CFJ Vol. 31.1 (Summer 2016)

Teach me NOW about Fire Safety!

I was reminded again recently of the never yielding dedication of our fire/rescue and EMS personnel that serve us so well. My four-year-old granddaughter Everlee loves fire trucks. I mentioned to her that the Spencer Train Museum (she also loves trains) would be hosting a Fire Truck Show where they would be exhibiting fire trucks and rescue vehicles with some very old apparatus on display. So, off we went for what she calls “a Paw Paw Adventure”!

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Mass Violence Incidents

Given the recent violence against the blue team (law enforcement), it has become necessary to revisit operations at incidents where mass violence has occurred. It seems that every time I turn on the television there is another story about a law enforcement officer that has died in the line of duty.

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New Hazards

I am writing this several days after the attack on the Dallas Police Department. It is a sad state of affairs when first responders who pledge an oath to protect are targeted.

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Today’s Fire and Life Safety Programs

When looking at today’s fire and life safety efforts within the fire service, I believe we need ask ourselves, are we doing everything we can to improve the service we deliver to our communities? Across the nation different departments deliver different programs, some are progressive and have an impact on the audience that they’re targeting, some are just a status quo program so the department can say that they’re doing fire and life safety programs for their community. Whether good or bad at least some sort of a program is being done, that is if you’re a pessimist by nature.

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Living the Dream

Thirty-four years ago as an Auxiliary Firefighter for the Columbus (Ohio) Division of Fire, I climbed aboard a fire engine for the first time. It really doesn’t seem like it has been that long ago, although my body now tells me otherwise. My involvement in the fire service since that momentous first run has seen its share of highs and lows. After graduating college I moved to Greensboro and spent the next 25 years serving as both a career and a volunteer firefighter. Over time, however, my passion for working in the fire service diminished and I hung up my helmet in 2010.

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Rainbow Stew

With national elections on the horizon, we are constantly bombarded by each candidate’s economic quick-fix version which usually only serves to raise the debt ceiling culminating in just another “rainbow stew” budget line item to be shouldered by the American worker. In reality, the only possible long-term solution to what ails our great nation was proposed in 2002, just before his untimely death. It has been nearly 14 years since the passing of a true American hero, Senator Paul Wellstone. A dated dispatch from the St. Paul Pioneer Press that quotes Senator Wellstone from the Senate floor as saying, “If you want real welfare reform, you focus on a good education, good health care and a good job. If you want to reduce poverty, you focus on a good education, good health care and a good job.”  Wellstone continues, “And if you want to end the violence ... you could build a million new prisons and you could fill them all up, but you will never end this cycle of violence unless you invest in the health and the skill and the intellect and the character of our children — you focus on good education, good health care and a good job!” When the cheers finally died down, Wellstone deadpanned: “And other than that, I don’t feel strongly about anything.”

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Are Fire Investigators Part of Fire Prevention?

After suppression operations are conducted and a fire investigator is called to determine the origin and cause of the fire, how is the information that is collected by the investigator used? In most non-incendiary instances a case file is created for the investigation and after the completion of the written report the case is filed and not thought of again.

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ASK ERNIE

I am fairly new to the EVT vocation, but have over 30 years of experience in the automotive repair field. While pump testing recently, I noted that the pump would not come to pressure.

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Prehospital Guidelines for the use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

EMS in North Carolina continues to progress. Systems continue to implement more first responder naloxone and epinephrine programs. The newly formed North Carolina Medical Board EMS Advisory group continues to review EMS scope of practice in North Carolina. The advisory group’s current aims include insuring that the EMS scope of practice matches national guidelines and also meets the specific needs of North Carolina. Many EMS agencies have been adding TXA to their formulary of drugs. I wanted to summarize a recent guidance document on the use of Tranexamic acid in the prehospital environment. (Tranexamic acid is a medication used to treat or prevent excessive blood loss from trauma, surgery, and in various medical conditions.)

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North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS 60th Annual Convention

The North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS will hold its 60th Annual Convention at the Hickory Metro Convention Center Sept. 8-10, 2016. It is a great opportunity for rescue and EMS responders from all across the state to come together to network, train, and compete in rescue and EMS competitions.

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Airway Training for a Career, Not a Season

The calendar pages have turned and once again baseball is back. The grass finely manicured like a new haircut, the sun is shining high overhead and batting practice is underway on the field. These basic skills are being practiced, but world-class athletes are practicing them. Baseball players — preparing for the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game or a regular season game — are swinging the bat as well as throwing and catching balls. Their practice preserves muscle memory, further refines hand-eye coordination, and maintains the all-important basic skill set that allows them to perform their jobs.

