07/26/08 100 W, 1 I - + 14 - 7 Stony Hill Rescue 26

Here's the third of the three 2008 Spartan/Hackney heavy rescues delivered to Wake County. Stony Hill received theirs on Thursday, July 24. Lee Wilson took photos and recorded details. Equipment includes a 35 KW PTO geneator, a Hurst Simo pump and portable pump, 35' and 16' ladders on top, 24' and 14' and attic ladder in rear compartment, 9000-watt light tower, and removable winch. Access to the top utilizes Hackney's auto-deploy staircase. Read more about that cool feature. Rescue 26 is expected in service at Station 1 within 3 or 4 weeks. Read more about Stony Hill Fire Department.

Lee Wilson photo

Though I haven’t climbed one of those auto-stairs while wearing gear and carrying gear, they’re a breeze to ascend while carrying a camera at a trade show! If memory serves from photos I’ve seen, Japanese apparatus utilize a similiar method to access roof equipment.
Legeros - 07/26/08 - 05:46

In Lee’s pictures I don’t see the staircase just an access ladder on the officers side. ?
stretch - 07/26/08 - 08:39

D’oh! Let’s revise this posting…
Legeros - 07/26/08 - 08:41

Wendell’s rescue has the staircase.
lee - 07/26/08 - 12:28

R-26 has a Zico ladder that will lean outward at the base, lock, and provide a slight climbing angle. It is much easier to climb than the standard vertical rear access ladder.

We are pleased with the truck thus far. It is unique as it is the first body of this type that Hackney has built. Much was learned by both parties during the design and construction process. As a noticable difference, the roll up doors are by ROM and not the standard Hackney 2”, 3”, or 4” slat doors that has been their “trademark” for years.

All are welcome to stop by Stony Hill #1 and look at the truck if you like.
A.Rich - 07/26/08 - 18:04

Nice truck! Since the county and city now supposedly runs “closest unit” does this mean that your new rescue will be running with Falls/Ral. E-25? I would think it would be a lot closer to the Wakefield area than Raleigh R-19? Or does Wake Forest have a rescue that runs with Falls?
RescueRanger - 07/27/08 - 14:52

I think the current CAD configuration only allows for closest engine (not rescues or ladders).
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 07/28/08 - 08:07

CAD will look to the closest unit resource capability, as specified by the local department. We’ll respond wherever CAD indicates a “rescue capability” needed and our station #1 is closest. One example – If Falls FD does not specify a “rescue” capability in their response, none will be dispatched. Another example – In our response area west and south of Station #2, we specify a rescue for structure and MVA responses. Since Bayleaf R-36 is closer, it is dispatched and everything works out well. The city/county closest unit is still somewhat odd. R-19 is still dispatched to the Wakefield area and WFFD’s rescue is closer. Maybe it is not totally reciprocal as thought.
A.Rich - 07/28/08 - 08:58

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