CFJ Vol. 28.3, (Winter 2014)

The effects of ObamaCare on your EMS service

These days, the word “ObamaCare” is bringing optimism and hope to some Americans and feelings of frustration to a great many others. Many health care providers share these same feelings, and while not everyone agrees on how it should be done, most all would say that medical reform is necessary. There is significant room for improvement in the business of health care.

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Promises Made, Promises Kept

This is the time of year when we all make promises to ourselves and we’re lucky if we keep half of them. You know the usual things — losing weight, saving money, personal development, etc. But there are also some serious promises you should make to keep yourself and your departments safe and healthy for 2014. We promise that in this issue of the Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal, you’ll find page after page of training and self-improvement articles that can help. You’ll also find a number of new products and services that are designed to keep you from harm’s way.

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Fire and Football Revisited

Although this article will be read at the end of football season, it is being written while the NCAA football teams are making things exciting. There are many parallels between the modern day fire-service and football teams. Short of having “scheduled games,” we function very much the same. We could also learn a few things from the well-managed football teams. Being a huge fan, I have previously mentioned that while I do not want to minimize the importance of college football, I do think our job of saving lives and property is more important than how your favorite team performs on Saturday — at least a little.

First, consider the amount of time a football team spends in preparation. A college football game lasts 60 minutes and each team possesses the ball for maybe half of that time which gives both offensive and defensive players from each team approximately the same playing time, roughly 30 minutes — although sometimes it can be different.

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Are you adjusting your fire suppression tactics based on modern research?

Recently the International Society of Fire Service Instructors put out a Position Statement on Fire Dynamic Research in Tactical Operations based on the Spartanburg, S.C. research, which was conducted by International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who partnered with the South Carolina Fire Academy, City of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Fire Department and the Spartanburg County Fire Association. I can say this is right on target and anyone in the business needs to be looking at this research that has been conducted with a window to the wider world approach — thus looking to see how this is applied to your operations in your department based on all the factors. Below is the position statement and I have taken the liberty as the president to help try to explain some of the areas for the greater good of the fire service in regards with how it applies to you in the field making decisions on the fire ground.

Today’s incident demands on the fire ground are unlike those of the recent past, requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior and a focus on operational structural stability and considerations related to occupancy risk versus the occupancy type.

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Developing YOUR maintenance program

Developing a maintenance program for your department is one of the most important tasks that need to be performed, as well as adjusted to your department’s ever changing response needs. First let’s look at the two basic types of maintenance — proactive and reactive. Proactive is when you take the initiative to repair things before they break or in routine maintenance schedules. Reactive is where you fix the items only as they break and nothing more. The reactive route is very hard to budget due to the unknowns. When a proactive maintenance program is developed you will see within a year a couple of the benefits — some far more out way others.

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The 2012 North Carolina Energy Code will affect your building decisions

Often circumstances require a fire or rescue department to consider either adding space to their current facility or building in a new location. These include population growth, new commercial development, changes in the fire district itself or the addition of equipment to maintain or improve a station’s ISO rating.

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ASK ERNIE - The Apparatus Maintenance Expert

Before we start this edition of “Ask Ernie” please allow me to expand on an earlier question regarding changing apparatus from incandescent or strobe to LED lighting. A caution: If you operate in very cold climates, LED lighting does not generate much heat. As such, snow can build up on the LED lamp, limiting its output. Know your environmental requirements when specifying LED lighting.

Now, to your questions:

Explain the purpose of NFPA 1911.

NFPA wisely chose to bring all testing documents together into one single all-inclusive testing document in 2007. Formerly, NFPA 1911 was the annual “Standard for Service Tests of Fire Pump Systems on Fire Apparatus.” The 2007 edition of 1911 combined the former pump testing with the former NFPA 1914, the “Standard for Testing Fire Department Aerial Devices” and NFPA 1915, the “Standard for Fire Apparatus Preventative Maintenance Program” along with a chapter for the “Retirement of Fire Apparatus” and a re-evaluated “Out-of-Service Criteria” from the NFPA 1915. The term “Service Testing” was changed to “Performance Testing.” NFPA 1914 (historical first edition in 1954) and 1915 (historical first edition in 1991 due to investigations by NTSB regarding repairs performed by untrained personnel) were eliminated after being combined into the new “NFPA 1911; Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus, 2012 Edition.”