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Don’t Disappoint Your Ambulance

For the last year or so, I have been providing commentary and information in this forum about ambulances.  The ambulance is a fundamental component to an EMS organization, regardless of whether you are a small volunteer department or a large urban system.  The ambulance is often what the community sees of the agency. It’s that image they have of who you are.  They often relate “their ambulance” to “their community” when they see it on the road or on the television.  As agencies, we are proud of our ambulances, displaying our name on all sides, usually in reflective vinyl so that no one misses who we are, both day and night.  The ambulance is, without question, our most recognizable public symbol.  But is it the ambulance that defines us?  Does the age, color, size, or brand of the ambulance establish truly how the agency is perceived in the community?  Does a shiny new truck equate to higher quality service?  Does an older truck mean that one can expect a less professional and clinically excellent level of care? The answer to each of these questions is an undeniable no.  The people that staff those trucks, who answer the calls and provide the service, are what defines an agency and it is those people who are responsible for the perception of the agency in the community.  The responsibility of ensuring that the department has functional, efficient ambulances belongs to the leadership.  The responsibility of ensuring that the perception of the service in the community is both functional and efficient belongs to everyone.  But what happens when not everyone takes this responsibility seriously?  The impact can be significant.

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The ‘Cat’s Meow’ of  Lighting

I have to say that lighting technology has come a long way since the seventies. When I first started riding rescue/EMS we were using rotating beacons with sealed beam lights inside. They either had two or four bulbs and pulled a tremendous amount of power. The trucks were equipped with 500 amp Leece Neville alternators to try and power all the lights and sirens.

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Often Attitude is the Only Difference Between Success and Failure

History’s greatest achievements have been made by individuals who excelled only slightly over the masses of other individuals in their respective fields. I am reminded of this when observing athletes.

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Burning Down the Barn

One of the big things we had on the farm was tobacco barns. No real surprise as we were primarily tobacco farmers. We had beef cattle and lots of gardens, but when it came down to it, we raised tobacco.  As Caswell County, North Carolina is the home of a type of tobacco curing called “bright leaf” tobacco, we were proud of our beautiful golden leaves.

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College degrees a growing trend for firefighters

In today’s fire service, there is a growing trend towards firefighters acquiring a college degree. As a firefighter moves upward in the organization, not only does the competition become fiercer but, academics and college degrees are becoming the norm not the exception. As little as five years ago, one could become a fire chief without a degree but today in a large metropolitan community the requirements are stating, “minimum qualifications must include a Master’s Degree.”

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Fire Alarms and Sprinklers: Verifying Technical Competency

Are you fully satisfied the fire sprinkler or fire alarm test reports you receive are accurate? Are you confident your fire alarm plan reviewers understand the impact adding audible/visual fire alarm notification appliance has on line voltage measurements?

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Fire Alarm Activation AGAIN?

In the fire service we have all had those frequent flyer calls. Fire alarm activations are just one of those that can become the ones we think holy crap here we go again. This can make the fire company begin to think that it’s just another false or nuisance alarm and not treat it as a potential early detection of a real fire situation. Many times we become very complacent and may

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Waterfalls

It is that time of year when people will inevitably go to look at these powerful natural features, to awe at their beauty, to photograph them, and for some, to be hurt or killed by unsuspected dangers. It is only June as I write this article and already there have been five waterfalls accidents, three deaths and at least three serious injuries in western North Carolina.

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Interior Attack: The Secret Fight Your Brothers and Sisters are Fighting

Every firefighter knows it; the feeling of jumping aboard a truck whose destination is a structure fire.  Every firefighter knows the feeling of putting on their battle armor and masking up at the door, getting ready to put their training to good use. Every firefighter knows that rush of adrenaline, the sights, sounds, and smells associated with a working fire. They make entry, attack line in hand — it’s what firefighters do! At the end of the day, interior fire attack is the epitome of the fire service.

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Heavy Vehicle Rescue Review

We have covered a lot of information over the past several years on heavy vehicle rescue. I want to now go back and review some of the key points before I move onto another topic. Over the past few years I have seen an increase in the number of crashes involving large trucks.

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Navassa Volunteer Fire Department

FIRE STATION PROFILE

Navassa Volunteer Fire Department

Department Name: Navassa Volunteer Fire Department

County: Brunswick

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Midway Fire Rescue

FIRE STATION PROFILE

Midway Fire Rescue

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Steps to Take for a Functional Building

For three years I have been sharing my experience and opinions on the design and construction of firehouses and firehouse remodels. This issue continues the theme but with a twist. It doesn’t matter what the building is, if the process is not done correctly, the building will not function.

