CFJ Vol. 33.1 (Summer 2018)

The First Standard to Address Active Shooter Events

It happened again. Another senseless mass killing in another unsuspecting community.

Active shooter incidents and hostile events have become a common occurrence around the world. Over the course of just 17 months, from June of 2016 until November 2017, a trio of domestic attackers inflicted nearly half the casualties that the United States witnessed during the 13-year period from 2000 through 2013. In the first six months of 2018, the carnage continued with ASHER incidents in Benton, Kentucky; Parkland, Florida; San Bruno, California; Santa Fe, Texas; Annapolis, Maryland; and other locations.

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LOCKDOWN: This is Not A Drill

Almost daily news headlines appear with threats occurring all across the nation concerning active shooter situations. Active shooter incidents begin rapidly and end nearly as quickly. The Department of Homeland Security reports that the majority of these incidents are over within 10 to 15 minutes. Prompt decision making must occur to determine the most reasonable way to protect your life and others. Efficient, well-practiced plans could be the key to survival. A quick notification to everyone involved can make the difference in who survives. But what happens when the campus is so wide spread and notification to all of the facilities is very difficult? Notification systems provide a practical option for public safety.

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A Hidden Danger in Turbojet Nozzles

I recently uncovered what I see to be a danger for firefighters in structural interior firefighting. When it comes to interior firefighting, gallons per minute (GPM) is of the upmost importance in extinguishing the fire. 

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The Cancer Blueprint for Change

We have all seen the images of the salty firefighter with the soot covered face, the stains on their gear and charred debris falling off their helmet and air pack. This was seen as a mark of experience, toughness and aggressiveness, worn like a badge of honor.  These images and our culture have driven our personnel to maintain and emulate this behavior. What we didn’t realize was that behavior was causing cancer. A firefighter’s exposure to carcinogens is created by our responses to all types of fires and increased by our culture. For several years now, we have been talking about the “cancer problem.” The problem we are facing now is that we are still being educated on the cancer problem, but not solutions.

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The Fire Service and the Big ‘C’

Here is this quarter’s pop quiz. Aside from heart disease, which can have a number of underlying precipitating factors, what is the deadliest disease in the United States? The answer is malignant neoplasms. What are those? We often refer to them as cancer or as some call it, the big “C.” Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. The biggest cause of malignant neoplasms (or cancer) is DNA damage. Believe it or not, our body experiences tens of thousands of new DNA damages per human cell, per day. That is why we come wired with DNA repair genes, but even these can become damaged by diet related agents or exogenous agents, such as smoke, radiation, metals, viruses and other genotoxins. For firefighters like us, we are perhaps also wired to consider only that which will immediately harm us. We run into a burning building, hit the fire, and emerge unscathed without a thought of what might hurt us 30 years from now, tomorrow, or even five minutes into the future. In the fire service, we are used to dealing with acute risks and not so good at dealing with chronic risks.

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Things That Go BOOM

If you watch any movie or television show, one aspect of hazardous materials that is constantly overdone is DOT Hazard Class 1 – Explosives. The smallest amount of explosives will produce the biggest bang, the loudest boom, the largest fireball and the biggest amount of damage this side of a nuclear device. As with anything we see on the big and small screens relating to emergency services, we must take what we see with a skeptical eye. Explosives in any amount can be extremely dangerous, but very rarely do they produce the effects that Hollywood likes to portray. Let’s take a look at explosives in this installment.

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Building Relationships

Quite often we — the collective “we” meaning public sector hazmat responders — become ensconced in our own hazmat response worlds and therefore also become somewhat isolated from the entire “big picture” of hazmat response in that we forget about the necessity of building relationships with our private sector counterparts. Such relationships often predicate successful outcomes at hazmat scenes; and ensure the safety and efficiency of all involved. Such relationships should be built not only with fixed facility representatives, but also with our counterparts in the transportation realm. 

