TITLE

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS

AUTHOR(S)
Weiss, Jim; Davis, Mickey
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Sep2006, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue unit in Pinellas County, Florida. The rescue unit has a six-person extrication team, which is one of the best in the U.S. It came in second overall in the 2005 National Extrication Challenge and Learning Symposium which was held in Las Vegas, and has recently placed first overall in the 2006 Florida Regional Extrication Challenge and Learning Symposium. The team's equipment include, S40 XL spreader, 16C Brute combination tool, and C30 mini cutter.
ACCESSION #
23152164

 

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