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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2011 Autumn, From The EditorCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2011 Autumn, From The Editor - One of my favorite things is to hear from our readers, or from those in fire rescue EMS across the U.S. I got a call from Chief Larry Phillips from North Dakota the other day. I was wondering about the purpose of his call, and when I finally spoke wi...
FROM THE EDITOR - Fall 2011

Sherry Brooks | 10/14/2011

One of my favorite things is to hear from our readers, or from those in fire rescue EMS across the U.S. I got a call from Chief Larry Phillips from North Dakota the other day. I was wondering about the purpose of his call, and when I finally spoke with him it was a funny story. Chief Phillips told me that he had ordered some Matchbox Fire Engines off eBay and when he received them they were wrapped in pages from the Carolina Fire Journal. He has a publication for the North Dakota Fire Chiefs, “Northwest Region Fire Rescue,” and he says he’s always interested in other similar magazines and this may be the most unusual way he has discovered a... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 AutumnCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 Autumn -  Over 10 years ago an event took place that changed the whole attitude of not just a country, but a world. Homicide terrorists targeted innocent people in an attempt to prove a point. Three hundred and forty-three brave men and women of FDNY answered...
LESSONS LEARNED FROM 9-11 The ‘Ghosts’ of 9-11 revisited

Lee Sudia | 10/14/2011

Over 10 years ago an event took place that changed the whole attitude of not just a country, but a world. Homicide terrorists targeted innocent people in an attempt to prove a point. Three hundred and forty-three brave men and women of FDNY answered that attempt, along with members of the NY Transit Police, NYPD and NY City EMS, paying with their lives. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, Issues, 2011 AutumnCarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, Issues, 2011 Autumn - The report of a suspicious package these days has become the fire services new general fire alarm. Like a fire alarm the suspicious package is a false call 99 percent of the time, yet we tend to respond to both of them as if they are false 100 percen...
LESSONS LEARNED: Homeland Security Suspicious packages

Jason Krusen | 10/14/2011

The report of a suspicious package these days has become the fire services new general fire alarm. Like a fire alarm the suspicious package is a false call 99 percent of the time, yet we tend to respond to both of them as if they are false 100 percent of the time. Ten or 15 years ago the suspicious package, if even responded by anyone other that law enforcement was a low frequency call. Unfortunately these days with the concerns of terrorism, this call has become a high frequency call, and for a good reason. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Issues, 2011 AutumnCarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Issues, 2011 Autumn - Whenever hazmat responders discuss the most exciting and interesting facets of the hazmat response world, decontamination is usually not at the top of the list. Decontamination is, however, an essential and technical part of the entire hazmat respons...
HAZMAT: Decontamination - cleaning up Some new, some old techniques

Glenn Clapp | 10/14/2011

Whenever hazmat responders discuss the most exciting and interesting facets of the hazmat response world, decontamination is usually not at the top of the list. Decontamination is, however, an essential and technical part of the entire hazmat response that may not appear to be as glamorous as entering the hot zone, but is as vital to the safety and well-being of Entry Group personnel as any other action performed on scene. In reality, Decontamination Group personnel oftentimes spend longer periods of time “suited up” in their personal protective equipment (PPE) than Entry Group personnel, and perform true manual labor work. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, Issues, 2011 AutumnCarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, Issues, 2011 Autumn - A series of explosions occurred in Henderson, Nevada (a Las Vegas suburb) on May 4, 1988. The explosions virtually destroyed two industrial facilities, cracked windows and buffeted a Boeing 737 on final approach at McCarran International Airport seve...
HAZMAT Explosions: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?

David Greene | 10/14/2011

A series of explosions occurred in Henderson, Nevada (a Las Vegas suburb) on May 4, 1988. The explosions virtually destroyed two industrial facilities, cracked windows and buffeted a Boeing 737 on final approach at McCarran International Airport seven miles away, and damage extended for a radius of up to 10 miles away. The explosions were registered on the Richter scale at an observatory in California, left a crater 15 feet deep and 200 feet long, and the resulting fire produced smoke that rose to an altitude of several thousand feet. — visible almost 100 miles away. After reading our case study for this issue ( United States Fire Administrat... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 AutumnCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2011 Autumn -  Earlier this year about 125 leaders of volunteer and combination fire departments were asked to come to Washington, D.C. to put together a blueprint for the future of volunteers in the fire service. The ultimate goal of the summit is to examine the ...
Where are we going as volunteers in the fire service?

