CFJ 36.2 Fall 2021

September 11 — 20 Years Later

There’s a storm brewing. Unfortunately, I am not referring to a tropical cyclone or the development of a line of supercells. I am referring to an incident that is vile. One that is incomprehensible. One that will have a tremendous loss of life and will claim the lives of firefighters.

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Vaccines Are Our Lifeline

We have had a very tough last 18 months. All of us have worked extremely hard, dealt with a huge amount of stress, and unfortunately, watched some of our co-workers get very sick and maybe even die. The personal stress that many of us have dealt with has been significant. Personally, I have sometimes woken up in the middle of night after coming home from a busy COVID emergency department with nightmares worried I had virus on me that I was going to give to wife and family.

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When Your Patient is Too Sweet

Diabetes (Type 1) is one of the oldest diseases in recorded history. Egyptian manuscripts depicted children that “passed too much urine” and died. Ancient Indian physicians tested for “honey urine” by seeing if ants were attracted to the urine of specific patients. Before 1923 every patient who developed Type 1 diabetes died with a proximal cause of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). For the purpose of this article, only Type 1 diabetes will be discussed.

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Effectiveness of Pulse Technology and a Hybrid Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination System for EMS

Emergency response organizations are a vital link to any community’s access to immediate medical response and care. 

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When the Ground Moves

In the last few years in some sections of North Carolina, it seems as if the rainfall just won’t end. At DuPont State Recreational Forest in calendar year 2020, one of our rain gages measured 120 inches of rain from January 1 to December 31. The two years before were wet years, and 2021 is on track to be a wetter than normal year.

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Suspension Trauma: A Lethal Cascade of Events

(This is part one in a series on Suspension Trauma.)

In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were over 212,000 industrial related falls that resulted in serious injury, 605 fatalities. That averages 48 falls per hour if considering a 12-hour work day and a work year of 365 days. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stated that falls are the leading cause of construction death and the second leading cause of workplace injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, estimates that there are approximately 6000 treestand related injuries each year to hunters.

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Focused Discipline for Your Retirement

Are you doing enough to reach your retirement goals?

In general, it is recommended you have 80 percent of your pre-retirement income in retirement to maintain the standard of living to which you are accustom. How can you need less income in retirement? 

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Firefighter Hoods: Benefits of Particulate Blocking Technology

The area around your jaw, face and neck is the most vulnerable spot when exposed to fireground contaminants from soot and smoke. While standard knit hoods protect you from heat and flames, they do not provide the protection you need from hazardous particles. 

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The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess — Courage

During this series we have been 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 courage. Part seven will focus on courage.

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Baby Boomers and Generation Z

In the arena of public safety, police, fire, emergency medical services and emergency management administration, we are able to see that the generations of employees can range from the Baby Boomers to Generation Z. What comes to mind is not just the potential age differences but what does one see as the important difference between the two groups?

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Active Shooter: Is There Really a Problem?

I am excited to join the Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal and introduce a new series, where we will discuss Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) and Active Shooter/Hostile Events (ASHE)

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Unanswered Prayers

In 1990 the popular country singer Garth Brooks released a song called “Unanswered Prayers.” Take a little journey back in time to this song with me. The words to the song start with the following:

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Eye Protection: New Standard Addresses Spray, Spurt of Biological Hazards

Even before COVID-19, protecting first responders’ eyes from biohazards and bloodborne pathogens was an important priority, yet one that might be easily overlooked by an EMS crew rolling up on a chaotic scene. 

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A Perfect Elixir for Financial Stress — Drink Up Now and Sleep Better Tonight!

A column devoted to answering your questions on consumer, mortgage, small business and non-profit investments and lending programs to help you navigate the new financial landscape. Send your questions to [email protected].

 

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Lexington County Fire Service

Department Name: Lexington County Fire Service

County: Lexington

Type Department: Combination

Structure: County

ISO: Class 3

Number of Stations: 25

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Raleigh Fire Department

Department Name: Raleigh Fire Department

County: Wake

Type Department: Paid

Structure: Conventional Org. Chart                                                                           

ISO: 1

Number of Stations: 29

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Advocating for the United States Fire Administration

The year 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of “America Burning,” the seminal report authored by the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control that placed a federal focus on our nation’s fire problems. 

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Selecting the Architect for Your Public Safety Project

Many people do not personally know an architect — much less have ever hired and worked with one before. But as you move closer to requiring the services of a professional designer, you may begin to contemplate the best approach for finding and selecting the best option for your public safety project.

 

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Exercise Prescriptions: Working Out as Medicine

I’ve spent almost my whole life waiting for my first heart attack.

My dad had his first one in his early 50s. Then came quadruple bypass surgery. Four blood vessels in his heart had become clogged with thick, waxy sludge. Surgeons snipped parts of a vein from his left leg, stitching it around the blockages.

I remember the jagged slit: four cuts stretching from thigh to ankle where the vein had been. And the chest wound left by the bone saw that the surgeons used to pry open his sternum to reach the heart. That scar never fully healed. It puckered, darkened, and stood out to me like a harsh warning.

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The Company Officer’s Role in Addressing Mental Health

Six years ago, I unknowingly began to travel down the path of addressing suicide in the fire service. Today, I am grateful for the experiences that led me down this path, but at the time, it was the most excruciating and alienating experience of my life.

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Levels of Concern: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

The term “level of concern” is often used in the hazmat response world, however as a hazmat responder have you ever really thought about what the term truly means and how we use the concept in real world responses? 

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Remembering Bill McCormick

It is our genuine gratefulness and warmest regard that we dedicate Mountain View Fire Department’s newest Anchor-Richey EVS built Tanker (126) to the memory of William “Bill” Ray McCormick (June 1937 – March 2021).