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HEAVY vehicle rescue

Well, as you read this column the holidays will be over. I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s and got to spend time with family and friends. Our families are the backbone of who we are and what we do, and without that we would not be able to function as we do. Always make time for them no matter what. I am sure during the holidays the amount of calls went up and the number of motor vehicle crashes increased as well. With more drivers on the road, along with the addition of drinking and texting over the holidays, we will see and respond to more crashes. But then again, it is what we do.

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The Color Code of survival: A situational awareness tool

Earlier this year, I completed a police reserve training course that spanned five months. While there was a massive amount of information to absorb, some of it stood out above the rest. As I mentioned in a previous article, law enforcement and military personnel have spent a great deal of time learning what goes on in the mind of those who serve and protect. Firefighters and police officers have always had that unspoken rivalry and we both feel like we are superior to each other. Today and in the future we face many of the same challenges. First responders have become likely targets of a troubled society. We continue to see LODDs increase from ambushes and attacks when we respond to what we think are normal emergencies. Our mindset and training will need to change and we must understand that shared knowledge will benefit us all.

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From now on ...be a GENIUS

A few months ago while I was attending a class at an emergency services conference the speaker put up a slide which caught my attention. So much so that I made it into a sign that hangs in my office. It simply says, “Smart people solve problems ... geniuses prevent them.” Now, I’m not a genius, and smart is sometimes questionable as well, but I thought this was a great motto.

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Surfside Beach Fire Department

Station Specs
Type Department: Combination
Number of Stations: One
Do you provide EMS? Yes
Annual Budget: $759,204
Area Covered Square miles: 2.3
Population: 5,300 Full Time 65,000 Vacationers
Total Runs: 890
Fire: 145 / EMS: 745
Chief: Daniel J. Cimini
Chief Officers: Three Battalion Captains {Shift Commanders}
Other Officers: One Volunteer Captain, Three Volunteer Lieutenants
Number of Members: Seven Career, 32 Volunteers
Address: 115 Highway 17 Business, North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 843-613-6343

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Firefighter recruitment: a few pointers

With the constant need for volunteers, how do you recruit the next generation to join a fire department? Increasing your marketing and recruitment efforts is a positive way to gain support of local people who are yearning to make a difference. Marketing is a cost-effective tool designed to increase public awareness and encourage support from the local community. From marketing, fire departments have gained comprehensive plans that support communication and recruitment efforts. The following tips have provided fire departments with the tools necessary to grow and strengthen their volunteer family.

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Tactical Fire Prevention

“If we complete this mission, we will lose memory of fire as a threat to lives and property, returning it to its place of utility where we are not threatened by it. Let’s forever separate the names of fire and death so that neither is associated with the other.”

— Anthony Scoggin

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To everything there is a season ...

If you were a student of the 60s you may already know where this column is going. If not, read on!

Life is full of seasons. We all constantly go through varying changes in our lives. I live in a world of change. I have always tried to be a planner and a person who anticipates what is next on the horizon. Of course, like most people, I am not always a big fan of change. Yet change comes at us at about 200 miles per hour, and most often it hurts.

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Managing versus Leading

In the past few issues we have been discussing leadership. We have conversed about how leaders want their staff to succeed. Leaders want their staff to take initiative to gain experience and be vested in the department.

This issue we are discussing the differences between managing and leading. Unfortunately, many use these two terms interchangeably but they are totally different. So, let’s look at these two characteristics and see how they differ.

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4th Annual Warren County Junior Firefighter Competition

Fire Explorer Post 672 proudly presents its 4th Annual Warren County Junior Firefighter Competition to be held April 25-26, 2014 in Warrenton, North Carolina.

The competition tests teen firefighters’ knowledge and skills in two knowledge-based events and six field events. The winner goes home with the coveted four foot tall “Best All-Around Team” trophy!

Proceeds go to Post 672 to support its educational and training efforts and community outreach programs.

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Safety through prevention

Each and every day departments nationwide respond to thousands of fire alarms and building fires in commercial structures. We continue to put ourselves in harms way to protect the public. But what are we, the fire service, doing to protect ourselves and our fellow firefighters? When we took an oath to protect our neighbors and our communities we also took an oath to protect fellow firefighters and ourselves.

