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CarolinaFireJournal - CarolinaFireJournal -  - The South Carolina Fire-Rescue Conference was held in Myrtle Beach last month. What a great way to get in touch with our readers. We certainly enjoyed seeing everyone who visited our booth. Thanks for your feedback on what you would like to read in f...
FROM THE EDITOR - Summer 2011

By Sherry Brooks | 07/05/2011

The South Carolina Fire-Rescue Conference was held in Myrtle Beach last month. What a great way to get in touch with our readers. We certainly enjoyed seeing everyone who visited our booth. Thanks for your feedback on what you would like to read in future issues of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - CarolinaFireJournal -  -  There is an old Scottish proverb that states “The grandfather buys, the father builds, the son sells, and the grandchild begs.” This proverb is of course referring to the cycle of generational wealth. It means that the first generation invests and s...
Generational wealth of leadership in fire service Next Generation Firefighters

By John Scott Loftis | 07/05/2011

There is an old Scottish proverb that states “The grandfather buys, the father builds, the son sells, and the grandchild begs.” This proverb is of course referring to the cycle of generational wealth. It means that the first generation invests and sacrifices to obtain the object that will generate wealth. The second generation lives through the sacrifices, and is usually committed to continue building the wealth by operating and maintaining whatever it may be that is generating the wealth. The second generation does this because they have witnessed firsthand what it took to obtain whatever it is that is producing the wealth. The third genera... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - CarolinaFireJournal -  - Anyone wonder where our volunteer forces have gone lately? There is a myth in the American fire service that our volunteer forces are dwindling at an alarming pace. While there has been a marked decline in numbers of volunteers across all sorts of ar...
Re-tone the volleys: Volunteer firefighters

By Tim Wojcik | 07/05/2011

Anyone wonder where our volunteer forces have gone lately? There is a myth in the American fire service that our volunteer forces are dwindling at an alarming pace. While there has been a marked decline in numbers of volunteers across all sorts of areas — churches, youth sports, school groups, etc. — it appears that the alarmists in the fire service have tried to convince us that we have an epidemic shortage of volunteers. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), there are 1.1 million firefighters in America: 800,000 of those (71 percent) are volunteers. In 2009, over half of the line of duty deaths (LODD) were volunteers. Of ... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - CarolinaFireJournal -  -  The Nash Community College NC Fire Recruit class of 2011, finished 16 weeks of grueling fire and rescue training ending with a live burn in an acquired structure. With the completion of the academy the recruits will take their place among a proud gr...
Nash Community College - NC Firefighter Academy

By John Winstead | 07/05/2011

The Nash Community College NC Fire Recruit class of 2011, finished 16 weeks of grueling fire and rescue training ending with a live burn in an acquired structure. With the completion of the academy the recruits will take their place among a proud group of graduates from the Nash Community College (NCC) Recruit Firefighter Academy. Previous graduates of the NCC Recruit Firefighter Academy are currently employed by the City of Rocky Mount NC FD., Greenville Fire and Rescue, Nashville Fire and Rescue and Tarboro FD. Seventeen students participated in the live burn. Fifteen recruits that did not possess a NC EMT certification will now proceed th... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - CarolinaFireJournal -  -  So you want to be a truckie, or even a nozzleman? Assuming these roles takes tremendous knowledge of the responsibilities and expectations to be performed which should not be taken lightly. These positions will make or break a good offensive fire at...
Hooks and hoses — let’s work together on firefighting

By Capt. Trey Smith | 07/05/2011

So you want to be a truckie, or even a nozzleman? Assuming these roles takes tremendous knowledge of the responsibilities and expectations to be performed which should not be taken lightly. These positions will make or break a good offensive fire attack. These positions are the workhouses of the fireground and one does not perform or work efficiently without the other. For the moment, let’s try to put aside our egos and focus upon the task at hand of getting the wet stuff on the red stuff. Following two large scale incidents in my first due area in recent months, I have had time to reflect upon some of our successes and our shortcomings of t... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - CarolinaFireJournal -  -  Should pump transmission fluid be changed every six months in a reserve engine as in the busy rigs? Commonly, we utilize the manufacturer’s recommended procedures. Every six months is overkill to the old seasoned EVT unless you have issues with high...
Ask Ernie - Our ... Fire Apparatus Go To Guy

| 07/05/2011

Should pump transmission fluid be changed every six months in a reserve engine as in the busy rigs? Commonly, we utilize the manufacturer’s recommended procedures. Every six months is overkill to the old seasoned EVT unless you have issues with high humidity that indicates a need to change more often. If the pumps are run for long periods of time, the heat generated in the gearcase will cook off moisture in the pump transmission. If water from the firefighting pump is entering the pump transmission, corrective action MUST be taken to prevent further intrusion of water into the gearcase. Utilizing spectrochemical analysis of the gear oil on a... Read More...

