Get to Know Your South Carolina EMS Association SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

The makeup of South Carolina Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is just as diverse as the men and women that rise to the occasion and respond to the nearly 1.2 million calls for service that we field e... Read More...

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‘Lights and Sirens’ Dangerous and Not Always Necessary News from North Carolina EMS

EMS agencies and their medical directors should be aware that a significant number of EMS personnel are injured during motor vehicle collisions while on duty and that emergency response “lights and s... Read More...

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Surface Water Rescue

There are quite a few specialties when it comes to technical rescue and water. Dive rescue, surface water rescue, swift water rescue, ice rescue, surf rescue, just to name some of the big ones. A tea... Read More...

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Trench Rescue: Soil Types, Trench Wall Failures and More

This article is designed to provide the rescuer with an understanding of the forces associated with soil “failures” and factors directly related to soil destabilization and collapse. It is not all-in... Read More...

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I Wish it Was Still September 12th

For those of us in the fire and emergency services, we just completed another somber and serious reminder of September 11, 2001. I call it my generation’s “Day of Infamy.” Just like President Rooseve... Read More...

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Reflections: ‘Wear Sunscreen’

In October 2019, it was my honor to celebrate 22 years in the fire service.  I started at Northview Fire Department in Lee County, North Carolina in October 1997.  I have been a member of four other ... Read More...

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We Are Still the Fire Department, right? RIGHT!

Our fire service has been around a while and for those that would suggest that not much has changed since our inception, this article will likely hurt your feelings. In 2018, the fire department I be... Read More...

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Does Firefighter = Alcoholism?

I’ve been in the fire service for the past 29 years. That is a lot of accumulated time and a lot has happened including a lot of funny memories, many sad 911 calls and more things that I am proud of ... Read More...

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Today’s Youth Are Making a Difference

With the steady decline of volunteer firefighters across the nation, I would like to take this opportunity to share a positive story of how high school fire academies can make a difference in communi... Read More...

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Gear Up for Retirement News From the NC State Treasurer

Throughout the day, firefighters and rescue workers are busy planning, responding to various calls for service and helping others in the community, with nearly 75 percent of North Carolina’s fire pro... Read More...

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Social Media in Public Safety

Social media in public safety has become an interesting and ideal area of debate in the last few years. As technology changes and demand for instant results continue to improve our way of life, it al... Read More...

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The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess

(This is part one of a seven-part series on leadership.) During this series we will be examining the seven qualities that are necessary for a leader to be successful in leading the organizatio... Read More...

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Fear, Snake Oil and Bunker Gear

People tell me that the older I get, the more cynical I will become. To some degree I do believe this. However, instead of being cynical, I like to think of myself as a “realist.” I have spent a lot ... Read More...

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Not All Accreditation is Equal

The proposition of higher education can easily leave someone confused to the point they don’t know whether to scratch their watch or wind their butt. Dozens of programs to choose from, endless forms ... Read More...

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Rope Based Casualty Extraction — An Introduction

Agencies across the country are preparing for the next act of mass violence. Rescue Task Force (RTF), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Tactical Fire Companies are quickly becoming common p... Read More...

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DroneResponders Focused on Information and Training

Public safety drones have and continue to save lives and enhance the operational safety and effectiveness of many public safety organizations in the United States. Globally, a recent DJI study docume... Read More...

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Responding to Gas Leaks

In a previous article, we talked about the generic hazards of dealing with compressed gases found in DOT Hazard Class 2. There have been two high profile incidents in the last several months illustra... Read More...

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Intermodal Tank Containers: Often Forgotten but Ever Present SIXTY ONE DELTA ONE

It is an undeniable fact that hazardous materials responders should possess a thorough knowledge of the containers that hazardous materials are transported in. When we focus our attention towards the... Read More...

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Delivering the BAD NEWS As a Public Information Officer

Today’s “news” is dynamic and real time. It can arrive in the form of a credentialed, bonified media representative, a bystander with an ax to grudge who owns a YouTube page, a simple member of the l... Read More...

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It is OK to not be OK With Your PTSD

This article is the first in a series to outline an issue that is rapidly growing into an epidemic across our country. It is an issue that we ourselves can mitigate and most certainly eliminate given... Read More...

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What Ike Taught Us About Leadership

There’s absolutely no shortage of books on leadership lining bookshelves in libraries and book stores and available online. Books by leaders in business and in government. Books by notable figures fr... Read More...