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How to Make the Right Decision When Making Your Gas Monitoring Purchase

Do you know the total cost of your gas monitoring program? From initial purchase, testing, maintenance, repair, training and finally replacement, it’s probably much more than you think! Most people immediately think of just the purchase price, but that’s not the whole picture when it comes to keeping your monitor in working order over the life of the device. Purchase price typically accounts for only one third to half of the total cost of ownership for a gas monitor. If you don’t perform the needed maintenance, you could be caught on scene with a malfunctioning monitor and if it hasn’t been tested you may not even know it. It may not alarm when it should. In this article we’ll review a lot of costs associated with gas monitoring, along with some options to think about that might keep you safe at a lower cost.

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Reputation Management

In the past I have written about reputation management because it seems to me, for a while many major fire conferences across the country had someone speaking about this subject, “And the Beat Goes On.” The most comments I have received on articles has been about how the public, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, perceive the fire service. Just keep in mind that public perception is real and it does affect how some departments operate. A few years ago, I wrote about volunteer firefighters doing the wrong things. Today and even then, it is not just about the volunteers. Career fire departments, some of the largest in the country, are making the headlines and when the media locks on to a story about a public servant, America’s Hero, doing the wrong thing they seem to find more about the agency. Here is what was written then with some editing and updating, and if you are not giving the media the information they are asking for, they will make up their own version. Remember fake news sells.

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Raleigh Fire Department

Department Name: Raleigh Fire Department

County: Wake

Type Department: Fire

Structure: Career

ISO: 1

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City of Goose Creek Fire Department

Department Name: City of Goose Creek Fire Department

County: Berkeley

Type Department: Career/Paid

Structure: Municipal Government

ISO: Class 2

Number of Stations: 3

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NFPA Training Helps Community Members Prepare Homes and Businesses for Wildfires

On Sept. 13-14, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host Classroom Training Week at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about important wildfire safety and preparedness steps via interactive, redesigned NFPA® Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire Two-Day Classroom Training.

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Calculating Available Water Supply From a Dry Hydrant

Over many years I have been asked to calculate available water supplies from dry hydrants for numerous fire departments for their rating inspections and certifications. I did this as a service when I worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), since water calculations were a routine part of the job for engineered conservation practices. It is a relatively simple process for ponds, but is a bit more complex for hydrants placed in streams or rivers.

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How Is Your Training?

When you read this, we will be enjoying all that summer brings. I hope everyone’s spring was good, and you were able to enjoy some family time, personal time and just good “ole” down time. This is something we all need in our careers as Fire/Rescue/EMS providers. 

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The Story Behind a Design-Build Contractor

Every project has a story and every story starts with a dream, a want, or maybe a need that moves from ideas to groundbreaking.

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Hurricane Season 2018: Preparing Your Fire Department

Hurricanes and severe storms in 2017 delivered a devastating blow across the Atlantic, from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands to the U.S. mainland. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), there were 16 separate billion-dollar weather events in the U.S. last year resulting in a cumulative cost of $306.2 billion – making 2017 the costliest hurricane year on record. 

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Trends That Are Impacting Fire Station Design

If you have been in the fire and rescue industry very long, you have witnessed many trends. Most trends turn out to be just fads that will quickly fade away. But some trends prove beneficial over the long haul and therefore take hold. 

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What is a System of Care and Why Are They Important

Welcome back again to the South Carolina Bureau of EMS contribution area of this edition of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Magazine. As we gear up for what is promising to be another very hot summer season, I urge you to stay hydrated, eat right, get enough rest, and LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER! If you, your EMS partner, or member of your engine crew is getting overheated; STOP everything and re-evaluate the situation. Heat stress and stroke can come on quickly and can be deadly. If you’re lucky you may just end up with the world’s most painful leg cramps. Be safe. Be smart. 

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Pros and Cons in Administering KETAMINE

Ketamine is an important drug that EMS providers should know about. It is possible that the paramedic scope of practice for ketamine may soon be expanding. At this time ketamine can only be used as an adjunct for intubating patients or to sedate patients after they have been intubated. The North Carolina Office of EMS is working with the North Carolina Medical Board to expand the paramedic scope of practice for ketamine for all indications. Because of this it is very important for paramedics to further educate themselves about this drug.

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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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Is Your Relationship with the Organization Status Quo?

As I reflect back over the years in my career, there is one lesson I remember that resonates from my mentors, “If you put the organization first, then your wants and ambitions will soon follow. But it is always about the organization first, your subordinates second and you are last.” I have to often think just how prevalent this in people’s minds is, especially since we constantly hear comments such as “what is in it for me?”

