CFJ Vol. 31.3 (Winter 2017)

NC fire chief was on his way to accept an award. He died in a fiery crash on I-40.

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From the Managing Editor

Happy 2017 to all of you from all of us at the journal!

We have a great deal of plans this year coming your way. Kicking the year off we are attending the N.C. Chiefs Conference in Concord, North Carolina, Feb. 3–4. Although all of us will miss Benny Nicholson who retired to enjoy the good life with his family and grandkids, Chief Jake Whisnant — Executive Director and retired chief of Shelby Fire Department, which all of us have known for decades — is not skipping a beat in making our North Carolina State Chiefs Conference one we will continue to look forward to every year. If you have never attended or exhibited, you will be glad you did.

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Not Just for Technicians Anymore:

At any point and time in which hazardous materials air monitoring is discussed, the conversation usually is peppered with words such as “Wheatstone bridge,” “relative response correction factor” and other similar pieces of the hazmat lexicon that apply to the technician level arena.  What is often forgotten in the present day is that air monitoring is not only being performed at the technician level, it is also being performed by operations level personnel as members of fire departments that do not have a hazmat team. Such personnel need to know more than just how to turn a meter on and look at readings, as air monitoring activities just described can indeed be a life or death situation.

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2016 Dept. of Transportation

By now, you should have received the latest edition of the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). The old 2012 edition should be removed from all of the apparatus in your fleet and replaced with the 2016 edition. New editions are published every four years. Now that a new edition has been published, it is a good time to review the changes that have been made since the last edition was published as well as to review how the ERG is used on an emergency response.

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Recruiting Volunteers

How many articles have you seen or read over the past few years talking about recruiting volunteers for your agency,? More than you can count? This one will not be any different from those, but the point is to keep making progress on recruiting and retaining the volunteers that come in to your organization. Two or three years ago I received an article from a newspaper from a fire chief in Houston, Texas. It started off with the title, “Where Have All the Volunteers Gone?” and continued to mention all the reasons we are still talking about today in the fire service. The thing that makes this point interesting is the fact the article was over 30 years old, and we are still having the same issues as we were then. Fewer people are coming out to volunteer and the ones that do are not staying very long.

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The Training Officer and Using Scenarios in Rescue Training

In our training as rescuers we go through classes such as contained in the Technical Rescue standards used in North Carolina. As part of the certification in such classes, rescuers are required to pass “practical skills” components of the subject matter. This, of course, is a good thing; as the intention of this process is to show proficiency in the application of the class skills. If the skills are remembered for future applications in the “real” rescue world, then all is well; we learned, we tested, passed and became certified in a particular area of rescue.

But what happens if we rarely train on the learned skills, or if we rarely get the chance to use this knowledge in real rescues? It is a well-documented fact that knowledge and associated skills deteriorate over time if not refreshed, practiced or utilized. But how do we need to refresh this knowledge to keep it current, or “fresh in our minds” should the need arise to perform rescues?

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Crew Resource Management

On 1 June 2009, Air France Flight 447 (AF447), an Airbus A330, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 passengers and crew on board. The investigation ultimately revealed that nothing was wrong with the airplane. While I hesitate to jump on board with those that blame the pilots every time a plane goes down, in this case the black boxes that record instrumentation and voices in the cockpit demonstrated that the crash was a result of ineffective crew resource management. 

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Rescue Tools

As we prepare to move into a new year, call volumes will go up, and we have to rely on our equipment to get the job done as well as our training. We should keep our equipment in top notch shape and always look at ways of improving what we have and replacing older equipment with newer technology when we can. Over the past year or so we have looked at some good items. As time moves forward, so will the minds of those who invent the equipment that we use. Technology will only allow for things to get better, more efficient, and safer.

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Ditch the Slogans

I was in Iowa recently where I had the opportunity to Keynote the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors conference and also make a stop in Council Bluffs to present “The 8 Attitudes of Servant Leadership.” What an awesome educational opportunity the Instructors Society’s conference was for the fire service in Iowa. As I walked the campus of Iowa State University I was constantly face to face with a picture hanging on a wall with a slogan on it. You know the type — think outside the box, your actions speak louder than words, attitude is everything. This is not unusual by any means. Just walk into many offices and businesses and you will see the same type of venue. Even I have been guilty of doing the same thing in fire stations. Since I was teaching several days worth of officer/instructor development and leadership, I decided to do a little experiment. I ask several of the attendees who had passed by these pictures with slogans several times at least first if they had noticed them and secondly could they tell me what they said. Out of 20 students I polled only six that stated they had noticed them and only two could tell me what was even written on one of them. This set me to really thinking. Just how effective are these wall hanging picture/slogans. Obviously they were not jumping out and inspiring people like we would hope they would be doing. It is obvious that these were not producing any lasting value.