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Planning the Station Site for Expansion

It is a safe bet that when most departments are building a new station they never consider the possibility that one day they will need to expand the facility. The thought seems to be, “If we’re spend... Read More...

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An Outside Architect’s Observations on Design-Build

Where do you turn FIRST when your department needs a new facility or expansion of an existing station? There are obviously many factors that go into facility construction – from site selection and ar... Read More...

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Changes for the Modern-Day Fire House

Changes within the fire industry have always been present. The need and requirements for safety, strength and security have never been stronger than today. Along with that, the buildings we are const... Read More...

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Raleigh Fire Department

North Carolina Station Profile Raleigh Fire Department Department Name: Raleigh Fire Department County: Wake County Type Department: Municipal (fully paid) Fire Department... Read More...

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Belton Fire Department

South Carolina Station Profile Belton Fire Department Department Name: Belton Fire Department County: Anderson Type Department: Combination Fire-Rescue Department IS... Read More...

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Hurricane Season: Are You Aware and Prepared?

Download Crossword PDF ACROSS 1  Avoid wading in flood water, which can contain dangerous _____; underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water. 3  A ... Read More...

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Tricks to Portion Control and Better Choices

When searching for healthy eating tips, the phrase “portion control” pops up time and again. Simply put, controlling your portions means sticking to a set amount (portion) of food in one sitting. The... Read More...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Fire and Emergency Services Program Receives National Recognition

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Fire and Emergency Services program has received official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition from the United States Fire Administratio... Read More...

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Industry News

Mobile Fleet Lays Roots in Marion, South Carolina Mobile Fleet, the public safety and automotive product authority for over 20 years, is expanding their wholesale distribution and manufacturing busi... Read More...

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Bostic Volunteer Fire Department

Bostic Volunteer Fire Department

2020 Marion Body Works Custom Top Mount Pumper/Tanker w/aluminum body, Kenworth chassis, Paccar PX-9 380 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo Plus pump, 1500 gal. poly tank.

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Mebane Fire Department

Mebane Fire Department

2019 F350 Ford QRV Bruch Truck w/gas engine, 135 GPM @50 PSI Hale HPX75-B18 pump, 225 gal. UPF poly tank, front deluge system, remote start, custom side compartments.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS, Inc.
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La Grange Fire Department

La Grange Fire Department

2020 Midwest All-Poly Series 1800 Tanker-Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 engine, 1000 GPM Darley LSP PTO pump, 1800 gal. polypropylene tank, special length (25’ 4”).

Provided By Midwest Fire Equipment
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New River Volunteer Fire & Rescue

New River Volunteer Fire & Rescue

2020 Midwest Fire All-Poly Series 3000 Tanker-Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 350EV HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU 1500 Split Shaft Pump, 3000 gal. polypropylene tank.

Provided By Midwest Fire Equipment
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Stewart Simmons VFD

Stewart Simmons VFD

2020 Midewest Fire All-Poly 2000 Gallon Tanker-Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 350EV HP engine, 500 GPM Hale AP50 PTO Side Kick pump, 2000 gal. polypropylene tank.

Provided By Midwest Fire Equipment
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Winchester Fire and Rescue Department

Winchester Fire and Rescue Department

Pierce Enforcer Aerial, HD 105’ Ladder, DDC DD13, 505 HP, 1750 lb-ft engine, 72,000 lb. GVWR, side roll and frontal impact protection, 18” stablizer pentration, HiViz lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Greensboro Fire Department

Greensboro Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Pumper w/Cummins ISX12, 450 HP engine, 47,000 lb. GVWR, 22” extended front bumper, single stage Hale pump, aluminum “New York Style” hose bed.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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County of Rockingham, Bridgewater FD

County of Rockingham, Bridgewater FD

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/DDC DD13 505 HP 1750 lb-ft engine, 47,000 lb. GVWR, 750 gal. tank, Akron 8000 series valves, aluminum hose bed.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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High Point Fire Department

High Point Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT Tiller w/Cummins X15, 565 HP, 1850 lb-ft engine,73,300 lb. GVWR, 16” extended bumper, Akron 3480 StreamMaster II Electric w/extended vertical travel nozzle.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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City of Monroe Fire Department

City of Monroe Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP, 1250 lb-ft engine, 47,000 lb. GVWR, 750 gallon tank, FoamPro 1600 single agent with 30 gallon tank.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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Louisburg Fire Department

Louisburg Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9, 450 HP engine, 47,000 lb. GVWR, 22” extended front bumper, Hale DSD 1250 GPM pump, HiViz lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions
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