07/10/08 62 W, 1 I - + 11 - 10 This Morning's MVA on the Beltline

WRAL posted this aerial photo of this morning's motor-vehicle accident on the Beltline at South Saunders Street, with a log truck overturned and down an embankment. The pinned driver died. Dispatched about 10:30 a.m. Units included E1, E2, E10, E20 (later), L1, R7, R19, C5, EMS 13, EMS D1, EMS T1. Click to enlarge:

WRAL photo

For those of us who don’t know these things off the top of their head, what’s the difference between R7/R19 (which I assume I would know as a regular ambulance?) and EMS 13/D1/T1 ?
Joe - 07/10/08 - 18:41

The units, explained:

E1, E2, etc. – Raleigh Fire Department engine companies
L1 – RFD ladder company, tiller truck also equipped with extrication equipment
R7, R19 – RFD rescue companies, two-person medium- and heavy-duty rescue units equipped with extrication equipment
C5 – Car 5, RFD Division Chief, also called a shift supervisor
EMS 13 – Wake County EMS paramedic ambulance
EMS D1 – WCEMS District 1, paramedic District Chief
EMS T1 – WCEMS Truck 1, special operations unit, equipped for functions including extended operations support
Legeros - 07/10/08 - 18:48

Which company has the blue hose bed cover? Is this now the standard color for RFD?
stretch - 07/11/08 - 08:26

That is E-10’s hose bed cover. Not a new (or old) standard, but probably the most cost effective choice at the time of last replacement.
A.Rich - 07/11/08 - 12:29

there were 2 additional EMS units on scene (besides EMS13, D1 and T1)
lee - 07/11/08 - 15:44

Rescue 7 is a medium duty International 4 dr. chassis with a compartmented rescue body on the back. Rescue 19 (and R14) are Pierce Enforcer custom cab (just like a fire truck) with a rescue body on the rear. Prior to the receipt of R14 and R19 Raleigh had the misfortune to use two ambulances as rescue trucks. Pretty to look at but very poor to work with!
FYI - 07/14/08 - 23:00

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