CFJ Vol. 30.1 (Summer 2015)

Thirty Years With a Blink of an Eye

Everyone at some point in their life will say, “Boy time flies,” and, for all of us at CFREJ, it has. 

At the same time, life can’t get any better if you are doing and working for people you admire and respect. We are.

As first responders, you take risks every day to look after our communities and you do it because there is some special purpose that God has given you to look after people.

 

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Relevant Tags: From the Editor

From the Eye of the DRONE

You pull up on scene, smoke is billowing and firefighters are everywhere. You are a chief, you have no clue where your people are. You are supposed to establish IC (Incident Command), but you feel that you are already behind the power curve.

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Relevant Tags: TECHNOLOGY

Using Social Media to Engage and Inform

This year I was given the opportunity to speak at the 2015 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo in Raleigh (SAFRE) about my use of social media as a Fire Service Public Information Officer (PIO). We use social media quite a bit in the “Ville,” with updates and incident posts populated in near-real time as it happens. We certainly didn’t start out that way, however as we progressed and received feedback from our “customers” we learned and developed an approach to social media that keeps our intended audience(s) informed and educated on what we do — WHILE simultaneously feeding and satisfying the media with the information they need in order to do their jobs effectively and accurately. Before we dive deeper into how we use social media; here are some statistics and facts on social media:

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Relevant Tags: SOCIAL MEDIA

Indoor Pot Farms Can Be Electrical Houses of Horror for Firefighters

Responding to fires at illegal indoor pot farms, or “grow houses,” is deadly serious business.

Illegal marijuana growing operations, which can be electrical houses of horror, were among the many electrical hazards taught at a recent electrical safety class for first responders.

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Relevant Tags: CFJ

How to Handle a Mass Casualty Incident

Engine 103, Engine 102, Engine 106, Battalion 103, and Engine 115 – respond to 110 Calhoun Street for multiple shots fired.

This dispatch or a similar one happened Wednesday, June 17 as Charleston, South Carolina was awakened to a mass shooting that found its way into its city limits.

Nine people would end up dying. Eight were dead on scene and a ninth victim aggressively resuscitated by Charleston Fire Department’s engine based EMS responders who managed the victim until arrival of transport EMS.

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Relevant Tags: MASS SHOOTING

Viking Ship Rowing or Tug-of-War

For so long now I have struggled with an issue that I hear about often as I converse with firefighters and fire officers from across the nation. That concept or issue is a profound struggle between the leadership and the troops of organizations. As it is frequently described is that we are working profoundly against each other and it is on purpose! I find myself each time this occurs scratching my head and thinking, really, this is so stupid and counter productive. Are we not on the job for the same reason? Are we not brothers and sisters separated only by rank?

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Relevant Tags: CFJ

Never Give Up

When faced with the challenge of searching for occupants inside a home that is FILLED to capacity with various levels of belongings one thing remains constant, Risk vs. Reward. Compulsive Hoarding Disorder is a diagnosable mental illness that compels the afflicted to fill their homes until the living spaces are no longer usable for their intended purposes.

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Relevant Tags: HEAVY CONTENT FIRE FIGHTING

Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’

Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, philosopher, and strategist who wrote “The Art of War,” an extremely influential book on military strategy. Although the book was written around 500 B.C., there are a number of military strategists, business management professors, and public administration theorists that utilize its teachings still today.

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Relevant Tags: FIRE FIGHTING

Huntersville Fire Department

Department Name: Huntersville Fire Department

County: Mecklenburg

Type Department: Combination

ISO: On June 9 we completed OSFM inspection for regrade

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Relevant Tags: FIRE STATION PROFILE

The cost of pencil whipping your maintenance checks

When money and time are stretched to their limits, shortcuts proliferate. Overtaxed fire crews may begin pencil whipping what they believe are routine tasks involving equipment and apparatus maintenance. While this may seem like a minor issue, in reality it is an insidious disease — because overlooking a small check can explode into big trouble.

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Relevant Tags: ALL ABOUT TRUCKS

Where is the South?

Where is Dixie? That statement can take you in a thousand different directions! We can talk about it from many different perspectives. Being a person who was raised in the south, you never ever leave it. You can leave the location but you always carry a piece of Dixie in your heart and soul as well as your mind. The country singer Darius Rucker has a great song titled “Southern State of Mind.” The words to the chorus sum up the song well;

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Relevant Tags: BARNYARD MANAGEMENT

Shield Review

Like most firefighters do, at least occasionally, I recently started to get the itch to get an addition to my turnout gear. I was not sure what I wanted but I just had the itch. Ever happen to you?

