Crib Packs

Captain Dave Facer from New Albany (IN) sent in these photos of their crib packs. As you know from previous posts, we are big fans of efficient ways of storing and carrying equipment on the rigs and on the fireground. The nice thing about this particular idea is that it does both; it stores well and carries well. Their crib packs utilize 18” long unpainted, non-pressure treated soft wood cribbing. Each crib-pack consists of (8)-4×4’s, (4)-2×4’s and (4)-4×4 wedges. Each pack builds an 18” platform when used as a 2×2 box crib stack. The 3/4” plywood can be utilized as a base when working in soft or uneven terrain. The plywood can also be utilized as a sliding base allowing the crib stack to be built from beside (not under) the vehicle, eventually being slid into position. The plywood can also be used as a shield in-between the patient and the tools when working in tight situations.

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As you can see, basic notes were drawn onto the plywood for quick reference for their crib stack capacity, heights, configurations, and airbag information to make sure everyone is on the same page. The rubber mat (commercial mud flap) can be used for soft victim protection or for protecting lift bags when the need arises. The plywood is sandwiched by the cribbing and secured with two 1” ratchet straps.

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Each crib pack takes little time to assemble but deploys quickly and provides a fast and convenient way to transport a fair amount of cribbing. Each pack weighs about 30 lbs. and one firefighter can carry two Crib Packsacks without difficulty.

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The 6×6 cribbing is bundled with 3 small loops (yellow) and one large loop (red) that holds all 4 pieces together with one handle. This allows one firefighter to carry two bundles to the scene and build a 22” box crib for each trip made from the rig. The different colored webbing handle makes it easy to remember which loop is the “main loop” and keeps the bundle organized and compact.

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This is simple and effective way to store, and efficiently carry, cribbing to the scene. Taking a little extra time to come up with efficient methods like this go a long way on the emergency scene.

45 comments

45 Comments so far

  1. Ken June 23rd, 2016 11:03 am

    You should be kissed on the forehead. Wow this is thinking out of the box and I love it.

  2. Chris Delcour June 24th, 2016 6:45 pm

    Love it, been looking for a better way to carry the cribbing on our rescue. Boom!!

  3. tooltime June 28th, 2016 8:52 am

    now this is the best useful/practicle tip I have seen on here this year. Great idea, sure beats 4×4’s daisy chained with webbing.

  4. Ladder_Goes June 28th, 2016 11:00 am

    Very clever. This might make it to the ladder.

  5. Steve F. July 3rd, 2016 12:22 pm

    Awesome idea, like that one guy can bring a lot of cribbing in one trip.

  6. Colvin Grick July 6th, 2016 7:54 pm

    What are the Measurements for the Plywood? Im looking to build theese

  7. FACER July 8th, 2016 3:47 pm

    THIS SEAMS TO WORK WELL FOR US. DOES TAKE A LITTLE BIT TO PUT BACK TOGETHER BUT NOT IN A HURRY DURING CLEAN UP. I SENT IN A DIAGRAM BUT, IF YOU GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL I WILL SEND IT TO YOU. -FACER

  8. Tim July 11th, 2016 5:10 am

    Could you email it to me tconway123@gmail.com. Tim.

  9. Brent Murray July 11th, 2016 11:02 am

    I love the functionality, organization and what appears would be rapid deployment of this. Brilliant!

  10. David July 13th, 2016 11:57 am

    FACER,
    I love this!
    Could you please email me the diagram of how this is set up?
    captain3@eggertsvillehose.com

  11. John Williamson July 18th, 2016 8:25 am

    Nice work Cappo!

    Could you send me a copy of the diagram as well, going to make one for sure! Thank you sir

  12. John Williamson July 18th, 2016 8:26 am

    Sorry for got my email

    jwilliamson37123@yahoo.com

  13. Bill Zepeda July 18th, 2016 10:24 pm

    Great Idea. Can I also be placed on the email list for the diagram?
    bzepeda22@gmail.com

    Thank you.

  14. tooltime July 19th, 2016 7:45 am

    I dont need a diagram, Im smart enough to lay 6 4×4 down and measure the size wood I need leaving space for a handle..

  15. David Stender July 22nd, 2016 1:09 pm

    Awesome idea! Can I please be emailed a copy of the diagram?

    Thank you.

  16. David Stender July 22nd, 2016 1:10 pm

    Sorry, forgot email address: dstender222@gmail.com

  17. Christopher Yaughn July 29th, 2016 3:29 pm

    This is a great idea. I would love to put this to use on our rig. Could you email me the diagram also? Thanks!

