CFJ Vol. 29.4 (Spring 2015)

FROM THE EDITOR - Spring 2015

I have an interview with Tim Hayes in this issue. Many will remember in 2003 while Tim was working a minor accident on a local interstate, a tractor-trailer slammed into the scene. Tim’s legs were severed above his knees. We talked about the changes made to keep first responders safe and Tim’s achievements since the accident and his incredible attitude since the tragedy. See my interview with Tim on page 31.

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Using aviation as search and rescue support

Last fall I was down at my hangar doing general maintenance when an officer from another fire-rescue agency called to discuss using aviation in rescue support roles. A couple years ago he had taken the class “Helicopter Use in Search and Rescue Support” offered through the Western North Carolina Fire and Rescue College and McDowell Fire and Rescue College.

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So you want to be a Hazardous Materials Instructor?

In previous articles, we have discussed the possibilities of your joining a Hazardous Materials Team or becoming a Hazardous Materials Team Officer. In this issue, we’re going to complete the triangle and discuss what it takes and what you need to consider in order to become certified as a Hazardous Materials Instructor. While talking specifically about becoming a Hazardous Materials Instructor, most of our discussion points will also apply to other emergency services instructors as well.

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When ‘Old School’ is the right tool

When hazmat specialists and technicians think about the topic of air monitoring, the latest high-technology air monitoring equipment with all of the requisite “bells and whistles” often comes to mind. While the advances in air monitoring equipment have progressed by leaps and bounds over the last 20 plus years; and the choices of air monitoring equipment now offer unparalleled features and accuracy, there remains a time and place in which more “old school” technology is the right fit for the bill. The “old school” technology we are referring to happens to be a tried and true air monitoring methodology — the use of colorimetric tubes.

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Ammonium Nitrate — Fertilizer or Foe?

On April 17, 2013, in the town of West, Texas, an Ammonium Nitrate explosion occurred which killed at least 15 people (including 11 firefighters), injured 160 people and damaged or destroyed over 150 buildings. The explosion was well documented on YouTube (http://youtu.be/on-M7z_xFBE) and has become a source of both mystery and conspiracy. As part of new federally mandated initiatives, understanding Ammonium Nitrate is essential to safe operations throughout the fire service.

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The N.C. High School Fire Academy Concept Through the Eyes of a Recruit

Most would never think that having the opportunity to become a certified firefighter would be possible for a young teenager. Being a professional in such a prestigious career right out of high school is not something many get the chance to do. In North Carolina, however, there are currently 38 high schools that offer this opportunity to their students by establishing their own fire academies.

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Equipment Bags

Looks like we are now ready to move into some much warmer and dryer weather. I am looking forward to FDIC this year to see what new and cool equipment will be coming out next. Hopefully I will come across some tools and equipment I can bring back to everyone. It has been interesting to see how technology continues to change and move forward. Keeping up with it is sometimes a challenge, but for some of us “old school” rescuers, we need to accept the good changes and be willing to move forward with technology that will make our jobs safer and better.

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New cutting fuel:

It’s long been recognized that firefighter’s use of acetylene as an emergency response tool has been controversial at least and dangerous at best. It’s only because there simply hasn’t been a safer and more effective alternative that firefighters and first responders in general have had to work with. Acetylene is a fuel that poses almost as many risks as it does solutions to the myriad of often life-threatening challenges regularly faced — until now.

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New ambulance standards on the way to make occupant safety a priority

Have you ever walked into the apparatus bay and taken a good hard look at your ambulance? Have you wondered how well that module would protect you and your patient if you were involved in a collision? If not, I’d invite you to do that and give it some thought before you head out on the next run. As an industry, the safety of our vehicles varies greatly and the presence of a nationally accepted standard based on validated safety parameters is not yet what it should be to protect our most important resource — the providers of care. Ambulances should be more than a box on a truck bed with some cabinets and shelves. And based on some outstanding work on the part of industry leaders, we are now moving in the right directions to make that become a reality.

