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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2011 Spring, From The Editor, 2011 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2011 Spring, From The Editor, 2011 Spring -  It was early on a Thursday morning in February when I answered a call from the hospital letting us know that one of our employees was there and would call us later when he got into a room. Of course we were all speculating what could have happened. ...
FROM THE EDITOR

Sherry Brooks | 04/29/2011

It was early on a Thursday morning in February when I answered a call from the hospital letting us know that one of our employees was there and would call us later when he got into a room. Of course we were all speculating what could have happened. Did he have a heart attack? Was it a car wreck? Why didn’t his wife call and let us know what was going on with our friend Bob? Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Ask Ernie, Equipment, Issues, 2011 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Ask Ernie, Equipment, Issues, 2011 Spring -   “Ask Ernie” is a meeting place for “You” our readers, who have questions about vehicles / apparatus and safety concerns. We have a well trained board of technicians (members of EVT TechTalk) to field questions as they come in. 
 
Eventually “Ask ...
ASK ERNIE - Spring 2011 Our ... Go To Guy

| 04/29/2011

“Ask Ernie” is a meeting place for “You” our readers, who have questions about vehicles / apparatus and safety concerns. We have a well trained board of technicians (members of EVT TechTalk) to field questions as they come in. Eventually “Ask Ernie” will add sections which can include equipment and the challenges you face. This means the answers can come from the person who created the part or a particular brand of vehicle. We want to hear from you!  To submit your questions for Ernie, e-mail: [email protected] .   Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Rescue, Issues, 2011 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Rescue, Issues, 2011 Spring - A few weeks ago while at my hangar doing general maintenance, an officer from another fire-rescue agency called to discuss using aviation in rescue support roles. A couple years ago he had taken the class  “Helicopter Use in Search and Rescue Support...
General aviation in search and rescue

Bob Twomey | 04/29/2011

A few weeks ago while at my hangar doing general maintenance, an officer from another fire-rescue agency called to discuss using aviation in rescue support roles. A couple years ago he had taken the class “Helicopter Use in Search and Rescue Support” offered through the Western North Carolina Fire and Rescue College and McDowell Fire and Rescue College. Since this class, he had been working through his local department to see if  the general aviation community could offer, or supply aerial assistance to them during lost person searches, flood searches and damage assessment, aerial scene management, personnel transport, and so forth. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 Spring -  I’ve served in the fire service for nearly 30 years now. During this time, technology has advanced, and the cost of equipment, apparatus, and training props has increased. If the words fire department, rescue, rescue squad, EMS, firefighter, or fire...
‘KISS’ — keeping it simple Saving money building your props

Todd Shoebridge | 04/29/2011

I’ve served in the fire service for nearly 30 years now. During this time, technology has advanced, and the cost of equipment, apparatus, and training props has increased. If the words fire department, rescue, rescue squad, EMS, firefighter, or fire service is any where in the name or title, the cost skyrockets. It’s time that we as firefighters get back to the basics, especially when it comes to training, and training aids. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 Spring - When wildfire threatens residential areas, homeowners do whatever they can to protect their property. One response is to apply wetting agents to their houses, but the effectiveness of such agents has been an uncertain matter of opinion. To bring some...
Finding the effective wetting agent

| 04/29/2011

When wildfire threatens residential areas, homeowners do whatever they can to protect their property. One response is to apply wetting agents to their houses, but the effectiveness of such agents has been an uncertain matter of opinion. To bring some engineering and science to the question, researchers from the Lee College of Engineering’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program have been leading a three-year comprehensive study of wetting agents. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2011 Spring, Education and TrainingCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2011 Spring, Education and Training - In a previous issue we discussed the use of the irons for conventional forcible entry. This article will talk about the very under used and very misunderstood technique of “Through the Lock.” 
 