  18. Mike Hughes August 2nd, 2016 8:13 pm

    Great Idea!!! can you also send me the diagram. Greatly appreciated.
    snowboredhughes@aol.com

  19. Kevin Nowaczyk August 9th, 2016 2:20 pm

    This is great. Please send me the diagram. Thanks!!!

  20. Kevin Nowaczyk August 9th, 2016 2:21 pm

    Email address Knowaczyk@munster.org. Sorry forgot it.

  21. Steve Kelly August 9th, 2016 8:42 pm

    Great idea & practical for getting cribbing from the rig to the scene. Can you please e-mail a copy of the diagram to stevek743@gmail.com ? Kudos & Thank You!

  22. John-Paul Shirley August 10th, 2016 1:52 pm

    Great idea. Could you please email me a copy of the diagram as well. Thank you.
    jpshirley1980@yahoo.com

  23. Carl August 12th, 2016 9:44 am

    Could you please email me a copy of the diagram. Thanks

    Carl
    Carl4055@earthlink.net

  24. Matt Ebersold August 20th, 2016 10:39 am

    Could you email me the diagram and everything with it. This is an awesome idea.
    matt.ebersold@yahoo.com

  25. Ty Suber August 24th, 2016 2:17 am

    Great Idea. I’d like the diagram also.
    Thanks,
    TySuber@yahoo.com

  26. Chuck Forde September 20th, 2016 11:25 pm

    I am captain of a CERT team in Tigard Oregon, This looks like a great idea.
    Could you Email me the specifics of this also
    Thaks

  27. matt ebersold September 25th, 2016 2:08 pm

    Could you resend me the plans for this. Somehow they were erased off our server at the firehouse. Thanks!

  28. Dylan Goldsmith October 4th, 2016 5:11 am

    Can I please get the diagram as well? Thanks! dgoldsmith9210@gmail.com

  29. Mark November 1st, 2016 5:18 pm

    I would like a copy of the details as well. Thank you much!

  30. Chris November 2nd, 2016 10:32 pm

    Awesome!! Just built a bunch to be put on the Engines and Ladder. Thanks for sharing.

  31. preston jardine November 28th, 2016 9:37 pm

    can you send me the diagram please this is a awesome idea and I would love to put this in place on all of my vehicles

  32. Stephanie rosario December 6th, 2016 6:44 pm

    Hey can i also be emailed the diagram? Thanks!! Stephanie.johnson87@gmail.com

  33. Josh M December 30th, 2016 8:10 am

    Great idea! Could you send me the Diagram?
    jmogck@verizon.net

  34. Ian H December 31st, 2016 7:59 pm

    Could you email me the dimensions? we would like to try this an see how it works for our Squad

  35. Patricia Moore January 13th, 2017 11:56 am

    This is awesome! Could you send me the dimensions for the plywood?! I have to put this on my engine!

    Thanks Brother!

    Patricia OCFRD

  36. James Davenport January 16th, 2017 1:09 pm

    I am on board with this idea too. Please email it to me for my department.

    Odinconsultingdol@gmail.com

  37. Joseph Lucas January 26th, 2017 9:14 pm

    Awesome tip

  38. Tom Weber January 27th, 2017 8:42 pm

    Could you please send me a diagram of the set up. We would like to build these for our Rescue and Squad.

  39. Dave Facer January 29th, 2017 8:05 pm

    Send me your email and I will send crib-pack diagram. d.facer@newalbanyfire.com

  40. Doug DuBree February 12th, 2017 3:20 pm

    Could you send me the info on the plywood sheet. Thanks
    dubree.douglas@rigov.org

  41. Mike M February 12th, 2017 11:01 pm

    Would also like the info diagram please. Thx
    mmack@watertownfirerescue.com

  42. Matt Cagle February 13th, 2017 9:31 am

    Get set up! Can you please send me the diagram for the crib pack.
    mattcagle79@gmail.com

  43. Joe Aldana February 16th, 2017 5:07 pm

    Awesome. Can you please send the email to nyrfans425@aol.com. Thanks

  44. Paul Urbano February 21st, 2017 2:57 am

    Great crib pack idea! Can you please send a copy to: thelastfrontier@alaskan.com
    Thanks!

  45. Eric February 21st, 2017 4:47 pm

    Great idea. Please send the specs to me too. Would love to implement this at work. Thanks!! speechflyer1@gmail.com

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