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North American Automotive Extrication Championship - Fire & Rescue
Hooks and hoses — let’s work together on firefighting
Water treatment made simple - purifying water in survival situations
World Challenge XX returns to Myrtle Beach - Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge
Practice makes perfect - Medical Simulations for EMS
Your credit score: what it is and how to raise it
America’s female firefighters make a difference
Alternative funding for public safety construction -- USDA Rural Development
When are we going to train on the good stuff? - The importance of the basics in rescue training
Developing your RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) plan
Wildland Fires - Be Prepared for Your Firestorm
Shouldn’t you be building intelligence? - Pre-emergency planning for fire & rescue
Camping tips for your family get-a-way
Re-tone the volleys: Volunteer firefighters
LESSONS LEARNED - Hazmat Response Conference
Personal Safety System for Firefighters, Fire Departments
Nash County NC firefighters and EMS star in rescue movie
Fire stations: looking to save the ‘Benjamins’
Leadership in the fire service - To lead tomorrow, learn today
EMS Leadership Conference to be held in Charleston
Ladder 6 ‘Stop! Crunch!’ - Fire Truck Safety
What’s your fire attack system?
Nash Community College - NC Firefighter Academy
Product Review: FoxFire illuminating firefighting helmet & SCBA
3 Important Steps -- Firefighters & Heart Disease
Returning to the foundations - Firefighting in protected structures
The new ‘traditional’ method of fire station construction
Cognitive Bias and Group Think in the Fire Service
The instructor’s 7 deadly sins - tips for fire, rescue, EMS instructors
Homeland Security - Preparing for Aerosolized Anthrax
Dealing with difficult employees in EMS
Fire News: Receive College Credit for Your Fire Service Certifications or Pro Board Certifications
SOME NEW, SOME OLD TECHNIQUES for Hazardous Materials Responders
NCAHMR Meeting and Hazmat Challenge
New Technologies in Extrication Equipment
Generational wealth of leadership in fire service
Ask Ernie - Our ... Fire Apparatus Go To Guy
Your Job as a Fire Service Leader is to Learn What People Value
FROM THE EDITOR - Summer 2011
UNC Charlotte graduates over 50 students from EMS Management and Fire & Rescue Management Institutes
EMS Challenges with Bariatric Patients - Part 1

Summer 2011 New Deliveries

Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base Fire Dept.

Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base Fire Dept.

2011 KME 18’ Walk-In Rescue w/ Int. 4400 4-Door chassis, MaxxForce 330 HP engine, 100” wide 3/16” aluminum body, 35,000 watt gen., FRC telescopic lights, (2) electric cord reels.

Amissville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company

Amissville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company

2011 KME  Predator Panther Rescue Pumper, Cummins ISL 427 HP engine, 1250 gpm Waterous CS pump w/ Eclipse foam system, 750 gal. poly tank w/ 40 & 30 gal. foam cells.

Jonathan Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Jonathan Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue

2011 KME Top-Mt. Pumper w/ Int. 7500 2 Dr. 4x4 chassis, MaxxForce10 330 HP engine, 1250 gpm QMAX pump, FRC A&B foam system, 1000 gal. tank w/ 20 & 30 gal. foam cells.

Belvedere Fire District

Belvedere Fire District

2011 KME Top-Mount Rescue Pumper w/ International 4400 4-Dr. chassis, MaxxForce9 330 HP engine, 1500 gpm Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, vertical interior ladder storage.

Town of Faith Volunteer Fire Department

Town of Faith Volunteer Fire Department

2011 KME Severe Service Predator Panther LFD chassis, Detroit Series 60 515 HP engine, 2000 gpm Hale pump, 500 gal. poly tank, 10,000 watt generator, aluminum tread plate hose bed cover.

Longshop-McCoy Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1

Longshop-McCoy Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1

2011 Slagle Skid Unit on a Ford F-350 chassis, 200 gal. poly tank, Hale HP100 pump & Briggs & Stratton engine, (2) Hannay booster reels, 1-1/2” discharge, garden hose outlet.

Longshop-McCoy Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2

Longshop-McCoy Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2

2011 Slagle Skid Unit on a Ford F-350 chassis, 200 gal. poly tank, Hale HP100 pump & Briggs & Stratton engine, (2) Hannay booster reels, 1-1/2” discharge, garden hose outlet.

