CFJ Vol. 29.1 (Summer 2014)

From the Editor

Thanks to everyone that visited our booth at the South Carolina Fire Rescue Conference at Myrtle Beach recently. It’s a chance to meet and talk with our readers and visit the many vendors to see what exciting new products they are offering.

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Sizing up a HOARDER HOME

Stations and units respond to #1 Main Street, be advised that this is a hoarder house. Do you think that receiving a dispatch would make you take a moment to slow down, become more defensive, or choose a defensive posture before arriving on scene. The answer should be an overwhelming YES. But this “perfect dispatch” does not exist in the real world. Truth on the matter is you may not know that a house is full of clutter to the point that the occupant cannot use rooms for their intended purpose. A person that is afflicted with Compulsive Hoarding Disorder causes these conditions. Randy Frost defines Compulsive Hoarding Disorder as the accumulation of and failure to discard a large amount of belongings that have no apparent value. This collection of belongings begins to fill their homes to where they may be so full of stuff that the rooms cannot be used for the intended purpose.

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Creating an Accountability Culture

Over the years as a firefighter and even as an officer I have heard, as well as saying it myself, we need to hold “those people” accountable. As a chief officer I hear that we need to hold people accountable from the troops in the field as well as officers. What is unique is that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Tampa2 Summit concluded earlier this year. Over 300 fire service leaders and personnel from across the United States converged on Tampa and the Westin hotel 10 years after the initial meeting or the Life Safety Summit where the 16 Life Safety initiatives were developed as well as the efforts for the Everyone Goes Home programs. I had the food fortune of being a part of this group where my passion and energy to implement cultural change and efforts for the prevention of line of duty deaths and energy received a tremendous booster shoot with several catalysts added. All I can say is WOW!

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What are YOU doing for the fire service?

Recently I was doing some work and started thinking about my role at Buies Creek Fire Department in Harnett County. I am a volunteer firefighter and EMT with that organization. I have been fortunate to be a member or employee of this department since 1998.

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Foolish leadership

Have you ever noticed or witnessed a foolish leader? As some of my associates say, “You just can’t fix stupid.” Have you observed how those in his or her circle of friends can lead a leader down the wrong path? You’ve noticed a leader that hangs around individuals that you wouldn’t trust them dating their child or giving advice to them? 

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The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire revisited

The Beverly Hills Supper Club was located in Southgate, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. On the evening of May 28,1977 a deadly fire broke out in the club and by dawn the next morning, 165 people had lost their lives and another 200 had been injured.

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Aquatic search and rescue

Incidence of drowning’s are not frequent, however they are often a dramatic event in a community. Local resources respond and operate to the best of their abilities until recovery is made. Recovery may be a matter of hours, days, perhaps months in some circumstances.

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Reader Photo Submissions

Congratulations to Jennifer Gerst of Anderson Creek Emergency Services, Inc. for a winning image of a live burn for FF I & II at station Flatbranch Fire Dept. They were watching the fire build prior to sending the next crew to extinguish.

She’ll take home a $50.00 gift certificate from Bass Pro Shops! You can see more of Jennifer’s work on our contents page (page 6).

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HEAVY vehicle rescue LIFTING

Spring is here as I write this, and summer will be here when you read this. As a matter of fact, it is already getting hotter than I wish it would be. As things have gotten warmer, more departments are back in the training mode. We have had several classes. As more folks are getting on the road for vacation, we are going to see more vehicle crashes. 

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A few guidelines to managing FEMA AGFP awards

Without a doubt, receiving a FEMA AFGP award is much more fun than managing it. Especially since most departments submit several applications under the various programs over many years until they receive the happy news.

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5 key technology trends for EMS personnel

Emergency management service technology is emerging and developing quickly in order to make the services more affordable and efficient so more lives can be saved. Five quickly emerging technologies include wearable devices for EMTs, budget-saving inventory tracking and asset management programs, enhanced technology for locating cellphones calling 911, automatic crash notification systems and rapid overdose treatment.

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Getting by with a little help from my friends

After graduating from the EMT-P program at his local community college and becoming EMS certified, “Ben” was hired last year by his town’s rescue squad as a paramedic. He instantly hit it off with his fellow first responders, enjoying the atmosphere of teamwork and learning new skills on a daily basis. Ben thinks of every day as a new opportunity to help people, and when he completes a 24-hour shift at his busy station, he leaves feeling tired but satisfied, knowing his work has made a positive impact on the community.