Through the lock is a type of forcible entry, that in...
Through the Lock

Ed Henry | 04/29/2011

In a previous issue we discussed the use of the irons for conventional forcible entry. This article will talk about the very under used and very misunderstood technique of “Through the Lock.” Through the lock is a type of forcible entry, that instead of attacking the door and area around the lock, we will learn to attack just the lock. This is used most often for your commercial style door, which is usually made up of some type of glass and aluminum. Many will just say to smash the glass out like a normal thug would do and add water to put the fire out. This is truly very unprofessional in all terms, by just walking up and smashing the g... Read More...

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FROM THE EDITOR
ASK ERNIE - Spring 2011
North Carolina firefighters honor two fallen heroes
Help Volunteer Firefighters affected by Missouri tornado
North Carolina Instructor of the Year Award Goes to Hickory Fire Captain
SC Firefighters Association Conference was held in Myrtle Beach
General aviation in search and rescue
‘KISS’ — keeping it simple
Finding the effective wetting agent
Through the Lock
Extrication: strategies in training
The almighty pen: liability and patient refusals
Your NFPA physical program: After the testing, now what?
Building construction: How it effects your firefighting
Apparatus safety — Driver or mechanic?
Highway to Hell. Are you on it?
Applying CISD rules to social networking
Tradition versus failure
Evolution of trauma response education
Old Barns
College: Save now, relax later
Sparky the fire dog celebrates 60 years
Communications: The information-driven incidents
Blurring the line between pre-hospital and hospital care
Upgrade the energy efficiency of your existing station
Strategic vision in your organization
Getting the team involved
The ‘Big Five’
Hazards of the patient assessment
When to begin plans for your new station
Evaluating mapping software and GPS
Choosing an UTV for your department
Keep it fresh: Refuel the passion in your job
New Dealer for American LaFrance — Anchor-Richey
Eagle Fire Chassis Debuts
Deschutes River Manufacturing Expands to Japanese Market
America’s Female Firefighters Turn Up the Heat in Myrtle Beach, SC
Hale Names Safe Firefighter
Kimtek Introduces New MEDLITE EV Unit
Kochek Introduces New Holley Transfer Pipe
Improved, compact Exhaust Removal
RollNRack introduces FASTBACK
Smith’s Detection Secures Super Bowl
Paramedic Refresher Course in July
Local Group Announces Support for First Responders
It’s not all about trucks
Going Green and Extinguishing Fires
Be Chemical Spill Ready
Less Risk = Less Liability
2011 SC Fire-Rescue Conference June 6-11
Exciting Activities to Enhance Your Myrtle Beach Visit

Spring 2011 New Deliveries

Central Alexander Fire Department

Central Alexander Fire Department

2011 Pierce Custom Contender Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 370 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. UPF Poly tank, HandsFree II SCBA brackets.

Drexel Fire Department

Drexel Fire Department

2011 Pierce PMFD Pumper w/Navistar chassis, Maxxforce 9 330 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1250 gal. UPF poly tank, 2.50” discharge through front bumper, Newton dump.

Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

2011 Pierce Arrow-XT Custom Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 425 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, TAK-4 IFS, side roll protection.

Fayetteville Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

2011 Pierce Arrow-XT Custom Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 425 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 750 gal. UPF poly tank, LED warning Lights, front impact protection.

Holly Springs Fire Department

Holly Springs Fire Department

2011 Pierce Custom Contender Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL9 400 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, hydraulic generator, light tower.

Lilesville Fire Department

Lilesville Fire Department

2011 Pierce Custom Contender Pumper w/1250 GPM Waterous CS pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, enclosed ladder storage, roll-up doors, NFPA chevron striping on rear, LED warning lights.

Wake Forest Fire Department

Wake Forest Fire Department

2011 Pierce Arrow-XT 100’ Aerial Platform w/Pierce chassis, DDC DD13 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 300 gal. UPF poly tank, TAK-4 IFS, front impact protection.

Windsor Fire Department

Windsor Fire Department

2011 Pierce PMFD Mini-Pumper w/Ford chassis, Power Stroke engine, 1000 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. UPF poly tank, FoamPro 1600, LED warning lights, booster reel.

