08/27/09 49 W, 1 I - + 12 - 9 Fayetteville's New Rescue

Found on the Pierce New Deliveries page is this picture of Fayetteville's new rescue, a 2009 Pierce Impel heavy-rescue. It was delivered in June. Read more information, or see a larger version. Readers, please add additional information. Where is it stationed, what did it replace, etc.

Anyone from Cumberland County; does Fayetteville staff this with a full crew? Also, is Fayetteville still running a few 2-man squads?
Silver - 08/27/09 - 21:06

We do run 2 guys on the S/R’s. If I’m not mistaken the two heavy rescues we have, S/R 8(the one above) and S/R 14, if they have to respond to a heavy rescue call or anything requiring more manpower the engine company stationed with those rescues will mark out of service and jump on the rescue truck. I think that may still be up in the air though. That rescue truck is nice though it’s got everything you need. If you have any questions about it I’ll try and answer them all. It’s at station 8 right now. It replaced S/R 5 also another heavy rescue and it’s crews moved from station 5 to station 8 with the truck. I can’t remember where the old s/r 5 is going to but it’s not staying at Station 5.
Frick - 08/27/09 - 22:44

The squad trucks themselves you guys previously ran, were they two man cab Internationals? Also, describe the roles of the squads in Fayetteville if you don’t mind, especially on the fire ground.

Appears the rescue pictured above has a bumper mounted hydraulic reel(s). If so, that’s always nice for ease of extrication equipment placement. Plus, it has ladder storage which is good nowadays for ISO purposes. Nice rig…
Silver - 08/27/09 - 23:36

Our S/R downtown is a two man cab international and we have a couple others. We also have an old converted beer truck from an annexed county station at station 17. Our current first alarm assignment is 3 engines, 1 truck, 1 s/r, and a BC. They just did change that, 2 s/r’s was the norm for a while til now. S/R’s are mainly a manpower truck persay. S/R’s can be anything from RIT, on the first line in, or anything really. Just depends on when they arrive on scene, but of course their main purpose is a support role on the fireground. There is a combi tool with a reel. Underneath the tool tray is the access for the winch. It has all your attic ladders, roof, and extension ladders. It’s got the vertical pull out tool trays it’s got a nice light tower, more hurst equipment in the back with the capability to run all 3 tools at the same time. It’s got an arsenal of rescue jacks and confined space equipment. It’s just an all around heavy rescue. Only 8 and 14 are heavy rescues, the other s/r’s we like to consider bandaid trucks. If a station has an s/r in house, it’s first out for all medical calls.
Frick - 08/28/09 - 00:36

Cool, thanks for sharing…
Silver - 08/28/09 - 00:46

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