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Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue

Unique response areas require unique features in rescue rigs. Blowing Rock is located in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range with the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail skirting the town.  The fire department required an agile heavy rescue that could maneuver the steep grades and winding mountain roads. One feature of this rig is the amount of useable storage space available and a short wheelbase to help with maneuvering the tight roadways.

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Gin Pole

The Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Rescue has an Amkus Gin Pole that is designed to be deployed from the rear of the vehicle.

 

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Below is a little more information on the GPK1 Gin Pole Kit made by AMKUS Rescue Systems.

  • 1 6-10 ft. Telescoping Gin Pole
  • 1 Gin Pole Head
  • 1 Gin Pole Mounting Bracket
  • 3 Steel “D” Locking Carabiners
  • 2 Locking Hitch Pins
  • 1 Quick Release Ball Lock Pin
  • 1 3″ Rescue Pulley
  • 1 20’ of 1/2″ to 5/8″ Rescue Rope
  • 1 AscenderAmkus-quick-release-gin-pole-kit

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State / Town New York
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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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