From the Editor - Spring 2012
Congratulations to Rusty Alexander, Fire Chief of Locke Township Fire Dept. in Salisbury. Chief Alexander was the winner of our Fire Truck Pedal Car give-a-way. Please come by our booth at the South Carolina Fire Rescue Conference at Myrtle Beach and the South Atlantic Expo in Raleigh to enter to win your own miniature fire truck!
I had a chance to meet with Rep. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth, at the N.C. Chiefs Conference in Charlotte. He has been working on legislation to help fire departments and emergency medical services. One of his efforts resulted in saving the junior fire department programs in North Carolina. Rep. Folwell worked with the DOI and the NCSFA to address this concern. He expressed to me that he would like to hear from you about your concerns and issues.
I think there is a special place in our heart for our pets. My son believes I love my dog more than him. That’s why the Lincoln County Water Rescue team got my attention when they rescued a dog stranded in a very hazardous location on the South Ford River in the South Fork Fire Department district. Water rescue technicians from the Lincoln County Water Rescue team conducted the rescue of the dog off of the low head dam where he was stranded for more than 24 hours. The dog was taken to the local animal hospital. The Lincoln County Water Rescue team would like to remind everyone of the extreme dangers that surround a low head dam. These dams are also referred to as “drowning machines” due to the churning water associated with them and their tendency to drown victims who are caught in them.
This is our rescue issue and we have important training information about rescuing people from man made elements, rigging elevated pulley systems, high strength metals you may face in extrication, as well as funding tips for extrication training. We have included something new this issue — Fire Station Profile. We will profile one or two stations each issue. Please contact us if you would like to include your department.
Let me hear from you on your ideas, to submit an article or if you have an upcoming event at your station. You can reach me at [email protected].
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