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Creating complex wounds

The following is a Moulage Minute, value based training for those times when your scenario calls for quick, cost effective and convincing moulage application.

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Prehospital emergency care: OXYGENATION

I wanted to review one of the most important areas of prehospital emergency care, oxygenation. If a prehospital provider cannot oxygenate his or her patient then the patient will die. Many providers automatically think they should go to an endotracheal tube or a blind insertion device when presented with a severely hypoxic patient. This is often not the case. A recent article by Weingart and Levitan in the “Annals of Emergency Medicine” changed how I practice both prehospital and emergency medicine. The article is titled “Preoxygenation and Prevention of Desaturation during Emergency Airway Management.” The article emphasizes two very important concepts. The first concept is that there are multiple noninvasive ways to drastically increase a patient’s oxygenation. The second concept is that if a provider does not address severe hypoxia before administering paralytics and or sedatives to facilitate an intubation then there is a high risk that the patient can go into a cardiac arrest.

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Tim Hayes speaks on life and what he’s made of it

When Tim Hayes was 16 years old he started volunteering with the community’s local Emergency Services. He became an Emergency Medical Technician at 18, and a paramedic at 23. Tim then worked with several different EMS agencies, before working with Mecklenburg EMS Agency Charlotte, commonly known as MEDIC. This is where his beloved career would end tragically.

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Concord High School Fire/EMT Academy

Department Name: Concord High School Fire and EMT Academy

County: Cabarrus Co. North Carolina

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ASK ERNIE

What is the purpose of getting weight tickets signed annually?

Too many apparatus are overloaded as stipulated by the physical components of the apparatus or by local, state, or Federal weight laws. The NFPA mandate is that all apparatus above 10,000 pound GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) be weighed annually and documented. The annual stipulation insures that equipment added over the years does not overload the vehicle. If the apparatus is overloaded, it is stipulated that it must go on a diet to bring the apparatus into compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards. If, and when an accident occurs, the weight of the apparatus will come into question. If the standard is adhered to, any arguments that the apparatus was overloaded will be nullified.

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15 Tips for Planning a Fire-Rescue Facility in 2015

After a design firm spends 40-plus years designing fire-rescue facilities, they often are asked by public safety personnel beginning the facility planning process, “What are some of the tips you can give us for our station project?” This is not a Top 15 list, but is simply a random list of ideas we find ourselves repeating to our clients and those in the pre-planning stage.

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Architecture for Firefighter #10

In the Fall 2014 issue I wrote about my experience with the worst architectural firm I had worked with in 15 years. Unfortunately, we are returning to that project to continue the process of developing the CDs. In that issue I included a screen shot of a Mark Up sheet. It was labeled 100 percent CD. At this point the next steps should be that we verify what we have already seen and any minor fine-tuning to the documents. From there we would go to the Bid Set. That would be the plan set that goes to contractors for them to bid on the job. You would hope it is complete and correct.

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We’ve always done it that way!

The most dangerous phrase in the English language is “we’ve always done it that way.” How many times have you heard that in your life? Most likely, you’ve heard it at work and probably at home too. It’s a common phrase for someone to say, but we must take a deeper look into that logic to evaluate if it is a good enough reason to do something.

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Securing our SECOND HOME

As I’m sitting here writing this article most of you are preparing or have completed next year’s budget. Most budgets will consist of monthly expenses, personnel and capital purchases, but this is also the time to improve on the things we already have such as equipment or stations. For me personally there is always one item that comes up numerous times during budget planning and that is security for the fire house. No, I’m not talking about security systems or cameras but physical security. Shouldn’t the fire station be secured as good if not better than our own homes; I mean it is our second home right?

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Real Life LEADERSHIP Lessons

Are leaders born or is leadership a skill that can be learned? That seems always to be an age old question. For me, leadership is something that you learn. You learn by watching. You watch mistakes; you watch people who are masters at it and you watch and read lots of different sources.

