets if off without it being an emergency, we'll have to not only sell everything in his room to cover the cost of the false alarm, but donate all funds from the next 5 years of birthdays and xmas's as well!!

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 22:17

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 22:17
Hi Steve

I usually show visitors who come 4wd'ing in our 4wd, how to use and where all emergency gear is.

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Reply By: Member - Barry C (NT) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:17

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:17
One option is a small backpack with other life preserving essentials, in a dire emergency pick up backpack (packed in the same location each time) and you have the survival essentials, as someone stated above for fire onboard or other catastrphic event. (I have this on boat but in water proof cylinder with all essentials roped to 10l water container ie self contained emergency pack) Aim is to never use it,, but be prepared,,, also can take the small backpack when hiking etc away from vehicle. Simple things can = peace of mind.

Saw boat burning off QLD coast on the news tonight, with one crew stating they saw a small amount of smoke and it was then too late = abandone ship into liferaft - it happens when least expected. I've been on cranes and working on trucks ( 2 batteries) that have caught fire and belive me you NEVER expect it.

Just my thoughts may assist.

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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:36

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:36
"belive me you NEVER expect it"

Got it in one Barry, nobody ever does,

Wise advice.

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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:43

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:43
We think this is a great idea, also throw in some bits for emergency first aid, an essentials should the lot go up

Thanks Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry C (NT) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:48

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:48
That it Steve,, what you need for you to survive.

Barry
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:12

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:12
I have also gone the back pack route. A small one with lots of pockets to carry EPIRB (the smallest you can get - think Icom(?)), a leatherman, some basic first aide material, some water, a firelighter, a space blanket and a torch. Always accesible and carry it on short walks away from the car. Never had to use it but will try my best not to become a statistic.

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Reply By: Member - Richard W (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 06:13

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 06:13
Keep mine in the storage compartment between the driver and passenger seat.
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Reply By: Steve63 - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 09:35

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 09:35
We keep ours in the First Aid Kit. We do a lot of walking and the kit always goes with us. Who says you will be in your car when you need it.

By the way you will be waiting a while if you set it off so it is pretty usless for a medical emergency. If you are by yourself and you are stuck with a few days supplies then no problems. If you have a medical emergency you need a sat phone or HF radio for advice etc.

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 19:14

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 19:14
just testing
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