10/29/11 48 W, 1 I - + 12 - 10 Fuquay-Varina's New Rescue

The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department has received a new rescue truck, a 2011 International TerraStar/KME medium-duty rescue. It was delivered on October 28 and will be placed in service as Rescue 3 at Station 3 in a few weeks. See more photos from Lee Wilson.

Lee Wilson photo

nice looking rig!
charlie - 10/29/11 - 14:42

Does FVFD staff the rescue trucks or does the engine’s crew switch over if needed?
Watson - 10/29/11 - 20:32

Is this the county’s new spec for medium duty rescues (or the first? I think I’ve only seen the county order heavy rescues so far?) or did the Town help to pay and thus they picked what they wanted?
B-Mac - 10/29/11 - 23:12

This is replacing a light duty rescue that is at station 3. The county does not have a spec on a rescue truck. They did have one when Hopkin, Stoney Hill, and Wendell replaced theirs. The funding is different for what it is replacing. When Rescue 1 gets replaced the amount of funding should be quite a bit more.
911 - 10/30/11 - 01:48

911 is correct. If memory (and my Fire Commission notes http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..) serves, in May 2008, the model for county-funded rescue/service trucks was changed. Departments were seeking different-sized vehicles. Instead of a single spec’ed large-size rescue/service truck, they adopted three tiers of funding with spending caps on small Ford F-550 type trucks, medium commercial-chassis trucks, and large custom-chassis trucks.
Legeros - 10/30/11 - 09:05

FVFD doesn’t staff that particular rescue. Usually, the third man off the engine drops off and takes the rescue. Rescue 1 on the other hand is usually staffed by at least one person sometimes two. Depends on time of the day(part-timers), staffing, volunteers. Chrome grille may replace the gray, according to International, they aren’t manufactured for the Terra-star yet.
FVFD - 10/31/11 - 20:33

What siz box is it?
Chief - 03/11/13 - 20:23

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