CFJ Vol. 30.4 (Spring 2016)

From the Editor - Spring 2016

In our winter 2013 issue, Managing Editor Gwen Shuford started a special “Homefront” section to address the needs of the first responder family.

 

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Mount Holly Church Fire

On July 21, 2016 the Mount Holly North Carolina fire department experienced one of the largest downtown building fires in its 100 plus year history. 

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North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

Directors Meeting & Annual Meeting Thursday Night and Vendor are to open at 5PM. (More Time to see attendees)
 

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A Lethal Cascade of Events

In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were over 212,000 industrial related falls that resulted in serious injury, 605 fatalities. That averages 48 falls per hour if considering a 12-hour workday and a work year of 365 days. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stated that falls are the leading cause of construction death and the second leading cause of workplace injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that there are approximately 6000 treestand related injuries each year to hunters.

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Relevant Tags: SUSPENSION TRAUMA

A Safe Haven for Newborns

It’s been a pretty routine shift so far. You’ve just finished dinner so you and the crew sit for a little TV before finishing house duties.

Suddenly there’s a knock at the front door. You casually walk over and open it to see a young woman, notably upset with tears in her eyes. She has a rolled up blanket in her arms. As you ask her what’s wrong, she extends her arms and says, “Please take my baby. I can’t take care of him.”

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Heavy Vehicle Rescue

The weather is turning warm and it’s time to start planning for upcoming extrication training. As the warmer weather rolls in, so does the increase of drivers on the road. Statistics show that more fatal wrecks occur in nice weather than any other time.

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Why can’t something be taught online?

“You can’t teach that in an online class.” I’ve heard this phrase doggedly expressed by many over the past 15 years. I have struggled to find a topic that is truly undeliverable via eLearning. To date, I have never found a subject, topic, or even skill that can’t be effectively delivered, at least partially, online.

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Relevant Tags: ONLINE - HYBRID LEARNING

Managing Your Information During Contentious Political Environments

As you read this article, we find ourselves right smack in the middle of a contentious political environment; it only takes a few minutes of watching the news each evening to realize this. It is important for a Public Information Officer (PIO) to understand our role during such an environment. Our role is relatively simple — to avoid participation as much as possible.

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The Dynamics of Leadership

As I reflect back over the years in my career there is one lesson I remember that resonates from my mentors; “If you put the organization first, then your wants and ambitions will soon follow. But it is always about the organization first, your subordinates second and you are last.” Well I often have to think just how prevalent this is in fire service mentality — especially the leaders. This mentality is reinforced every time we hear the “what is in it for me” comments.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Alternative Fuel Vehicles – Yesterday’s dream, and today’s nightmare

This issue we will examine the alternative fuels that vehicles are using that were once a dream to reduce carbon emissions throughout the United States. In certain cases, fires involving these alternative fuels require the first arriving engine not to engage the fire. Isn’t that a nightmare? Arriving at a fire that we don’t fight.

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TACTICAL THERMAL IMAGING

We are accustomed to using Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) for search operations but very few firefighters apply the TIC for interior structural fire attack. If we were to survey 10 company officers to give us a brief description of the interior temperatures when observing moderate or heavy smoke conditions during their size-up, we would get 10 different opinions.

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Under Pressure:

Our discussion this issue will once again expand upon our series examining highway transportation tank trailers. We will extend our previous coverage of the ’06 series of non-pressure tank trailers, the ’07 series of low-pressure tank trailers, and the ’12 series of corrosive liquid tank trailers to include coverage of the MC 331 series of high-pressure cargo tank trailers and also straight “bobtail” units of the same specification.

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Air Monitoring Part One

(This is part one of a two part series.)

Before you turn the page and skip this article because you saw the words “air monitoring” or “hazardous materials,” stop and give it a chance! Please leave any preconceived notions you may have about what this article might be about.

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Rescue Stretcher

This is the perfect time of year to go over our equipment, see what needs to be replaced, budget for new equipment, and see just what is out there. What I especially like about this time of year is I will be headed to FDIC in a couple of weeks.