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The Rescue Task Force Concept:

As active killer incidents become more and more prevalent, professional responders must continue to adapt and improve how they react to these situations. Many departments employ specialized tactical medics for deployment in high-risk environments; the issue with these assets is that they are often dedicated to specialized law enforcement teams and take a substantial amount of time to activate and deploy. In order to combat this issue, departments around the U.S. are beginning to implement the Rescue Task Force Concept. This concept consists of conventional assets which have received specialized training in order to operate within the “warm zones” of active killer incidents. In order to provide context: a “hot zone” is defined as the area within these environments in which an active threat is still present, a “warm zone” being an area where a threat is no longer present but active near by or is being effectively suppressed, and a “cold zone” as an area where the threat has been eliminated.

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Using PIO During Active Shooter an Incident

Last issue we learned, from Tracy Caulder, about the benefits of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care during an Active Shooter incident. 

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Beyond the First 5 Minutes

Doc, do you have a (insert obscure noun here)? Could be anything from batteries to Band-Aids. The role of the medic in the tactical setting has often been misconceived. 

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National Tactical Medicine Competition to Challenge Providers from Around the Country

SOARescue, in partnership with multiple organizations, officially announced the National Tactical Medicine Competition (NTMC) to be held on Sunday, May 21st in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire and Police Training Academy at 1770 Shopton Road. Registration for competitors and vendors alike opened Dec. 1, 2016.

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Modeling Resource Deployment:

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

Traditionally, at least in the fire service, we have planned our resource deployment in a one dimensional approach. We usually talk about resource deployment in terms of fire stations, specifically where to locate new stations. We have matured somewhat in speaking of performance measures related to deployment, but this has usually been a matter of measuring response time, particularly travel time. We have not been very good, however, in pairing the travel time measures to other measurable and desirable outcomes. Even when we have been able to develop talking points for locating resources (the “where” question), we have not been very good at answering questions about “when” and even worse at answering questions about “why.” We must be able to intelligently answer all three questions to be effective in planning for, educating about, and getting support and approval for existing and future resource needs.

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Online Course Design and Development:

One of the most underestimated and underrated aspects of online courses is the amount of time it takes to design, develop and teach them. Since its inception, online courses have been grossly underestimated in the amount of time and effort required to produce a quality product. Untrained subject matter experts continue to be tasked with producing online lessons and entire courses while receiving little to no compensation for the work. Resulting in a basic PowerPoint presentation — commonly just publisher-provided — or PDF document with a few quiz questions written at the end. Unfortunately, this is more the rule rather than the exception.  Furthermore, the quality tends to suffer from a lack of training in design and development and therefore the knowledge and understanding of efforts necessary to produce a quality product.

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Grants: Where to Find Them

In past issues we have discussed aspects to grant writing. In each of these articles I have mentioned how knowing the process is important. This has included forming a grants committee and other essential aspects prior to finding and submitting grant applications. The next step in this process is finding the grants themselves.

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North Carolina Scope of Practice Changes

There have been a few recent changes with scope of practice in North Carolina which will directly affect EMS, along with changes in Washington, D.C. which may have an indirect effect on EMS. The North Carolina medical board has made changes to the scope of practice for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, intraosseous catheters, Kalbitor and continuous capnography. The North Carolina Medical Board declined to make changes to the scope of practice for ketamine. There will also be changes to North Carolina rule which will affect EMS.

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Bureau of EMS and Trauma and Other News You Need to Know

We have been asked by the staff of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal to contribute a quarterly column from the point of view of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of EMS. We receive, read and often quote this journal and look forward to the publications as the seasons change. I am honored and humbled to be counted amongst the great contributors whose articles I read with deep interest, and I am proud to call many of them friends.