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The volunteer to paid transition

In January 2005 my all volunteer fire department hired their first part time paid employee. This was something our board of directors and officer team worked on for over a year to develop the plan, write all of the new policies, and put into place what turned out to be a very major undertaking. One would think it should be a simple task to start paying someone to do what we have been doing for more than 40 years at this department — running fire and EMS calls. One phrase kept popping in my head, “I wish I knew then what I know now.” The biggest issue was trying to keep the paid staff and the volunteer staff equal. For the most part that would seem fairly easy to accomplish but the real fact is they are different and must be treated differently. The expectations of job performance is different than someone you are paying rather than someone that come in at their own free will to volunteer to do the same duties. All of the duties have to be done the same, from the truck check-off to cleaning the station.

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RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION:

While most emergency responders realize that we have a huge spider web of railroads crisscrossing the United States on which tons upon tons of hazardous materials are transported safely and efficiently, are you truly ready with the prerequisite Hazmat knowledge and skills required to handle a railroad transportation incident? As Hazmat technicians and specialists we should be able to do just that, but it never hurts to engage in a review of one of the core topics of the Hazmat Technician curriculum. The following discussion will also allow us to return to the hands-on Hazmat topics that we have digressed from in the last few articles to tackle subjects in the managerial and leadership realm.

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Taking a pre-school approach to leadership and management in the fire service

I have taken many paths simultaneously in my life and all have led me to the same place. I find it truly ironic at how closely related the many aspects of our individual life are. I am not only a Christian, but also a husband, a father and a firefighter. I have often found myself in deep thought pondering the many facets that I truly have, and how they all have an overwhelming commonality when you truly analyze the intricate details of each.

I find that my mind has a tendency to try to file certain behaviors, problems and thoughts by their affiliation. I also found that I was often times trying to use different methods to mitigate those situations and issues based on their affiliation. If I had an issue that needed to be dealt with involving someone from the public, I would have a tendency to try to put on my “Christian” hat. If an issue arose that dealt with my family, I would put on my “Husband” or “Father” hat. If that issue dealt with the fire service I would then have to choose between my figurative “Chief’s” helmet for administrative issues when dealing with the bureaucracy, or my “Black” hat when dealing with issues that required a firefighter’s standpoint.

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A look back at new equipment for 2013

We have now put another year behind us and time seems to just fly by. Seems like it was just summer and now we are in the middle of winter again and it’s 2014. It will be budget time again for those on a January fiscal year and time to start planning for those in the July first fiscal year. Money is still tight so we have to plan our spending to best benefit our needs. Having looked at some really innovative equipment this past year, I would like to recap some of the equipment. FDIC will be coming up in April and there will always be new designs and technology introduced for 2014.

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Dressing for the cold weather rescues

How many times have you wished it was easier to access your needed rescue gear while dressed for cold weather searches and rescues? How much easier would it be to be able to wear your normal SAR pack without having to put it on over winter-weight clothing? When changing elevations on that long search, how do you “dress in layers” yet remain capable of not getting overheated during exertion, or dress in layers in a cold rainfall yet able to access your gear without getting soaked?

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Fire House or Frat House or something in between

There exists a fellowship, a kinship, and a bond among emergency services workers that is special and unique to the entire world. A never-ending barrage of fire and hidden embers, a parade of broken glass and broken bodies, and that tell-tell smell of smoke that never seems to go away will bring men and women of the emergency services professions to a place known only to them and will unveil selflessness beyond words capable of being written in these pages.

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Wadesboro Fire Department

Station Specs

Type Department: Combination
Number of Stations: 1
Do you provide EMS? No
Specialty Operations: None
Annual Budget: $370,000
Area Covered Square miles: 85
Population: 10,600
Total Runs: 380
Chief: James H Burns, Jr.
Chief Officers: Tim Kelly, Assistant Chief, Donald Sellers, Assistant Chief
Other Officers: David Williamson, Cpt. Bruce Goodwin and Chad Burns, Lts. Marc Sessions, Fire and Life Safety Instructor.
Number of Members: 30
Main Station Address: 111 S Washington St. Wadesboro, N.C.
Email:[email protected]
Phone: 704-694-2167

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Captain Zahra Harvey named Company Officer of the Year

Captain Zahra Harvey of the Fayetteville, N.C. Fire/Emergency Management Department has been named “FireRescue” magazine’s Company Officer of the Year for 2013. The award, sponsored by American Military University, was presented last year at the Fire-Rescue International conference in Chicago.