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EMS and Law Enforcement Work Together to Reduce Overdose Deaths

We all choose prehospital medicine to help people during their time of greatest need. People are perhaps in their time of greatest need when they have overdosed on narcotics. This country, and especially rural areas, is in the grip of a major epidemic of narcotic abuse, specifically from opiates or opioids. More Americans now die from drug overdoses than car accidents or firearms.

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What Happened?

You have just walked out of a stressful meeting with the budget staff when your phone rings. One of your ambulances has been involved in a collision with another motorist. A myriad of things are now going through your mind all focused on one question — what happened?

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The Tactical Medic Demystified

What do you really do? It’s a fairly common question asked by those outside of the public safety community. Everyone has a general idea of what we do as a whole, but when it comes down to specifics of a job, many people even internally are lost to the true job description we each hold. I figured this would be a good opportunity to outline the job description of a tactical medic. Demystify the gray area that surrounds the title. Now, I understand that everyone has a different mission set, and maybe a different role. Looking at the position from a global view these are some of the highlights.

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Concord Fire Department

Department Name: Concord Fire Department

Address: 100 Warren C Coleman Blvd, Concord NC, 28027

Web site: http://www.concordnc.gov/Fire

Phone: 704-920-5516

County: Cabarrus — North Carolina

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Columbia Fire Department

Department Name: Columbia Fire Department

County: City of Columbia, Richland County

Type Department: Combination-Career/Volunteer

Structure: We are a City of Columbia Department, but provide fire service to Richland County through a Unified Fire Service Contract. The annual budget is supported by both the City of Columbia and Richland County.

ISO: 2/4

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Albert and Allen Jones

Twin brothers Albert and Allen Jones started their career in Emergency Medical Service (EMS) on Nov. 1, 1971 at the age of 21. They joined Goldsboro Volunteer Rescue Squad. At that time, the only requirement for becoming a member was a person of good character, good standing in the community and a willingness to help a person in need.

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Attracting The Next Generation

I’ve had the opportunity to talk to many fire chiefs, not only about building new stations but also about other types of challenges they encounter. One question I often hear is “how do we attract the younger generation to our department?”

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‘Building’ the Building Committee: Who Should Be Tapped?

Nearly three thousand years ago, Solomon penned, “In the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” But many years later, someone else wrote, “A camel is a race horse designed by committee.” For those planning a fire or rescue station project, the reality lies somewhere between these two opinions.

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Episode 14: Architect Selection Process

Three years ago I started writing about reading and understanding building plans so you could understand what your new firehouse would look like and how it might function. Last year I briefly mentioned something about architect selection. Thinking back I realized I put the cart before the horse.

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ASK ERNIE - “The Apparatus Maintenance Expert”

Why is knowing RPMs during a pump test important from year to year?

The annual In-Service pump performance test year-to-year comparisons is a good way to determine internal pump component wear and help determine when a pump repair/rebuild is needed. Ol’ Ernie likes to also provide a simple test to determine wear and capability.

When completed with the testing, utilize a single main pump manifold 2.5” outlet and a single length of 3” hose connected to the pitot test device. FULLY open the discharge and bring the pressure to 250 psi, record the pitot pressure at the 2.25” or 2.5” straight bore tip. You should see about 1250 GPM from a 1250 or greater rated pump. If you cannot attain the 250 psi on the fully open discharge, try it at 200 psi.

Make sure to use the same test setup year to year. Remember, NFPA states that the draft lift shall not exceed 10 feet, nor be less than three feet. At higher altitudes, you are permitted to raise the lift to a lesser lift to attain the required GPM.

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IndustryNews

Finally It’s Here!

An SCBA Refill Controller that addresses the refilling process, the mix of operator abilities, NFPA and DOT accountability requirements.

For over 30 years, breathing air compressor manufactures concentrated their efforts on controlling the air compressor and gas levels. Digital controls were built to monitor CO and H20 levels, but nothing was monitoring the refilling operators. Were they filling outdated air cylinders? When and who filled them? Were the hydro dates checked? Is the correct information recorded? Were they trained? Are they filling to the right pressure? Are they filling unauthorized cylinders?

Not many Fire Departments know these answers. Not many have the ability to monitor every cylinder refilled 24/7...

