CFJ Vol. 31.4 (Spring 2017)

From the Editor

We survived the winter and the summer months are finally here. If you are like me, I want to be outside doing something or nothing at all is fine too. I enjoy my gardening, cooking on the grill but most of all it makes me realize I need to get more exercise and get in shape. Karen Leatherman, President of Fitness Forum, gives all of us good advice on our eating habits. As for your department, this time of year is always good to increase your training and to further your education with the many online courses that are being offered. As you browse through the Journal, you can see many of the colleges that offer courses designed for those of you wanting to become, enhance or further your career in fire fighting or EMS.

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Search and Operational Plans

One cannot deny that the devastating flooding from hurricane Matthew in the eastern part of North Carolina and the disastrous forest fires in the western end of the state in fall 2016 were “ones for the books.”

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Updating Your Extrication Techniques for 2017

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

For many years I have preached that responders need to learn how to use many types of tools — including hand tools — to perform a given task or technique. When one tool or method is taking too long or is not effectively working as planned, it’s time to access the need to change out the tool and/or use an alternative technique.

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Maximizing Vehicles During Training

Training for vehicle extrication incidents, similar to any emergency services discipline, should begin very structured and slow paced with the intent to develop basic skills and set a minimum standard for more advanced, scenario driven sessions. Many times departments ask two specific questions regarding the ability to conduct this basic training.

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I Need a Volunteer!

I recently completed my doctoral dissertation in which I researched the motives to join, expectations to continue serving, and satisfaction levels among volunteer firefighters in South Carolina. Although sampling difficulties limited my research to South Carolina, I would bet that volunteer firefighters in other states are similar. The final draft of my dissertation was 450 pages and therefore my conclusions are a bit more than this quarter’s Carolina Fire-Rescue EMS Journal can contain within its covers. However, I would like to spend this issue discussing one of the conclusions that I discovered as a researcher from the viewpoint of a practitioner (Deputy Chief). It is a conclusion that I am sure many of you have noticed. The numbers of volunteer firefighters are in a state of decline and the lower number of firefighters puts us all at risk — civilians and other firefighters alike.

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Climbing up the Ladder

When I began my career in the fire service in 1982, I aspired to one day become a chief. I believe that many young firefighters share that dream of one day serving in a leadership position in the fire service. I am not sure, however, that we always properly prepare our rising leaders for such a position. Nor do I believe that we equip them to sustain themselves once they reach their destination. Climbing the career ladder can be very fulfilling. But it can also be dangerously overwhelming at times.

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Motor Vehicle Crashes

At my department, as likely in yours, we see considerable amounts of motor vehicle crashes. With some luck these are only fender benders and once law enforcement investigates, the parties involved drive their vehicles away. 

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National Fire Academy Offers Hazardous Materials Curriculum

The National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland is a tremendous training resource for anyone involved in the fire service. You can attend one class per year where the majority of the costs — tuition, travel and lodging — will be covered by the federal government. Your department only has to give you the time off, cover your position while you’re away and pay for the meal ticket while you’re staying on campus. If you would like to attend more than one class a year, it is certainly possible, but you are ineligible for additional travel reimbursements. Curriculums include: Emergency Medical Services, Fire Arson and Explosion Investigation, Hazardous Materials, Incident Management, Leadership and Executive Development, Planning and Information Management, Responder Health and Safety, Training Programs, Wildland Urban Interface and Fire Prevention (Management, Public Education and Technical). This article will focus on the courses in the Hazardous Materials curriculum including what the course is about and whom the course is designed for.

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HAZWOPER:

Of the plethora of hazardous materials regulations that we learn about in hazmat training and encounter in our hazmat careers, the HAZWOPER Standard is often shrouded in mystery and misunderstood by hazmat responders. Many responders also erroneously dismiss the HAZWOPER Standard as a regulation that only applies to industry personnel. In this discussion, we will delve into the HAZWOPER Standard in detail so that we will be adequately armed with knowledge in our hazmat planning, training and response activities.

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Capnography Trouble Shooting Videos and Protocol Updates

There are two main things I want to talk about in this column. The first are new teaching videos available on trouble shooting continuous capnography equipment. Medtronic has recently created these videos. They are free and available to everyone. The second topic relevant to North Carolina EMS Providers is the North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians (NCCEP) protocol update, which was released in mid March. The NCCEP document contains all the statewide, standardized protocols, policies, and procedures for North Carolina.

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DATA - What’s the Big Deal?

