FEPP Success Stories - North Carolina
Background Developments Leading to the Construction of Truck 1414
On February 10, 2008, South Edgecombe and 10 other departments for Edgecombe, Pitt, and Martin counties responded to a series of grass and woods fires in the Conetoe and other areas. These fires were spreading quickly driven by the high winds. Our truck became stuck in a sandy field and was out of action until a large tractor could pull it out. We realized our structural fire fitting equipment was inadequate to fight this type of fire in a remote location.
Timeline of the Construction of Truck 1414
Construction Facts about Truck 1414
Truck Specification of 1414
South Edgecombe Fireman Volunteers
Chris Allen; S.L. Allen; David Corbett; Bit Gardner; Jim Gardner; Mike Keel; Chester Lancaster; Sony Linkous; Dustin Pierce; Jason Raynor; Brian Skippers; Tom Stallings; Brandon Trevathan; Alton Webb; C.J. Webb; and Daniel Webb
Estimated Total Volunteer Fireman Hours: 700
Other Volunteers: Tim Braswell; Jamie Cook; Cody Lancaster; Brooks Parisher; Representative Joe Tolson; Bobby Weaver; Carlton Webb; and Danny Witherington
Contributing Vendors / Organizations: Edgecombe County Emergency Services; L J Photography; Gardner Photography; N.C. Forestry Service; NAPA Auto Parts of Tarboro; Service Drug and Speed Fire Department
Thanks to the volunteers and the donated parts, the total cost to put this vehicle into service was a mere $6,000.00.
As quoted by Ashley Folsom, NC FEPP Manager, "To say they are proud of their truck, and appreciative of our help is an understatement."