I am sure this pleased the wife as I started looking at random things from a leather helmet to a new flashlight. But luckily I have a very supportive wife who suggested an idea of finding something personalized. So it was then that I decided that I wanted to get a personalized shield for my helmet.

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Relevant Tags: TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Dorchester County Fire Rescue

Department Name: Dorchester County Fire Rescue

County: Dorchester

Type Department: Combination

Number of Stations:12

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Relevant Tags: FIRE STATION PROFILE

Waterfall Rescues and Water Dynamics

For those rescuers lucky enough to live in the mountainous regions of the state where waterfalls commonly exist, you have the added responsibilities and challenges of having to perform rescues from cascading waterfalls and/or the pools below them. In western North Carolina, typically each year, several rescues, or body recoveries, can be expected to occur. It almost never fails that we will have rescues to perform at a set of falls.

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Relevant Tags: RESCUE A-Z

The ‘06 Series Highway Tank Trailers: Workhorses of Highway Hauling

In structural fire fighting, we continually drill to our personnel the idea that we have to “know our enemy,” with our enemy being the very structure that we are trying to save. In that setting, knowledge of the “enemy” in the form of an understanding of building construction and how structures react in fires helps to ensure our safety and effectiveness in the structural fire fighting realm.

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Hazmat training can be fun!

Of all continuing education topics that firefighters are required to attend over the course of a year, hazardous materials probably ranks near the top — if it isn’t number one. Why is this? In some cases the individual joined the fire service to “fight fires and save lives” and has absolutely no interest in hazardous materials. In other cases, they may have grown tired of seeing the same topics and presentations repeated over and over again. Maybe the instructor was or is the problem. As training officers and Hazardous Materials instructors, how do we combat this? The answer is easy. As with many problems in the fire service, the answer lies in thinking outside the box and getting creative with our presentations.

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Relevant Tags: HAZMAT

ASK ERNIE

Are there any new NFPA 1901 changes that are being discussed? 

The answer is to go to the NFPA site, and go to the section that addresses the input from the general population.

What is the recommended service interval for your onboard hydraulic PTO generators?

As with any systems that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, only the manufacturer can answer that question. 

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The Golden Hour: When Time is Critical

I was fortunate early in my career to work as a part-time counselor-therapist for a reputable Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that served many cities, towns and county entities. I spent eight years working part-time at the EAP while continuing my career fire position as a ladder company captain. It is my hope that this experience with EAPs will assist the emergency services community in better understanding the EAP process.

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Where Do I Get My Degree?

The first question that we need to ask is what is accreditation?

“Simply stated, accreditation is certification by a recognized body that an institution has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive study and examination, which has demonstrated that the institution does in fact perform the functions that it claims: that the institution has set educational goals for students who enroll, and furnishes materials and services that enable students to meet these stated goals.” (DETC Accreditation Overview).

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Relevant Tags: Education

Why Would You Want a CERT?

In 1985, the Los Angeles Fire Department developed a program called the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) when they realized how quickly their department could become overwhelmed in the face of a large-scale disaster. That original curriculum was adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1993, and became part of President Bush’s Volunteer Corps Initiative in 2002. Today there are over 2,600 registered programs in every state in the U.S., five U.S. territories and six foreign countries.

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Reputation Management

Reputation management should be the foundation of any Emergency Service Origination (ESO). Members and especially the officers of the ESOs are held to a higher standard, and trust must be maintained. News and social media can cause long-term permanent damage to the reputation of the entire emergency service network.

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When I Say Stay, I Mean It!

In the old west there was a code of honor that applied to the horse that was tied up outside of the local saloon — if it wasn’t yours, you left it alone. Today, the unfortunate reality is that the same code doesn’t always apply to our ambulances. Periodically, there are high profile stories in the news of ambulances not staying where we left them and an end result that none of us want to experience ourselves.

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Relevant Tags: EMS 2015

Preparing for the Next Epidemic

Swine flu, H1N1, SARS, MERS, and Ebola are all epidemic viruses and known killers that have created their own versions of concern and panic across the globe.