You can, with the CAT!

Take the guess work and human error out of the refilling process.

For more information contact Emergency Apparatus at 800-222-9940.

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Why Not All Fire Sprinkler Systems Are Alike

Automatic fire sprinkler systems have an enviable record of protecting life and property in those buildings where they are installed and maintained. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data, in structure fires large enough to activate sprinklers, the systems operated and were effective 87 percent of the time. Reasons for the number of system failures are the subject of a different article, but for now it is important to know that not all sprinkler systems are designed and installed for a single purpose.

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PTSD — It’s for Real

Our fire service has recently started to understand the toll our firefighters work under on a daily basis. That toll can be classified as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is the mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. We can characterize PTSD as a dysfunction of the body’s stress coping system.

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Coping With the Death of a Child Patient

It is not unusual or abnormal for people in the emergency response community to experience many different emotions and feelings in their day-to-day lives. The traumatic calls they respond to are, at times, overwhelming. Research shows that many of these professionals experience nightmares, depression, substance abuse, or strained relationships with family members or friends as a result of recurring trauma and the grief it causes.

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Don’t Try This Fire Life Alone

In my journeys over the past four years interacting with thousands of firefighters and their families, I’ve noticed seasonality in the fire life that is actually a bit frightening, but not without hope to change. It’s at the core of many complaints that fire wives approach me, and our community with. At first I doubted my view because no one in the fire service is talking about this publicly, yet thankfully many are privately confiding in each other in vulnerable ways. As I explored this taboo topic, it impressed on me the need to get behind the facade and seek truth. That is the only way we are going to be able to significantly help the marriages, firefighters and families who are hurting. I’m not going to rant and complain and be a cynic and throw leadership under the bus because you see, that’s exactly one of the symptoms of this frightening truth I noticed. Let’s start at the beginning. Now, be ready to feel a little exposed and possibly angry when I say this and then be open to the hope and the challenge that comes with it. Here goes.

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Myrtle Beach, SC

Spring has arrived in Myrtle Beach, America’s most popular beach vacation destination. And as the season comes into full bloom, the Grand Strand has never been more inviting.

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HDL: The Good Cholesterol

Your total cholesterol is a combination of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), and Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL).

HDL is also referred to as good cholesterol since it is very beneficial to the body. It is responsible for removing LDL cholesterol — bad cholesterol — from the walls of the arteries and returning it into the blood, and thus prevents the accumulation of cholesterol in the body. HDL less than 40 mg/dl are considered a risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease. HDL greater than or equal to 60mg/dl is considered a negative risk factor and therefore protects against heart disease.

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Spring 2015 New Deliveries

ANGIER/BLACK RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

ANGIER/BLACK RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 Smeal Customer Pumper/Engine w/Spartan MetroStar X chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, slide through ladders, 2500 port tank.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CITY OF CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT #13

CITY OF CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT #13

2016 Smeal 105’ RM Aerial w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 liter 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, Smeal SG-09 auxiliary power unit.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CITY OF CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT #18

CITY OF CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT #18

2016 Smeal 105’ RM Aerial w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 liter 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, electric pinnable waterway.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CITY OF CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT #32

CITY OF CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT #32

2016 Smeal 105’ RM Aerial w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 liter 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, Williams around the pump foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CITY OF CHATTANOOGA

CITY OF CHATTANOOGA

2016 Smeal Sirius w/Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, ergonomic hose load (EHL) rope rescue system, 705 lb. aerial tip load (unrestricted).

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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NAHUNTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

NAHUNTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 US Tanker/Smeal Fire Apparatus w/Peterbilt chassis, PACCAR 380 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 2100 gal. UPF tank, Newton Swivel Dump, Zico powered portal tank carrier.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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DORCHESTER COUNTY EMS

DORCHESTER COUNTY EMS

2015 ESU Ford F-350 with Command ESU with all Whelen lighting, custom stretcher storage in the rear, OTE and Knox box, FPEVS custom console.