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3 Steps for a successful Active Shooter Plan

At 0039 hours July 20, 2012, the first units were dispatched to the Century 16 Theater. The short report stated someone is still shooting in the theater. The first officers arrived in two minutes after dispatch, followed shortly by the first engine companies. With no knowledge of what was happening, officers rushed in, and firefighters begin treating the first patients they encountered. On this night, not one person on shift thought they would be involved in one of the nation’s worst active shooter incidents to date. A total of 70 individuals were shot and 12 fatally. What did we learn from this event? What can we do to prepare our community for a similar event? These are questions that are asked by community officials daily.

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Anderson City Fire Department

Department Name: Anderson City Fire Department

County: Anderson, South Carolina

Type Department: Municipality

Structure: All Career

ISO: 2

Number of Stations: 3

Number of Apparatus: 9 Pumpers: 3 front line, 2 reserves. Aerials: 1. Specialty: 1 Battalion Chief, Two Technical rescue trucks.

Do you provide EMS? Yes

What type: BLS, ALS,First Responder

Specialty Operations: County wide Technical rescue, host to a FEMA Type III IMT, home of Anderson County Hazmat Truck.

Annual Budget: 3.2 Million

Area Covered Square miles: 14

Population: 25,000

Total Runs: 1649

Chief: R Dale Horne

Chief Officers: Asst Chief Randy Bratcher

Other Officers: Minimum staffing is three officers per shift each station

Number of Members: 61 Paid: 61 Volunteer:

Address: 401 South McDuffie Street Anderson SC 29624

Web site: Andersonfd.com

Phone: 864-231-2256

Community Outreach: After a structure fire personnel go door to door four houses each way asking if they have a working smoke detector. If they don’t we provide one free of charge and properly install it if needed.

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Congratulations on Your Promotion, Now What?

You put in the work, filled your resume with education and experience, you passed the exam and congratulations are now in order. You have just been promoted to the next level. Savor the victory but now is no time to rest on your laurels. Promotion into the officer ranks in any arena of public safety is about more than getting new collar brass, a gold badge, new title and a pay raise. Now the hard part starts. You are now in the spotlight and everyone in the trenches and the brass above you is watching to see if you are truly officer material. No pressure, right?

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What is a SOG without preparation?

On Feb. 18, 2015 the Salisbury Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in one of our historic downtown properties, Oakey Dokey General Store. The City of Salisbury has always prided itself with the historic buildings in our community and Oakey Dokey formerly known, as O.O. Rufty is one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

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Work Place Safety ... As Simple as a Seat Belt

As emergency service providers you have all seen the difference between injuries sustained by drivers and passengers who are involved in motor vehicle accidents who are wearing seat belts compared to those who are not wearing seat belts. Traffic safety facts provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have confirmed that seat belt use can reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by 50 percent.

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8 Attitudes of a Servant Leader

True leadership begins with serving. No role, position, job, task or calling of leadership in emergency services can be effective unless there is first a willingness to serve by the individual. Many want successful positions, ranks and roles in leadership, but not everyone wants to serve. Proper serving in leadership begins with a proper attitude.

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What is V02 max and why is it important to your total fitness?

As I do 12 lead EKG with O2 uptake testing for firefighters, I often hear comments such as, “I don’t have to be fit enough to run a road race like an athlete” or “we are taught as firefighters never to run.” While these comments may be correct, it still is important to understand why firefighters should strive to have a certain VO2 max.

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Your fitness will save your life one day

Accept it or not but fire-rescue and EMS is a 100 percent physical job. The only way to manage and maintain your wellness is through constant attention to your fitness and nutrition. You are a highly trained, medically/fire educated, power lifter. You lift, push, pull, carry and transfer heavy objects in awkward and often dangerous positions every day. So this more than qualifies you as an athlete or in this case a power lifter.

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The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation:

When a tragedy strikes in the community – day or night – firefighters respond without hesitation to protect and save the lives of others.

When tragedy strikes in the fire service – and a firefighter dies in the line of duty – the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation responds to assist and comfort the loved ones of the fallen.

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You do what you do for a reason

Welcome back. Hope everyone’s spring has been a good one.

