CFJ 36.1 Summer 2021

Leadership: Why Does It Matter?

(Writers Note: This is the final article in a series of articles focused on leadership in the fire service. It is directed more for the volunteer side, but certain principals can be applied to the career side as well.)

 

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Prevention Matters — Capt. William Peterson

If you follow my column at all, you will often see me write about the importance of our Fire and Life Safety personnel. These “prevention” experts are dedicated to examining plans before a building is built to ensure it will be safe to occupy. 

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Trends in PPE: Advancement Keeps Firefighters and First Responders Safe

As VP of Product Innovation and Strategy at Fire-Dex, I think it is critical to continue designing health-conscious innovations to reduce heat stress among first responders within the fire service industry.

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Establishing a Culture

In previous articles we have discussed various generations that one may be involved with and now we need to ask the question of how we create a positive culture for the youngest generation members, or the Z generation. Earlier we looked at the GROOM method and how it can be best utilized for the recruitment of individuals for public safety. 

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Relevant Tags: Recruiting & Retention

So, You Bought a Drone, Now What?

It’s like Christmas in July! Your department just bought a drone — or you did, hoping to convince your command staff that it’s time to adopt this new technology. But what do you do with it?

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What is Happiness?

The title question came to me a few days ago while trying to determine “Where should I go with my life?” I have been working for many years and took some time to think long and hard about what makes someone happy. Some simple research showed many approaches. There are religious ones, physical ones, philosophical ones and even creature-comfort ones. 

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Relevant Tags: Barnyard Management

The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess — Consistency

During this series we will be examining the seven qualities that are necessary for a leader to be successful in leading the organization and the team. You cannot be an effective team leader without being Consistent in all you do. Part 6 will focus on Consistency.

 

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Ready. Set. Grow!

At the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer (DST), our vision is to sustain and advance performance and efficiency, always focusing on our loyalty and duty of care to participants. In doing this, we work to preserve, protect and sustain the state’s retirement pension funds. 

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Violence is a Communicable Disease and EMS Can Help Stop It

According to a recent article on CNN there has been a 33 percent increase in violent crime over the last year. Where I work in the emergency department, I have also noticed a big increase in penetrating trauma.

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Essential Service — How Do We Get There?

Hello, my fellow Carolina Fire-Rescue-EMS Journal readers. As we begin to see COVID-19 lose some of its luster, we certainly cannot let down our guard. 

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Funding Federal Programs: Never An Easy Process

In 2000, President Bill Clinton signed a bill into federal law that authorized the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. As we all know, the program provides grants to local fire departments which can be used to purchase equipment and apparatus, use for training, in addition to conducting research and developing fire and life safety programs. 

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Time to Get Busy

We are finally coming out of our Covid-19 prisons to once again join the human race.

I don’t know about you, but this has been the most disruptive time of my life, even including the time my three children were all under the age of five.

At the beginning of the pandemic, I set out some actions you could take to better prepare and adjust your finances. It’s now half-time on 2021 and it’s time for you to see if that budget needs adjusting. However, having a plan does no good unless you are willing to follow and work on your plan.

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Relevant Tags: Ask Mr. Bill

Global Public Safety UAS Database

DRONERESPONDERS announced the creation of a Global Public Safety UAS/Drone database and map. The purpose of this database and map is to have public safety agencies enter their information into a brief survey form. Once submitted, it populates onto a web map which provides visualization of these programs around the world.

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Carolinas Home to Over 5 Percent of U.S. Safety Equipment Industry

When you pull on that face shield or other personal protective and safety equipment, you’re wearing a piece of a $71.6 billion U.S. industry, which includes companies and workers right here in the Carolinas.

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NCAREMS Benefits for Rescuers

Many years ago, the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS (NCAREMS) was formed to be a support tool and voice for rescuers all across North Carolina.

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Hazardous Waste: The Part of Hazmat Response We Usually Do Not Talk About

In the arena of hazardous materials response, there is one topic that we usually mention in either hushed tones or not even at all 

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Relevant Tags: Hazmat 2021

K9 TECC, Saving Your Partner’s Life

Twenty-eight years ago the United States Special Operations Command collaborated with the Uniformed Services University on a biomedical research study that focused on the preventable causes of death on the battlefield and the way forward. 

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Relevant Tags: Tactical

Asheville Fire Department

Department Name: Asheville Fire Department

County: Buncombe

Type Department: Fire and Rescue

ISO: 2

Number of Stations: 12

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Relevant Tags: FIRE STATION PROFILE — North Carolina

North Charleston Fire Department

Department Name: North Charleston Fire Department

County: Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley

Type Department: Career

Structure: Municipal

ISO: Class 1

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Responding to PTSD

First responders can only handle so much. Risking your life, dealing with troubled individuals, and all the other crazy scenarios you see on the news daily. You carry those events with you, and no amount of mental preparedness or training can prepare you for the aftermath of a bad day on the job. That’s why post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is so prevalent among our first responders.