Provided By First Priority South

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DURHAM COUNTY EMS

DURHAM COUNTY EMS

2015 Ford Expedition Custom Truck Slides, Custom Command Cabinet with four compartments with 100 percent slide outs.

Provided By First Priority South

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HOLLY SPRINGS FIRE

HOLLY SPRINGS FIRE

2015 Chevy Tahoe QRV with Command cabinet including a 23” touch screen, all Whelen custom lighting and a turnout gear closet located behind the driver seat.

Provided By First Priority South

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MAJOR COUNTY OK EMS

MAJOR COUNTY OK EMS

2015 Chevy K3500 Ambulance Remount with all new LED lighting, custom FPEV console.

Provided By First Priority South

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MUSC

MUSC

2015 Chevy G3500 Ambulance Remount with all new LED lighting and custom FPEV console.

Provided By First Priority South

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WATAUGA FIRE MARSHALL

WATAUGA FIRE MARSHALL

2016 Ford F-250 QRV with all Whelen LED lighting package, all 3M reflective graphics and custom console.

Provided By First Priority South

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CARY FIRE DEPARTMENT

CARY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Velocity FR Pumper w/Detroit Diesel DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Harrison 6kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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CONCORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONCORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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JUSTICE RURAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

JUSTICE RURAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Impel FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Husky 3 foam system, Command Light Knight Light tower.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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PINECROFT SEDGEFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

PINECROFT SEDGEFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Velocity FR Heavy Duty Rescue (non walk-in) w/Detroit Diesel DD13 500 HP engine, 20” raised forward roof, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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RALEIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

RALEIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Onan 6kW hydraulic generator, Husky 3 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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RALEIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

RALEIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Arrow XT 100’ Tractor Drawn Aerial w/Detroit Diesel DD13 500 HP, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 200 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, red LED aerial rung lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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ROSE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

ROSE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Saber FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised forward roof, AMDOR Rollup doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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SKYLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

SKYLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer PUC Pumper w/Detroit Diesel DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Harrison C-Gen 7.2kW hydraulic generator, Will-Burt light tower.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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SOUTHERN PINES FIRE DEPARTMENT

SOUTHERN PINES FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Impel FR Heavy Duty Rescue (non walk-in) w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 20” raised forward roof, Will-Burt Chief Night Scan 27.5’ light tower, Onan 25kW generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WAKE COUNTY/STONY HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

WAKE COUNTY/STONY HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Impel FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised forward roof, Husky 3 foam system, Command Light tower.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WAKE COUNTY/WENDELL FIRE DEPARTMENT

WAKE COUNTY/WENDELL FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Impel FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised forward roof, Harrison 6kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WILMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

WILMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Velocity FR Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1750 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised forward roof, Husky 12 foam system, Onan 6kW generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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BALSAM GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

BALSAM GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Commercial Top Mount Pumper/Tanker, 2 door, 4x4, International 7500 chassis, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1250 UPF tank, booster reel at rear, 10kW diesel generator.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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BURGAW FIRE DEPARTMENT

BURGAW FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Rosenbauer Commercial Wetside Tanker, Freightliner M2 106 2 door chassis, 500 GPM Darley pump, 3000 gal. UPF tank, interior storage for suction hose/3500 gal. drop tank.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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KITTRELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

KITTRELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Commercial Top Mount Pumper/Tanker, Freightliner M2 106 chassis, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, 6” round jet dump, Rosenbauer 3/16” aluminum “CT” body.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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SANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

SANFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Custom Commander Side Mount Pumper, Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins IL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 500/30 UPF tank, Wilburt OPT light tower.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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STAFFORD COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT

STAFFORD COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Custom Commander Side Mount Pumper (4 units), 1500 GPM Hale pump, 750/40 UPF tank, FireCom wireless intercom, Rosenbauer hydraulic ladder and suction hose rack.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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WAKE FOREST FIRE DEPARTMENT

WAKE FOREST FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Custom Side Mount Pumper, Rosenbauer Commander chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000/20 gal. UPF tank, front airbags.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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BADIN LAKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

BADIN LAKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 E-One Commercial Pumper Tanker w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISL 350 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1530 gal. poly tank, LED brow lights, foam system, rescue body.

