Rigging an Elevated Pulley System from the Ground

During your years in the rescue service, have you ever had to get a single or double sheave pulley system elevated and secured above the ground in order to perform a rescue, when you could not easily... Read More...

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Training for Wilderness Rescue

Imagine if you will, receiving a call for an injured person two miles from a main road who has fallen off of a water fall. The patient is in and out of consciousness and lying on a rock ledge 30 feet... Read More...

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When Moving Vehicles Should Be Your First Option!

Now that I have your attention, most of us in the extrication world has heard at some point these words “Never move a vehicle during extrication!” I have heard those words for years and continue to s... Read More...

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Active Shooter Training Don’t Just Be a Sheepdog, Be A Shepherd

If you are at all similar to me, then you might be at your saturation point with active shooter articles. I have been so inundated with articles that I have started to ignore many of them. It seems t... Read More...

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Hurricanes and Flooding Are You Truly Ready?

(Editor’s Note: We’re glad to have David Pease writing for us again. He will be writing on different subjects and adventures. He was missed.) In 2016 we were hit by Hurricane Matthew. I missed... Read More...

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The President Proposes, the Congress Disposes: It’s Time For the Fire Service to Become Active

A popular adage in Washington, DC is, “The President proposes, the Congress disposes.” Last week, the President proposed his Fiscal Year 2020 budget outlining the administration’s spending priorities... Read More...

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Opioid Epidemic How Can EMS Take the Lead?

Prior columns have discussed the critical state of the opioid crisis and the EMS use of Naloxone and other harmful reduction strategies. Unfortunately, the opioid crisis is getting worse. This column... Read More...

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2019 EMS State of the State

Welcome back to the South Carolina Bureau of EMS and Trauma contribution area of this edition of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Magazine. As we go to press we just returned from one of, if not the bes... Read More...

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Urgency for Volunteer Firefighters Reaches Critical State

In every age, wherever people have built communities, the danger of fire has been ever present. Across America, as land becomes towns and towns become cities, people have come together to find ways t... Read More...

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Firehouse Redesign

This report is based on my visit to the Northland Fire Protection District encompassing the towns of Oaks Village, Laverna, Noghes and Upton stations. Additionally, I spent time at the headquarters b... Read More...

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Firemen and Contractors A Field of Similarities

The competitive world we live in today is full of constant demands and the social requirement to stay in touch with one another through various medias. Maintaining your once youthful competitive edge... Read More...

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How Station Design and Construction Can Support Department Success

With the increased incidence of terrorist threats and attacks around the country, we have seen a major emphasis placed on properly equipping fire stations and training their personnel. Read More...

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Leadership Credibility: Do you have it?

Credibility refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source. In the modern fire service credibility has two critical components that cannot really be really faked —... Read More...

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We Will Never Forget

“We will never forget.” A simple statement conveying an active and perpetual choice to remember those lost, has become an anthem in the public safety community following the events of September 11, 2... Read More...

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Horry County Fire Rescue EMS

Department Name: Horry County Fire Rescue EMS County: Horry Type Department: Combination - Fire Rescue EMS Structure: Combination career-volunteer ISO: 3 Number of... Read More...

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Hemby Bridge

Department Name: Hemby Bridge County: Union Type Department: Combination ISO: 4/9E Number of Stations: 1 Number of Apparatus: Pumpers: 3 Aerials: 1 Specialty: 1 ... Read More...

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‘God Help Me’ A Young Boy’s Simple Prayer

Chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team were in Lee County, Alabama, recently, offering emotional and spiritual care to residents. One particular young resident encouraged them with his... Read More...

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Social Media Everyone is watching and recording

As the father of a, gulp, young daughter who is a few years from becoming a teenager, I try to maintain a knowledge of the different social media platforms. I recently ran across one that grabbed my ... Read More...

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Professional Discipline Doing the Right Thing, Even When No One is Watching

If you follow my column at all, you will recognize that I often use aviation investigations as a reference. I believe that the Crew Resource Management (CRM) that is practiced in today’s modern aviat... Read More...

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2019 N.C. Transportation Museum Fire Truck Festival

On June 22 of this year, the scene across the grounds of the N.C. Transportation Museum will prove the truth of a single, indisputable fact. Read More...

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Essential but Often Overlooked: The Hazmat Safety Officer

As emergency responders, we are all familiar, or should be, with the need for assigning a Safety Officer at all incident scenes. In the context of a small-scale incident such as a two-vehicle acciden... Read More...

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Dealing with Flammable Liquids

If you ask the majority of firefighters out there, they will tell you without a doubt that they did not join the fire service to deal with hazardous materials. Even if you didn’t sign on for respondi... Read More...

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CROSSWORD!