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Optimal Care for the Drowning Patient

This time of year EMS personnel will likely see an increase in the number of drowning patients. It’s important for all EMS responders to review the care of the patient who has drowned. In this column we will quickly review what drowning is, the incidence of drowning, and the optimal care of the drowning patient. 

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Relevant Tags: NEWS FROM THE NC OEMS MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Tactical Medicine Tools of the Trade

The Fire Service is well known for their tools of the trade. Whether it be an engine company or a set of Hurst tools, much of what is used is built for a specific purpose. The same is true when it comes to tactical medicine. Each of the tools made are made with a purpose.

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Moulage — Complex Wounds Simplified

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

Neurotrauma:
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Rescue at the Rock Quarry

Time: 1 minute

Skill Level: Beginner

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Building Today For Tomorrow

In today’s economy, many county and local governments face the common thread of shrinking budgets and the need to do more with less. This is especially true as it pertains to maintaining, replacing and expanding critical services such as fire, EMS and police. When it comes to fire stations and construction, the increased focus is on building something that meets the needs of the department now and well into the future. Whether it’s a full-time department in a large municipality or a volunteer department in a small community, designing and building a facility that will serve long-term needs for decades to come is critical.

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Episode 11 — a Review

Episode #11

Well, its summer; schools out and everyone is thinking of a vacation at the beach or the mountains. You’re looking to relax and not do anything too serious, so nothing heavy from me this issue, just a little light reading. Here is a review and update of the last 10 issues in short bursts of topics and information.

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Getting Started: The Basics of Fire Training Facility Design

When the Call Comes

When the public calls 911, they not only expect a timely response of emergency personnel, they also expect the personnel to be highly trained to deal with their specific emergency. A state of the art training facility is a key link in the chain of training these personnel to respond to and meet the public’s need in their critical hour. 

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Industry News

Mark Lamplugh Joins Station House Retreat

The Station House Retreat www.stationhouseretreat.com in Delray Beach Florida is happy to announce the addition of Mark Lamplugh as Sr. Vice President of Business Development. Station House Retreat is a 15 bed all first responder addiction treatment program and Lamplugh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the first responder treatment industry. “I’ve had the pleasure of assisting first responders in many different capacities throughout the years,” states Lamplugh. He helped launch an all responder treatment track and worked with American Addiction Centers and the National Volunteer Fire Council on the Share the Load program. “Working with the Fire/EMS helpline gave me the insight on just how important having a program that’s dedicated to first responders is,” says Lamplugh.

Station House Retreat opened in January of this year with the goal of giving first responders a program that addresses the unique needs of first responders. All Station House staff are former first responders and know first-hand what their clients are experiencing. Unlike traditional drug and alcohol treatment programs Station House makes sure that first responders are in a peer support setting. Lamplugh being a former fire captain himself knows the hurdles that first responders face.

Station House is an initiative from Aion Recovery (www.aionrecovery.com), a healthcare organization that builds treatment programs centered on peer-supportive communities. Peer-supportive treatment allows the therapists and therapy topics to be specialized to the clients, providing an individualized approach to group therapy.

For more information, please visit www.stationhouseretreat.com, or email [email protected].

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Cribbing and MREs

As I write this article, the temperature is going to hit close to 100 degrees. Yesterday during a class I was teaching, the temperature was a 101 degrees and the heat index was 104 degrees. It’s only June and summer is not even officially here. I hope this is not a sign of things to come this summer. We did scale things back a bit, and were able to complete the training. Summer is a good time to train, but make sure you keep your folks hydrated and cool. This is especially true when working extrications in the heat and humidity. Take care of yourself and your folks.

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Relevant Tags: TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Can You Become Firefighter Fit?

Whenever I talk with a firefighter about improving fitness, the most common comments I hear are:

  • “I walk everyday. Isn’t that enough?”

My answer: Walking every day is a good foundation, however it is not enough to improve or maintain the level of fitness that is recommended for a firefighter.

  • “I don’t have enough time.”

My Answer: You can get quicker and better gains if you do the right program in just 20-30 minutes. We waste more time talking about why we can’t than it takes to see the benefit. Just put it on your calendar and do it.

  • “We don’t have any exercise equipment here at the station.”

My Answer: Everything you need is at the station: ladders, hoses, sledge hammers, foam buckets and most importantly your body weight.

