06/23/10 113 W, 1 I - + 14 - 10 New Raleigh Haz-Mat Vehicle

The Raleigh Fire Department placed a new haz-mat vehicle in service today. Designated SR2, the 2010 Ford F-350 light-duty truck with a walk-in Knapheide body replaces a 2008 Ford F-350 pick-up truck. SR2 is maintained at Station 8 and is staffed by Engine 8's personnel. It's both a local and regional response unit, and is equipped for initial incident assessment, such as monitoring and recon entry. It can also tow a cargo trailer that's part of the NC Regional Response Haz-Mat Team 4 equipment cache. SR 2 also responds as part of the Haz-mat Group of NC USAR Task Force 8. Here's a preliminary picture. Better one later.

Keeping in mind I’m not on the fire side of things… I thought the HazMat units were in CAD as “HM1”, etc. Did those identifiers change, or does this truck serve a different purpose?
rfburns - 06/23/10 - 20:09

The SR designation derives from “Special Risk,” which was the long name for the original command slash mobile air unit delivered to Station 1 in 1988. The SR designation designates secondary or support units. The tractor-drawn haz-mat trucks are Haz-Mat 1 (HM1) at Station 2 and Haz-Mat 2 (HM2) at Station 15. The latter is the RRT4 unit. The secondary or support units are SR1 (1991 Simon Duplex/E-One at Station 2), SR2 (above), and SR3 (2005 Ford F-550 prime mover at Station 22).
Legeros - 06/23/10 - 20:13

Gotcha. Thanks, Mike!
[rfburns] - 06/23/10 - 20:17

This is, a long name of Special Risk and Incident Command Unit 1. That’s the 1988 GMC/Union City extended panel van that currently serves as Field Comm 1.

Legeros - 06/23/10 - 20:36

Also, the “SR” units are in CAD, but not as dispatched resources. They may be added to an incident when HM is dispatched (either local or regional response). Thanks for dropping by #8 today Mike!!
A.C. Rich - 06/23/10 - 20:40

Where has the previous SR2 gone too?
Hazmat - 06/23/10 - 20:43

The HazMat Coordinator has it….
Silver - 06/23/10 - 20:45

It’s now assigned to the Hazmat Coordinator.
A.C. Rich - 06/23/10 - 20:53

Oh well… I guess I did not click “POST” quick enough. Sorry for the duplicate.
A.C.Rich - 06/23/10 - 20:56

Gotta be quick A.C.!!!
Silver - 06/23/10 - 21:54

so what other apparatus replacement and up grades are planned over the course of the next several monthes?
new - 06/23/10 - 22:26

Other than the tiller coming sometime, probably not much. The purse strings are very tight…
Silver - 06/23/10 - 22:28

New - 06/23/10 - 22:30

Does not look like a professionally built unit. Hope it works out.
L55 - 01/21/15 - 21:24

^^^Gotta check those post dates!!
Double Check - 01/22/15 - 10:34

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