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Faith, Hope, Love

While on vacation with my family the week of July 4th, I thought of how truly blessed I am — as I often do — and how drastically my life has changed over the last four years, for the positive. However, at one time I just didn’t know what my future would hold, I had hit rock bottom with alcoholism, deep depression and undiagnosed PTSD.  

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PST or CISM? What’s in a Name?

The Fall 2017 edition of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal contained two very important articles, both on the same page. Perry Hall, in a follow-up to a previous article, pointed out that “everyone has a breaking point.” And while there are those really critical calls that can result in immediate psychological trauma, it’s not usually the “big one” that gets you. It’s the cumulative effect of call after call after call, some with not-so-text book results, that takes a toll on first responders. Perry points out the need for pre-incident education so responders can have an understanding of possible reactions to a critical incident before it occurs.

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Camden Fire Department’s FireFest Set for September

Each year, the Camden FireFest brings a sense of community and pride to our city that is unique to others. This year’s festivities will be held Sept. 29.

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Fitness as It Relates to Firefighter Injuries

Take a minute to review the two abstracts below.

Body mass index as a predictor of firefighter injury and workers’ compensation claims.

Kuehl KS1, Kisbu-Sakarya Y, Elliot DL, Moe EL, Defrancesco CA, Mackinnon DP, Lockhart G, Goldberg L, Kuehl HE.

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Industry News

Liberty Art Works Announces The Red Line Series

The new Red Line Series of sculpted bronze plaques available at Liberty Art Works uniquely presents this honored line exclusively to the fire service. The Patriot Flag (09R1), Flying Stars and Stripes (093R) and Thin Red Line Plaques (098) are meticulously hand finished, polished, and mounted on top choice walnut. An engraved brass plate is included for your personal inscription. Proudly Made In The USA.

For more information call 888.411.7744 or visit LibertyArtWorks.com.

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Axton Community VFD

Axton Community VFD

2018 Rosenbauer Maverick Commercial Side Mount Tanker w/Freightliner M2106 chassis, Cummins ISL9 350 HP engine, Darley pump, 1500/20 gal tank, Maverick short wheelbase.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Fuquay-Varina Fire Department

Fuquay-Varina Fire Department

2018 Rosenbauer Commander 4000 Wet Side Tanker w/Cummins ISL9 400 HP engine, 500 GPM UPF Waterous CLVK pump, 2000 gal. UPF tank, IMMI’s RollTek and 4 front airbag system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Garner Fire-Rescue

Garner Fire-Rescue

2018 Rosenbauer FX Custom Top Mount Pumper w/Rosenbauer Commander chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, Insta Chains.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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City of Hickory Fire Dept.

City of Hickory Fire Dept.

2018 Rosenbauer FX Custom Side Mount Pumper w/Rosenbauer “Commander” chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 750/30 gal. UPF tank, front air bags.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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North Chatham VFD Engine 312

North Chatham VFD Engine 312

2018 Rosenbauer FX Top Mount Custom Pumper w/Rosenbauer”Commander” chassis, Cummins ISX12 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000/20 UPF tank.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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North Chatham VFD Engine 1612

North Chatham VFD Engine 1612

2018 Rosenbauer FX Top Mount Custom Pumper w/Rosenbauer”Commander” chassis, Cummins ISX12 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000/20 UPF tank, “A” foam system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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North Chatham VFD Engine 1812

North Chatham VFD Engine 1812

2018 Rosenbauer FX Top Mount Custom Pumper w/Rosenbauer”Commander” chassis, Cummins ISX12 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000/20 UPF tank.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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North Iredell Rescue Squad

North Iredell Rescue Squad

2018 Rosenbauer Heavy Rescue w/Rosenbauer “Commander” chassis, Cummins ISL9 400 HP engine, rescue tool stoarge in front bumper, 2 Hannay reels with electrical cord.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept.

