12/20/08 42 W, 3 I - + 12 - 10 Charlotte USAR Apparatus

Here are three pieces of USAR apparatus in the Charlotte Fire Department, photographed at Station 11 on West 28th Street. Not pictured is USAR 2, a similiar tractor-drawn rig. They're part of NC USAR Task Force 3. Click to enlarge each:

The rest of the equipment is housed down at the Training Academy. USAR 3, 4, (and I want to say) 5 are tractor-trailers which carry the remainder of the equipment for a deployment (BOO equip, comms equip, etc). The other random equipment is also down at the Academy. The boat trailer is the same new trailer for all of the water rescue units, housed at stations 3, 10, 20, and 25.
Luke - 12/20/08 - 20:48

USAR 2 is currently being used by RRT 7 while their rig is being refurbished. The equipment from USAR 2 was removed in the spring and placed on USAR 4. We use USAR 2 as a reserve rig if USAR 1 needs to go to the shop for PM or other maintenance/repairs. USAR’s 3,4,5 (possibly 6) are all deployment trucks, while USAR 1 is used in the city and initial emergency deployment within Task Force 3’s area. The crew of E-11 cross staff’s USAR 1 for responses.
Rides an Engine - 12/20/08 - 23:55

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