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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2013 Summer, From The EditorCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2013 Summer, From The Editor -  We talk about “The Brotherhood” and the “passion” of firefighters. All very true. I have a friend whose dream was to be a firefighter. He got his acceptance this past week and he is ecstatic. Another hero in the making. But I think we sometimes forg...
From the Editor - Summer 2013

Sherry Brooks | 08/04/2013

We talk about “The Brotherhood” and the “passion” of firefighters. All very true. I have a friend whose dream was to be a firefighter. He got his acceptance this past week and he is ecstatic. Another hero in the making. But I think we sometimes forget that the departments are also businesses. David Denniston’s article on page seven speaks to handling your employee practice issues so you don’t land on the front page of the newspaper. He gives advice, ranging from interviews to polices and procedure check points. If you are in a leadership role in your department, his article will help you understand the issues and actions you need to take now... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Summer -  Not long ago, I read an article suggesting firefighters should slow down during training sessions to increase duplication of the skills presented. This seems like a valid argument to ensure basic and advanced skills are learned and mastered. We can ...
Intensity driven training -— know your limitations

By Capt. Brad Maness | 08/04/2013

Not long ago, I read an article suggesting firefighters should slow down during training sessions to increase duplication of the skills presented. This seems like a valid argument to ensure basic and advanced skills are learned and mastered. We can look at this type of training as practice, where more time is needed to focus on the subject. While I agree we must take more time when learning new skills and reinforcing important information, our training must also include high intensity and stressful situations. This type of training is more of a dress rehearsal for the main event. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Summer -  Throughout my 25 years in fire and emergency services, many people have asked me about my best and worst times serving as a firefighter, officer and district official. There are several best times that come to mind. There are big fires that we made ...
Can’t we all just get along?

By David Denniston | 08/04/2013

Throughout my 25 years in fire and emergency services, many people have asked me about my best and worst times serving as a firefighter, officer and district official. There are several best times that come to mind. There are big fires that we made amazing stops at. There are extrications that seemed almost impossible when we got there and yet all the training, tools and manpower came together for favorable outcomes. There are full arrest saves and pulling people from burning buildings. Those are the fun times; the times that make me damn proud to have served my community. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Summer -  “They don’t think like we do, they didn’t learn things the way we did, and they sure don’t perform like we did when we got out of the academy. What are they teaching the recruits these days?” 
 
According to many of my colleagues, there is a “gene...
Those darn new guys ... bridging the generation gap

By Joe Mancos, AAS NREMT-P | 08/04/2013

“They don’t think like we do, they didn’t learn things the way we did, and they sure don’t perform like we did when we got out of the academy. What are they teaching the recruits these days?” According to many of my colleagues, there is a “generation gap” between the new recruits and the seasoned vets. I have one thing to say to ease your mind. You are right! They don’t think like we do, they didn’t learn things the way we did. There is a difference between the new folks and the way we were when we graduated. The new folks are learning things that we never were exposed to.  Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Summer -  In December, 2011, FEMA introduced A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action (FEMA, 2011.) The goal is to continue to encourage communities to plan and prepare for major disasters and to continue...
Developing a ‘whole community’ approach to preparedness

By Mark D. Reese | 08/04/2013

In December, 2011, FEMA introduced A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action (FEMA, 2011.) The goal is to continue to encourage communities to plan and prepare for major disasters and to continue to promote resiliency. Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, testified to Congress that “Government can and will continue to serve disaster survivors. However, we fully recognize that a government-centric approach to disaster management will not be enough to meet the challenges posed by a catastrophic incident.” Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Summer -  Less than a year after a devastating crash that killed four of its members and injured two others while battling a fire over South Dakota, the Charlotte-based 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard lead the spring Modular Airbor...
NCANG Flight Crews Conduct Annual Fire Fighting

By 145th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office | 08/04/2013

Less than a year after a devastating crash that killed four of its members and injured two others while battling a fire over South Dakota, the Charlotte-based 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard lead the spring Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training in Cheyenne, Wyoming. “Our people are the commend element,” said Col. Charles Davis of Charlotte, commander of the 145th Air Expeditionary Group. “We’re proud to lead this elite group of men and women in this important homeland security mission.” Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Summer -  This article is going to be somewhat of a short journey. It is not objective based, it is merely meant to get your juices flowing. My ultimate hope is that it will inspire you to evaluate things and form your own opinions. I want to be up front, and...
Making sense of the nonsense

