02/12/08 266 W - + 10 - 10 Cary Fire Department News

The Cary Fire Department reports the following news. New Scott AP-75 air packs have been purchased for the entire department. The department bought 124 air packs, enough for both operations and training. The main reason for the upgrade was the number of older air packs that were reaching the end of their service life. Personnel are being training on the new air packs, which are expected to be placed in service in the beginning of March. The new air packs comply with the newest NFPA standards for air packs. The features of the new equipment include individual face masks with heads-up displays, and 30-minute carbon bottles.

The replacement for Truck 7 is expected in early June. The Pierce Velocity rescue truck will serve as a both a truck company and a rescue unit. The two-axle apparatus will be equipped with a non-walk in body, and was designed to meet ISO ground ladder requirements. It will be equipped with a full complement of ground ladders.

The replacement for Truck 6 is expected in early to mid-April. The Pierce Velocity ladder truck will serve as a truck company. It will be equipped with a 105-foot aerial ladder and a 1,500-GPM pump. The specs for the apparatus were based on Raleigh's recent Pierce ladder bid, but with a different chassis and other enhancements including a larger pump.

Work is proceeding to procure land for a new fire station in the O'Kelly Chapel Road area, off Highway 55. The station will likely be numbered Station 8. The time frame for construction, and the staffing of the station, are to be determined.

Excellent news on the new replacement equipment. I am excited to hear the prospect of station 8 to be built around the corner from me. I have been starving to hear the roar of a Q on a more frequent basis. Any chance that CFD station 7 might receive an aerial truck sometime soon?

Can anyone comment about the recent disappearance of CFD dispatch and operations from the Cary 800mhz trunk system? Where did everyone go?
CaryFrontier (Email) - 02/12/08 - 23:47

Congrats Cary, glad to see you guys will be wearing “real” packs…hahahahahaha. As a taxpayer though, I’m glad to see you get rid of those anchors you wore on your backs and can’t wait for that second firehouse out my way.
Silver - 02/13/08 - 21:28

We also just put 30 new 2007 SCOTT SCBA’s with EBSS and pak tracker option (SCBA locator system) in service at New Hope. Including two RIT-PAK II’s. Thank goodness for the AFG program. Congrats CFD.
AB(NH200A) - 02/13/08 - 23:54

7 RIT-PAK II’s with 1 hour cylinders were also purchased, one per truck/rescue/ladder. This is an increase of 5 RIT-PAK’s for the dept.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 02/14/08 - 11:19

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