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Cracking the code to pre-hospital pediatric care

The single most common cause of anxiety-provoked tachycardia in pre-hospital care is the mere thought of a pediatric call. In EMS departments across this country the fear of treating a sick child is equally pervasive amongst experienced and inexperienced providers. 

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Protecting your organizations

Our past two articles generated a lot of discussion about protecting departments, squads, employees, volunteers, citizens and your management staff. We received many questions about the topics previously covered and we wanted to respond. In writing the last two articles, we have had emails and calls from chiefs and board members wanting more information and so we decided we would share some of those questions and our responses with you, our readers.

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NFPA updates affect fire truck pumps

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops, publishes and distributes consensus codes and standards aimed at minimizing the potential and the effects of fire and other risks. The NFPA committees are made up of representatives from fire departments, scientists, industry experts, businesses, and other individuals with vested interests in the fire service.

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Digital Logbooks

Most fire districts across the country still log their apparatus and equipment checks on clipboards or paper log sheets. But that’s starting to change, as many departments are beginning to convert from these pen-and-paper systems into digital logbooks. Automating inspections saves departments both time and money since crews can perform their checks with greater efficiency, ensuring that nothing slips through the cracks.

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NFPA 1801 standardizes thermal imagers

Last quarter, we discussed the infamous two-in, two-out (one-out) rule that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued in the late 1990s. While there was opposition to that rule — as well as many other regulations — OSHA exists to provide for worker safety. Laws, regulations and standards surround the United States. In today’s “litigation content” (“sue happy”) environment, fire departments and its leaders cannot claim that ignorance of the law is a justifiable defense. Therefore, it is important to know the difference between laws and standards.

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The 911 on thermal imaging cameras

Thermal imaging cameras help you to see things invisible to the naked eye. They make pictures from heat, not light. Day and night, they let you see clearly in any conditions, including through smoke and light fog.

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ASK ERNIE - The Apparatus Maintenance Expert

What are some common air leaks that occur on fire apparatus?
First off, let’s discuss a little about why we have a leak. Many of the issue of air leaks can be traced back to poor or lack of air system maintenance which includes; Air compressor inlet filter replacement or an inlet hose that is inspected for restrictions; debris, oil, or water in the air tanks — usually caused by a lack of knowledge of how to recognize when the air dryer function is depleted. Contamination of the air supply is contamination of the entire system and results in failures and leaks.

Now, on to common leaks: Foot valve, cab control valve (that diamond shaped yellow valve handle on modern fire apparatus), air horn valve, relay valve(s), air hoses and supply lines throughout the chassis, air chamber diaphragms (both service and parking brake sides), air suspension components, air horn relay of manual valves, air raised scene lights, air seats, air fittings, and if your unit is old enough, you might even have air assisted steering or air wipers. If it is air operated, it can leak. An excellent ally in discovering air leaks is the use of electronic ears.

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Leadership: Affective or Effective, you decide

Often we try and wrap our minds around what exactly produces a quality leader. We constantly think about this for multiple reasons which include wanting to better your shift, wanting to better your department, or even maybe for a promotional test. The idea of leadership has been around since the beginning of time but do we truly understand the qualities of a successful leader? Let’s discuss the two main attributes of leadership and you decide.

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Waterway is Now Equipment Test Specialists

You have known us as Waterway NC but we are now Equipment Testing Specialists (ETS).

Nothing has changed but our name. We still offer the same high quality testing services that have brought our customers back each year and allowed us to test over 6 million feet of hose over the past 6 years.

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Indian Land Fire Department

Station Specs

Department Name: Indian Land Fire Department
Type Department: Combination County System, with a Special Purpose Tax District
County: Lancaster County, S.C.
Number of Stations: 1
Do you provide EMS? Yes

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Stallings Volunteer Fire Department

Station Specs

Department Name: Stallings Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
County: Union, NC
Type Department: 501c3 Combination
Number of Stations: One

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The 10 Cardinal Rules of Hazmat

While contemplating the possible range of topics to discuss in this issue’s article, the thought hit me that it was time to digress from our last few discussions and cover a topic less technical in nature. As such, my thoughts turned to summarizing hazardous materials response into a few salient points of reference. Although the world of hazardous materials response is not usually simplistic by any stretch of the imagination, we can indeed sum up the cardinal points of hazmat response into 10 simple, easy to remember rules that should ensure our safety and the successful mitigation of incidents in the field. I call the 10 points that follow the “10 Cardinal Rules of Hazmat.”

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Hazardous Materials team officer, are you ready for that next step?