Bay Tree Lakes Volunteer Fire Department

Bay Tree Lakes Volunteer Fire Department

2011 E-One Fire Raider w/Wetside Tanker w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISC 330 HP engine, 1000 GPM Hale DSD pump, 2000 gal. painted poly tank, LED pushup scene lights.

Deep Run Fire Department

Deep Run Fire Department

2011 E-One Tradition Commercial Rescue Pumper w/International chassis, MaxxForce 9 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, Hale 2.1A Class A foam system.

Franklinton Fire Department

Franklinton Fire Department

2011 E-One Cyclone Custom Rescue Pumper w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISM 450 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1240 gal. poly tank, WillBurt NightScan lightower.

Jonesville Fire Department

Jonesville Fire Department

2011 E-One Tradition Custom Pumper w/E-One chassis, Cummins ISL engine, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, 3/4 ZiCo electric drop down ladder rack, cab seats 4.

Boone Trail Fire and Rescue Services, Inc.

Boone Trail Fire and Rescue Services, Inc.

2011 Anchor-Richey EVS Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.8 V-10 gas engine, 245 GPM Hale HPXB-200 pump, 300 gal. poly tank, large compartments, 4” manifold, large hose tray.

Town of Columbus Fire Department

Town of Columbus Fire Department

2011 Anchor-Richey EVS F-550 12’ Rescue Vehicle w/Skid Unit, Ford chassis, 6.7 powerstroke diesel engine, 300 GPM Waterous pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 12 volt Command light tower.

Valmead Volunteer Fire/Rescue

Valmead Volunteer Fire/Rescue

2003 American LaFrance Liberty Sidemount Pumper/Tanker w/Freightliner chassic, 330 HP Cat engine, 1250 GPM ALF pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, 10” rear Newton dump, aluminum wheels.

North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department

North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department

(2) 2011 Rosenbauer America Top Mount Pumpers w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISM 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, dual arm overhead ladder rack.

Raft Swamp Fire Department

Raft Swamp Fire Department

2011 F450 Ford Chassis Brush Truck, Ford engine, 270 GPM CET pump, 300 gal. poly tank, CWW Wildfire skid unit w/dual 1”x100’ booster reels, custom LED warning light package.

Randolph Community College

Randolph Community College

2011 Rosenbauer Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, thermoplastic pump panels, electric folding tank and ladder rack.

City of Rocky Mount Fire Department

City of Rocky Mount Fire Department

2011 Rosenbauer 100’ Aerial Ladder w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISM 500 HP engine, 2000 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 500 gal. UPF poly tank, Rosenbauer Smart Controls on aerial ladder.

Savannah River Site

Savannah River Site

2011 Rosenbauer Engine 3 Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISX 15 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, top mount enclosed pump controls.

Savannah River Site

Savannah River Site

2011 Rosenbauer Engine 1 Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISX 15 500 HP engine, 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, Panasonic Toughbook package.

Bahama Volunteer Fire/Rescue/EMS

Bahama Volunteer Fire/Rescue/EMS

2011 (2) Alexis 3000 Gal. Tankers w/Peterbilt chassis, 425 HP Cummins Diesel engine, 1000 GPM Hale QPak pump, 3000 gal. low CG modified oval tank, Maxi-Dump fill and dump system.

Whitakers Fire Department

Whitakers Fire Department

2-11 Fire Connections/CET Glider Brush Truck w/Ford F-350 chassis, 6.0L gas engine, 250 gal. poly tank, LED tripod scene lights, custom fabrication storage boxes in extended cab.

Yanceyville Fire/Rescue

Yanceyville Fire/Rescue

2011 E-One Tradition Commercial Rescue Pumper w/International chassis, MaxxForce 9 330 HP engine,1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, Hurst hydraulic rescue tools.