Rosenbauer Top Mount Commercial Pumper w/International 4400 chassis, Cummins ISL9 350 HP engine, Hale pump, UPF tank, front bumper cross lays, electric rewind electrical cable reel.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Wake Forest Fire Department

Wake Forest Fire Department

2018 Rosenbauer Commander 4000 Wet Side Tanker w/Rosenbauer chassis, Cummins ISL9 400 HP engine, 500 GPM Hale pump w/pump & roll, 2000 gal. UPF tank, 4 front airbag system.

Provided By C.W. Williams & Co.

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Down East Fire Department

Down East Fire Department

2018 Midwest Fire Tanker-Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 engine, 1000 GPM  side control pump, 2000 gal. all-poly tank, all LED lighting, AH Stock electric dump & telescoping chutes.

Provided By Midwest Fire

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Triangle Volunteer Fire Dept.

Triangle Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 Midwest Fire Tanker-Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, 1000 GPM side control pump, 2000 gal. all-poly tank, Kussmaul HQ charge, all LED lighting, Hale MBP 1000 pump.

Provided By Midwest Fire

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Greensboro Fire Department

Greensboro Fire Department

Greensboro Fire Department

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Monroe Fire Department

Monroe Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer 75’ HD Ladder (Quint) w/Detroit Diesel DD13 525 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 590 gal. UPF poly tank, 70” cab, hose bed on side, FoamPro 1600 system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Shepherds Volunteer Fire Department

Shepherds Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer PUC pumpers (2) w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Pierce PUC pump, 1250 gal. UPF poly tank, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, TAK-4 independent front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Dept.

Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pierce Impel Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax 150 pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, Husky 12 foam system, 51,800 lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Mar-Mac Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc.

Mar-Mac Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Detroit Diesel DD13 505 HP engine, 2000 GPM Hale QMax 200 pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, full depth compartments.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Sims Volunteer Fire Dept.

Sims Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pierce Freightliner Pumper w/Cummins L9 350 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax 150 pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 4-door crew cab high roof, 54” pump house w/control zone.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Roanoke Fire-EMS

Roanoke Fire-EMS

(3) Pierce Quantum Pumpers w/ Detroit Diesel DD13-470 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax 150 pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, 67” cab, Akron Eductor foam system, 47,800 lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Upper Hominy Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc.

Upper Hominy Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc.

Upper Hominy Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Enka Candler Fire & Rescue Dept.

Enka Candler Fire & Rescue Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Detroit Diesel DD13 505 HP, 1500 GPM Hale QMax 150 pump,1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, TAK-4 independent front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Ridgeway Fire Department

Ridgeway Fire Department

Pierce International Pumper w/Cummings L9 350 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax-XS-150 pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, 7000 series chassis, 45” pump house w/Control Zone.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Monroe Fire Dept.

City of Monroe Fire Dept.

Pierce Velocity 100’ Platform w/Detroit Diesel DD13 525 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 300 gal. UPF poly tank, 70” cab w/10” notched raised roof, 400 lb. load allowance.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Portsmouth Fire Dept.

City of Portsmouth Fire Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 107’ TDA w/Detroit Diesel DD13 525 HP engine, 70” cab, TAK-4 IFS, active dampening system, (aerial), 247’ of ground ladder storage, HiViz LED lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Charlotte Fire Department

Charlotte Fire Department

2018 Smeal Custom Mid-Ship Pumper/Engine w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX12 Liter 500 HP with Jake Brake engine, dual Smeal custom hydraulic ladder racks.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Charlotte Fire Department

Charlotte Fire Department

2018 Smeal Custom Mid-Ship Pumper/Engine w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISC 12 Liter 500 HP w/Jake Brake, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 500 gal. UPF tank, Smeal QL12 wiring harness.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Charlotte Fire Department

Charlotte Fire Department

2018 8 Smeal Custom Mid-Ship Pumper/Engine w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 Liter 500 HP w/Jake Brake, dual Smeal custom hydraulic ladder racks.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Charlotte Fire Department

Charlotte Fire Department

2018 Smeal 105’ RM Aerial w/Spartan Bladiator 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 Department

Charlotte Fire Department

2018 18 Smeal 105’ RM Aerial w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 liter 500 HP engine, 2000 Darley pump, 400 PF tank, un-restricted 750 lb. tip load while flowing 1500 GPM.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Chattanooga Fire Department