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Fire Dynamics: Small Scale Modeling Burns

With so many environmental and regulatory restrictions concerning live fire training within many communities these days, fire behavior instructors from across the globe are discovering a low-cost solution towards training students in today’s fire dynamics, air control and flow path management. The implementation of small-scale wooden plywood-type boxes — doll houses — now brings the “fire geek” laboratory to your backyard.

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Heavy Vehicle BUS Rescue

Last issue we looked at the type “C” bus and now I want to briefly look at several of the other types of buses. Type “A” buses are built on standard truck or van style chassis, and most will be found on vans. The passenger unit is then mounted on the rear frame. 

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Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

Department Name: Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

County: Wilson

Type Department: Volunteer

Structure: Our service area includes the municipality of Lucama as well a rural district in our coverage area.

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Macedonia Rural Fire District

Department Name: Macedonia Rural Fire District

County: Berkeley County

Type Department: Volunteer

ISO: 6

Number of Stations: 3 stations

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Building a Functional Firehouse

I know I have mentioned it before and those of you who have visited my website have also seen it. My only goal is the creation of maintainable, durable, func-tional firehouses. This issue deals with a long list of little things that if not caught reduces my stated goal. This list was created in reaction to the first three projects we built. We didn’t know what we didn’t know. We, fire personnel, made assumptions as to what would happen during the design and construction process. We were not always right in those assumptions. As a result, several days were spent compiling a list of things that did not turn out as expected. They are not in any particular order. This was a brainstorming event and we wrote things down as they came up. They are reminders for us, and instructions for the architect and the contractor and the sub-contractors.

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Pitfalls to Avoid During Station Construction

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

The planning, design and construction of your station, whether new or renovation, is one of the most rewarding endeavors that you will ever take on. Yes, it will be stressful at times, but when all is completed you will hopefully look back on the process with satisfaction. 

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My New Fire Truck Won’t Fit In My Station!

As a design-build company, we often receive phone calls from fire departments who want to buy a new truck, but the new designs won’t fit into their current bays. Sometimes we hear from departments that have already bought a new truck and didn’t realize it wouldn’t fit until they tried to pull it in for the first time.

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Life Altering Events

There is a not-so-new epidemic sweeping this country that is finally getting the attention it deserves. Injuries and deaths among firefighters, EMS and police officers are at an all time high. Emergency response workers “are more likely than other workers to die violently — from gunshots, vehicle accidents and fire-related incidents. Their risk of suffering a fatal incident is three times greater than for all workers.”1

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Communications

As founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) I have had the unfortunate task of validating over 920 fire and EMS suicides these past five years as of Dec. 2, 2016. Over 830 have been validated by personally talking to fire chiefs, EMS organizations and family members who have contacted FBHA. The most common items discussed about these tragic events are the lack of signs/symptoms or the frustration by the survivors who wonder why their fire or EMS brother/sister/friend or loved one didn’t come to them for help. Maybe they did but we might have been talking instead of listening.

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Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2017

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released their annual fitness trends for 2017. This is the 11th year that ACSM has been tracking trends as chosen by health and fitness professionals worldwide. It is important to note the difference between a trend and a fad.

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Industry News

PGI Announces the Introduction of Cobra NextGen Fire Fighting Hoods

PGI identified some 40 years ago that a flame resistant hood was an integral component of a firefighter’s personal protective ensemble. It’s only fitting that the originator of the first fire fighting hood would develop the next generation of fire fighting hoods for today’s first responders.

You ultimately judge a fire fighting hood by how well it fits, how well it performs and how comfortable it feels. The Cobra™ NextGen™ Hoods, manufactured by PGI, outperform conventional fire fighting hoods on all three counts. The new line of Cobra NextGen Hoods, introduced at FDIC 2016, builds on our most popular Cobra Ultimate Sure-Fit™ Hood with improved contour that better shapes to one’s head for improved fit and comfort. A fuller cut builds a little “ease” into the hood so it doesn’t fit skin tight like typical fire fighting hoods. This more generous cut provides improved thermal resistance from heat and flame due to the extra space (layer of air) between hood and head. Plus, a 1.25” increase to the width of the patented Sure-Fit panel affords a more consistent seal fit with most SCBA masks and mask hardware.

Traditional manufacturers of fire fighting hoods tend to skimp on fabric. PGI’s industry leading experts added six additional inches to the width of each hood to provide exceptional coverage while reducing bunching at the chest and back. The market’s longest hood, measuring a full 23” (five inches longer than standard NFPA requirements) — ensures complete chest and shoulder coverage and helps to keep hoods tucked in even after laundering shrinkage.