“FireRescue” magazine Editor-in-Chief Tim Sendelbach is proud to recognize Captain Harvey as this year’s recipient for her exemplary leadership and dedication to the professional development of those who serve under her command. “Captain Harvey leads from the front, maintains a strong commitment to firefighter fitness, stands firm on the standards of fireground safety, and continuously works to develop the members of her crew,” he said. “She is a fitting example of what it takes to be an effective company officer.”

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High tech washing for high tech turnout gear?

As an equipment supplier, we have seen the awareness among firefighters about NFPA Standards related to the care of turnout gear grow in recent years. Caring for turnout gear has much to do with keeping it clean like any other garment.

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The BIGGER Picture

(Note: This is part five of a multi-issue topic.)

In the past four issues we have covered a range of topics regarding the design of a firehouse and understanding the plans needed to communicate that design. I have written about the sequence and rhythm of the drawings. This issue I am going to step back and look at the bigger picture. We will now start to cover the time line, rhythm and sequence of the entire process.

Let me get one thing clear right away; this is not a fast process.

Even if the communication between the fire department, government agencies, architect and the public is correct, clear and concise, expect to spend at least a year on the design phase. If you have a problem site, a problem architect, problems with other city staff, or no one in your department with any experience with this work, don’t hold your breath.

Here is the time line for the last project I worked on for my department.

The first design meeting occurred in January. The project went out to bid in October — almost three years later! Since this was my 10th firehouse, you can figure out where the problems were. A challenging site was one of them.

The design process goes through three distinct phases:

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Using ATVs in hazardous materials response

There are some people who would say that a fire department requesting an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for emergency response is nothing more than wasting money on a toy. “It’s only something the firefighters will use during hunting season,” they’ll say. Not so. As fire departments across the country are increasingly tasked with added responsibilities, we must look at new and possibly unorthodox ways of providing these new services. One way to do this is through the use of an ATV.

There are several ways that a hazardous materials team, in the performance of necessary job functions, can use an ATV. Use of an ATV also yields certain advantages as well. Listed below are the uses and advantages of utilizing an ATV.

(Author’s note: ATV is used here as a generic term. It may be applied to the basic “four-wheeler” or the bigger 4x6 or 6x6 varieties.)

Increased Time in the Hot Zone

The limiting factor in most hazardous materials incidents is the air supply carried by the entry team. Regardless of the make or model of your SCBA, you can only carry so much air. Supplied air through a tether is not an option due to the length of travel, PPE interface, tripping hazards, etc. 

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Legacy planning:

The design and construction of any fire station project is a very involved process that will require a significant investment of time and energy from multiple people in your department. This investment of time and energy will result in specific, valuable experience for those personnel. From the initial pre-planning, to the selection of the architect, and all the way to the completion of construction, there will be many options and considerations for every decision made. To be certain, the representatives from your department that are tasked with the responsibility participating in the design process will come away with much more knowledge than they had going into the process.

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Hazardous materials response and USAR

Ask anyone what they think of when the term USAR is mentioned, and you will probably get a response having to do with 9/11, Oklahoma City, Technical Rescue, etc. Very few, if any, would answer hazardous materials response. In spite of this, the Hazardous Materials Specialist is an integral part of any USAR deployment. This is due to the high probability of hazardous materials or hazardous conditions being present at a USAR incident that a Hazardous Materials Specialist or Technician is uniquely prepared to respond.

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Suicide:

“Training them to deal with trauma, stress, and grief is no less important than training them to be safe on the fire ground.”

— Peggy Sweeney

Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2010 it was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 38,364 deaths. Based on data about suicides in 16 National Violent Death Reporting System states in 2009, 33.3 percent of suicide decedents tested positive for alcohol, 23 percent for antidepressants, and 20.8 percent for opiates, including heroin and prescription pain killers. One of the major risk factors for suicide is depression, or a substance-abuse disorder — often in combination with other mental disorders. More than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have these risk factors. (Moscicki, 2001)

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National study finds that...

As mobile technologies and social media channels continue to penetrate Americans’ communications behaviors, emergency managers are working diligently to ensure emergency communications keep pace. This is one of the findings from the 2013 Federal Signal Public Safety Survey, which examines some of the greatest challenges currently faced by emergency managers. The survey comes as recent tragedies in Yosemite National Park and Aurora, Colo., remind Americans of the unpredictable and devastating effects man-made and natural disasters can have.

Now in its fourth year, the annual report has traditionally surveyed the general public on safety awareness and emergency preparedness attitudes and behaviors. For the first time, however, this year’s survey shifts the conversation by asking emergency managers about the most significant challenges they face and the measures they are taking to address them.