Chattanooga Fire Department

2018 Smeal Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gal. poly tank, severe duty cab, low hose bed, Hi-Viz Fire Tech lighting package.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Davidson Fire Department

Davidson Fire Department

2018 US Wetside Tanker w/Peterbuilt chassis, Cummins 380 engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 2000 gal. UPF tank, stainless steel body, dual 3000 gal. drop tank, 10’ rear swivel dump.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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City of Mount Airy

City of Mount Airy

2017 Smeal Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISL 450 engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMax pump, 500 gal. poly tank, severe duty interior, powered hose bed doors, low hose bed.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Troutman Fire Rescue

Troutman Fire Rescue

2018 Smeal Custom Mid-Ship Engine/Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, Smeal AL-12 wiring harness.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Chattanooga Fire Department

Chattanooga Fire Department

2018 Smeal Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gal. poly tank, Smeal Hot Dip galvanized subframe, low hose bed.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Waco Community VFD

Waco Community VFD

20188 US Dry Side Tanker w/Freightliner M2 chassis, Cummins 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Darley pump, 2500 gal. UPF tank, dual foam cells, 10” side and rear dumps, Williams foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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West Stanly Fire Department

West Stanly Fire Department

Smeal Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISL9 450 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Smeal custom hydraulic ladder rack, powered hose bed doors.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Statesville Fire Department

Statesville Fire Department

2018 Spartan/Marion Rescue Pumper w/Spartan Metro Star chassis, 1250 GPM Hale Q-Flow pump, 700 gal. poly tank, 20’ raised roof, Foam Pro 2002 foam system, ATP hosebed cover.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Enka Candler Volunteer Fire Dept.

Enka Candler Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/transverse compartment w/Ford F-550 chassis, 6.7 liter diesel 300 GPM pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 12,000 lb. Warn winch.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Fall Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.

Fall Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/transverse compartment, Dodge chassis, 6.7 liter Cummins diesel engine, 300 GPM pump, 300 gal. poly tank, Blizzard Wizard foam system.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Statesville Fire Department

Statesville Fire Department

2018 Spartan/Marion Rescue Pumper w/Spartan Metro Star chassis, Cummins LS 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale Q-Flow pump, 700 gal. poly tank, 20’ raised roof, Amkus rescue tools.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Kimesville Volunteer Fire Dept.

Kimesville Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck /transverse compartment, Ford F-550 chassis, 6.7 liter diesel engine, 300 GPM pump, 300 gal. poly tank, dual reels, custom cabinets.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Monroe Fire Department

Monroe Fire Department

2017 Hackney Heavy Rescue w/Cummins L9 370 HP, International chassis, Onan 25-KW PTO generator, Whelen LED NFPA warning lights and siren package.

Provided By VT Hackney

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Stallings Volunteer Fire Dept.

Stallings Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 Smeal Custom Mid-Ship Engine/Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins 450 engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gal. UPF tank, Smeal QL-12 wiring harness.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Ridgecrest Fire Department

Ridgecrest Fire Department

US Patriot Tanker w/Kenworth chassis, Paccar PX-9 400 HP engine, 500 GPM Hale pump, 3000 gal elliptical tank, stainless steel body, (2) 4” Fireman’s Friend direct tank fills.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Eden Rescue Squad

Eden Rescue Squad

2018 Hackney Heavy Rescue w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 330 HP engine, 14-ft. Hackney 7 compartment body w/drop-pinch frame construction, Jenny air compressor 7.9 CFM.

Provided By VT Hackney

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Troutman Fire Rescue

Troutman Fire Rescue

2018 EVI Non-Walk In Rescue w/Spartan chassis, Spartan Advanced Protection System, Spartan HVAC Air Conditioning, custom paint by EVI.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Charlotte Fire Department

Charlotte Fire Department

2018 Smeal Custom Mid-Ship Pumper/Engine w/Spartan Gladiator chassis, Cummins ISX 12 Liter 500 HP w/Jake Brake engine, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 500 gal. UPF tank.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks

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Winston-Salem Fire Department

Winston-Salem Fire Department

2017 Hackney Technical Rescue Trailer w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 400 EV HP engine, Onan 25 KW PTO generator, Weatherpak MTR-MST roof-top telescoping mast.

Provided By VT Hackney

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