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Sharing Your New Station May Save Money

While the overall economy has experienced a lack-luster performance since the Great Recession of 2008-2011, the construction industry is booming. If you are in construction, the benefits of the increased activity are bountiful. No so much if you are planning to build. Many departments are finding that projected construction costs for their building project are more than their budget can tolerate.

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Protecting Our First Responders and Their Facilities

Rural fire districts, volunteer fire stations and rural emergency response facilities are faced with the growing problem of keeping stations safe and secure. After equipment and facilities are in place, the security of the facility should be of paramount concern.

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Air Monitoring

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

This article is designed for regular firefighters. And as we will see, you really are involved in hazardous materials response from a certain point of view, even if you don’t realize it.

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The Other Guys:

This issue will conclude our series pertaining to highway transportation tank trailers — in which we have previously covered the ’06 series non-pressure tank trailers, the ’07 series low-pressure tank trailers, the ’12 series of corrosive liquid tank trailers, and the MC 331 series of high-pressure cargo tank trailers. With a discussion of the “other guys” — the highway hazmat transportation trailers that we are less likely to encounter on our roadways — but of which our detailed knowledge is just as important as that pertaining to the more oft-encountered varieties of trailers. This is due to the variety of products carried and the very design features of the trailers themselves. 

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Rescue Yourself Physically First

As we all know, firefighters and EMTs are in the business of protecting and saving lives on a daily basis. But, too often we neglect our own bodies and ourselves in the process. Being a rescue or emergency specialist requires a certain amount of physical ability, especially when you consider what it takes to fight fire, rescue a victim from a burning building, extricate from an automobile, and so on. We also climb stairs, lift heavy equipment and patients. All of these factors plus more lead up to the fact that the risk of heart related illness for emergency personnel is over 50 percent. You know where this conversation is going — we need to “rescue ourselves first physically” before we even show up on the scene.

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Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12 stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure just north of Charlotte every Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1–Nov. 20.

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Summer 2016 New Deliveries

TOWN OF ABINGDON

TOWN OF ABINGDON

Pierce Enforcer PUC Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit Diesel DD13-500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce PUC pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, 10” raised roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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AYDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

AYDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-380 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax-150 pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Husky 3 foam system, Gortite roll-up doors, 10” raised roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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BEECH MOUNTAIN VFD

BEECH MOUNTAIN VFD

Pierce Arros XT 4x4top Mount Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISX12-500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 750 gal. UPF poly rank, Harrison 8kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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CHAPEL HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

CHAPEL HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISX12-500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, ROM roll-up doors, FoamPro 2002 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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CITY OF DANVILLE

CITY OF DANVILLE

Pierce Impel FR Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, AMDOR roll-up doors, Harrison 6kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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HIGH POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT

HIGH POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer 105’ Aerial Ladder w/Pierce chassis, Detroit Diesel DD13-500 HP engine, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, 740 dry/500 wet tip loads, Harrison 10kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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HIGH POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT

HIGH POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT

(2) Pierce Enforcer Pumpers w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, 10” raised roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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MAR-MAC VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

MAR-MAC VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit Diesel DD13-500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Hale QMax pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension, 10” raised roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WAKE COUNTY - GARNER FIRE-RESCUE

WAKE COUNTY - GARNER FIRE-RESCUE

Pierce Impel FR Top Mount Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Gortite roll-up doors, 10” raised roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WEST OF NEW BERN FIRE DEPT.

WEST OF NEW BERN FIRE DEPT.

Pierce Enforcer PUC Pumper w/Cummins ISL9-380 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Gortite roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WESTAREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

WESTAREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

(2) Pierce Enforcer Pumpers w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly rank, Husky 3 foam system, Gortite roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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WILMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

WILMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Velocity FR Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-450 HP engine, 1750 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, Husky 12 foam system, Onan 6kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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ELLENDALE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

ELLENDALE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS 1800 gal. Tanker w/Kenworth chassis, 380 HP Paccar Diesel engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank,electric drop tank rack, rear view camera.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Delivered by Anchor-Richey EVS

Delivered by Anchor-Richey EVS

2016 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/transverse compartment, Ford chassis, 6.7 powerstroke diesel engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, custom shelving.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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GRANITE FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT

GRANITE FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 Anchor-Richey EVS Quick Response Vehicle w/Ford chassis, 6.7 liter V-8 diesel engine, ARE bed cover, LED Warning light package, custom shelving, custom tool mounting.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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JERUSALEM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

JERUSALEM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2016 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford F350 chassis, gasoline engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 12,000 lb. Warn winch system, custom shelving.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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COLONIAL BEACH VOL. RESCUE SQUAD

COLONIAL BEACH VOL. RESCUE SQUAD

2016 Ford F250 w/Whelen lights, 100 percent slide out in rear with adj. shelves, custom striping, FPEV console and all Whelen lighting, custom paint by FPEV.