As the spring issue of Fire Rescue Journal goes to press, we have just wrapped up a very successful 2017 South Carolina EMS Symposium. The weather was better than past years and as the dates of the conference inch more towards the warmer months we should experience even “beachier” climates in years to come. The South Carolina EMS Network puts on an outstanding symposium every year, and this year was no exception. Amazing speakers, a vast array of vendors, and of course an extremely challenging paramedic competition. If you missed this year, you missed many announcements and innovations coming to South Carolina EMS. This year, the bureau revealed new state protocols — updated after nearly six years, new Critical Care Paramedic protocols — never before done on a statewide level, a new EMS Data System — Continuum, new state EMT identification cards, and more. If you miss the symposium, you miss a lot. Hope to see you there next year as we work to push attendance up to the 600 or 700 mark.

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The Active Shooter Threat:

Mass Shootings in the United States

The United States has a long history of mass shooting events. The first recorded school shooting in the United States occurred in 1764 at the Enoch Brown School massacre in Pennsylvania. Following that shooting, the United States has experienced hundreds of active shooter events, resulting in countless injuries and deaths. On April 20, 1999, the world was horrified to watch in real time an active shooter event at Columbine High School that lasted more than three and a half hours.

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An Introduction to the North Carolina Tactical Medical Association

The North Carolina Tactical Medical Association would like to introduce and possibly reintroduce itself to the North Carolina fire, rescue and EMS community.

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Casualty Collection Points:

Often when we talk about mass casualty incidents (MCIs) and active killer incidents the topic of casualty collection points (CCPs) come up; unfortunately, they are merely a topic of discussion. I believe CCPs are a greatly under utilized asset in relation to active killer incident response and management. On emergency scenes with multiple casualties, providers and resources are typically divided instead of patients and casualties being consolidated. This process goes against everything we are taught on how we should conduct ourselves during an MCI, yet we continue to do it. With a major goal of TECC being to reduce additional injuries, how can this be accomplished with security and medical assets being divided in an ineffective way? It is imperative that all emergency responders, including law enforcement, are familiar with CCP selection and operations.

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Heat Causes More Than Stress

With the bipolar weather’s ever so sure grip on the Carolinas, it’s hard to tell what tomorrow will hold. However, we can be certain that this summer will have its share of heat. With this increase in temperature, there is a direct relation to the increase of physical activity outside. This is a true statement for almost all disciplines of public safety, however the tactical teams specifically have a significant increase in both operational tempo and training. With the added “coverage” of body armor, the body is unable to as easily expel heat or thermoregulate. We as a community put a little less emphasis on heat related injuries in comparison to cold weather, but hopefully this will be enlightening to the importance of proper heat injury prevention and management.

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Fire Dynamics:

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 — dollhouses — now brings the “fire geek” laboratory to your backyard.

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Givers and Takers

I am pretty sure you have asked yourself this question a few times in your life. Remember the last time you tried to help someone with a personal problem and you got the emotional you-know-what slapped out of you? Remember the time at work when you thought you were being nice to someone and it came back around and bit you hard? Did you forget the time at the family get together where you tried to give a family member some honest and straight advice based on your experience and the next thing you know, basically that was ignored?  Shall I go on?  Probably not! You remember them all.

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The Journey

I have gotten a lot of questions over the past few years about our training and trips to Guatemala to train firefighters and rescue folks. I thought it might be good to go back to the beginning and take folks through the “journey” of the Guatemala experience. Because this would be a rather long article, I will put it out in parts each issue.

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Ask Ernie - ”The Apparatus Maintenance Expert”

We have been dealing with rusting, corrosion, and deterioration of metals on our fire apparatus due to what we believe and know to be road salts and ice/snow road chemical treatments. What can be done to help our fleet with corrosion issues?

This is a two-sided approach to the issue for those of you that are saddled with areas of chemicals used on the roadways during freezing conditions, snow, and ice.

The first addresses apparatus already manufactured and in use. These units need to be continually washed under the chassis components to remove as much of the accumulated chemicals as possible. Any “bare” metals with attached salts/chemicals will start an accelerated deterioration of the metal through an oxidation process. Staying ahead of the issue is problematic. Where rusting of steel is found, lose or flaking rust should be chipped away and then coated with a marine product by 3M or others that is known through the industry as a “rust converter.” This will turn the rust into a polymer, which will not continue to rust.