By John Scott Loftis | 08/04/2013

This article is going to be somewhat of a short journey. It is not objective based, it is merely meant to get your juices flowing. My ultimate hope is that it will inspire you to evaluate things and form your own opinions. I want to be up front, and go ahead and let you know that it is perfectly okay with me, for you to have a different opinion than mine. If you agree, it may generate meaningful conversation, or possibly some changes in your behavior. If you disagree, it may inspire you to research, and try to prove me wrong. The end result is that either way, we will have each taken a small step in the learning process, and are therefore on... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Summer -  Mass shooting incidents are thankfully foreign territory to many of us. However, the fire service must be constantly prepared for these types of incidents. Sadly, shootings are not that uncommon in the jurisdiction for which this author works. The l...
Mass shooting incidents

By David Greene | 08/04/2013

Mass shooting incidents are thankfully foreign territory to many of us. However, the fire service must be constantly prepared for these types of incidents. Sadly, shootings are not that uncommon in the jurisdiction for which this author works. The largest number of victims at a single incident in our jurisdiction occurred in 2009 and involved nine victims. Because these incidents are low in frequency, planning, training and learning from others’ mistakes are extremely important. This quarter we will examine this incident as well as the Tucson shooting involving Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 and the shooting at Northern Illinois Un... Read More...

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From the Editor - Summer 2013
Intensity driven training -— know your limitations
Can’t we all just get along?
Those darn new guys ... bridging the generation gap
Developing a ‘whole community’ approach to preparedness
NCANG Flight Crews Conduct Annual Fire Fighting
Making sense of the nonsense
Mass shooting incidents
Some people used to think the world was flat
ASK ERNIE - ”The Apparatus Maintenance Expert”
Elevated water storage tank rescues
Research is a partner in forward focused time
Fire fighting, French cuisine and fantastic training
RIT training prepares for team emergencies
Leadership suicide: failure to focus on the future
Creating the IDEAL scene
Out With the Old, In With the New:
NAEMT and NEMSMA Announce Strategic Partnership
EMS Leadership prepares for 2013 show
Lowcountry Fire and EMS Weekend
Heavy vehicle rescue
Hazmat response safety:
The Goats
Leadership: The first steps
The evolution of EMS
The rules of incident command
Over 60 Fire/EMS leaders graduate
Strange bedfellows
New strut for lifting and stabilizing
Returning to the foundations: Fire hose
How to read the architectural plans
Applying for insurance: what to expect
Navassa chief shares building experience
Emergency incident rehab
The 5 love languages
Happy, healthy, wealthy and wise
Critical Incident Stress Management
Fire Station Profile - Tega Cay Fire Department
Fire Station Profile - New Bern Fire-Rescue
Tim Bradley receives Martin E. Grimes Award
SAFRE BBQ Throwdown
60 miles of fun and sun at Myrtle Beach
Bereavement uniform program
Industry News
2013-2014 Cohort for UNC Charlotte EMS Management Institute
Albemarle County - East Rivanna

Albemarle County - East Rivanna

2013 Pierce Velocity PUC Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Pierce TAK-4 independent front suspension, Husky foam.

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Concord Fire Department

Concord Fire Department

2013 Pierce Saber Pumper w/Cummins ISL 9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Gortite roll-up doors, Harrison 6 KW generator.

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Cotton Volunteer Fire Department

Cotton Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Detroit DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Pierce TAK-4 independent suspension, Gortite roll-up doors.

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Craigsville Volunteer Fire Department

Craigsville Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Pierce Saber Pumper w/Cummins ISL 450 engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, lap doors, Harrison 6 KW generator, Pierce custom paint.

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Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

2013 Pierce Arrow XT 105’ Aerial w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD14 500 HP tank, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, Pierce TAK-4 independent front suspension, Amdor roll-up doors.

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Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

2013 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Pierce TAK-4 independent front suspension, Harrison 6 KW generator.

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Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

2013 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Pierce TAK-4 independent front suspension.

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Gibsonville Fire Department

Gibsonville Fire Department

2013 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Detroit DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Gortite roll-up doors, Harrison 10 KW generator.

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City of Hampton Fire Department

City of Hampton Fire Department

2013 Pierce Arrow XT PUC 100’ Platform w/ Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump, 300 gal. UPF poly tank, Pierce TAK-4 independent front suspension.

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Hendersonville Fire Department

Hendersonville Fire Department

2013 Pierce arrow XT PUC Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP tank, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Pierce TAK-4 independent front suspension, Gortite roll-up doors, Husky foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Mooresville Fire Department

Mooresville Fire Department

2013 Pierce Dash CF PUC Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Gortite roll-up doors, Harrison 6 KW generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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New Hanover County Fire Services

New Hanover County Fire Services

2013 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump, 1000 gal. tank, Harrison 10 KW generator, Gortite roll-up doors, Husky foam system.

