CFJ Vol. 33.2 (Fall 2018)

Anchor Richey New Delivery Profile: Stack Road Volunteer Fire-Rescue

Stack Road Volunteer Fire-Rescue New Delivery
(Corrected From the Fall 2018 New Deliveries, in the Print Version)
2018 Anchor-Richey EVS 2000 Gallon Tanker w/ Mack chassis, 350 HP Cummins diesel engine, 750 GPM Hale Side Kick pump, 2000 poly tank, rear view camera, electric drop tank rack.   Delivered by Anchor-Richey EVS

 

 

 

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Recovery in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

September saw Hurricane Florence test the banks of the eastern shore, but she also served as a powerful demonstration of our first responders’ dedication and resiliency. 

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Tragedy Hits Carolinas

Hurricane Florence destroyed many homes, lives and property. Although it has been weeks many first responders are still involved in the clean-up. This picture hit me hard. We hear about tragedy and homes destroyed and even deaths, but for me at least, this picture brought it close to home and my heart. Firefighters and rescue crews stopped to pray after they discovered a mother and her eight-month-old infant were killed by a fallen tree.

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EMS Trends, and of course Hurricanes

Welcome back again to the South Carolina Bureau of EMS contribution area of this edition of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS. This is the official “EMS Edition” and we are so fortunate to be able to continue to contribute and get the word out to you about EMS issues, trends and happenings in the Carolinas.

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Be Prepared: Forge Relationships Now

Both North and South Carolina have just gone through an unprecedented weather event that rivals both Floyd and Matthew. Both states responded well and witnessed many acts of heroism and dedication from countless first responders. The recovery from these storms is by no means complete and the total damage is still not completely known. I do think we can take a moment and acknowledge the outstanding job done by so many public safety personnel. Unfortunately, there will be more of these storms, and we must prepare.

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Why Data Interoperability is Critical to EMS’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Soon after my company began working with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department in 2016, I conducted with them something that former Assistant Chief Norman Seals said he had never experienced before: what one of my partners calls a “visioncast,” and what in the technology world we might call an IDEO-style innovation brainstorm. The goal was to establish a wish list of technology and process improvements to benefit patient care, plus operational and financial efficiencies. It took Chief Seals and Dr. Marshal Isaacs, DFR’s Medical Director, a few minutes to warm up, but once they did, insights related to the transformation and combination of data layers — along with the resultant opportunities for regionalization of care and syndromic surveillance — tumbled out.

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ESS and Solar Emergency Response

Does your department have a handle on ESS and solar emergency response procedures, pre-planning, safety gaps, ventilation and more?

Nine-fold. That’s how great the increase was in residential battery energy storage system (ESS) installations from first quarter 2017 to first quarter 2018, according to PV Magazine. Homeowners are not the only ones going gaga over green technology. 

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Funding the Federal Government is Never an Easy Task

Each year, Congress must approve funding measures so that the federal agencies can perform their functions. The process, established by our forefathers many years ago, authorizes both the House and Senate to approve 12 separate spending measures. The slightest difference between a House and Senate bill will require the two chambers to convene a conference committee to reconcile any differences before the two chambers vote on final approval for a spending bill before sending it to the White House for the President’s signature.  

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Time to Pass the Torch

When you read this, North Carolina will be trying to begin its recovery from Hurricane Florence. This storm caused horrendous flooding in the eastern part of the state. I would like to give kudos to North Carolina Emergency Management for a tremendous job of coordinating this response. Every Swiftwater USAR team in North Carolina was activated and deployed, as well as over 20 out of state teams to help with the rescue and evacuation efforts. It will take years for folks down east to recover, so please keep them in your prayers.

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Using UAVs And Helicopter Together

I have written past CFREJ articles about the respective roles and uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV drones) and helicopters in search and rescue. Both are extremely useful tools in the search and rescue field, and, under the right conditions and training, can be used very successfully together.