In the last issue we looked at some of the qualities needed to serve on a Hazardous Materials team. Now let’s fast forward a few years. You’ve been on the team for quite some time and you are asking yourself a question — do you have what it takes to be a Hazardous Materials team officer?

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RFA resources for ethanol safety training

As the national trade association for America’s ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has taken safety extremely serious since day one. Being fully prepared for an ethanol-related incident requires time and proper training for first responders. Despite all efforts to prevent accidents, there is always the possibility of the unthinkable happening, and it is essential that first responders act immediately to ethanol emergencies as fully prepared as possible. It is absolutely crucial to have an ethanol emergency education program wherever new biofuels are being introduced.

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Gloves for the future

As I mentioned in the last article, I was able to attend FDIC, and just got back from the South Carolina Fir/Rescue Conference. I did come across some new and improved equipment at these shows. Some of this equipment I will be bringing to you over the next several articles. I must say I was somewhat disappointed in the attendance of the South Carolina Fire/Rescue Conference. I noticed there were fewer vendors there this year and less attendance. I am not sure why this is, but we should support these shows all we can. They are put on so we can take classes and seminars, and see what equipment is out there to consider before we purchase. The shows are a good opportunity to see and evaluate equipment and gear we may be looking to buy. Take the time to attend when you can.

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Design Development Phase Services

(This is part seven in our exciting journey; at this point I have more episodes than Star Wars. We move forward to the second phase of the firehouse design process; the Design Development phase.)

Design development (DD) services use the initial design documents from the schematic phase and takes them one step further. This phase lays out mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and architectural details.

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Considering station renovation over new construction

Fire protection is critical to home and business security, and with our ever-increasing population, the demand for additional stations or an increase in current capacity is paramount. To improve the safety of the greater community, many districts are choosing to build new or renovate existing fire stations. Each method of increasing reach and services has its place, but there are many elements that need to be evaluated prior to choosing the direction your department should pursue. Every existing structure comes with its own specific circumstances, so there is no global answer to the question. It must be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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What’s in your fleet?

Fire apparatus accidents are a leading cause of firefighter line of duty death and injury. Of far less importance but still significant, the monetary losses related to these incidents are staggering. So, rightfully, we spend a good deal of time discussing and training to reduce such events. Engines, tankers or tenders, ladder trucks and heavy rescues each have their own issues and fire service leaders have a responsibility to see that all drivers are properly trained to handle them.

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Industry news

Aladtec, Inc. Announces Branding Consolidation

Aladtec, Inc., the company behind the popular online employee scheduling and workforce management systems, EMS Manager, FIRE Manager, and Zanager, is rebranding and consolidating these products to simply ... Aladtec.  In addition to a different product logo, users will also notice a new and more modern interface on both the Aladtec desktop application and the mobile version.  

“We’ve heard people say they like our product but a friend raved about a competing brand only to find out later both products were Aladtec,” added Feyereisen.  “Our staff would then need to explain that EMS Manager, FIRE Manager and Zanager are all owned by the same company, Aladtec, and all three share a common underlying codebase.”

For information about Aladtec’s affordable industry specific options, please visit www.aladtec.com.

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Sustainable Stations — without the plaque

Departments and municipalities across the nation are addressing the issue of Sustainable Design. Most are still developing goals and guidelines for their new or renovated facilities. Based on their experiences of incorporating Sustainable Design on recent projects, some departments and municipalities are re-evaluating the requirements that they have put in place over the past decade.

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Helping a firefighter who is having an emotional mayday

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard after a department suicide, “We noticed something wasn’t right.” We all know our partners better than anyone else. Day in and day out we spend our time with them and yet they can slip into an emotional mayday that leads to tragic consequences without any intervention from those closest to them. I can say in my 12 years as an active firefighter I have never seen this topic discussed or even mentioned in a training, at a company meeting, or just in passing at the station. We have no plan in place to rescue a partner in trouble. We have this overwhelming sense that we’re unstoppable and can handle anything that comes our way.

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How do emergency responders cope with addiction?

No one intentionally chooses a path of self-destruction; an unhealthy behavior or addiction. These damaging tendencies usually develop over a period of time, and are often the result of trying to cope with a physical and/or emotional trauma or multiple traumas: sexual abuse, depression, post-traumatic stress, job loss, debilitating injury, death of a loved one, to name a few. In this article, we will explore some of the reasons adults make the choices that they do as well as some of the struggles they must cope with during their recovery.

