01/08/12 63 W, 1 I - + 3 - 5 Selma Super Pumper in Action

As photographed by Lee Wilson yesterday at live fire exercises in Selma. The engine is a 1985 Duplex/EEI with a 1,500 GPM Hale pump that we have blogged about before. Originally lettered as the Selma "super pumper." Looks like it's received an updated paint job in recent times. See more photos from yesterday.

Lee Wilson photo

the selma fire department is back on location today, continue their live burn trainng, with their entire appartus fleet, plus selma ems, and Wilsons mills, micro, thanksgiving, and elevation apparatus. At least that is what i saw as i drove by there today.
charlie - 01/08/12 - 15:10

Live fire training was concluded Sunday around 5 pm, from a weekend filled with intense hands-on training. Crews from Johnston, Wake, Wayne, and Cumberland counties participated in the two-day training. With 120+ rooms available in the structure, we successfully ran 28 teams crews from 120+ people, 13 instructors, and a ton of spectators, through 50+ of the available rooms.

Training consisted of teams advancing hose lines from the ground to the second and third floor, along with a few runs setup in a basement drill configuration. There were 6 drop tanks setup, with apparatus moving water from tank to tank, and one pumper supplementing supply to engine 12 (Selma’s super pumper). Selma ladder 10 was used for periodic roof work on Saturday and setup for exposure protection on Sunday.

Saturday’s apparatus included Selma E10, E11, E12, L10; Micro E1, Bethany Tanker 1, Wilson’s Mills E3, Pine Level E3, Kenly E3, Elevation Utility 1, Selma EMS 31.

Sunday’s apparatus included Selma E10, E11, E12, L10; Micro E1, Bethany Tanker 1, Smithfield E4, Pine Level E3, Kenly E4, Elevation Utility 1, Selma EMS 32.

Several days of training had occurred at this location prior to this weekend’s live fire training: Johnston County RIT Training used the building, and for several days the Wake County fire academy trained in this structure. One day was set up for trench cut training (two trenches were cut in one wing). Several days of hose line advancement were also completed. This structure allowed for several days of training that would be otherwise extremely difficult to do.

A huge thank you to the following: all of the departments that came out and made this a huge success, the company who offered the building for training, Johnston Community College fire training that assisted in the efforts to makes this event possible, all the instructors, and Lee Wilson and all the other individuals that took pictures and video of this historical event.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask!

Adam Brown - 01/09/12 - 19:41

Brown, how can you forget Thanksgiving???? They covered calls for Selma both days! LOL
House - 01/10/12 - 17:47

I had the privilege of photographing this burn on Sunday, along with Lee. My photos can be seen here;
Jerry Ingram - 01/16/12 - 12:58

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