Over the past couple months, here in my home county, I have flown searches where a UAV was on the same scene. One search was actually near our local airport where I was searching the river and nearby bottomland fields. How did we make it work? Very easily!

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FBHA: Takin’ It to the Streets

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) has been traveling across the U.S. and Canada for over seven years. We have met thousands upon thousands of EMS and firefighter brothers and sisters. We have validated over 1,180 EMS and firefighter suicides. The one thing we kept on seeing was there was no discrimination in the data. Completed suicides didn’t care if you were EMS or fire, male or female, career, volunteer, ages, ranks, city, suburban or rural.

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North Carolina Hazardous Materials Regional Response Teams

North Carolina is one of several states in the country who have adopted a regional response template for hazardous materials response. Maintaining the capability to respond to hazardous materials incidents is expensive, time consuming and labor intensive. 

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Turning it Around:

I usually start out annual required hazmat refresher training with the statement “Welcome to your annual hazmat refresher class!” In return, the class members often respond with groans and less than excited looks on their faces. Although annual refresher training in the hazmat community is a mandatory requirement, we can make such training realistic, meaningful, and (dare I say) fun.  This requires innovation, effort, and enthusiasm on the part of the instructor; however, the effort invested pays off tremendously when an actual hazmat response occurs. 

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Establishing Water Supply in Remote Locations

A few years ago, my volunteer fire department was looking at lowering the fire insurance rating, which was at the time a 9E rating. One of the problems we had, like many other departments in getting a lower grade in the North Carolina Response Rating Schedule, was water supply. How to get available water sources? If the fire district had hydrants throughout the district, that would have made the process a lot easier. But that was not the case.

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Ask, Care, Take

Well, now that I have your attention, let us examine a topic that is extremely important to our service, firefighter suicide.  It is terribly unfortunate that our service continues to lose more firefighters to suicide every year than we lose in the line of duty.  

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First Responders Are Perfect Fit to Foster Children

The foster care system touches the lives of more than 7,000 children in South Carolina annually. Right now, there are more than 4,600 children from our communities in foster care. Recent Federal mandates have prevented state agencies from placing children under 12 in group care. We do not have enough foster homes to accommodate the ever-increasing number of children coming through our child welfare system.

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Winterproof Your Fire Station

Many of you will read the title of this article and laugh at the thought of winter in the Carolinas – especially when it’s the middle of fall and still 85 degrees outside! However, the Carolinas are not immune to winter weather as evidenced by the snowstorms that hit the Low Country in South Carolina last year. Making your station winter ready can prevent costly damage, increase your fire station’s energy efficiency and prepare the facility when severe weather hits.

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The Weight of Water

In this edition I share the story of a three town Fire Protection District needing a new apparatus repair facility. Like most agencies, they were on a tight budget. The search committee settled on an existing building. The District purchased the building in 2010. The building has concrete tilt up walls with three garage doors, high ceiling and floor space to create multiple service bays plus storage and office space.

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Guns and Hoses

If you have ever been involved in the planning and construction of any building, you are more than aware that it can be both a challenging, yet hopefully rewarding experience. 

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The Element of Surprise

One of the most rewarding projects a design-build general contractor can take on is one in his own town and neighboring community. I have recently been able to complete a project just like this and was honored to start the project, as well as see it to completion.

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N.C. National Guard RRT Joint Training Day

The North Carolina National Guard’s 42nd Civil Support Team - Weapons of Mass Destruction, hosted an RRT joint training day earlier this year and has another planned for the western side of the state this coming spring. 

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Congress Takes Action to Address Cancer in the Fire Service

In my presentations, I often take humorous jabs at Congress for its legislative achievements – or lack thereof – and the 115th Congress is no exception. To date, over 15,500 measures have been introduced since this Congress convened in January 2017 and only 194 measures have been signed into law.  