Ron Cheves | 10/14/2011

Earlier this year about 125 leaders of volunteer and combination fire departments were asked to come to Washington, D.C. to put together a blueprint for the future of volunteers in the fire service. The ultimate goal of the summit is to examine the challenges faced by our fire departments manned by volunteer or part-time firefighters and help develop a long term plan to carry the volunteer and combination fire service into the future. Read More...

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FROM THE EDITOR - Fall 2011
LESSONS LEARNED FROM 9-11
LESSONS LEARNED: Homeland Security
HAZMAT: Decontamination - cleaning up
HAZMAT Explosions: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?
Where are we going as volunteers in the fire service?
Fire service leadership
FIGHTING WILDFIRE ON TODAY’S BUDGET
Alternative apparatus purchasing
EMS: Compassion - Do you have it?
ASK ERNIE: Mechanical Seals, Pump Packing & More
EMS Challenges of bariatric patients - Part 2
The dollars and sense of medical simulations
STAFF MANAGEMENT
‘Then and Now’ — Safety in today’s fire service
Should we review the ISO rating system?
Survival in the wild
Rescues and recoveries on waterfalls
37th annual Piedmont Fire Expo: Low cost hands-on training and education
New resources for fire and arson investigators
Returning to the foundations — ventilation during a fire
Thieves among us - embezzlement in emergency service organizations
Working with air bags during extrication
Being born again — are you on the fire department?
Preparing for industrial rescue incidents
Fire Stations: The construction contingency allowance
Fire Stations: Getting the most bang for the buck
Don’t be a turkey - Fire safety at Thanksgiving
Wake Burn Center and ABA Southern Region BBQ Cookoff
Vehicle Injury Prevention — VIP program
OSHA 1910. 156 vs. NFPA 1582 -—
Your portfolio: the opportunity is in the balance
Using today’s economy to your fire department’s advantage
How are you treating your fire apparatus?
UNC Charlotte graduates over 50 students from EMS, Fire and Rescue Management Institutes
Industry News
Scott World Firefighter Combat Challenge
Firefighters battle two-alarm fire on New Year's Day
Rocky Mount NC Fire Fighters Rescue Child from Blazing Home
HAIX New 11-inch leather bunker boots now available from TheFireStore.com

Fall 2011 New Deliveries

Eastern Pines Fire Department

Eastern Pines Fire Department

2011 Pierce Impel Custom Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 9 engine, 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, TAK-4 IFS, hatch compartment, enclosed ladder storage.

North 321 Volunteer Fire Department

North 321 Volunteer Fire Department

2011 Pierce Arrow-XT Custom Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL 9 engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, Husky 12 foam system, TAK-4 IFS.

Pikeville - Pleasant Grove Fire Department

Pikeville - Pleasant Grove Fire Department

2011 Pierce Encore w/Freightliner chassis, 360 HP Cummins engine, 20 kw generator, 6 kw light tower, four bottle cascade, SpaceSaver SCBA bottle fill station.

West Iredell Fire Department

West Iredell Fire Department

2011 Pierce Arrow-XT Custom Pumper w/Pierce chassis, Cummins ISL engine, 1500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, 1000 gal. UPF poly tank, side roll and front impact protection.

City of Lexington Fire Department

City of Lexington Fire Department

2011 Toyne Custom Rescue Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISL 425 engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 500 gal. UPF tank, Foam Pro 2002 foam system, Onan 10 kw hydraulic generator.

Crabtree-IronDuff Volunteer Fire Department

Crabtree-IronDuff Volunteer Fire Department

2011 International 4 Guys Pumper Tanker w/International chassis, 330 HP MaxxForce 9 diesel engine, 1000 GPM Waterous pump, 1500 gal. poly tank, ROM roll up doors.