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Heavy Vehicle Rescue

As I write this, we are moving into summer and things are warming up. This is a good time to schedule classes through the summer and fall. More people will be traveling the roads and highways for summer vacations, so we are going to see more crashes.

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Relevant Tags: EXTRICATION EDUCATION

Tools of the Trade

The GUTS HM1 mounting system is used to mount a variety of flashlights, cameras or tools to your helmet or hardhat. The helmet mount works as it says in the literature. It is easy to install and comes with the tool to make the installation quick and simple.

It mounts securely to the helmet and the strap holds median to larger flashlights without difficulty — the type typically used on helmets.

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Down, But Not Out

Often times when we think of someone with a Mental Health issue, we think they’re done. The person will never be the same. We perceive that individual as a lost soul that nobody can help. In the firefighter world it’s even worse. We’re suppose to be tough as nails. We aren’t suppose to struggle with these issues. We all wear the profession like a badge of honor. “Hard Core Firefighter” “Devil Slayer” and the many other slogans we read on the shirts. We can handle anything but what happens when we can’t. Our brains are much more complex then just a steel nail or water for the fire. Mental health issues arrive in everyone and yes I’m going to say it “Even Firefighters!”

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Relevant Tags: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Time and Sacrifice

Doing what we do as firefighters is a rewarding sacrifice of our time, and the commitment that we make when we sign up to be a part of something that, over time, grows within us and becomes part of who we are. Such as time spent helping strangers, time spent training and being a part of a family outside of your home. Time away from your home and loved ones, at times, can put a stress on those relationships. For some people, time away from your regular job — or second job — can become a financial burden on us. Add into the equation the effects of PTSD, which is always a possibility lurking in the shadows of what we do.

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The Day That Changed Things Forever

My firefighter (FF) and I had our daughter just weeks past our first anniversary. That was almost 21 years ago. Without any family living near us, I had to change plans when my plans crossed with my FF’s plans. Also during this time I was beginning to teach and was getting involved in national organizations. I was always changing plans at the last minute.

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Experience the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Photos Courtesy of the Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment, arts and crafts marketplace, a jousting tournament, a feast fit for royalty, and so much more.

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Summer 2015 New Deliveries

Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue

Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue

(2) Pierce Impel FR PUC Pumpers w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce PUC pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised forward roof, Husky 12 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Asheboro Fire Department

Asheboro Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX-150 pump, 500 gal. poly tank, 10” raised roof, right and center hose trays on front bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Bedford Fire Department

Bedford Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Duty Rescue w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13-500 HP engine, 10” raised roof, Onan 24 kW generator, 15,000 lb. front/rear Warn winches, 17’ Will-Burt light tower.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Fayetteville Fire Department

City of Fayetteville Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 750 gal. poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, Harrison 6 kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Fredericksburg Fire Department

Fredericksburg Fire Department

Pierce Velocity FR Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13-500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX-150 pump, 500 gal. poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, Akron Eductor foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company

Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company

Pierce Impel FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9-HP engine, 1750 GPM Hale QMAX-175 pump, 750 gal. poly tank, 10” raised forward roof, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, Husky 12 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Granite Quarry Fire Department

Granite Quarry Fire Department

Pierce Impel Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. poly tank, 10” raised roof, Harrison C-Gen 7.2 kW hydraulic generator, Gortite roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Harrisonburg Rescue Squad

Harrisonburg Rescue Squad

Pierce Velocity Heavy Duty Rescue w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13-500 HP engine, 250 GPM Waterous pump, 250 gal. poly tank, 20” raised roof, FoamPro 1600 foam system, Lima 40 kW generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Loudon County Fire-Rescue

Loudon County Fire-Rescue

(2) Pierce Arrow XT Pumpers w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13-HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX-150 pump, 750 poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 suspension, Husky 12 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Norfolk Fire-Rescue

City of Norfolk Fire-Rescue

Pierce Arrow XT 100’ Aerial Platform w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISX12-500 HP engine, 10” raised roof, Onan 10 kW hydraulic generator, breathing air to tip - 4500 PSI.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Raleigh Fire Department

City of Raleigh Fire Department

Pierce Air Unit w/Kenworth T370 chassis, Paccar PX-9-380 HP engine, Lima 40 kW continuous generator, electric awning on DS and rear, Bauer BreathAir compressor - 6000 PSI.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Wesley Chapel Fire Department