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Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department

Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Anchor-Richey EVS F-450 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.8 gasoline engine, 245 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, LED extendable scene light, back board rack.

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Moravian Falls Volunteer Fire Department

Moravian Falls Volunteer Fire Department

2012 Spartan ERV T-370, 3000 Gallon Tanker w/Kenworth chassis, Cummins 380 HP engine, 750 GPM Hale pump, 3000 gal. poly tank, 10” 180 degree swivel dump w/extendable dump chute.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS
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Shelby Fire Department

Shelby Fire Department

2013 Anchor-Richey EVS F-450 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.7 diesel engine, 245 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 12,000 lb. Warn winch and stainless steel brush guard.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS
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Southport Fire Department

Southport Fire Department

2013 Anchor-Richey EVS F-450 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.8 gasoline engine, 245 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, front mounted Elkhart sidewinder monitor.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS
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Ahoskie Rural Volunteer Fire Department

Ahoskie Rural Volunteer Fire Department

Rosenbauer Maverick Pumper-Tanker w/International chassis, MaxxForce 9, 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Darley pump, 1500 gal. UPF tank, Rosenbauer -GreenStar- IRT system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.
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Dysartsville Volunteer Fire Department

Dysartsville Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Rosenbauer Maverick Side Mount Pumper/Tanker w/Kenworth chassis, Paccar PX-8, 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Rosenbauer pump, 1800 gal. UPF tank, Fee-Con foam system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.
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Eastside Volunteer Fire Department

Eastside Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Rosenbauer Gladiator Side Mount Pumper/Tanker, Navistar MF-13 475 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 2000 gal. UPF tank, aluminum hose bed cover.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.
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Sanford Fire Department

Sanford Fire Department

2013 Rosenbauer Commercial 7400 Heavy, Walk-in Rescue w/International chassis, MaxxForce 330 HP engine, 19’ walk-in rescue body, breathing air fill station and cascade system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.
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Irmo Fire District #1

Irmo Fire District #1

HD-100 Mid Mount Platform, Ferrara Ultra custom fire chassis, heavy duty extruded aluminum fire body, 100’ mid-mount platform, 1000 lb. tip load dry, 500 lb. tip load flowing 1500.

Provided By Ferrara
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Irmo Fire District #1

Irmo Fire District #1

Custom Rescue Pumper, Ferrara Ultra custom fire chassis, 3/16” thick aluminum construction, heavy duty extruded aluminum fire body, Ferrara ladders-thru-the-tank storage module.

Provided By Ferrara
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Archer Lodge Fire Department

Archer Lodge Fire Department

MVP Heavy Rescue Pumper, Ferrara Inferno custom fire chassis, EMS cabinet inboard on rear wall, heavy duty extruded aluminum fire body, Hale Qmax 1500 GPM pump.

Provided By Ferrara
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East Nash Fire Department

East Nash Fire Department

2013 E-One Stainless Steel 19’ Heavy Rescue w/E-One chassis, 450 HP engine, 40 KW generator, Command light tower with 200,000 lumens, 3 hydraulic reels, 6 bottle cascade system.

Provided By Fire Connections
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Havelock Fire Rescue

Havelock Fire Rescue

2013 E-One Typhoon Pumper w/Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gal. tank, 10 KW generator, Command light tower, twin battery charging solar panels, FireCom system.

Provided By Fire Connections
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City of Roanoke Rapids Fire Department

City of Roanoke Rapids Fire Department

2013 E-One HP 78 Aerial w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 500 gal. tank, severe duty dash, 200 foot crosslay front bumper.

Provided By Fire Connections
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Williamston Fire-Rescue EMS

Williamston Fire-Rescue EMS

2013 E-One Commercial Tanker w/International 7600 chassis, MaxxForce 10 engine, 1250 GPM 1250 Qflo pump, 3500 gal. tank, triple dump, camera system.

Provided By Fire Connections
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Lugoff Fire Department

Lugoff Fire Department

2013 KME Predator Rescue Pumper w/KME chassis, Cummins engine, 2000 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. PDF tank, pump panel on both sides, telescoping light tower.

Provided By Safe Industries.
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GLENWOOD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

GLENWOOD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2014 Spartan Metro with Spartan Chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CXSC20ES Pump with 1,000 Gallon poly tank, Hydraulic ladder rack, Newton Dump on rear.
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