Provided By First Priority South

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DURHAM COUNTY EMS

DURHAM COUNTY EMS

2015 Ford Expedition w/Ford chassis, custom cabinet with four 100 percent slide out trays.

Provided By First Priority South

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HOLLY SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT

HOLLY SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 Chevy Colorado with Whelen lights, custom lighting package, custom FPEV console, 100 percent pull out slide in rear.

Provided By First Priority South

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LUMBERTON RESCUE SQUAD

LUMBERTON RESCUE SQUAD

2016 Ford E40, Eco Smart, all LED lighting, Demers 164 box, separate heat and AC and multiplex electrical system, custom paint by FPEV.

Provided By First Priority South

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DURHAM COUNTY EMS

DURHAM COUNTY EMS

2016 Ford F450, Bariatric Unit, all LED lighting, Eco Smart anti idle, all aluminum box system and multiplex electrical system, custom paint by FPEV.

Provided By First Priority South

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RED SPRINGS RESCUE

RED SPRINGS RESCUE

2016 Chevy 3500 Remount, all LED lighting, custom FPEV console, complete referb of interior of box, custom paint by FPEV.

Provided By First Priority South

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SALUDA COUNTY EMS

SALUDA COUNTY EMS

2016 Ford Intercepter, custom cabinet design for EMS director vehicle.

Provided By First Priority South

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PITT COUNTY EMS

PITT COUNTY EMS

2016 Ford Expedition, all custom striping, new command box in rear, all Whelen lighting and custom FPEV console, custom paint by FPEV.

Provided By First Priority South

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ANGIER/BLACK RIVER FD

ANGIER/BLACK RIVER FD

2015/2016 Smeal Pumper/Engine w/Spartan Metro-Star X chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, slide through ladders, rear jet dump.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 13

CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 13

2015/2016 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 auxillary power unit.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 18

CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 18

2015/2016 Smeal 105’ 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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CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 32

CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 32

2015/2016 Smeal 105’ Aerial w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 liter 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, Retarder heavy duty HVAC system.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 5

CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 5

2015/2016 Smeal Custom Mid-ship Pumper/Engine w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 liter 500 HP with Jake Brake, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 500 gal. UPF tank.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 21

CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 21

2015/2016 Smeal Custom Mid-ship Pumper/Engine w/Spartan Metro-Star chassis, Cummins ISL 9 liter 450 HP with Jake Brake, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 500 UPF tank, all rear hose bed discharge.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CITY OF CHATTANOOGA

CITY OF CHATTANOOGA

2016 Smeal Sirius w/Smeal chassis, Cummins ISL450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, Ergonomic hose load (EHL), rope rescue system, 705 lb. aerial tip load.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CITY OF CHATTANOOGA FIRE DEPT.

CITY OF CHATTANOOGA FIRE DEPT.

2016 Smeal Sirius II Pumper, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 750 gal. poly tank, low hose bed, severe duty cab.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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EAST LINCOLN FIRE DEPT.

EAST LINCOLN FIRE DEPT.

20-15/2016 Smeal Heritage tanker w/Peterbilt chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 2100 gal. UPF tank, rear 10” swivel Newton dump, 2500 gal. drop tank.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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MOUNT HOLLY FIRE DEPARTMENT

MOUNT HOLLY FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 Smeal Engine/Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gal. UPF tank, Onan 8kw generator, Williams foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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NAHUNTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

NAHUNTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2015 Smal US Tanker w/Peterbilt chassis, Paccar 380 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 2100 gal. UPF oval tank, Newton swivel dump, Zico powered portal tank carrier.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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CONNESTEE FIRE RESCUE

CONNESTEE FIRE RESCUE

2016 Smeal Engine/Pumper w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, 9000 watt light tower, custom interior cab compartment.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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BENHAVEN FIRE DEPT.

BENHAVEN FIRE DEPT.