Bill McCormick was one of the founding fathers of Anchor-Richey EVS, Inc. alongside his business partner W. Matthew Richey. Prior to the formation of Anchor-Richey EVS, Bill and Matthew both owned and operated their own businesses while doing work for each other at separate locations in neighboring counties. In 1996 they decided to bring their two businesses together and form a corporation that would repair and manufacture fire apparatus, Anchor-Richey EVS, Inc.

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City of Raleigh

City of Raleigh

Monterra 6x6 Acela High Water Rescue, 22” ground clearance & 50” of water fording capability, safety side ladders, 3,000 lb. capacity removable tuck-a-way lift gate w/built-in tie downs.

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Wallace Fire Department

Wallace Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Heavy Duty Rescue w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, side roll and front impact protection, TAK-4 front suspension, 45,000 GVWR, 26” extended front bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Wallace Fire Department

Wallace Fire Department

Pierce Kenworth T370 Tanker w/Paccar PX-9 380 HP engine, Darley PSP 1000 GPM single stage pump, 2100 gal. tank, Husky 3 single stage foam system, HiViz LED lighting.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Suffolk Fire Department

City of Suffolk Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Tanker w/Cummins X12, 500 HP engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 3000 gal. tank, side roll and front impact protection 19”Chicago style bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Prince George County Fire Dept.

Prince George County Fire Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage, 48” Control Zone pump house, Husky 3 single agent foam system, 45,000 lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Prince George County Fire Dept.

Prince George County Fire Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM Single stage pump, 750 gal. poly tank, 48” Control Zone pump house, 19” extended bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Dept.

Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pierce Enforcer Pumper, Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Hale QMAX-200, 2000 GPM single stage pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Husky 3 foam system, 52” top mount pump house w/19” walkway.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company

Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Hale QMAX-150, 1500 GPM single stage pump, 750 gal. poly tank, New York style hose bed, 45” side control pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department

Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Hale QFLO Plus-125 single stage pump 1000 gal. poly tank, New York style hose bed, 45” side control pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Camden-Wyoming Fire Company

Camden-Wyoming Fire Company

Pierce Saber Pumper w/Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Waterous CSU 1500 single stage pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, New York style hose bed, 45” side control pump house.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department

Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce Freightliner Tanker w/Cummins L9 350 HP engine, Waterous CXPA 1000 GPM single stage pump, 3000 gal. poly water tank, 28” side control pump house, 46,700 lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper, Cummins L9, 450 HP engine, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM Single stage pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, 52” side control pump house, New York style pump house.

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, Waterous CSU 1500 GPM single stage pump, 45” Side Control Zone pump house, 1000 gal. poly tank, 46,500 lb. GVWR.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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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, 980/20 gallon poly tank, Challenger WB body, FireTech scene lights, Whelen light package, Bostrom seating with Secure-All brackets.

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C&B Fire Department

C&B Fire Department

2021 E-One Typhoon Custom Pumper w/ Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 2000 GPM Hale Q-MAX pump, 1030 gallon poly tank, 5 person 67.5” long cab, low hosebed.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Cherokee Springs Fire Department

Cherokee Springs Fire Department

2021 E-One Typhoon Rescue Pumper w/Cummins X12 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 1010 gallon poly tank, FireTech Scene lighting, front bumper crosslays, FoamPro 2001 System.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Clarendon County Fire Rescue

Clarendon County Fire Rescue

2020 5500 HD FES Rescue w/Cummins I6 6.7 engine, Whelen warning & scene light package, Command light tower, FES custom shelving package.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Hilda Fire Department

Hilda Fire Department

2021 FES M2 106 Rescue w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 engine, Whelen warning & scene light package, Wil-Burt Night Scan, smart power 25K generator, electric awning system.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Isle of Palms Fire Department

Isle of Palms Fire Department

2021 E-One Typhoon Custom Pumper w/ Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1030 gallon poly tank, FireTech 12 V scene lighting, low hosebed.

Provided By Safe Industries

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City of Fayetteville, TN Fire Department

City of Fayetteville, TN Fire Department

2021 KME Panther MFD w/KME chassis, Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 1750 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 980/20 gallon poly tank, Challenger WB body, FireTech scene lights, Whelen light package.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Providence Fire Department

Providence Fire Department

2020 FES F550 Super Duty Single Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 375 GPM Hale B18 pump, 400 gallon poly tank, Whelen warning & scene lights, FireTech pole lights, remote control turret & fogger system.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Town of Ridgeland Fire Department

Town of Ridgeland Fire Department

2021 E-One Typhoon Rescue Pumper w/ Cummins L9 450 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX pump, 780 gallon poly tank, FireTech Scene Lighting and Federal Signal Warning Lights.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Vineyards Fire Department

Vineyards Fire Department

2021 KME Challenger Wide Bed Body Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Detroit DD13 450 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gallon poly tank, top mount pump module.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Barnwell County Fire Department

Barnwell County Fire Department

2021 FES M2 106 Tanker w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins L9 engine, 250 GPM Hale CBP pump, 2000 gallon poly tank, Whelen warning & scene light package, Newton dump on rear.

Provided By Safe Industries

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Virgilina Fire Department

Virgilina Fire Department

2021 Body Remount T370 Model, Kenworth chassis, custom paint by Anchor-Richey EVS, remountec customer’s body and pump onto a new chassis, additional custom compartmentation, extendable scene lights, new warning lights, extended front bumper.

Provided By Anchor-Richey EVS

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Newport Fire Department

Newport Fire Department

2021 Midwest Fire All Poly Series Tanker-Pumper M2 106 w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins engine, 1000 GPM Hale pump, 2000 gal. all poly tank, Kussmaul air and battery conditioner.

Provided By Midwest Fire

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