06/14/13 276 W, 2 I - + 1 - 1 UPDATED: New Tractor for Raleigh's Haz-Mat 2

June 13
More information. The truck is a 2014 M2-112 Freightliner, purchased by North Carolina Emergency Management. The city will retain the vehicle as a prime mover for the RRT 4 mass-casualty/non-ambulatory decon trailer. That unit is presently parked at the training center. The new truck can also be loaned to other RRT teams, if they have units undergoing extended repairs. Here's the current listing of Raleigh haz-mat assets:

City of Raleigh / Raleigh Fire Department

  • Haz-Mat 1 - 2006 Freightliner/Hackney tractor-drawn unit (Station 2)
  • SR 2 - 2002 International/SVI support unit (Station 2)
  • SR 3 - 2005 Ford F-550 prime mover (Station 22)
  • SR3 - 2010 Matthews Specialty Vehicles decon trailer (but with RRT lettering) (Station 22)
  • Haz-Mat 3 - 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty utility truck with crouch-in body (Station 8)
  • Haz-Mat 3 - Four-wheel cargo trailer for USAR haz-mat support (Station 8)
  • Car 51 - Ford F-350 pick-up with workcap (Haz-Mat Coordinator)
  • Four-wheel foam transport/deluge trailer (Station 2)

North Carolina Emergency Management / RRT 4

  • Haz-Mat 2 (future) - 2014 Freightliner tractor
  • Haz-Mat 2 - 1995 International/Hackney tractor-drawn unit (Station 27)
  • Six-wheel mass-casualty/non-ambulatory decon trailer (KTC)
  • Four-wheel spill containment trailer (Station 8)

June 8
Here's a reader photo of a Freightliner tractor (is that really the right word?) recently delivered to the Raleigh Fire Department. We'll work on a properly posed photo, either alone or after in service. Click to slightly enlarge:

It replaces a 1995 International tractor that pulls a 1995 Hackney trailer. The unit is housed at Station 27, operated by Engine 27, and is part of the equipment assigned to North Carolina Regional Response Team 4. What do you think, shorter wheel base for the new tractor? Click to enlarge this photo from a couple years ago:

Lee Wilson photo

Is this an RFD or a NCEM purchase????
RNLN - 06/13/13 - 17:57

My guess is NCEM
Silver - 06/13/13 - 22:25

The new tractor is owned by NCEM and it is part of the “RRT package” (and a scheduled replacement of the old tractor). The utility of these response platforms is clearly illustrated as one may replace the tractor and keep using the trailer for multiple years (with some up-fits of course); all at a fraction of the cost of full replacement!
A.C. Rich - 06/15/13 - 19:02

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