Download the Crossword PDF ACROSS 6   Gamma radiation is not particulate in nature but rather travels as a _______ much like x-rays 8   All gases can be divided into four bas... Read More...

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Industry News

MagneGrip Group/Clean Air Concepts Names Maggie Rossman-Roach President MagneGrip Group/Clean Air Concepts announced that Maggie Rossman-Roach has been appointed president. In addition, Jack Ross... Read More...

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EMS: Are You Fit For Duty?

I ran across an article that stated that three-quarters of active emergency responders nationwide are overweight or obese. Cardiovascular disease is the third leading cause of death.1 The research re... Read More...

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THE Question

As a volunteer chaplain for my local fire department, I was having a professionally made picture taken for a special event when the photographer asked me a question, which I was not anticipating, “Wh... Read More...

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Bristol Fire Department

Bristol Fire Department

Pierce Velocity 105’ HD Aerial w/Cummins ISX15 engine, 74,800 GVWR, Allison 5th Generation 4500 EVS transmission, 19” extended front bumper, side roll and frontal impact protection.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Concord Fire Department

Concord Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp engine, 46,500 GVWR, Allison 5th Generation 3000 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, 19” extended front bumper, Front TAK-4 Suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Cooks Community Volunteer Fire Dept.

Cooks Community Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp engine, 22” extended front bumper, New York style hose bed, 43,500 GVWR, 52” Control Zone side pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Franklin County Public Safety

Franklin County Public Safety

Pierce Enforcer 110’ Platform Quint w/DDC DD13 525 hp engine, 56,300 GVWR, 226.5” wheelbase, Allison 5th Generation 4500 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, HiViz lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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County of Henrico

County of Henrico

Pierce Velocity Heavy Duty Rescue (non walk-in) w/Cummins X15 600 hp engine, 68,000 GVWR, Allison 5th generation 4500 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, Side roll and front impact protection.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Monroe Fire Department

Monroe Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/DDC DD13 505 hp engine, 47,000 GVWR, Allison 5th Generation 4500 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, 26” extended front bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Rural Hall Fire Department

Rural Hall Fire Department

Pierce Saber FR Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp engine, 49,000 GVWR, Allison 5th Generation 3000 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, 22” extended front bumper, side roll/frontal impact protection.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Scruggs Fire Rescue

Scruggs Fire Rescue

Pierce Freightliner M2-16 Pumper w/Cummins L9 350 hp engine, New York Style hose bed, 19” extended bumper, Waterous CS 1000 GPM pump, Husky 3 foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Town of Selma

Town of Selma

Pierce Enforcer 107’ HD ladder, DDC DD13 525 hp engine, 62,800 GVWR, Allison 5th Generation 4000 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, 26” extended front bumper, HiViz lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Steele Creek Fire Department

Steele Creek Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer HDR Pumper w/DDC DD13 525 hp engine, 53,800 GVWR, Allison 5th Generation 4000 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, New York style hose bed, side roll/front impact protection.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Dept.

Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp engine, Hale OMAX-XS-200 2000 GPM pump, New York style hose bed, Oshkosh TAK-4 suspension, side roll and front impact protection.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Williamston Fire Department

Williamston Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp engine, Oshkosh TAK-4 suspension, 42,000 GVWR, Allison 5th Generation 3000 EVS P w/Prognostics transmission, 19” extended front bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Farmington Fire Department

Farmington Fire Department

2001 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/Transverse Compartment, 7.3L powerstroke diesel engine, 245 GPM Hale HPXB200 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, Buck Stop Super Single Upfitter Kit.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS
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King Fire Department

King Fire Department

2015 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck, 6.7L powerstroke diesel engine, 245 GPM Hale HPXB200 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, LED extendable scene lights, custom compartments.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS
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King Fire Department

King Fire Department

2019 Anchor-Richey EVS Rescue Body Remount, Detroit DD8 7.7L 260 HP engine, extended cab, multi-mount winch, custom console, rear view camera M2 Freightliner chassis.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS
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Wayside Volunteer Fire Dept.

Wayside Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 Anchor-Richey EVS QRV (Medical Service Truck), Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, ARE bed cover, tool boxes in the sides of the cover, Whelen LED emergency light package, Able 2 Siren.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS
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City of Charlotte Fire Department

City of Charlotte Fire Department

2019 Smeal Spartan Gladiator 105’ RM Aerial, Cummins ISX 12 liter 500 hp engine, 2000 GPM Darley pump, 400 gal. UPF tank, Smeal Hot Dip Galvanized Subframe and Stabalizers.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
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Chattanooga Fire Department

Chattanooga Fire Department

2019 Smeal Rear Mount Aerial w/Spartan chassis, Cummins engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 500 gal UPF tank, Smeal QL-12 Wiring Harness, 750 lb. un-restricted tip load.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
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Hickory Fire Department