Maxton Rescue Squad

Maxton Rescue Squad

2011 Rosenbauer Medium Duty Rescue w/Ford chassis, Cummins engine, 25 kw PTO generator, light tower recessed in body top, custom shelving, Whelen LED light package.

Shannon Volunteer Fire Department

Shannon Volunteer Fire Department

2011 Rosenbauer Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins 380 engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, internal ladder and hard suction hose storage, 6000 watt light tower.

Statesville Fire Department

Statesville Fire Department

2011 Rosenbauer Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, 500 HP Cummins ISX engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 680 gal. custom poly tank, Class A&B foam, 10 kw SmartPower generator.

Topsail Beach Fire Department

Topsail Beach Fire Department

2011 Rosenbauer Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISL engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, 15’ light tower, 10 kw generator, Hot-dip galvanized subframe.

Verona Volunteer Fire Department

Verona Volunteer Fire Department

2011 Rosenbauer Custom Pumper w/Spartan chassis, Cummins ISL engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, LED light package, enclosed ladder/pike pole storage.

West of New Bern Volunteer Fire Department

West of New Bern Volunteer Fire Department

2011 Rosenbauer Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins engine, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, light tower w/strobe and backlighting, 8 kw hydraulic generator.

Carrboro Fire Department

Carrboro Fire Department

2011 Anchor-Richey EVS F-550 Multi-Purpose Response Vehicle w/Ford chassis, 6.7 powerstroke diesel engine, 300 GPM Darley pump, 300 gal. poly tank, Warn winch w/stainless brush guard.

Erwin Fire and Rescue

Erwin Fire and Rescue

2011 E-One Custom Heavy Rescue w/E-One Typhoon chassis, Cummins ISL 450 engine, 500 GPM Hale pump, 300 gal. poly tank, 22’ extruded aluminum body, hide-a-way vertical light tower.

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 pump, 1240 gal. poly tank, 10kW SmartPower hydraulic generator, Zio coverhead ladder rack.

Hatteras Fire Protective Association

Hatteras Fire Protective Association

2011 E-One HP 75’ Aluminum Aerial Quint w/E-One Quest chassis, Cummins ISL 450 engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 500 gal. poly tank, hydraulic generator, compressed air foam system.

Star Fire Department

Star Fire Department

2011 E-One Custom Pumper w/E-One Typhoon chassis, Cummins ISL 450 engine, 1500 GPM Hale pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, FRC LED brow and scene lights, Newton dump valve.

West Hoke Fire Department

West Hoke Fire Department

2011 E-One Tradition Commercial Pumper w/International 4400 chassis, MaxxForce 9 - 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, HID scene lighting, top mount pump.

Yanceyville Fire-Rescue

Yanceyville Fire-Rescue

2011 E-One Tradition Commercial Rescue Pumper w/International chassis, MaxxForce 9 - 330 HP engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1030 gal. poly tank, 10kW SmartPower hydraulic generator.

West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department

West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department

2011 E-One Tradition Rescue Pumper w/Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISC 330 engine, 1250 GPM Hale pump, 1000 gal. poly tank, electric proportioned foam system.

First Health Regional EMS

First Health Regional EMS

(2) Chevrolet 3500s with LED lights, custom interior layout, invert, 110 12v ducted heating and AC, mirror image interior, slide out life pack.

Johnston Ambulance Service

Johnston Ambulance Service

(2) Ford F-450s, 144 box size, 12v ducted heat and AC system, inverter, crash net, air ride, custom ALS.

Johnston Ambulance Service

Johnston Ambulance Service

2011 Mercedes 2500 w/LED lights, custom reflective graphics, custom ALS, transverse 02, inverter, ducted head and AC, custom overhead switch panel, 6 point harness.

Yadkin County EMS

Yadkin County EMS

2011 Ford E-450 gas w/all LED lights, inverter, flex steel attendant seat, Corian counters, Mermaid climate control for drugs, custom front console, ducted heat and AC.

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