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Pet Oxygen Kit Project

The Pet Oxygen Kit Project, Inc. is an educational and public safety effort of local volunteers, individually and collectively, who are dedicated to providing pet oxygen kits to equip every fire truck across South Carolina to help save animals lives following structural fires. Please help us in the statewide endeavor and sponsor a kit today.

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Oxford Fire Protection Association — Catfish District

Department Name: Oxford Fire Protection Association —Catfish District

County: Catawba County

Type Department: Combination

Structure: 501 C 3

ISO: 9 / 5

Number of Stations: 2

Number of Apparatus: 6
Pumpers: 2, Tankers: 2,
Specialty: 1, Brush 1, Fire Boat 1

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Myrtle Beach Fire Department

Department Name: Myrtle Beach Fire Department County: Horry Type Department: Career/Paid Structure: Municipal ISO: Class 1 Number of Stations: 6 Number of Apparatus: Pumpers: 7 Aerials: 4 Specialty: 10 Do you provide EMS? Yes What type: BLS ALS FR Specialty Operations: Water rescue, technical rescue, hazardous materials Annual Budget: 14,864,689 Area Covered Square miles: 23.4 Population: 29,000 residents with daily population of 105,000 Total Runs:14,403 Fire: 5,137 EMS: 9,266 Chief: Alvin Payne Chief Officers: Tom Gwyer – Deputy Chief, Ian Maxwell- Asst. Chief, Battalion Chief Fire Marshal Bruce Arnel, Battalion Chief of Training- Shawn Pratt, Battalion Chief of Administration- John Dobson, Shift Battalion Chief- Tom Vandemark, Shift Battalion Chief- Charlie Miller, Shift Battalion Chief- Mike Lewis Other Officers: 8 Captains, 24 Lieutenants Number of Members: 166 Paid Address: 921 B Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Website: www.myrtlebeachfire.com Phone: 843-918-1192

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Hardening Your Station Against the Storm

Each year Rescue stations across the nation are damaged or destroyed as a result of serious storms. Most stations that are impacted suffer from storm damage such as high winds and/or flood waters. This leads many in the fire services industry, to reconsider how their current or planned facility would fair in a similar storm. Major storm damage in the Southeastern United States usually comes in the form of hurricanes or tornados.

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Tilt Up Firehouse

Not too long ago I was able to check something off my bucket list. Not far from me is a fire station that was created in an existing industrial building. It was designed and built as a warehouse. Like most warehouses, these type of structures are rather plain, generic and relatively inexpensive to put up. 

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Safe Haven Laws: What to Know

Meeting with a client and creating a list of wants, needs, and goals for a project is a typical early step in the design-build construction process. Recently I had one of these meetings with a fire department that was planning the construction of two new stations. As we worked our way through the common items found in a station — day room size, number of bunk rooms, vehicle exhaust system options — the chief and assistant chief mentioned they wanted to install a baby box. The immediate response from both the architect and me were: “Baby box? What’s that?”

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Finding Comfort:

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

Pull out your phone and search the phrase “most stressful jobs.”

It is of no surprise that the results show fire fighting just below high-ranking military personnel — i.e. the President of the United States. Known as the second most stressful job in the nation, fire fighting is an all consuming, demanding and incredibly intense career. Its commitments require each team member to carry a heavy load... that’s without considering most firehouses are understaffed. In order for any team to work at their greatest potential it is vital that each person be physically and mentally in good health. In this three part series I will go over how, for firefighters, the combination of providing multi-faceted public services, responding to life threatening calls and keeping up operational requirements on a daily basis is a work load that, if not well maintained, can produce inescapable chronic stress.

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Who’s on Deck?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) United States Fire Department Profile Through 2014 Fact Sheet1 reported that 66 percent of the fire departments in the nation are staffed by “all volunteers.” These departments protect 19 percent of the nation’s population. A problem that plagues these departments is ensuring an adequate response of personnel and apparatus to structural fires in their primary response area. To combat these issues, many local jurisdictions sign mutual-aid agreements with neighboring fire departments. Mutual-aid agreements usually designate that a neighboring department will respond into another fire department’s first-due area to assist on working incidents and vice-versa.

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The Passionate Fire Officer

Over the past month or so I have found myself in many discussions with various fire service professionals, both career and volunteer, across this great nation. Topics ranged from politics to training to what is our biggest gap in the fire service. To my surprise the end result always seemed to come back to what I didn’t want to hear: “the passion for the fire service.” This just knocked me to my knees and I have been soul searching for strength and words to begin an effort to change this problem.