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A powerful paradox

Service in public safety is a powerful paradox. On the one hand, these public servants seem selfless; risking their lives daily to save people they don’t even know. But from the family’s perspective, it can feel selfish to put their livelihood at risk for the sake of serving strangers. It is an exciting, revered career, like no other, but comes fraught with fear, anxiety, unpredictability and the threat of death on a daily basis, not only for public servants, but also for every member of their families.

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Understanding aerobic capacity as it relates to fire fighting tasks

As more and more companies are offering annual firefighter physicals it is important to determine exactly what it is you want from the physicals offered to your department. This is a very costly expenditure so there are things to consider when making this determination.

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Dealing with credit and debit card theft

Unfortunately, the increasing prevalence of using “plastic” over cash for daily transactions has been accompanied by a rise in credit and debit card fraud. Fraud takes many different forms and anyone can be susceptible. Savvy consumers can take actions to reduce their risk of credit card fraud and know how to be prepared if fraud occurs.

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Welcome to the Myrtle Beach Area

With that first step onto the warm sand, that first view of the sparkling Atlantic and that first ocean breeze, visitors feel at home in the beautiful Myrtle Beach area. Exuding Southern hospitality, this area greets vacationers who’ve been making their annual visits for generations.

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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.
Provided by Carolina Cat

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TOWN OF LAKE LURE FIRE DEPT

TOWN OF LAKE LURE FIRE DEPT

2013 Spartan/4Guys Metro Custom Cab Pumper with Spartan chassis, Cummins ISL9 400 HP engine, 1,500 GPM Waterous CXSC20ES pump, rear Newton dump, all LED lighting, FRC LED scene lighting, CAFs system.
Provided by Carolina Cat

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TOWN OF WHITE CROSS

TOWN OF WHITE CROSS

2014 4Guys International 7400 with International chassis,Maxforcr 9 3330 HP engine, Waterous CSC20C pump, dumps 3 sides, Zico hydraulic tank holders, storage fender wells each side for complete SCBA.
Provided by Carolina Cat

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Askewville Volunteer Fire Department

Askewville Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce Pumper with Freightliner M2-106 chassis, Cummins ISB 360 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, Foam Pro 1601 foam system with 25 gallon Class A foam cell.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Beulaville Vol. Fire and EMS Inc.

Beulaville Vol. Fire and EMS Inc.

2014 Pierce Arrow XT Custom Pumper with Pierce Arrow XT chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP, 1,500 GPM Waterous pump, Hydraulic drop tank rack, 6,000 watt light tower in recessed cab notch.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Town of Cary Fire Department

Town of Cary Fire Department

2014 Velocity HDR, Non walk-in, Pierce DD13 500 HP engine, Oshkosh TAK-4, Holmatro Core Tech tools for front bumper and body, 6000 psi, Scott 10 HP.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Elkin Fire Department

Elkin Fire Department

2014 Pierce Saber Pumper with Pierce Chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1,500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1,000 gallon poly tank, All LED warning lights and flood lights, Q2B- front suction.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

2014 Pierce Heavy Tandem Walk-in Rescue with Pierce Arrow XT chassis, Detroit 500 HP engine, custom paint by Pierce, 15,000 lb. winch, 35 KW Onan PTO generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

2014 Pierce Arrow XT with Pierce Arrow XT chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, custom paint by Pierce, 6 KW hydraulic generator, custom MDT mount for officer.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of High Point

City of High Point

Two 2014 Pierce Arrow XT with Pierce Arrow XT chassis, Cummins ISL9 400 HP engine, Waterous Pump, 500 gallon poly tank, Front and side air bags, Husky 3 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Norfolk Fire-Rescue

Norfolk Fire-Rescue

2014 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper with sky boom, Pierce chassis, Cummins ISM 500 HP engine, 1,500 GPM Hale Q-Max pump, 500 gallon UPF poly tank, dual FRC in control TGA 400 pressure controller.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Salem Fire-Rescue

Salem Fire-Rescue

2014 Pierce Saber Pumper with Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 9 engine, 1,000 GPM Waterous pump, 1,000 gallon UPF poly tank, Husky 12 foam system, 8 kw Harrison generator, Hercules CAFS.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Staton House Fire Department

Staton House Fire Department

Freightliner M2-106 with Freightliner chassis and ISB 360 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1,000 gallon poly tank, 10” Newton dump,12 V scene lighting, vertical exhaust.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Virginia Beach