All Cobra NextGen Hoods are UL Classified to meet or exceed the design and performance requirements of NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. And, with nine flame resistant fabric choices available, multiple contrast stitching options and the ability to customize your hood with embroidered patches or ink heat transfers, selecting the right fire fighting hood has never been easier. Cobra NextGen Hoods are now available from PGI as well as leading fire service dealers around the world.

For more information on Cobra NextGen Hoods visit NextGenHoods.com or call 800-558-8290.

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Charleston 9 Memorial Site: Remembering Our Fallen

On June 18, 2007 the Charleston Fire Department lost nine of its own in the Sofa Super Store fire. This had been the single deadliest fire incident since 9/11 where immediately after, the families, Charleston firefighters, citizens, and the fire service mourned. The Charleston Fire Department would never be the same and committing to never allowing this to happen again, epic changes ensued and to this day continue. We also believe the fire service has changed because of the fire and we pray that it’s never repeated.

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Albemarle County

Albemarle County

Pierce Velocity PUC Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit Diesel 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Husky 12 foam system, Oshkosh TAK-4 IFS.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Asheboro Fire Department

City of Asheboro Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1500 UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Carrsville Fire Department

Carrsville Fire Department

Pierce Elliptical Tanker w/Kenworth T-800 6x4 chassis, Cummins ISX11.0 450 HP engine, 1000 GPM Hale pump, 3000 gal. UPF poly tank.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Cary Fire Department

Cary Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Oshkosh TAK-4 IFS, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Courtland Volunteer Fire Department

Courtland Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce Saber FR Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Honda EM5000 4.5kW gas generator.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Dupont Fire Department

Dupont Fire Department

Pierce Velocity Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit Diesel DD13 500 HP engine, 3000 GPM Darley ZSM pump, 300 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Husky 300 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Ebenezer Fire Department

Ebenezer Fire Department

Pierce Impel Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, 20” raised roof, Oshkosh TAK-4 IFS, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Kentuck Fire Department

Kentuck Fire Department

Pierce RESPONDER Pumper w/ Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISB 360 HP, 1250 GPM Waterous CXVPA pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, high roof/extended cab, 26” extended front bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Lebanon Fire Department

Lebanon Fire Department

Pierce FXP Pumper, Freightliner M2-106 chassis,, Cummins ISB 360 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Husky 3 foam system, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Mooresville Fire and Rescue

Mooresville Fire and Rescue

Pierce Dash CF PUC Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM  Pierce PUC pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, 11” raised roof, Husky 3 foam system, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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South Iredell Fire Department

South Iredell Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Gortite roll-up doors, Oshkosh TAK-4 IFS.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Triple Community Fire Department

Triple Community Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof, Husky 3 foam system, AMDOR roll-up doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Oak Grove VFD

Oak Grove VFD

2016 Dodge Flatbed Brush Truck with a 6.4 liter HEMI V-8 gas engine, 240 GPM Hale HPXB-200 pump,300 gallon poly tank, front mounted Elkhart Sidewinder deluge gun.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Sunny View VFD

Sunny View VFD

2016 Spartan ER 2000 Gallon Tanker with 380 HP Paccar diesel engine w/Kenworth chassis, 1500 GPM Hale DSD pump, 2000 gallon poly tank.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Pensacola VFD

Pensacola VFD

2016 Spartan ER 1250 Gallon Pumper/Tanker on a Kenworth Chassis, with 380 HP Paccar diesel engine, 1250 gallon Tank, custom paint, 2100 gallon Fol-Da-Tank, Rear dump.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Knotville VFD

Knotville VFD

2017 Anchor-Richey EVS 1800 Gallon Tanker with Kenworth chassis and a 380 HP Paccar diesel engine, 750 GPM Hale Pump, Rear View Camera, Custom Tool Mounting.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Catawba VFD

Catawba VFD

2016 Dodge Flatbed Brush Truck w/transverse compartment, 6.7 liter Cummins engine, 12 Volt LED extendable scene lights, under body compartments, custom shelving.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Bakersville Fire & Rescue

Bakersville Fire & Rescue

2016 Ferrara HD 107 Aerial Ladder, w/Ferrara Chassis,extra length extension allows truck to set on steeper inclines.

Provided By C&C Fire Apparatus of NC, INC.