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Relevant Tags: Health and Wellness

2020 Construction Recap

The year 2020 was an incredible year with unforeseen circumstances and occurrences. Stepping aside from the talking points we have heard tirelessly, I want to point out a few thoughts and stories that the construction industry faced during the 2020 campaign. 

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Relevant Tags: The Station House

Media Rooms: The Future of The Fire Service

The video-game industry revenues are estimated to reach $179.7 billion this year.

We often hear that video games are the reason the youth of today are lazy and don’t want to be engaged and give back to their community. 

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A 50 Year Celebration of Station Evolution

Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Over those past five decades, we’ve been blessed to work on the design of nearly 400 fire/rescue stations and the pre-planning of over 1,000 stations. As I think back on all those station projects, I realize how much things have changed. In 1971, Disney World in Florida opened. Gas cost 40 cents per gallon. The microprocessor was invented. And “Dirty Harry” made our day. A lot has changed in 50 years! Station design has changed even more.

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Measuring Intensity in Your Exercise Routine

How many times/weeks should I exercise? The answer we give as exercise professionals varies depending on the individual and their goals. Consistency and being specific when setting goals are key regardless of your current level of fitness. Below are some examples depending on your goals.

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Industry News

KIMTEK Unveils Large Capacity Firelite® FDHP-303-300 Brush Truck Skid Unit

KIMTEK has added a large capacity model to its brush truck series skid unit lineup. The new Series FIRELITE® FDHP-303-300 skid unit is desired by departments needing larger water capacity, affordable brush truck units with industry leading Darley Davey Pumps.

To additionally meet departments’ specific needs, KIMTEK offers the new 300 gallon model in options that include a patient transport area which can hold a long board or stokes basket or accommodate other optional items that can be added such as storage boxes and supply line trays.

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Eastover Fire Department

Eastover Fire Department

Pierce 2021 Midwest Fire HV 607 w/ a Cummins engine and an International chassis, Hale DSD 1500 GPM pump, all poly, 2000 gallon tank, Custom Paint By: Midwest Fire

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Little River Dept. of Transylvania County

Little River Dept. of Transylvania County

2021 Anchor-Richey EVS, Inc. Transverse Flatbed Ford F-550 w/diesel engine, Hale HPXB-200-B18 w/Vanguard Briggs & Stratton gas engine, 300 gal. UPF tank,winch system, foam system.

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Mountain View Fire Department

Mountain View Fire Department

2021 Anchor-Richey EVS, Inc. M2 106 Tanker w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 350 HP engine, 500 GPM Hale Sidekick PTO pump, 1,500 gal. UPF tank, 10” Newton Dump, OnSpot chains.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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No. 7 Volunteer Fire Department

No. 7 Volunteer Fire Department

2020 Marion Body Works Engine, Aluminum Side Mount Pumper w/Spartan MFD 10” raised roof Metro Star chassis, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 UPF Poly III tank, Waterous foam system.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Statesville Fire Department

Statesville Fire Department

2021 Marion Body Works Aluminum Side Mount Pumper Engine w/Spartan ELFD 20” raised roof Metro Star chassis, Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 500 GPM Q-Max XS Pump, 750 UPF Poly III tank.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Union Road Volunteer Fire Dept.

Union Road Volunteer Fire Dept.

2020 Marion Body Works Rescue Engine, Aluminum Side Mount Pumper w/Spartan ELFD 20” raised roof Metro Star chassis, Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous C54 pump.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Walkers Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.

Walkers Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pierce Freightliner Pumper w/Cummins L9, 350 hp engine, Waterous CXPA 1000 GPM single stage pump, 1250 gal. poly water tank, aluminum hose bed, 31,780 GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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York County Dept. of Fire and Life Safety

York County Dept. of Fire and Life Safety

Pierce Quantum Pumper PUC w/Cummins L9, 450 hp 1250 lb-ft w/OBD, 19” extended bumper, Pierce1500 GPM single stage pump, 750 gal. poly water tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 front suspension.

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Goochland County Fire Department

Goochland County Fire Department

Pierce Kenworth Tanker w/Cummins X15 EV 505 hp engine, Waterous CSU 1250 GPM single stage pump, 2500 gal. poly tank, catwalks, 45” side control zone pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Summerfield Fire and Rescue

Summerfield Fire and Rescue

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Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Brosville Volunteer Fire Dept.

Brosville Volunteer Fire Dept.

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Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Chesapeake Fire & EMS

Chesapeake Fire & EMS

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Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Swepsonville Volunteer Fire Dept.

Swepsonville Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pierce International HV Tanker, International A26 450 hp engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 2000 gal. poly water tank, 48” side control zone pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Lynchburg Fire Dept.

