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record of performance should receive consideration when developing new appa- ratus specifications. Several departments have recently placed new apparatus into service to specifically meet their needs with con- sideration to size, hose and equipment storage as well as operational consider- ations within their response district. Let's consider each. Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad The Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad operates as Station 49 in Prince George's County, MD, with a rescue engine, water and heavy rescue units along with three ambulances and support units. The sta- tion responds to more than 7,000 incidents each year and recently placed into service their first pumper to serve the community. Engine 849 is a 2016 Pierce Enforcer Request information at e-inquiry FIRE & EMERGENCY APPARATUS Learn more about our online fire degrees, workshops and CEUs. or call 877.314.2814 Gainful employment information available at FESHE RECOGNIZED TEXTBOOKS INCLUDED SOME CALL THEM HEROES WE CALL THEM ALUMNI Les Baker, CSU Graduate, Firefighter, Darlington County Fire District Owner, Speed Simplicity Boldness, LLC The Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department protects a large beachfront residential community in Queens, NY, with this 2016 International 7400 four- wheel-drive pumper built by KME Fire Apparatus. Note the side-body entry door that provides enclosed seating for two personnel on each side of the vehicle. This engine was designed to operate on sand terrain and is equipped with a 1,000-gpm front-mount pump that is protected by a steel- reinforced bumper. Note the pump throttle controls and well laid out panel controls. Photos Courtesy of KME Fire Apparatus January 2017 l Firehouse l 39

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