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Professional Development:

As we continue into the future, changes are sure to occur. The fire service will certainly see many of these changes. The place that we need to make changes initially is within ourselves as officers. We must be prepared to meet these new challenges and a new normal with a set of fully charged batteries. The task of change is extremely hard, as we are often times nostalgic. However, we must strive to reach new levels in service through professional development.

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Her Glasses

Do this. Take a nice long look at this photograph from the funeral for NYFD Lieutenant Michael Davidson that was held recently. Look past the widow’s glasses that are obviously in place to protect her children and the public from the pain that is churning in her soul. Yet her pain still flows over with her facial expression. 

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Easley Fire Department

Department Name: Easley Fire Department

County: Pickens

Type Department: Fire

Structure: Combination Career/Volunteer

ISO: Class 2

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Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Department Name: Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

“The Eastside Engine Company”

County: Wilkes

Type Department: Fire

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2018 Hazmat Challenge Competition

The North Carolina Association of Hazardous Materials Responders held its annual HazMat Challenge at the 2018 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Conference in Raleigh in August. After attending the class “Emergency Response to Anhydrous Ammonia Incidents,” with Mike Chapman on Friday, the 12 teams met on Saturday, August 11, 2018 for the HazMat Challenge.

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Paleo vs. Keto Diet

As I travel around testing firefighters, EMS, and police, it is very common to discuss dietary habits and changes annually. Two of the hottest diet trends are the Paleo and Keto Diet.

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CROSSWORD !

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ACROSS

2 Detection Systems are designed to respond and transmit ___ through electrical impulses, pneumatic pressure changes, hydraulic changes or mechanical activation

6 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care model is broken down into three distinct phases of care: Direct Threat Care (IDC), ___ Threat Care (ITC), and Evacuation Care (TACEVAC)

8 Many EMS units have developed and are now equipped with shooting and ___ bags (SAS) that carry an initial cache of necessary medical supplies

13 When the number of radios on the fireground increases, there is an increased potential for radio ___ which has to be managed with strict discipline SOGs and practices

14 Hydrocarbons can be aliphatic, ___ or halogenated

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Industry News

Acela Truck Company Expand its Line of High Water/Flood Rescue Trucks

Acela Truck Company recently announced that it has expanded its purpose-built High Water/Flood Rescue truck line of response apparatus to include multiple new custom body configurations and larger 6x6 models of its Monterra high mobility chassis.

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Beaches® Negril

For first-responders seeking the ultimate getaway, Beaches® Resorts, boasting three unique locations across Jamaica and Turks and Caicos, is the perfect paradise for everyone to unwind.

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Fall 2018 New Deliveries

Shingle Hollow Volunteer Fire Department

Shingle Hollow Volunteer Fire Department

2018 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford F-550 chassis, 6.7 liter diesel engine, 300 GPM HPX200-KBD24 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, transver compartment, 12,000 lb. Warn winch.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Stack Road Volunteer Fire-Rescue

Stack Road Volunteer Fire-Rescue

2018 Anchor-Richey EVS 2000 Gallon Tanker w/ Mack chassis, 350 HP Cummins diesel engine, 750 GPM Hale Side Kick pump, 2000 poly tank, rear view camera, electric drop tank rack.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Charlotte Fire Department

Charlotte Fire Department

2018 Hackney Heavy Rescue w/Spartant EMFD chassic, Detroit series 60, 445 HP, 1550 lb.-ft. torque engine, 25.3’ 11 compartment body, 2 reel, 4 rooftop compartments w/8 adjustable dividers.

Provided By VT Hackney

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WATCO Transloading, LLC

WATCO Transloading, LLC

Two of a 22 boat order to be staged for “man overboard” responses at WATCO’s barge loading facilities on major rivers across North America.

Provided By RescueONE

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Georgia State Patrol Dive Team

Georgia State Patrol Dive Team

Generation 2 RescueONE TWINTransport with improvements and upgrades since their original Generation 1 delivery.