Wesley Chapel Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Cummins ISL9-450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX-150 pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, 10” raised roof, Husky 12 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Anson County EMS

Anson County EMS

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Greene County EMS

Greene County EMS

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Havelock Fire-Rescue

Havelock Fire-Rescue

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Hyde County Emergency Services

Hyde County Emergency Services

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad

Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Lenoir County EMS

Lenoir County EMS

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Newport Fire Department

Newport Fire Department

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad

Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Rex UNC Health Care

Rex UNC Health Care

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Roanoke Valley Rescue

Roanoke Valley Rescue

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina

University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Wayne County EMS

Wayne County EMS

no description provided

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus

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Clinton Fire Department

Clinton Fire Department

2015 E-One Typhoon Pumper w/E-One chassis, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1030 gal. tank, dump tank rack, flat roof, roll cage cab.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Fountain Volunteer Fire Department

Fountain Volunteer Fire Department

2015 E-One IH7400 Tanker w/IH chassis, 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1830 gal. tank, swivel dump, back up camera, hard tubes stored in body.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Harker Island Fire Department

Harker Island Fire Department

2015 E-One 4-Door International Stainless Steel Rescue, 1250 Hale pump, 1000 gal. tank, enclosed ladder tunnel and suction hose, severe duty steel bumper, extended bumper.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Plymouth Fire Department

Plymouth Fire Department

2015 E-One Custom Pumper w/E-One chassis, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1830 gal. tank, ladder tunnel, LED compartment lights, LED scene lighting.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Townsville Rural Fire Department

Townsville Rural Fire Department

2015 E-One Custom Typhoon Rescue Pumper w/E-One chassis,1250 GPM Hale pump, 1030 gal. tank, hydraulic generator roll cage cab, light tower, full depth compartments.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Vander Fire Department

Vander Fire Department

2015 E-One E-Max Custom Pumper w/extended Quest cab, 2000 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. tank, 360 camera system, collision avoidance system, extended front bumper.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Greenwood City Fire Department

Greenwood City Fire Department

2015 KME Flex Series Pumper w/Panther chassis, Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, topmount, deck master deck gun.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Gastonia Fire Department

Gastonia Fire Department

2015 Spartan ERV Gladiator Heavy Rescue w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISX-15 500 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 300 gal. pro poly tank, high angle rope tie-offs, rear stairway.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Green Hill Fire Department

Green Hill Fire Department

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS F550 Rescue, Re-Furbish and Re-Chassis w/Ford chassis, 6.7 Power Stroke Diesel engine, custom paint, walk-in body, scene lights, 12,000 lb. Warn winch.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Green Hill Fire Department

Green Hill Fire Department

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed brush Truck w/Transverse compartment (new body), Ford chassis, 6.4 Power Stroke Diesel engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Oxford Volunteer Fire Department

Oxford Volunteer Fire Department

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck wTransverse Compartment, Ford chassis, 6.8 V-10 gasoline engine, 200 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, Kussmaul battery charging system.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Redwood Volunteer Fire Department

Redwood Volunteer Fire Department

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/Transverse compartment, Ford chassis, 6.7 Power Stroke Diesel engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 9.5 Warn multi-mount winch.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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City of Charleston

City of Charleston

2015 Ferrara Cinder Custom Engine w/Ferrara chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1750 Hale pump, 750 gal. poly tank, full LED package, ladders beside tank, triple crosslays.

Provided By Phoenix Fire Apparatus

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City of Conway Fire and Rescue

City of Conway Fire and Rescue

2015 Ferrara Custom Cinder Engine w/Ferrara chassis, Cummins ISL 450 engine, 2000 GPM Hale pump, 750 gal. poly tank, HD extruded body, Westerbeke diesel generator, Whelen LEDs.

Provided By Phoenix Fire Apparatus

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City of Hartsville

City of Hartsville

2015 Ferrara Cinder Custom MVP Engine w/Ferrara chassis, ISL 450 Cummins engine, 1500 GPM hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, MVP design, Harrison IHT system, full LED lighting.

Provided By Phoenix Fire Apparatus

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Hudlow Fire Department

Hudlow Fire Department

2015 Ferrara MVP Rescue Pumper w/Ferrara chassis, Cummins engine, 2000 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. polypropylene tank.