City of Virginia Beach

2014 Pierce Arrow XT with aerial 75’ ladder, Pierce DD13 engine, 1,500 GPM Waterous pump, 750 tip load, 1000’ of 5” hose and 600’ of 3” hose, 6 KW generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Virginia Beach

City of Virginia Beach

2014 Pierce Arrow XT aerial platform, Pierce DD13 engine, 1,500 GPM Waterous pump, 15 KW generator, Hydraulic reels in front bumper, dual electric monitors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Charleston Fire Department

Charleston Fire Department

2015 Spartan ERV Gladiator Hazmat Rescue w/Spartan chassis, Cummins engine, custom black over red paint, severe duty front bumper, custom shelving and surveillance camera.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Charleston Fire Department

Charleston Fire Department

2015 Spartan ERV Gladiator 100’ Mid Mount Platform w/Spartan chassis, Cummins engine, Twin Vmux screen, 15 kw Harrison generator, severe duty front bumper.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Lovelady Fire Department

Lovelady Fire Department

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Ford F-550 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.8 V-10 gas engine, 245 GPM Hale pump, 400 gal. poly tank, extendable scene light, underbody custom cabinets.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Snow Camp Fire Department

Snow Camp Fire Department

2014 Anchor-Richey EVS Deluxe Skid Unit w/ Briggs and Stratton engine, 245 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, polished aluminum Hannay reel, custom 4” steel manifold.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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New Hope Fire Department

New Hope Fire Department

2014 International 4Guys 7500 w/International chassis, Maxforce 10 350 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 2000 gal. poly tank, dumps 3 sides, Zico hydraulic tank holders both sides.

Provided By Carolina CAT

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City Of Jacksonville Fire Department

City Of Jacksonville Fire Department

Rosenbauer Commander 4000, 78’ Viper Ladder Truck w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, Rosenbauer EZ foam system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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City Of Manassas

City Of Manassas

2013 Rosenbauer Commander 4000, 101’ Cobra Platform w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins 500 HP engine, Opticom system, backup camera, Vogel lube system, 248’ of ground ladders.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department

North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Rosenbauer Side Mount Tanker w/Freightliner M2 chassis, Cummins 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1800 gal. UPF tank, FireCom system, InstaChains, backup camera.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Westarea Volunteer Fire Department

Westarea Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Rosenbauer Side Mount Rescue Pumper w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, Command light tower, Breathing Air system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Westarea Volunteer Fire Department

Westarea Volunteer Fire Department

2013 Rosenbauer Side Mount Custom Pumper w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins 450 HP Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qma pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, 10” Newton dump.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Davidson County

Davidson County

(2) 2014 Chevrolet G4500 Type III AEV Ambulance w/Chevrolet chassis, 172” by 95” w/72” headroom, Whelen LED light system, climate control cabinet, Lonseal floor covering.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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Greene County EMS

Greene County EMS

2013 Chevrolet G3500 Type III NWEV Remount Conversion w/Chevrolet chassis, complete refurbished modular body, warning lights, new reflective striping and graphics.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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Anderson County Fire Department

Anderson County Fire Department

2014 E-One Rescue/Pumper with International 330 HP engine, 2-Dr. International chassis, 1250 GPM Hale Qflo pump, 1030 gal. UPF tank, driver side full height/full depth compartments, running board suction trays, Whelen LED warning lights, rear traffic advisor light bar, Honda generators, custom paint by Sikkens.

Provided By FireLine, Inc.

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Avon Fire Department

Avon Fire Department

2014 E-One 100’ Aerial Ladder w/ E-One Cyclone II chassis, Cummings IC 515 engine, 1500 GPM eMax 1500 pump, 500 gal. poly tank, 12’ jack spread, advanced aerial control system, enclosed pump panel, triple stack speedlays with removable trays.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Stoneville Fire Department

Stoneville Fire Department

2014 E-One Typhoon Custom Pumper w/E-One Chassis, Cummins ISL 400 engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. tank, LED scene lighting, hydraulic ladder rack, front jump line.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Wadeville Fire Department

Wadeville Fire Department

2014 E-One eMax Custom Pumper with E-One chassis, Cummins ISL 450 engine, 1030 gal. tank, HiViz LED scene lighting, upper storage compartment, 10 Kw generator, light tower.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Trenton Fire Department

Trenton Fire Department

2014 E-One Pumper with Freightliner M2 chassis, Cummins engine, 1250 GPM Hale Qflo pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, speedlays in walkway, 2.5” front discharge, Federal Nightfighter scene lights, booster reel.

Provided By FireLine, Inc.

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