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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2010 Summer, From The EditorCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2010 Summer, From The Editor -  Some years ago, I was working alone late on a Friday night when a large burly man walked through the front door. In a commanding voice he demanded “I want to see the boss man.” Cringing a little, I replied, “That would be me.” 
FROM THE PUBLISHER - Summer 2010

RB Knight | 07/25/2010

Some years ago, I was working alone late on a Friday night when a large burly man walked through the front door. In a commanding voice he demanded “I want to see the boss man.” Cringing a little, I replied, “That would be me.”  Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Equipment, Issues, 2010 Summer, ManagementCarolinaFireJournal - Equipment, Issues, 2010 Summer, Management - Nearly all fire stations have a few items in common; apparatus bays, restrooms, decontamination, storage, at least one office, and an outdoor BBQ area. The challenge is that they are all moving targets based on the needs of the surrounding community....
How to build a perfect fire station

Steve Baird | 07/25/2010

Nearly all fire stations have a few items in common; apparatus bays, restrooms, decontamination, storage, at least one office, and an outdoor BBQ area. The challenge is that they are all moving targets based on the needs of the surrounding community. Budget constraints, current and planned equipment, functionality, response times, as well as personnel likes and dislikes, all exert influence on the station design. If you do not control the growth of your community, are not told what your budget will or won’t be, are grateful when you acquire or inherit another piece of equipment, and never know for sure what your line up is from year to year, ... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2010 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2010 Summer -  If you travel across America you’ll find that most cities and towns typically have separate police and fire stations and most of these stations also have their own dispatch centers. Even in some of the smallest towns in New England or the Midwest th...
Sharing facilities Like oil and water or cookies and milk?

| 07/25/2010

If you travel across America you’ll find that most cities and towns typically have separate police and fire stations and most of these stations also have their own dispatch centers. Even in some of the smallest towns in New England or the Midwest this still is the case. But with most states in a deep recession, taxpayers are questioning whether having separate facilities makes fiscal sense. It has been said that police and fire just don’t get along, but some recently completed projects showcase that everyone can benefit from a combined facility. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Management, Issues, 2010 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Management, Issues, 2010 Summer - Has your department recently convinced “the powers that be” that a new Fire, Rescue, or EMS facility is needed? Have you confirmed your funding source for the project? Is there even a glimmer of hope that you may be in line for a new facility sometim...
Ready to hire an architect? Think RFQ

Karl J. Mosbacher IV | 07/25/2010

Has your department recently convinced “the powers that be” that a new Fire, Rescue, or EMS facility is needed? Have you confirmed your funding source for the project? Is there even a glimmer of hope that you may be in line for a new facility sometime in the next few years? If you answered yes to any of the preceding questions, let me be the first to say congratulations! Now that you have one of the most difficult pieces of the puzzle in place, it’s time to move on to the next challenge — soliciting your needs to qualified architects. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Safety, Fire, Rescue, Issues, 2010 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Safety, Fire, Rescue, Issues, 2010 Summer -  In this section, we will look into fire streams. Noticing that this is a large “can of worms” that evokes strong feelings, let’s choose to keep an open mind and use this as a training topic. More or less — why do fire streams exist? They are our mai...
Returning to the foundations — fire streams

Mike Coffey | 07/25/2010

In this section, we will look into fire streams. Noticing that this is a large “can of worms” that evokes strong feelings, let’s choose to keep an open mind and use this as a training topic. More or less — why do fire streams exist? They are our main battle tool against “old man fire.” There are as many uses for different streams as there are different fires. Some fires require smaller lines with low gallon per minute flow; some fires require more water application than we can provide with equipment on scene or requested. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Safety, Education and Training, Fire, Rescue, NCAHMR, Issues, 2010 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Safety, Education and Training, Fire, Rescue, NCAHMR, Issues, 2010 Summer -  Early on the 28th of December 2009, the Lexington Fire Dept. responded to a vacant commercial structure fire. The response was to a commercial area consisting of several buildings separated by firewalls. The initial response consisted of three engin...
Hello! Anybody here?

Paul Jarrett and Bradley Dean | 07/25/2010

Early on the 28th of December 2009, the Lexington Fire Dept. responded to a vacant commercial structure fire. The response was to a commercial area consisting of several buildings separated by firewalls. The initial response consisted of three engines, a ladder truck, and a shift commander, Paul Jarrett. Engine 2, the first arriving, reported working fire with heavy fire showing and began a defensive operation covering exposures. Although there were initial reports of individuals inside, the current fire conditions were too great for survival. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Rescue, NCAHMR, Tools of the Trade, Issues, 2010 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Rescue, NCAHMR, Tools of the Trade, Issues, 2010 Summer -  In today’s fire service the art of forcible entry is dying. Any numbers of reasons are the cause of this. This article is to review some truck company concepts of forcible entry. We will discuss conventional forcible entry, which is the oldest and m...
Techniques for today’s truck company

Ed Henry | 07/25/2010

In today’s fire service the art of forcible entry is dying. Any numbers of reasons are the cause of this. This article is to review some truck company concepts of forcible entry. We will discuss conventional forcible entry, which is the oldest and most used in today’s fire service. This will consist of the halligan tool and a flat head ax or sledge hammer. Your first priority needs to be that of, establish the swing of the door. You would look pretty funny pulling on a door when all that was needed is to push on it to have it open. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Financial, Issues, 2010 SummerCarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Financial, Issues, 2010 Summer -  While saving money is an important part of financial planning, there are other things you can do to put your financial house in order. Here are 10 planning tips to help you accomplish your goals.
Top 10 financial planning tips

Arianna Sims Derrick | 07/25/2010

While saving money is an important part of financial planning, there are other things you can do to put your financial house in order. Here are 10 planning tips to help you accomplish your goals. Read More...

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