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The Department of Public Safety recently took delivery of new extrication equipment from Hurst, Inc. These tools are used to safely free victims trapped in vehicles or machinery. The new tools replace a 20-year-old set and give firefighters greater capabilities when dealing with new vehicle construction.
The new equipment includes a cutting tool, a spreading tool (commonly known as the Jaws of Life), a cutter/spreader combination tool, two telescoping ram devices, a vehicle-mounted electrical power supply with two 100 foot hose reels, and a smaller portable power supply. Each power supply can run two tools at the same time. The equipment is mounted on the department’s heavy rescue vehicle, which operates out of Fire Station 1 on 2nd Avenue South.
The new extrication equipment cost $48,000 and was purchased using a portion of the department’s accommodations tax funding allocation.
This month, eleven officers completed the assessment process for open positions in the Criminal Investigations and Narcotics units. To fill the open positions, the Department of Public Safety convened an Assessment Board comprised of senior officers and experienced investigators from outside agencies. The board evaluated each candidate and prepared an eligibility list.
The candidates will fill open positions according to their ranking on the list. Overall, the Assessment Board reported they were pleased with the effort each candidate put into the process and noted that all participants performed well.
Participants in the 2014 Citizens Academy are well on their way to graduating in November. This Thursday, students met with North Myrtle Beach patrol officers and learned about the department's alcohol enforcement, bike patrol and K-9 teams. Students also studied current trends in drug and alcohol abuse and discussed the issue of underage drinking.
The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety first began offering it's Citizens Academy program in 2012. Participants study all aspects of the department's operations. The instructors are all current city employees. The academy is ten weeks long, with classes held on weekday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
North Myrtle Beach Public Safety, 1015 2nd Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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