Town of Robbins Fire Department

Town of Robbins Fire Department

2011 KME Pumper-Tanker w/ 4x4 Int. 4-Dr. chassis, 330 HP engine, 1500 gpm Hale pump, Hale foam system, 1000 gal.poly tank, 6” Jet Dump & 3” Fireman’s Friend tank fill.

City of Union Fire Department

City of Union Fire Department

2010 KME 102’ RM Platform w/ Predator MFD chassis, Maxxforce 13 450 HP engine, 2000 gpm Waterous pump, 300 gal. UPF tank, IQAN E-Control motion control system.

Station # 1, Windy Hill Fire Department

Station # 1, Windy Hill Fire Department

2011 KME Top Mount Pumper-Tanker w/ KME Predator XMFD chassis, Cummins ISL 425 HP engine, 1500 gpm Hale QMAX pump, 1000 gal. poly tank w/ 6” jet dump w/(2) 2-1/2” Quick Fill.

Station # 2 , Windy Hill Fire Department

Station # 2 , Windy Hill Fire Department

2011 KME Top Mount Pumper-Tanker w/ KME Predator XMFD chassis, Cummins ISL 425 HP engine, 1500 gpm Hale QMAX pump, 1000 gal. poly tank w/ 6” jet dump & (2) 2-1/2” Quick Fill.

Station # 4, Windy Hill Fire Department

Station # 4, Windy Hill Fire Department

2011 KME Top Mount Pumper-Tanker w/ KME Predator X-MFD chassis, Cummins ISL 425 HP engine, 1500 gpm Hale QMAX pump, 1000 gal. poly tank w/ 6” jet dump & (2) 2-1/2” Quick Fill.

Glade Hill Vol. Fire Department

Glade Hill Vol. Fire Department

2010 KME Pumper-Tanker w/ Int. 7600 chassis, 430 HP engine, 1500 gpm Hale pump, Foampro Foam System, 2500 gal. water tank w/ 25 gal. foam cell, 10” dump valve, (2) Fireman’s Friend quick fills.

West Florence Rural Volunteer Fire Department

West Florence Rural Volunteer Fire Department

2011 KME Top Mount Pumper-Tanker w/ KME Predator LFD chassis, Cummins 425 HP engine, 1750 gpm Hale QMAX pump, 1250 gal. tank w/ 5” jet dump & Fireman’s Friend quick fill.

Jerusalem Volunteer Fire Department

Jerusalem Volunteer Fire Department

KME Top Mount Pumper-Tanker w/ KME Panther LFD chassis, 425 HP engine, 1500 Waterous pump w/ Hale FoamLogix system, 1000 gal. water/25 gal. foam, 6” jet dump.

Blair Volunteer FD of Fairfield County

Blair Volunteer FD of Fairfield County

KME Elliptical Tanker w/ Int. 4400 chassis, 500 gpm Hale PTO pump, 2000 gallon painted elliptical poly tank w/ 10” Newton square dump, officer side drop tank storage rack w/ tread plate cover.

Mitford Volunteer FD of Fairfield County

Mitford Volunteer FD of Fairfield County

KME Elliptical Tanker w/ Int. 4400 chassis, 500 gpm Hale PTO pump, 2000 gallon painted elliptical poly tank w/ 10” Newton square dump, officer side drop tank storage rack w/ tread plate cover.

Dooms Volunteer Fire Department

Dooms Volunteer Fire Department

Slagle “Brush Master” Aluminum Flat Bed Body on a 2011 4x4 Ford F550 SuperDuty chassis. Slagle Skid Unit w. Hale HP200X pump, 300 gal. water and 10 gal. foam cell.

Cooleemee Volunteer Fire Department

Cooleemee Volunteer Fire Department

Refurbished 1993 Sutphen 100’ platform, Detroit 8V-92 450 HP diesel engine, 1500 GPM Hale single stage pump, 300 gallon fiberglass water tank, rescue compartmetns on both sides.

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