Advanced Technology

There are numerous pieces of equipment on each truck, many of which employ advanced technologies. Here is a sampling a just a few:

  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • Computers
  • Radios spanning the UHF, VHF, and 800MHz frequencies for communication


Besides the high-tech items above we carry numerous ordinary tools that serve us well. Yes, there are plenty of axes, but there are also saws, brooms, shovels, pike poles, crow bars, pry bars, hydrant tools, bolt cutters, wire cutters, haligan bars, rakes, squeegees, buckets, and plenty of hand tools. In addition, we carry ventilation fans and various gas meters, including an MSA Solaris multigas detector.

Specialized Items

There are numerous specialized items as well. For instance, we carry foam for fighting fires involving flammable and combustible liquids. When such liquids are not on fire we carry absorbent to remove it from a hazardous location. We have something called "Plug-N-Dike" which is a type of putty. It is useful for stopping small leaks of such liquids.

Medical & Rescue Equipment

Our trucks are also stocked with both medical and light rescue equipment ensuring that our firefighting personnel are fully prepared for any of the various emergencies they may face protecting the citizens of Carrboro.