Provided By RescueONE

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Raleigh Fire Department

Raleigh Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, 500 gal. poly tank, 48” side control pump house, 43,500 lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Pikeville-Pleasant Grove VFD

Pikeville-Pleasant Grove VFD

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, 48” top mount pump house w/24” walkway, New York Style hose bed, 22” extended bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Onslow County Fire Department

Onslow County Fire Department

Pierce Saber Top Mount Pumper w/Cummins L9380 HP engine, 60” cab w/10” raised roof, 26” extended bumper, 45” top mount pump house w/19” walkway, HiViz LED lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Pinecroft-Sedgefield Fire Department

Pinecroft-Sedgefield Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Elliiptical w/DDC DD13 525 HP engine, 60” cab w/10” raised roof, 22” extended front bumper, 45” side control pump house, 3,000 gal. poly tank.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Prospect Hill Fire Department

Prospect Hill Fire Department

Pierce M2-106 Pumper w/Cummins B6.7 360 HP engine, Freighliner M2-106 chassis, 34” top mount pump house w/speedlays 2/19” walkway, Hale DSD 1250 pump, 36,000 lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Cold Water Volunteer Fire Department

Cold Water Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce T370 Tanker w/Paccar PX-9 330 HP engine, commercial 2 door cab, Kenworth T370 chassis, Darley HM 500 GPM pump, 40,600  lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department

Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer PUC Pumper w/DDC DD13 525 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, Akron 3440 DeckMaster w/U2 wireless remote, Husky 12 dual agent PUC, Akron 8000 series valves.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Concord Fire Department

Concord Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Platform 100’ Aerial w/Cummins X15 600 HP engine, 67” cab, 62” side control pump house, 26” extended bumper, HiViz lighting package.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Hugo Fire-Rescue Department

Hugo Fire-Rescue Department

Pierce Saber FR Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, 45” top mount pump house w/19” walkway, 1000 gal. poly tank, LED lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Town of Unionville Fire Department

Town of Unionville Fire Department

Kenworth T800 Dry Side Tanker w/Cummins X15 EV 505 HP engine, Kenworth T800 chassis, 3500 gal. poly tank w/catwalks, LED compartment lighting, TAK-4 independent front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Edneyville Fire Department

Edneyville Fire Department

Pierce Saber FR Pumper w/Cummins L9, 450 HP engine, 60” cab w/10” raised roof, 45” side control pump house, 1000 gal. poly tank, 51,000 GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Silver Valley Fire Department

Silver Valley Fire Department

Pierce Velocity Pumper w/Cummins X15 565 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, side roll and frontal impact protection, 52” side control pump house, New York style hose bed.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Cary Fire Department

Cary Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, 45” side control pump house, New York style hose bed, LED compartment lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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New Hanover County Fire Service

New Hanover County Fire Service

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9, 450 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof PUC, Husky 12 foam system, Elkhart Stinger  8297-51 monitor, side roll and frontal impact protection.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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High Point Fire Department

High Point Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 440 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, Husky 3 foam system, 48” side control pump house, LED lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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High Point Fire Department

High Point Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP, 60” cab w/10” raisedroof, side roll and frontal impact protection, Akron 8000 series valves, HiViz lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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High Point Fire Department

High Point Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Heavy Duty Rescue w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 60” cab w/10” raised roof, 43,500 lb. GVWR, side roll and front impact protection, 13” extended bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Wingate Fire Department

Wingate Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Top Mount Pumper w/DDC DD13 470 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, 52” top mount pump house w/19” walkway, Husky 3 foam system with 20 gal tank.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Wilmington Fire Department

Wilmington Fire Department

Pierce Velocity 107’ ASL Tandem Aerial w/Cummins ISC12 500 HP engine, 70” cab w/10” raised roof, 54” side control pump house, Waterous CSU 1750 GPM pump, LED lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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