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Modeling Resource Deployment:

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

After establishing Standards of Coverage for the most probable and consequential routine risks, it is time to begin looking at existing and future locations for fire stations that can facilitate achievement of performance objectives and achieving desired outcomes.

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Remembering Tim Casey:

Although Tim Casey and I had never met in person, we had a long-standing friendship through emails and phone calls. Several years ago I received his first email. He had attached an article he wrote about his struggles as a firefighter; the nightmares, his addiction to alcohol and his suicide attempt. He wanted to share his story if only to touch one firefighter, officer or another first responder who was struggling with these same demons. He felt it was his duty as someone in recovery to tell him or her, “help is available.”

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Post Traumatic Stress

Last fall, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deployed chaplains to the Party Rock Fire near Lake Lure, North Carolina. Chaplains worked from their Mobile Ministry Center truck, which was located inside the fire base camp. They met and interacted with hundreds of firefighters, many from North Carolina, and several groups from Western states. Chaplains were with firefighters every day for over a week. 

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What Price Will You Pay?

Five years ago when Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) presented our first four workshops for the Philadelphia Fire Department, I never imagined the changes I would experience on this journey. 

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I Am In Need of Sleep

How has everyone been? Getting ready for the summer season and beach weather? The kids — and teachers — are counting down until summer break. Of course those parents with high school seniors want time to stand still. I know, this time three years ago I was in their place. Now my baby girl is 21, graduates in May with an Associates Degree wanting to get her BA. I am so proud of her and her choices. 

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Eating Fit for Firefighters

Firefighters often find mealtime at the station a challenge to good eating. Instead look at it as a opportunity for the firehouse kitchen to become healthy. Work as a unit just like you do on all your tasks so you will have support to make these changes. Try this as a 30 Day Challenge for everyone on your shift.

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Industry News

REV Group Acquires Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.

It was announced April 25, 2017 that Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. has been acquired by REV Group, an industry-leading and diverse specialty vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Most of you are aware that REV Group already owns REV Fire Group, which builds and sells products under the E-ONE and KME brands. Ferrara is happy to announce that we are joining forces with one of the largest and most recognized family of specialty and fire apparatus vehicles in our business.

Ferrara will continue to operate from their existing facilities. The transition to the new ownership will be completely seamless, with only very minor changes in how business is conducted on a daily basis.

The opportunity to leverage the resources of both companies will better serve our end users.

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The Importance of Comfort in the Workplace

The Importance of Comfort in the Workplace

How many hours of the day do you spend working? Given you could spend anything between half and three-quarters of your waking hours in the workplace, it’s easy to see why comfort is vital. This is true for the average working American and is most definitely applicable to those working in fire and rescue. At any given time, the average full-time firefighter works 10, 24 hour shifts each month which averages out to about 60 hours per week. Needless to say, it is just as important to be comfortable in your workplace than it is to be comfortable in your own home. The ability to recover and live a healthy and happy lifestyle within such a high-stress job is possible with the right environment and support.

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SEMINOLE TRAIL VFD

SEMINOLE TRAIL VFD

Pierce Velocity PUC 100’ Aerial Platform w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 - 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce PUC pump w/ 300 gal. UPF poly tank, Blue LED aerial rung lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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CITY OF NORFOLK FIRE-RESCUE

CITY OF NORFOLK FIRE-RESCUE

Pierce Arrow XT 55’ Sky-Boom w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISX 12 - 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax-150 pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised roof with notch.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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YORK COUNTY FIRE & LIFE SAFETY DEPT.

YORK COUNTY FIRE & LIFE SAFETY DEPT.

Pierce Quantum PUC Pumpers (2) w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce PUC pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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LEBANON FIRE DEPARTMENT

LEBANON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX-150 pump, 1250 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised forward roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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MONROE FIRE DEPARTMENT

MONROE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, 10” raised forward roof, FoamPro 1600 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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ALLEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

ALLEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce DX Tanker w/Kenworth T370 chassis, Paccar PX-9 - 380 HP engine, 1000 GPM Darley PSP pump, 2100 gal. UPF poly tank.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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BIG STONE GAP FIRE DEPARTMENT

BIG STONE GAP FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9-450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, side roll & front impact protection, 10’’ raised forward roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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PINECROFT SEDGEFIELD FIRE DEPT.

PINECROFT SEDGEFIELD FIRE DEPT.