“Last year’s Federal Signal Public Safety Survey showed that complacency and a lack of safety awareness are common public perception when it comes to emergency preparedness and response,” said Joe Wilson, president of the Industrial Systems Division, Safety and Security Group at Federal Signal. “This year, we wanted to assess the complexity of the issues emergency managers face and uncover the actions they are taking to find effective solutions.”

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Behavioral health: protecting our heroes

We walk amongst our bravest servants and unpronounced to us they may be suicidal. As mentioned in our past article, Retaining our Bravest, reality has always been to first responders “the incident is part of your job, suck it up” (Palmer, 2012). Suicide prevention is about changing that reality. Being suicidal is having the absence of hope. How do we recognize if our brothers and sisters are living with Line of Duty incidents, single or cumulative, and everyday family/life issues that are taking them down a path of hopelessness?

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Are YOU in it to WIN it?

No, I am not talking about a sporting event. My question is, “Are you in your marriage to win it?”

Reading Seth Adam Smith’s blog, “Marriage Isn’t For you,” started me thinking. How many fire spouses have actually had the same thought? In case you missed the blog, it went something like this. After a year of marriage, Seth decided marriage was not for him. He decided it was for his wife.

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Happy homecoming!

It was a crisp fall day that cooled off quickly as I joined my niece, Cary, for the Cary High School football game on a Friday night. She was named after the town we grew up in and born the year I graduated from our dual alma mater. It was Homecoming, and her class was celebrating their 15th reunion.

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2014 Conference for N.C. Chiefs Feb. 5-9

The 2014 Mid-Winter Conference will be held Feb. 5-9, 2014 at the Concord Convention Center, Concord, N.C. Concord Fire and Life Safety and the Cabarrus County Firemen’s Association are hosts of the event.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Safe Industries to Aquire G&G Metal Fabrication

Safe Industries recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire G&G Metal Fabrication - Fire Equipment Services (FES).

“The addition of FES will allow Safe Industries to better service our current and future customers throughout the Carolinas and into the Southeast,” said Al Willimon, president and CEO of Safe Industries. “We’re excited about the opportunity to incorporate custom fabrication and design work with our current high quality equipment and services for our customers.”

Safe Industries will use FES’s existing manufacturing and service facilities in the Sumter area. The integration of both companies is expected for completion by the end of 2013.

G&G Metal Fabrication, Inc.- Fire Equipment Services division (FES), located in Sumter, S.C., is a custom sheet metal fabrication shop specializing in design and fabrication, servicing, and refurbishing of custom built specialty fire apparatus.

Located in Piedmont, SC, Safe Industries is comprised of its main warehouse and headquarters at 116 Leader Drive, which specializes in fire equipment sales and service, an apparatus sales and service facility, located at 116 Connector Park Court, and an additional warehouse and storefront in LaVergne, Tenn. The staff consists of several current firefighters and several with a fire background. The company is dedicated to providing safe, high quality, but yet affordable equipment to meet the demanding needs of its customer’s professions.

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Benhaven Emergency Services

Benhaven Emergency Services

Rosenbauer Commander 4000 Custom Side Mount Pumper w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins ISX 500 engine, 1250 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 750 gal. UPF tank, Will Burt light tower.

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Blenheim Volunteer Fire District

Blenheim Volunteer Fire District

US Patriot Elliptical Tanker w/International 7600 chassis, Maxx Force 430 HP engine, 750 GPM Hale Q pak pump, 3000 gal. UPF tank, Zico electric drop tank rack, stainless steel body.

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Center Rural Fire and Rescue

Center Rural Fire and Rescue

C.W. Williams & Co. Wildfire Brush Truck w/Customer Supplier chassis, 200 GPM Hale HPX200 pump, 600 gal. UPF tank.

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PENDER EMS AND FIRE

PENDER EMS AND FIRE

Rosenbauer Side Mount Mini Pumper w/Ford F550 4 door chassis, 6.7L Cummins engine, 1250 GPM Hale DSD pump, 300 gal. UPF tank, Rosenbauer EZ foam system, pike poles, suction hose.

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RED OAK DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

RED OAK DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2013 Rosenbauer 4000 Custom Side Mount Pumper w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale Q Flo pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, booster hose reel in front bumper.