I had an article ready to send when I was looking at Facebook and I saw some things none of us want to see or be reminded that could be my firefighter (FF). One was an article about a fire truck accident. The driver ran off the road and lost control causing the fire truck to roll over. The driver was either entrapped or pinned under the fire truck. Another was a firefighter that fell through a roof. So, I decided to look on the Internet. There was accident after accident reported.

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Responding to your own MENTAL HEALTH

A firefighter’s job is unlike any other. We wear our pride and dedication to our careers on our sleeves, on the windows of our cars, tattooed on our bodies. All my life growing up I wanted to be involved in the fire service. It helped that my dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all firefighters – not to mention my uncle and two cousins. I really didn’t have much of a choice. I remember walking into the engine room, running up and ringing the bell on the front of the truck, smelling the fire gear hanging on the racks, and playing the pinball games.

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There is no superman!

Over the years, I have been very fortunate to not only instruct firefighters, but many of their wives or partners as well. When I would ask them for comments, questions, or feedback, I usually got little or no response. Understandably because spouses are very reluctant to talk in front of their firefighters about their feelings, their fears, or what is in their hearts. Many spouses wonder why the warm, loving, and carefree person they married does not come home like that anymore.

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111th Annual Conference at Myrtle Beach

The S.C. State Firefighters’ Association is proud to present the 111th Annual S.C. Fire-Rescue Conference to be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, June 8-13, 2015.

This training and education conference features world-renown instructors and keynote speakers delivering programs that will impart knowledge, provoke thought, and revive your love for the job! The conference also features a 100,800 square foot exhibit hall with over 150 vendors! Exhibit hall hours are June 11 from 11:00-4:00, June 12 from 9:00-4:00 and June 13 from 9:00-1:00.

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Enter to Learn — Leave to Share

Tours and exhibits at the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center allow visitors a glimpse into the life of a firefighter and the changes and advancements that have occurred in fire fighting throughout time. The museum is filled with one of a kind fire vehicles and antique fire equipment, which date back to the mid 1700s. Kids of all ages will love the interactive displays and hands on equipment. The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum proves to be a remarkable experience and an unforgettable destination for the entire family, school group or other special guests.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Get Grant Assistance for Exhaust Removal System

Fire/EMS departments can rid their firehouses of dangerous diesel exhaust emissions and receive free grant assistance. The program is provided by FireGrantsHelp.com, which is an independent resource sponsored by multiple vendors. It offers personal assistance by grant experts, including grant alerts (local, state, and national), grant writing training, narrative review, as well as optional grant writing at 50 percent discount. MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems, one of the sponsors, provides additional information at www.magnegrip.com, with a Grant Assistance form. The grant team contacts applicants and provides help until a grant is found. Call 800-875-5440 for additional information.

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Spring 2015 New Deliveries

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FIRE & EMS

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FIRE & EMS

Pierce/Freightliner Dryside Tanker w/Detroit DD13 - 450 HP engine, 1000 GPM Hale QPak-100 pump, 2500 gal. poly tank, Zico Quic-Lift hydraulic tank racks, 3000 gal. Fol-Da-Tanks.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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CLAREMONT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

CLAREMONT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce/Peterbilt Pumper w/Peterbilt chassis, 1250 GPM Waterous S100 pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, AMDOR roll-up doors, custom paint by Pierce.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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CLEVELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

CLEVELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Saber Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 - 400 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Onan 10kW hydraulic generator, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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INDIAN BEACH-SALTER PATH FIRE DEPARTMENT

INDIAN BEACH-SALTER PATH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Saber SLT PUC Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump under cab, 1000 gal. poly tank, Husky 3 foam system, Harrison 6kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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MOORESVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE

MOORESVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE

Pierce Arrow XT 105’ Aerial Ladder w/Detroit DD13 - 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent front suspension, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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NO. 7 TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE

NO. 7 TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE

Pierce/Freightliner FXP Pumper w/Cummins ISB - 360 HP engine, Freightliner M2-106 chassis, 1250 GPM Hale DSD pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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ODELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

ODELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Velocity FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent front suspension, Harrison 6kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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PALMER SPRINGS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

PALMER SPRINGS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce/Freightliner Pumper-Tanker w/Cummins ISL - 350 HP engine, 1000 GPM Waterous pump, 1500 gal. poly tank, Onan 6kW hydraulic generator, Gortite roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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PALMYRA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

PALMYRA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Ford ENCORE Rescue w/Ford F-750 chassis, Onan 25kW generator, Whelen LED lighting package, Breathing Air Cascade System, custom paint by Pierce.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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PATRICK HENRY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

PATRICK HENRY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Saber Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Husky 3 foam system, Harrison 6kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WARSAW FIRE DEPARTMENT

WARSAW FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Saber FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 -450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Harrison 6kW hydraulic generator, custom paint by Pierce.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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YOUNGSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

YOUNGSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Arrow XT 100’ Aerial Platform w/Cummins ISX12 - 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Hale QMax-200 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, Gortite roll-up doors, Harrison 10kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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BLACKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

BLACKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 KME Challenger Pumper w/International chassis, Maxxforce engine, 1750 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, custom paint by KME.

Provided By Safe Industries

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY/MITFORD

FAIRFIELD COUNTY/MITFORD

2015 KME Flex Pumper w/International chassis, Maxxforce engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, dump tank storage inside body.

Provided By Safe Industries

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SARDIS TIMMONSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

SARDIS TIMMONSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 KME Challenger pumper w/Kenworth chassis, Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, custom paint by KME.

Provided By Safe Industries

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OREGON HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT, INC.

OREGON HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT, INC.

2014 KME Flex Service Unit w/International chassis, Maxxforce 9, 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, three ladders through the tank, Wilburt LED light tower.

Provided By Safe Industries

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BETHANY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

BETHANY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS 10’ Multi-purpose truck w/Ford chassis, 6.8 V10 gasoline engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, crew cab, Kussmaul battery charging system.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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MERCK

MERCK

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS 3500 12 Ft. Wet-Rescue w/Ford chassis, 6.7 powerstroke diesel engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, Kussmaul battery charging system.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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NORTH CAROLINA FORESTRY SERVICE

NORTH CAROLINA FORESTRY SERVICE

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Engine Truck w/International chassis, diesel engine, Wild Fire pump, 800 gal. poly tank, custom compartments, Blizzard Wizard foam system.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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ROARING RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

ROARING RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS 3500 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Chevrolet chassis, 6.6 Duramax diesel engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, LED extendable scene lights.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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RHONDA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

RHONDA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS 3500 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.7 powerstroke diesel engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, under bed pull-out tray.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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UNION FIRE DEPARTMENT

UNION FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS F-450 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.8 V10 gasoline 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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DALLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT

DALLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Spartan ERV Legend Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, 380 HP Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Hale DSD pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Whelen LED lighting package, custom shelving by Anchor-Richey, Q2B Siren, illuminated hand rails.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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LEE COUNTY

LEE COUNTY

2015 Spartan ERV Custom Rescue w/Spartan chassis, 380 HP Cummins engine, Whelen LED lighting package, custom shelving by Anchor-Richey, Q2B Siren, custom front bumper extension tool storage.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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UNION GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

UNION GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS F-350 Quick Response Vehicle w/Ford chassis, 6.7 diesel engine, LED extendable scene lights, LED light package, Kussmaul battery charging system, 12,000 lb. Warn winch and stainless steel brush guard.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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WARRENTON RURAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

WARRENTON RURAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey Refurbish Rescue w/Kenworth chassis, 380 HP Cummins engine, added large front transverse compartment, custom shelving by Anchor-Richey, rechassis, custom paint by Anchor Richey.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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HOBBSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

HOBBSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

2014 E-One Commercial Pumper w/Navistar 4400 chassis, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1,000 gal. tank, 30 gal. foam cell, rear mounted booster reel, top mount pump controls, pull out tool boards.

