06/19/11 61 W, 1 I - + 5 - 3 Boat in the Water

Raleigh Fire Department Rescue 3 launching their boat, as part of the start of search and recovery efforts at Lake Wheeler yesterday afternoon. The multi-agency incident included Raleigh, Fairview, Apex, and Holly Springs fire departments. Wake County EMS provided rehab. Numerous law enforcement agencies were also on scene. See more photos by Lee Wilson.

Lee Wilson photo

Can someone elaborate on what is the N.C. Canine Emergency Response team?
Where are they lcoated and what K-9’s are used etc….What department heads this program up?
Northside - 06/20/11 - 11:06

Mike - 06/20/11 - 13:09

I am looking feedback from the Raleigh folks here. Have you had any problems towing the smaller trailers behind your rescues like what is photoed above? We are currently building a large rescue vehicle that will have the ability to tow and I am looking at the pros and cons of such a set up. Can you see the trailer in the mirrors behind the truck? Has there been any problems or accidents? Do the Raleigh rescues have back up cameras?

Donaldson - 06/20/11 - 15:16

The small trailers and boats we use are extremely difficult to use with these large trucks. They are nearly invisible towing-tho so small you don’t feel them back there-and miserable to back in. We try to modify them with stanchions to see out the sides but not much help. Really needed are pickup trucks assigned with the boats for deployment-not large rescue trucks.
Goose - 06/25/11 - 14:16

You’d think city surplus would have a few older trucks they could throw over to us for this purpose.
Silver - 06/25/11 - 14:58

Our department in Iowa has experienced the same problem with our boat as far as backing them in. Solved the problem by using our front mounted receiver(used for a winch normally) and driving the boat in. Driver can easily monitor the boat and personnel as it enters/leaves the water. Adds 2-3 minutes to launch time.
Eugene Beard (Email) - 06/25/11 - 15:41

why not use the USAR water rescue truck to pull boat to emergencies
charlie - 06/25/11 - 16:34

We have tried a dozen times to get pick ups but we know where that ended! Goose is correct. Question about usar water rescue trucks we cannot because they are state trucks for task force 8 calls only! Anyway!
Jason Lane - 06/25/11 - 21:55

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