Hickory Fire Department

2018 Smeal Rear Mount Aerial Ladder w/Spartan chassis, Cummins 505 hp engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 350 gal. UPF tank, unrestricted 7540 lb. tip load, Smeal QL-12 Wiring Harness.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
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Ranlo Fire and Rescue

Ranlo Fire and Rescue

2018 Smeal Custom Midship Engine/Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins 450 hp engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, Spartan advanced occupant protection system.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
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South Ford Fire and Rescue

South Ford Fire and Rescue

2018 Smeal Pumper/Tanker w/Peterbuilt chassis, Cummins 380 hp engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1800 gal. UPF tank, Smeal QL-12 Wiring Harness, Smeal custom hydraulic ladder rack.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
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Stallings Volunteer Fire Department

Stallings Volunteer Fire Department

2018 Smeal Custom Mid-Ship Engine/Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins 450 hp engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF tank, Smeal custom ladder rack.

Provided By Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
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Elizabeth City Fire Department

Elizabeth City Fire Department

2019 E-ONE Custom Rescue Pumper w/Typhoon Long Cab with 67.5” CA, Cummins L9 450 hp engine, WaterousCSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 750 gal. “R” water tank w/30 gal. foam cell.

Provided By FireConnections
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Hampton County Fire Rescue

Hampton County Fire Rescue

2018 International 4400 Commercial Pumper, 4x 2-door w/Cummins L9 330 hp engine, Hale QFlo 1250 GPM single stage pump, 1280 gal “R” water tank.

Provided By Fireline, Inc.
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Hanahan Fire Department

Hanahan Fire Department

2018 E-ONE Typhoon Medium Custom Pumper w/58” CA, Cummins L9 450 hp EVS 3000 engine, Hale QMAX 2000 GPM single stage pump, 1030 gal. “R” water tank.

Provided By Fireline, Inc.
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Kenly Volunteer Fire Dept.

Kenly Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 E-ONE eMAX Custom Pumper Typhoon Long Cab w/67.5” CA, Cummins ISL 450 hp EVS 3000 engine, E-ONE 1500 GPM single stage pump, 780 gal. “R”water tank.

Provided By FireConnections
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Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department

Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department

2018 E-ONE Stainless Steel Top Mount Cyclone 2-door Pumper Tanker w/44.5” CA, Cummins ISX12 500 hp engine, E-ONE 1250 GPM single stage pump, 3030 gal. “R” water tank.

Provided By Blue Ridge Rescue Suppliers
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Pender EMS Fire Department

Pender EMS Fire Department

2019 E-ONE Custom eMAX Typhoon Long Cab w/67.5” CA w/Cummins L9 450 hp engine, E-ONE 1500 GPM single stage pump, 1000 gal. “R” water tank w/30 gal. foam cell.

Provided By FireConnections
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Rains Community Fire Department

Rains Community Fire Department

2018 International Commercial Pumper 4400 2-door w/International Cummins L9 330 hp engine, Hale QFLO 1250 GPM single stage pump, 1030 gal. “T” water tank.

Provided By Safe Industries
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Rocky Mount Fire Department

Rocky Mount Fire Department

2018 E-ONE Typhoon X Custom Pumper Long Cab, w/67.5” CA, Cummins L9 450 hp engine, Hale QMAX 1500 GPM single stage pump, 750 gal. water tank, 30 gal. integral foam trank for Class A foam.

Provided By FireConnections
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Rural Retreat Volunteer Fire Dept.

Rural Retreat Volunteer Fire Dept.

2018 E-ONE Typhoon Custom Pumper Tanker X Medium Cab w/58” CA, Cummins L9 450 hp engine, 1780 gal. “T” water tank, 50 gal. integral foam tank for Class B foam.

Provided By Blue Ridge Rescue Suppliers
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Vance County Fire Department

Vance County Fire Department

2019 E-ONE Typhoon Rescue Pumper w/Medium Cab, 58” CA, Cummins L9 450 hp engine, Hale QMAX 1500 GPM single stage pump, 1030 gal. “R” water tank.

Provided By FireConnections
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Virginia Beach Fire Department

Virginia Beach Fire Department

2018 E-ONE Aerial CR 100 Cyclone X Long Cab w/67.5” CA, Cummins ISX12 500 hp engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 300 gal. “T” water tank, 100’ welded extruded ladder.

Provided By E-ONE
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Winterville Community Fire Department

Winterville Community Fire Department

2019 E-ONE eMAX Rescue Pumper w/Typhoon Extended Cab, Cummins L9 450 hp engine, E-ONE 1500 GPM single stage pump, 500 gal. “R” water tank w/30 gal. cell for Class A foam.

Provided By FireConnections
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