Provided By Fire Connections

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NORWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT

NORWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT

2014 E-One Custom Typhoon Pumper w/E-One chassis, 1500 GPM pump, 780 gal. tank, 6kW Harrison generator, painted steel wheels, LED emergency and scene lights, all pre-connects out the rear, extended steel front bumper with booster reel.

Provided By Fire Connections

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PLYMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT

PLYMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 E-One International 7400 Tanker w/ 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1830 gal. tank, center console, LED scene lighting, back up camera, Newton swivel dump, 2100 gal. drop tank.

Provided By Fire Connections

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RED SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT

RED SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 E-One International 4-Door Commercial Cab Top Mount Pumper w/330 HP Navistar engine, 1250 GPM Hale Qflo pump, 1000 gal. tank, booster reel, LED emergency and scene lights, lowered speedlay module.

Provided By Fire Connections

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PARKER SEWER AND FIRE SUBDISTRICT

PARKER SEWER AND FIRE SUBDISTRICT

2014 E-One Top Mount Typhoon Rescue Pumper w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISL engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. water, 30 gal. foam UPF tank, 2001 Foam Pro system, Akron LED scene Hi Viz 48” LED brow light, custom shelves and trays.

Provided By Fireline, Inc.

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WADESVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

WADESVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

2014 E-One eMax Custom Pumper w/E-One Chassis, Cummins ISL 450 engine, 1030 gal. tank, Hi-Viz LED scene lighting, upper storage compartment, 10 kW generator, light tower.

Provided By Fire Connections

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CASTALIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

CASTALIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer FX Pumper/Tanker w/MaxxForce 330 HP engine, International 7400 chassis, 1250 GPM Hale Q-Flo pump, 1250 gal. UPF tank, back up camera, Foam Pro 2002.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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DRAKE’S BRANCH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

DRAKE’S BRANCH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Maverick Pumper/Tanker w/Cummins ISL 350 HP engine, Freightliner chassis, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1800 gal. UPF tank, OnSpot tire chains, internal drop tank storage.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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HALLS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

HALLS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer FX Top Mount Pumper Tanker w/International chassis, MaxxForce 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale Q-Flo pump, 1250 gal. UPF tank, Booster hose reel, Newton Dump.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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LUMBERTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

LUMBERTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Commander 101’ Cobra Platform, Cummins ISL 400 HP engine, 1750 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. UPF tank, heated Aerial Command seat, Smart Screen digital control screen.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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RAYNHAM-MCDONALD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

RAYNHAM-MCDONALD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer FX Pumper/Tanker w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISL 350 HP engine, 1250 GPM Darley pump, 2500 gal. UPF tank, TFT Crossfire deck gun, Command Light light tower.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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AMBULANCE SERVICE OF BRISTOL

AMBULANCE SERVICE OF BRISTOL

2014 Mercedes Sprinter 2500, 152x95x68, Ducted heat/AC, LED lights, Medical Air, computer mounts, back up camera.

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IREDELL COUNTY EMS

IREDELL COUNTY EMS

2014 Chevrolet 3500 4x4, Type I AEV Trauma Hawk, 145x92x66 headroom, Whelen LED Warning lights, ducted AC/Heat, 4x4 conversion, cooling drawer, custom cabinet design.

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PRINCE FREDERICK VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD

PRINCE FREDERICK VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD

2014 Chevrolet Type III X Series, 172x95x72 headroom, ducted AC/heat, complete LED light system, VX1 electrical system, aluminum cabinets, Zico 02 lift, backup camera

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY EMS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY EMS

2014 Ford E-350 Cutaway, 152x95x68 headroom, ducked heat/AC, LED lights, emergency release doors, locking drug drawer, air horns.

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YADKIN COUNTY EMS

YADKIN COUNTY EMS

2014 Chevrolet G-4500 Type III AEV Trauma Hawk, 172x95x72 headroom, ducted AC/heat, complete Whelen LED Warning lights, custom interior cabinets, backup camera.

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