Old Hickory Volunteer Fire Department

Old Hickory Volunteer Fire Department

2011 Slagle “Brush Master” Unit on a Ford F550 chassis, custom built body & compts., 250 gal. poly tank w/ 10 gal. foam cell, Hale HP200X pump, Scotty f. system, booster reel.

Lauderdale Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1

Lauderdale Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1

1992 KME Top-Mount Chevrolet Kodiak Pumper-Tanker, Cat. 3116  250 HP engine, automatic trans., 1250 gpm Hale QSG pump, 1000 gallon fiberglass tank w/ 6” jet dump.

Lauderdale Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2

Lauderdale Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2

1994 EEI Top-Mount GMC Top Kick Pumper-Tanker, Cat. 3116  250 HP engine, automatic trans., 1250 gpm Hale QSG pump, 1000 gallon poly tank w/ 6” jet dump.

Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department

2001 American Lafrance Top-Mount Rescue Pumper w/  Freightliner chassis, Cat. 3126 250 HP engine, auto. trans.,  1500 gpm pump, 1000 gal. poly tank w/ 20 gal. foam cell.

Clemmons Fire Department

Clemmons Fire Department

2011 Pierce Arrow-XT Midmount Aerial Platform w/Pierce chassis, DDC S60 engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, UPF poly tank, LED warning and scene lights, side roll protection.

Concord Fire & Life Safety

Concord Fire & Life Safety

2011 Pierce Arrox-XT 105’ Aerial Ladder w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISM engine, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 300 gal. UPF poly tank, front impact protection, TAK-4 IFS, side roll protection.

Hopkins Rural Fire Department

Hopkins Rural Fire Department

2011 Pierce Custom Contender Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins engine, 1250 GPM Hale QFlo pump, 1,000 gal. UPF poly tank, HandsFree II SCBA brackets, enclosed ladder storage.

Lilesville Fire Department

Lilesville Fire Department

2011 Pierce Custom Contender Pumper w/Pierce chassis, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1,000 gal. UPF poly tank, 12” raised roof, hydraulic generator, LED warning lights, booster reel.

Stony Hill Fire Department

Stony Hill Fire Department

2011 Pierce Custom Contender Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins engine, 1250 GPM Waterous CS pump, 1,000 gal. UPF poly tank, rear dump, LED warning lights, speedlays.

Trinity Fire Department

Trinity Fire Department

2011 Pierce Custom Contender Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1,000 gal. UPF poly tank, 15Kw hydraulic generator, light tower.

Boeing Fire Department

Boeing Fire Department

2011 Anchor-Richey EVS F-550 12’ Rescue Vehicle w/Skid Unit, Ford chassis, 6.4 powerstorke diesel engine, 300 GPM Waterous pump, 300 gal. poly tank, custom pull out trays.

Broadmouth-Turkey Creek VFD

Broadmouth-Turkey Creek VFD

2011 Anchor-Richey EVS F-550 Multi-Purpose Response Vehicle w/Ford chassis, 6.4 powerstroke diesel engine, 300 GPM Darley pump, 300 gal. poly tank, remote pump start from inside cab.

Semora Volunteer Fire Department

Semora Volunteer Fire Department

2011 Anchor-Richey EVS F-550 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Transverse Compartment, 6.7 V-10 gas engine, 300 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, pump fueled from truck’s tank.

Yanceyville Road Volunteer Fire Department

Yanceyville Road Volunteer Fire Department

2011 Anchor-Richey EVS F-350 Flatbed Brush Truck w/Ford chassis, 6.2 V-8 gas engine, 245 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 4” manifold, 12,000 lb. Warn winch and brush guard.

Crabtree-IronDuff Volunteer Fire Dept.

Crabtree-IronDuff Volunteer Fire Dept.

2011 International/4 Guys Pumper/Tanker w/330 HP MaxxForce 9 diesel engine, 4-wheel drive, Allison 30000 EVS transmission, power heated mirrors, Insta-Chain 6 strand chains.

Cold Spring Volunteer Fire Dept.

Cold Spring Volunteer Fire Dept.

Top Line First Responder, custom T&B body, ROM doors, Hale pump, UPF tank, Hannay reel, Federal Signal warning lights, Dodge chassis, Scotty foam system, D&S hose bed covers.

Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base Fire Dept.

Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base Fire Dept.

2011 KME Predator LFD Rescue Pumper, MaxxForce 13, 475 HP engine, 1500 gpm Waterous CSU pump w/ Foampro 3012 foam system, 750 gal. poly tank w/ 30 gal. foam cell.

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