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SANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

SANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

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

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SHARPSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT

SHARPSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Spartan Metro Star Custom Heavy Rescue w/Cummins ISC 380 HP engine, Command Light light tower, Onan 20 kw PTO generator, air cascade system, portable winch.

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TROUTMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT

TROUTMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT

Patriot US Tanker Elliptical Tanker w/ Kenworth chassis, PACCAR PX-9 380 HP engine, 500 GPM Darley HM pump, 2000 gal. UPF tank, Insta Chains, Porta-Tank rack, three 10” dumps.

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WILKES IREDELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

WILKES IREDELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2013 Rosenbauer Side Mount Pumper w/International chassis, Maxx Force ISC 380 engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, 4x4 chassis, high angle of departure rear body.

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BOWMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT

BOWMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT

2012 Anchor-Richey EVS F-550 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.8 gas engine, 245 GPM Hale HPXB-200 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, remote controlled front mounted monitor.

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BURKE COUNTY RESCUE

BURKE COUNTY RESCUE

2013 Anchor-Richey EVS F-350 Quick Response Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.2 gas engine, reflective striping and lettering, LED light package, bed cover, fully extendable bed slide with tray.

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SHELBY FIRE DEPARTMENT

SHELBY FIRE DEPARTMENT

2013 Anchor-Richey EVS F-350 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.7 gas engine, goose neck trailer hitch, fold down containment side rails, reflective striping and lettering.

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Blacksburg Fire Department

Blacksburg Fire Department

2013 International 4400 Encore Air Truck w/International chassis, Maxx Force 9, 330 HP engine, Lima 40 KW generator, Bauer 25.5 CFM air compressor, 15’ Will Burt light tower.

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BLAIRS FIRE AND RESCUE

BLAIRS FIRE AND RESCUE

2014 Pierce Mack Granit Dryside HI Side Tanker w/Mack chassis, Mack 455 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale Q-Flo pump, 3000 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” SureSeal side and rear dumps.

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NAGS HEAD FIRE AND RESCUE

NAGS HEAD FIRE AND RESCUE

2013 Pierce Impel 75’ Aerial Ladder w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 2000 GPM Hale pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, Foam Pro 1600, 30 gallon foam tank, Onan generator.

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NORTH LENOIR FIRE AND RESCUE

NORTH LENOIR FIRE AND RESCUE

2013 Pierce Peterbilt Pumper w/Peterbilt chassis, Paccar PX-9, 380 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Harrison 6 KW generator, lap doors, flatback.

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NORTH LENOIR FIRE AND RESCUE

NORTH LENOIR FIRE AND RESCUE

2013 Pierce Peterbilt DX Tanker w/Peterbilt chassis, Paccar PX-9, 380 HP engine, 500 GPM Darley PTO pump, 2100 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” extended front bumper with Q2b Siren.

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MORRISVILLE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT

MORRISVILLE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT

2013 Rescue 1 Heavy Duty Rescue w/Spartan MetroStar MFD, Whelen and Fire Research lights, Onan 25 KW PTO generator, Command Light 600 light tower recessed into the body.

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CORDOVA FIRE AND RESCUE

CORDOVA FIRE AND RESCUE

2013 E-One International 7400 D180 Tanker w/International chassis, 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale Q Flo pump, 1830 gal. tank, SCBA custom compartment storage.

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GUIL-RAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

GUIL-RAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

2013 E-One Typhoon Emax w/Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM pump, 780 gal. UPF poly tank, custom shelving and storage package, Command Light LED light tower, Federal Signal Q2B siren, extended front bumper jumpline.

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Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department

Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department

2013 E-One Custom Typhoon Pumper with 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1030 gal. tank, Command Light LED light tower, LED handrails, backlit gauges, tire chains.

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PCS PHOSPHATE

PCS PHOSPHATE

2013 E-One Industrial Commercial Pumper w/Maxx Force 9 engine, 1250 GPM Q Flo Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Foam Pro 3012 foam system, remote control TFT monitor.

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SOPHIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

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2014 E-One Custom Typhoon Rescue Pumper w/Typhoon chassis, 1250 GPM Hale Q Flo pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, brow and telescoping scene lights.

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Welcome to the Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal! We want to provide you with timely online information and breaking news that best equips you to meet today’s emergency challenges. Among our firefighting articles, you will find the latest in firefighter technology, firefighter training, leadership development and the newest products and services presented in an “Act Now” user friendly format.  We want to be your best online source for the fire and rescue information, resources and reviews you need.
 
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