2016 Rosenbauer Commercial Side Mount Tanker w/Freightliner M2 chassis, Cummins ISL 350 HP engine, 500 GPM Hale DSD pump, 2000 UPF tank, Zico Quic Life drop tank rack.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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CREWE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

CREWE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

Rosenbauer Side Mount MP3 Custom Pumper w/Rosenbauer-Commander 4000 chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Rosenbauer N Series pump, 1500/20 UPF tank.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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GRIFFITH ROAD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

GRIFFITH ROAD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

Rosenbauer Top Mount Commercial Pumper/Tanker w/International Navistar 4400 chassis, Navistar 330 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000/20 UPF tank, Foam Pro system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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JEFFERSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

JEFFERSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

JEFFERSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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MOUNT OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

MOUNT OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Custom Heavy Rescue w/Rosenbauer Commander 4000 chassis, Cummins ISL9 380 HP engine, hydraulic tool in front bumper, surface mounted electric awning.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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NORTH HALIFAX VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

NORTH HALIFAX VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

Rosenbauer Commercial Side Mount Pumpber/Tanker w/Freightliner M3 106 chassis, Cummins ISL 300 HP engine, 1250 GPM Darley pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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WALNUT COVE FIRE AND RESCUE

WALNUT COVE FIRE AND RESCUE

Rosenbauer Custom Side Mount Pumper/Tanker w/Rosenbauer Commander 4000 engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, electrical hose reel, Roto-Ray warning light.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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RIDGEWAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

RIDGEWAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

Rosenbauer Custom Side Mount Pumper/Tanker w/Rosenbauer Commander 4000 chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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GREENE COUNTY EMS

GREENE COUNTY EMS

2016 Ford Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance - Remount w/gas engine, Remount, custom paint and graphics along with many more features.

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus, Inc.

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MCDOWELL COUNTY EMS

MCDOWELL COUNTY EMS

2016 Ford Wheeled Coach Type I Ambulance w/diesel engine, 4x4, 153” module, 72” headroom and more more features.

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus, Inc.

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WAKEMED HEALTH AND HOSPITALS

WAKEMED HEALTH AND HOSPITALS

2016 Chevrolet Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance (2 total) w/diesel engine, 170” module, 72” headroom, custom graphics and many more features.

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus, Inc.

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WAYNE COUNTY EMS

WAYNE COUNTY EMS

2016 Ford Wheeled Coach type III Ambulance (5 total) w/V-10 gas engine, 170” module, 72” headroom, custom graphics and many more features.

Provided By Select Custom Apparatus, Inc.

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BLACK CREEK

BLACK CREEK

2016 E-One Typhoon Custom Pumper w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, top mount, ladder tunnel, hinged doors.

Provided By Fire Connections

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CONWAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

CONWAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2016 E-One Commercial Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISL 330 engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1280 gal. poly tank, 4 door cab, top mount pump panel, Speedlay Module.

Provided By Fire Connections

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EASTOVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

EASTOVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 E-One Typhoon X Long eMax Pumper w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM E-One eMax pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, ladder tunnel, roof compartments.

Provided By Fire Connections

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GRAYS CREEK FIRE DEPT. 24

GRAYS CREEK FIRE DEPT. 24

2016 E-One M2-112 E-One Commercial Tanker w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISL 450 HP engine, 750 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1530 gal. poly tank, enclosed tank storage, ladder.

Provided By Fire Connections

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JACKSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

JACKSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2016 E-One Commercial Pumper, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1030 gal. UPF poly tank, top mount, Speedlay Module, roll up doors.

Provided By Fire Connections

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LAUREL HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

LAUREL HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 e-One Commercial Pumper w/Freightliner M2-106 chassis, Cummins ISL 330 HP engine, 1750 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, Command Light light tower.

Provided By Fire Connections

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OTWAY FIRE DEPARTMENT

OTWAY FIRE DEPARTMENT

2016 E-One Water Master Tanker w/International 7400 2-door chassis, Cummins N9SCR 330 HP engine, 1000 GPM Hale pump, 3500 gal. aluminum tank, Trident air primer.

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ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 1

ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 1

2016 E-One Typhoon Custom Pumper w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 780 gal. poly tank, special hose bed configuration, 30 gallon foam tank.

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ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 6

ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPT. ENGINE 6

2016 E-One Typhoon Custom Pumper w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 780 gal. poly tank, Cab EMS compartments, overhead ladder rack.

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UWHARRIE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

UWHARRIE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2016 E-One Commercial Pumper Tanker w/Freightliner M2-112 chassis, Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1830 gal. poly tank, Newton rear dump with swivel elbow.

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CLARENDON HEALTH SYSTEM

CLARENDON HEALTH SYSTEM

2015 AEV Trauma Hawk III w/Chevrolet chassis, 172/x95” box, ducted AC, complete LED warning lights, Lonseal flooring, custom graphics, custom pain by AEV.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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HORRY COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE

HORRY COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE

2016 Type I Remount w/Ford F350 chassis, 148” body, Whelen LED lights, Lonseal floor covering, Mermaid cooling cabinet, complete new upholstery, new front console and switch panel.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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