Pierce Enforcer Elliptical Tanker w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 - 525 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX-150 pump, 3000 gal. UPF poly tank, AMDOR roll-up side compartment doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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STEPHENS CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE/RESCUE

STEPHENS CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE/RESCUE

Pierce Velocity FR Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 - 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous CMU pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Command Zone multiplexing, 10” raised forward roof.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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LEESBURG VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

LEESBURG VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 - 525 HP engine, Hale QMAX-150 pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, side  roll and front impact protection, Zico Quic-Lift ladder rack.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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PLEASANT GARDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

PLEASANT GARDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Enforcer PUC Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 - 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce PUC pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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HUDSON FIRE DEPARTMENT

HUDSON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Detroit DD13 - 505 HP engine, 2000 GPM Hale QMAX-200 pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Gortite roll-up side compartment doors.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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PINEY RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

PINEY RIVER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2017 Anchor-Richey EVS 10’ Multi-Purpose w/Ford chassis, 6.8 liter V-10 gas engine, 380 GPM Hale HPXB-300 B18 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 12 Volt LED extendable scene lights.

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POLKTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

POLKTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

2017 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.7 liter powerstroke diesel engine, 240 GPM Hale HPXP-200 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, Blizzard Wizard foam system.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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SPRING CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

SPRING CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2017 Anchor-Richey EVS 10’ Wet Rescue w/Ford chassis, 6.2 liter V-8 gas engine, 65 GPM Darley-Davey pump, 70 gal. poly tank, Extendo-Bed in rear compartment.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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BUNCOMBE COUNTY EMS

BUNCOMBE COUNTY EMS

2017 AEV Type 3 w/Ford E450 Cutaway chassis, 172”x95” 72” HR, ducted AC system, Whelen LED warning lights, vacuum formed upholstery, climate control drug drawer.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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EASTERN WAKE EMS

EASTERN WAKE EMS

AEV w/Chevy 6.0 gas cutaway, 172”x95” 72” HR, ducted AC system, Techniq LED warning lights, 3 way switch consolerestocking cabinets, solid surface countertops.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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IREDELL COUNTY EMS

IREDELL COUNTY EMS

2016 NWEV Remount Type I w/Dodge 4500 chassis, 154”x95” 72”, ducted AC, Whelen LED warning light system, new graphics, new floor covering, new diamond plate.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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NEWTON CONOVER RESCUE SQUAD

NEWTON CONOVER RESCUE SQUAD

2016 Chevy-Remount Type I w/Chevy chassis, 144”x95” 68” HR, Danhart environmental, Whelen LED warning light system, new Lonseal floor covering, new upholstery, new exterior.

Provided By Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

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CAPE FEAR RURAL FIRE DEPT.

CAPE FEAR RURAL FIRE DEPT.

Rosenbauer Medium Rescue w/International 4400 chassis, Navistar N9 330 HP engine, 20 watt PTO generator, 2 electrical cord reels, Will-Burt Night Scan power light, Insta Chain.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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CAROLINA BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT

CAROLINA BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rosenbauer Side Mount Commander 4000 Pumper w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 500/30 gal. UPF tank, TFT Crossfire deck gun.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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BELVEDERE FIRE DEPARTMENT

BELVEDERE FIRE DEPARTMENT

2017 Ferrara Cinder MVP Pumper w/Ferrara chassis, Cummins 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, light tower.

Provided By Ferrara

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LUGOFF FIRE DEPARTMENT

LUGOFF FIRE DEPARTMENT

2017 Ferrara Cinder MVP Pumper w/Ferrara chassis, Cummins 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, light tower, custom paint by Ferrara.

Provided By Ferrara

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SUNSET BEACH FIRE DEPT.

SUNSET BEACH FIRE DEPT.

2017 Ferrara Cinder Custom Rescue Pumper w/Ferrara chassis, 450 Cummins engine, 2000 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, full depth left side compartments, Coffin compartments.

Provided By C&C Fire Apparatus of NC

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Bladen County EMS

Bladen County EMS

2017 Demers Type 3 w/Ford E450 chassis, 164” box size, all LED lights, Pran electrical system, pull tested interior and exterior, ECO Smart anti idle system.

Provided By First Priority Emergency Vehicles

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BLADEN COUNTY EMS

BLADEN COUNTY EMS

2017 Type 3 Remount w/Chevy G4500 chassis, 165” box size, Danhard environmental, all LED lights, custom refurb, new paint, new graphics, console.

Provided By First Priority Emergency Vehicles

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DURHAM COUNTY EMS

DURHAM COUNTY EMS

2016 Demers Type III Sprinter w/Mercedes chassis. 152” box size, Whelen lights, PRAN electrical system, equipment locator, side kick out entry, aerodynamic room cap.