City of Lynchburg Fire Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins X12 500 hp 1695 lb-ft engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 1000 gal. poly water tank, 48” side control pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Richlands Fire Rescue

Richlands Fire Rescue

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp 1250 lb-ft engine, Waterous CSU 1250 GPM single stage pump, 1000 gal. poly water tank, Husky 12 single agent foam system.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Moneta Fire Department

Moneta Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp, 1250 lb-ft engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 1000 gal. poly water tank, 48” w/19” walkway top mount pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Southern Pines Fire Rescue

Southern Pines Fire Rescue

Pierce Impel Pumper w/Cummins L9 400 hp 1250 lb-ft engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 1000 gal. poly water tank, Oshkosh TAK-4 19,500 lb front suspension.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Station House Fire and Rescue

Station House Fire and Rescue

Pierce Saber FR Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 hp 1250 lb-ft engine, Hale Qmax-150 1500 GPM single stage pump, 750 poly water tank, 52” side control zone pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Clark’s Neck Fire-Rescue

Clark’s Neck Fire-Rescue

Rosenbauer FX Commercial Top Mount Pumper, Cummins L9 350 hp engine, Hale 1250 GPM pump, ASA DVR Camera System, TFT portable “CrossFire” monitor, front bumper trash line and suction.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Grissettown-Longwood Fire & Rescue

Grissettown-Longwood Fire & Rescue

Rosenbauer FX Custom Heavy Duty w/ Rosenbauer Commander chassis, Cummins L9 400 hp engine, Line-X black out Coating, Custom C-Tech mobile storage system, Onan 25kW PTO generator.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Broadnax Fire Department

Broadnax Fire Department

Rosenbauer MP3 w/ Freightliner M2 106 chassis, Cummins L9 350 hp engine, Hale 1250 GPM pump, Insta Chains, Vanner 2600 watt Inverter with auto power switch, FoamPro electronic proportioning system.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Arvonia Fire Department

Arvonia Fire Department

Rosenbauer FX Commercial Top Mount Pumper w/ Cummins L9 350 hp engine, Command Light “Shadow” light tower, Foam Pro System, Rosenbauer sealed lever bank pump controls.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Martinsville Fire & EMS

Martinsville Fire & EMS

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Provided By C.W. Williams

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Maggie Valley Fire & Rescue

Maggie Valley Fire & Rescue

Rosenbauer FX w/ Freightliner M2 112 chassis, Cummins L9 400 hp engine, Waterous 1500 GPM pump, Command Light “Shadow” light tower, Insta Chains.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Evans Crossroads VFD

Evans Crossroads VFD

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Provided By C.W. Williams

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Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue

Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue

Rosenbauer FX Commercial Top Mount Pumper w/ Cummins L9 350 hp engine, Hale 1500 GPM pump, two bottle breathing air fill station, wheel well storage for 12 SCBA cylinders and wheel chocks.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Sanford Fire Department

Sanford Fire Department

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Provided By C.W. Williams

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Blounts Creek VFD

Blounts Creek VFD

Rosenbauer CT Commercial Top Mount Pumper w/ Freightliner M2 106 chassis, Electric 10” Newton dump, Booster Hose Reel, Rosenbauer EZ climb ladder at rear, Whelen LED warning and scene lights.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Canton Fire Department

Canton Fire Department

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Provided By C.W. Williams

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Roseland Fire Department

Roseland Fire Department

Rosenbauer FX Commercial Top Mount Pumper w/ Freightliner M2 106 chassis, Cummins L9 330 hp engine, Class “A” Foam Pro system, Booster hose reel, 10” electric Newton dump, Deck gun.

Provided By C.W. Williams

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Hilltop Fire District

Hilltop Fire District

2021 E-ONE Typhoon w/ Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Hale Q-max 2000 GPM pump, FireTech Scene Light Package, Custom Paint by E-ONE, Custom Shelving by FES.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Swannanoa Fire Department

Swannanoa Fire Department

2021 KME Severe Service pumper, w/ Cummins X12 500 HP engine, Hale Qmax 1750 GPM pumper, Black Out Package, Wil-Burt Light Tower with HiViz Light Heads, New Vista Style Dash Layout.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Leland Fire Department

Leland Fire Department

2021 KME Severe Service Pumper w/ Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM pump, Black out package, lock-n-load hose bed cover, Dual Mars lights with Roto-Ray, Low hose bed.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Pickens Rural Fire District

Pickens Rural Fire District

2021 E-ONE Commercial Pumper Freightliner M2 106 w/ Cummins L9 350 HP engine, Hale QMax 1500 GPM pump, FireTech Scene lighting, Whelen warning lights.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Rosewood Fire Department

Rosewood Fire Department

2021 KME Panther Custom SM Pumper w/ Cummins 450 HP engine, Waterous CSU-C20 2000 GPM pump, Whelen LED Warning Light Package/ FireTech HiViz Headlights & Scene Lighting, Will-Burt Nightscan Powerlite 3.0.

Provided By Safe Industries

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KME Retail Unit AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

KME Retail Unit AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

2021 KME Panther MFD pumper w/ Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Waterous CSU 1750 pump, Challenger WB body, Hi-Viz scene lights, Whelen light package, Bostrom seating with Secure-All brackets.

Provided By Safe Industries

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