Provided By C&C Fire Apparatus

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City of Myrtle Beach

City of Myrtle Beach

2015 Ferrara Inferno 107’ Ladder w/Ferrara chassis, Cummins ISX 12 -500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 400 gal. poly tank, Westerbeke generator w/XRT system, Akron scene Star Lights.

Provided By Phoenix Fire Apparatus

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Olanta Rural Fire Department

Olanta Rural Fire Department

2015 Ferrara HD Tanker w/Freightliner engine, ISL 350 Cummins engine, 1000 GPM Hale pump, 3000 gal. poly tank, front bumper turrent, deluge gun, pump and roll, HD extruded body.

Provided By Phoenix Fire Apparatus

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Sumter Fire Department

Sumter Fire Department

2015 Ferrara Igniter 77’ Rear Mount Ladder w/Cummins ISL 450 engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 500 gal. poly tank, heavy duty extruded aluminum body, electric pinnable waterway.

Provided By Phoenix Fire Apparatus

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Simpson Fire Department

Simpson Fire Department

Provided By C&C Fire Apparatus

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Summerville Fire Department

Summerville Fire Department

2015 Pierce Saber FR pumper w/ Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 Hale pump, 781 gal. poly tank.

Provided By Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus

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Harris EMS

Harris EMS

2015 AEV Type I 4x4 w/Chevrolet chassis, 142 x 92 box, LED lights, ducted AC/Heat, climate control cabinet, Corian countertop, E-lock drug cabinet, Stryker MX pro cot.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles

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Macon County EMS

Macon County EMS

2015 Type I Remount-Northwestern w/Chevrolet 3500 4x4 chassis, 148 x 95 box, ducted AC/Heat, LED warning lights, new floor covering, new diamond plate, complete paint job.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Ambulance, Inc.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Ambulance, Inc.

2014 AEV Type II w/Ford chassis, ducted environmental system, LED and Halogen combo, ALS cabinetry, custom striping and graphics, add on radio console, 6 pt. harness.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles

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Epsom Volunteer Fire Department

Epsom Volunteer Fire Department

Rosenbauer EXT Rescue Pumper w/International 7400 chassis, MaxxForce 350 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1250 gal. UPF tank, InstaChains, 20 kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Jonathan Creek Volunteer Fire Department

Jonathan Creek Volunteer Fire Department

Rosenbauer Maverick Pumper/Tanker w/International chassis, MaxxForce 330 HP engine, 750 Hale RSD pump, 1750 gal. UPF tank, Newton 10” dump w/swivel chute, electric booster hose reel.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department

Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department

Rosenbauer Side Mount Pumper/Tanker w/Rosenbauer Commander chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 750 gal. UPF tank, OnSpot tire chains.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Raynham McDonald Volunteer Fire Department

Raynham McDonald Volunteer Fire Department

Rosenbauer Top Mount Pumper/Tanker w/International 4400 chassis, MaxxForce 315 HP engine, 1250 GPM Darley PSM pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, Command Light light tower.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Wintergreen Fire and Rescue

Wintergreen Fire and Rescue

Rosenbauer Side Mount Pumper/Tanker w/Mack Granite chassis, Mack MP8 425 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 2500 gal. UPF tank, David Clark intercom system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Bunyan Volunteer Fire Department

Bunyan Volunteer Fire Department

2015 Smeal Custom Sidemount Pumper/Tanker w/Kenworth chassis, PacCar engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1250 gal. poly tank, slide through ladder compartment, LDH discharge.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Central Fire Department

Central Fire Department

2015 Smeal Custom Series Rescue Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISX12 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF rectangular tank, powered hose bed cover.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Town of Kitty Hawk

Town of Kitty Hawk

2015 Smeal Rear Mount Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, rear mount pump design, Waterous Advantous 3 Dual Foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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West End Fire and Rescue

West End Fire and Rescue

2016 KME Predator Panther/MFD Cab w/KME chassis, ISL 9 Cummins 450 HP engine, Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Myrtle Beach Fire Department

Myrtle Beach Fire Department

2015 KME Flex Pumper w/Predator chassis, Cummins engine, 2000 GPM Hale pump, 500 gal. UPF tank, Westerbeke diesel generator.

Provided By Safe Industries

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