Provided By First Priority Emergency Vehicles

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MARION COUNTY EMS

MARION COUNTY EMS

2016 Ford E450 w/Excellence chassis, all Tecniq lights, custom squad bench on streetside wall.

Provided By First Priority Emergency Vehicles

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SALUDA COUNTY EMS

SALUDA COUNTY EMS

2017 Dodge 4500 w/Dodge chassis, 150” box, all Whelen lights, cooling cabinet, IV warmer, pull tested passed all US standards, Stryker performance load.

Provided By First Priority Emergency Vehicles

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WINCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT

WINCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT

2017 Dodge 4500 w/Dodge chassis, all Whelen lights, liquid springs, air horns, custom front bumper.

Provided By First Priority Emergency Vehicles

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BLACK JACK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

BLACK JACK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2017 Ford Light Rescue F550 w/Pecheles chassis, 6.7L V8 diesel powerstroke engine, 12.6 foot Hackney, 7 compartment body, Onan 8 kW quiet diesel generator, Knight light KL 415A-W2 light tower.

Provided By Hackney

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GLASSY MOUNTAIN FIRE DEPT.

GLASSY MOUNTAIN FIRE DEPT.

2017 Ford Light Rescue F550 w/Pecheles chassis, 6.7L V8 diesel powerstroke engine, 12.9 foot Hackney, Federal Signal Rearview color camera with rearview mirror monitor.

Provided By Hackney

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HARLOWE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

HARLOWE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2016 Kenworth Heavy Rescue T370 w/MHC Kenworth chassis, Paccar PX-9 380EV engine, 17.9 foot Hackney 9 compartment body, 3-phase Onan 40 kW generator.

Provided By Hackney

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HORRY COUNTY FIRE RESCUE

HORRY COUNTY FIRE RESCUE

2017 Spartan Metro Star Heavy Rescue w/Spartan Motors chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 19.4 foot Hackney 11 compartment body w/drop-pinch frame construction.

Provided By Hackney

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MORRISVILLE FIRE & RESCUE

MORRISVILLE FIRE & RESCUE

2016 Dodge Ram 5500 Light Rescue w/East Carolina Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep chassis, 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel, 12.6 foot Hackney 7 compartment body, Smartpower LR-8 8 kW generator.

Provided By Hackney

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SOUTHWEST VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

SOUTHWEST VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

2016 Ford F550 Light Rescue w/Pecheles chassis, 6.7L V8 diesel powerstroke engine, 12.9 foot Hackney 7 compartment body, Knight Light KL-415-W4 AC light tower.

Provided By Hackney

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NORTHWEST FIRE RESCUE

NORTHWEST FIRE RESCUE

SC E-One Top Mount Rescue Pumper, 2000 GPM Hale pump w/1030 gallons of water. Newly redesigned E-One Top Mount w/wider and taller integrated speedlays.

Provided By FireLine, Inc.

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HOWE SPRING FIRE RESCUE

HOWE SPRING FIRE RESCUE

SC E-One Rescue Pumper with 2000 GPM Hale Pump w/1200 gall. of water. Enclosed pump compartment w/full depth driver side compartments, split depth on right w/ladder right rear of body.

Provided By FireLine, Inc.

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CORDESVILLE RURAL FIRE DEPT.

CORDESVILLE RURAL FIRE DEPT.

2017 Rosenbauer M2 106 Pumper/Tanker w/Cummins ISL 9L 380 HP engine, 750 GPM Hale DSD pump, 3000 gal. poly tank, 10” rear dump, tank rack, 3500 gal. portable tank.

Provided By South Carolina Fire Apparatus

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COLUMBIA-RICHLAND FIRE SERVICE

COLUMBIA-RICHLAND FIRE SERVICE

2016 Rosenbauer Commander 4000 Pumper w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins ISL 9L 350 engine, 1500 GPM Hale Q2 pump, 1200 gal. water 20 gal class A foam, 20 gal. class B foam.

Provided By South Carolina Fire Apparatus

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LITTLE MOUNTAIN RESCUE SQUAD

LITTLE MOUNTAIN RESCUE SQUAD

2017 Rosenbauer FX3/16 Rescue w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISB 6.7 360 HP engine,  cord reels, hydraulic reels, NightScan 4x1500 watt light tower, Hansen doors.

Provided By South Carolina Fire Apparatus

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