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Kernersville, Town of #42

Kernersville, Town of #42

2016 Smeal Custom Side Mount Pumper on a Spartan chasis, with a Cummins ISL9 450hp engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1500 gallon poly tank, Low hose bed and cross lays, Optimized engine tunnel.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Bessemer City Fire Dept.

Bessemer City Fire Dept.

2016 Ferrara MVP Rescue Pumper w/Ferrara chassis, Cummins engine, 2000 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Cummins ISL 450, space saver 600 psi fill station, 2 Hurst reels.

Provided By C&C Fire Apparatus of NC INC.

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East Lincoln

East Lincoln

2016 Smeal Custom Side Mount Pumper on a Spartan chasis, with Cummins 450 hp engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gallon UPF tank, Williams around the pump foam system

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Kernersville, Town of #41

Kernersville, Town of #41

2016 Smeal Custom Side Mount Pumper on a Spartan chasis, with a Cummins ISL9 450hp engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1500 gallon poly tank, Low hose bed and cross lays, Optimized engine tunnel.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Connestee Fire Rescue

Connestee Fire Rescue

2016 US Tanker Elliptical with a Freightliner M2 Chassis, Cummins 450 engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 2,500 gal Zico Drop Tank Holder, (3) 10” Newton Dumps.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District

Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District

2016 Dodge Ram 4500 4x4, 4 Door, liquid spring suspension system, Whelen Pioneer LED scene lights, All LED lighting inside and out, Hansen 4 camera DVR system.

Provided By Foundation Ambulance, Inc.

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Bennett Fire Department

Bennett Fire Department

2016 Rosenbauer Side Mount Pumper Tanker w/Peterbilt chassis, 450 HP ISX 12.0 liter engine, 1750 Hale QMax pump, 3000 gal. UPF tank, Newton 10” side and rear quick dumps.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

2016 Rosenbauer Commander 4000 w/Rosenbauer America chassis, 450 HP Cummins ISL 9.0 liter engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, 8,000 kW hydraulic generator.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Mitchiners Crossroads Fire Department

Mitchiners Crossroads Fire Department

2016 Rosenbauer Custom Pumper w/Rosenbauer America chassis, 450 HP Cummins ISL 9.0 liter engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1250 gal. UPF tank, Task Force Tips Crossfire portable.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Mount Olive Fire Department

Mount Olive Fire Department

Rosenbauer Heavy Rescue w/Rosenbauer Commander 4000 chassis, Cummins ISL9 350 HP engine, front bumper stores hydraulic tool, electric awning, internal ladder storage.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department

Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department

Rosenbauer Wetside Tanker w/International 7600 Tandem chassis, Navistar 430 HP engine, 750 GPM Hale MG pump, 3000 gal. UPF tank, Newton 10” rear dump with Rosenbauer Swivel Dump.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Brogden Rural Fire Department

Brogden Rural Fire Department

2016 E-One Typhoon eMax Custom Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM E-One pump, 780 gal. poly tank, eMax rescue pumper, side mount, rescue style front bumper.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Farmville Fire Department

Farmville Fire Department

2016 E-One Commercial Pumper w/Freightliner M2 106 chassis, Cummins ISL 9 350 HP engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, ladder tunnel beside tank.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Hertford Fire Department

Hertford Fire Department

2016 E-One 75’ Typhoon X Aerial w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 480 gal. poly tank, LED ladder lighting, 1000 GPM electric controlled monitor.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Inter-County Volunteer Fire Dept.

Inter-County Volunteer Fire Dept.

2016 E-One Typhoon Pumper w/Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, side mount w/speedlays, ladder tunnel beside tank, full depth driver’s side.

Provided By Fire Connections

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PCS Phosphate

PCS Phosphate

2016 E-One Commercial Pumper Tanker w/International 7400 chassis, Navistar N9 SCR 330 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1280 gal. poly tank, triple speedlay module.

Provided By Fire Connections

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Salemburg Volunteer Fire Dept.

Salemburg Volunteer Fire Dept.

2016 E-One Commercial Tanker w/International 7500 chassis, Navistar N10 EPA 2010 350 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale Qflo pump, 1830 gal. poly tank, dual direct tank fills.

Provided By Fire Connections

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