Provided By Fire Connections

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BROGDEN RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT

BROGDEN RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 E-One eMax Custom Pumper w/Typhoon LFD chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM E-One Emax pump, 780 gal. poly tank, front bumper rescue reels/tools.

Provided By Fire Connections

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COOKS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

COOKS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 E-One D180 Commercial Tanker w/International chassis, Maxxforce 9 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1250 gal. poly tank, Newton 10” electric dump, booster reel.

Provided By Fire Connections

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LITTLE SWIFT CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

LITTLE SWIFT CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 E-One Commercial Pumper, International 4400 chassis, Navistar N9 SCR 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, 12-V telescoping lights, top mount controls.

Provided By Fire Connections

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WHITE LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT

WHITE LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT

E-One Top Mount Custom Pumper, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1030 gal. tank, ladder tunnel, LED scene lights, severe duty interior.

Provided By Fire Connections

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LESSLIE FIRE DEPARTMENT

LESSLIE FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Seagrave Optimum Pumper/Tanker, Freightliner M2-106 chassis, Cummins ISL9 350 HP engine, 50 GPM Hale pump, 3000 gal. water/100 gal. foam tank, Whelen LED lighting.

Provided By Seagrave Fire Apparatus

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#7 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

#7 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey Ford F-250 EVS Quick Response Vehicle w/Ford chassis, V-8 engine, LED Warning light package, custom paint, custom striping, custom console.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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BROAD RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE

BROAD RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS 10’ Wet-Rescue w/CAFS, Dodge chassis, 5.7 Liter Cummins engine, 300 GPM Waterous CAFS pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 12V LED extendable scene lights.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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CROUSE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

CROUSE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Quick Response Vehicle w/Ford pickup, 6.7 liter V-8 diesel engine, 12V LED light tower, LED Warning light package, custom shelving, custom tool mounting.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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LEVEL CROSS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

LEVEL CROSS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Spartan ER Metro Star Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, 400 HP Cummins engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, 12V LED extendable scene lights, rear 10” Newton Dump System.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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WESTSIDE FIRE AND RESCUE

WESTSIDE FIRE AND RESCUE

2007 Anchor-Richey EVS Chevrolet Suburban Command Vehicle, V-8 gasoline engine, LED Warning light package, custom striping, custom console.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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WILLIAM R. DAVIE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

WILLIAM R. DAVIE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/transverse compartment, Dodge chassis, 6.7 liter Cummins engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 poly tank, 9,500 lb. Warn Winch System.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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BUNN RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT

BUNN RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT

Custom Fire Appartus with a Spartan MetroStar Chassis w/Cummins ISL9 engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Foam Pro foam system, adjustable compartment shelving, Harrison hydraulic generator.

Provided By East Coast Fire Apparatus

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CITY OF GOOSE CREEK

CITY OF GOOSE CREEK

2015 E-One Typhoon XL Custom Chassis w/E-One stainless steel body, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 780 gal. poly tank, twin MIV vales on each side intake.

Provided By Fireline, Inc.

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NAVASSA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

NAVASSA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 Deep South T-380 Pumper/Tanker w/Kenworth chassis, Paccar PX-9 engine, 1000 GPM Hale pump, 3000 gal. poly tank, TFT remote bumper nozzle, Foam Pro 1600.

Provided By Deep South Fire Trucks

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SWAIN COUNTY EMS

SWAIN COUNTY EMS

Type III AEV G4500 w/Chevrolet chassis, 172’ body, ducted environmental system, custom cabinetry, Mermaid cooling cabinet, Stryker power load system, child’s safety seat.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles.

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JOHNSTON COUNTY EMS

JOHNSTON COUNTY EMS

AEV Type III w/Chevrolet chassis, 172’ Modular body, Ducted environmentaL, Wheelen LED lights, Mermaid cooling cabinet, custom graphics, security system, LED dome lights.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles

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MCCOLL FIRE DEPARTMENT

MCCOLL FIRE DEPARTMENT

2015 Rosenbauer Commercial Top Mount Rescue Pumper w/M2 Freightliner chassis, 300 HP Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Newton 10” dump.

Provided By South Carolina Fire Apparatus

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