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The fire service lost a legend in extrication several years ago when Billy Leach Jr passed away. I was asked by a firefighter if I had copies of his pdf files that he would handout in his classes. I did not and the links I had pointed to old links. So with a few messages, the rescue communities sent me copies and I uploaded the pdfs so the links below should never expire.

Hands-On Training: Heavy Rescue For Heavy Vehicles (HT4 OR HW4):

 

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Alamance County Rescue Unit Heavy Rescue

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Alamance County Rescue Unit Heavy Rescue

EVI custom modular 24-Ft Non-Walk-In heavy duty body with rooftop compartments. Mounted on a Spartan Gladiator 20″ raised roof, long four-door chassis with seating for five and powered by a Cummins X12 500 HP engine. The unit includes ROM-painted roll-up compartment doors, an assortment of adjustable shelves, trays, swing-out tool boards, lumber/cribbing storage, two(2) Zico turntable extrication tool holders, toolbox, airbag storage rack, rooftop speedy-dry dispenser, toolbox, Duo-Safety ladders and more. Other key components include a 35 KW Onan PTO generator, electric cord reel, Will-Burt Sirion LED light tower, hydraulic reels, and a portable Warn 10,000-pound winch. LED lighting on the heavy rescue is provided by Whelen, FireTech/HiViz, Roto-Ray, Tri-Lite, and Amdor.

 

Dealer Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment
State / Town New York
Chassis Mfg/Chassis Model Spartan/Spartan Gladiator
Chassis Model Year 2020
Overall Height 11’8″
Overall Length 40’9″
Engine Cummins X15
Transmission Allison Gen V-E
Module Length/Interior Headroom 25’/76″

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Hauppauge Fire District Heavy Rescue

Check out this Walk-In Heavy Duty Tandem Rescue built by Rescue 1 Emergency Vehicles for the Hauppauge Fire Department.

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Hauppauge Fire District Heavy Rescue

Check out this Walk-In Heavy Duty Tandem Rescue built by Rescue 1 Emergency Vehicles for the Hauppauge Fire Department.

Dealer Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment
State / Town New York/Hauppauge Fire Department
Chassis Mfg/Chassis Model Spartan/Spartan Gladiator
Chassis Model Year 2020
Overall Height/Length 11’8″/40’9″
Engine/Transmission Cummins X15/Allison Gen V-E
Module Length/Interior Headroom 25’/76″

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Earleigh Heights (MD) Walk-In Heavy Rescue

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Earleigh Heights (MD) Walk-In Heavy Rescue

When spec’ing its new Heavy Rescue, the Earleigh Heights (MD) Volunteer Fire Company chose a 24′ stainless-steel SVI body mounted on a Seagrave Attacker SS chassis, which houses an X12 Cummins 500HP engine. This walk-in apparatus comes with an Onan Protec 30kw PTO generator, Command Light Knight Slim light tower, Resolve Specialty Space Saver mobile filling station, OnScene Solutions heavy-duty aluminum cargo slides, HURST eDRAULIC rescue tools, Paratech struts and much more.

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