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Bob Vaccaro

Bob Vaccaro has more than 30 years of fire-service experience. He is a former chief of the Deer Park (N.Y.) Fire Department. Vaccaro has also worked for the Insurance Services Office, the New York Fire Patrol and several major commercial insurance companies as a senior loss-control consultant. Vaccaro is a life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

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Suffolk County Enhances Large-Scale Incident Response with the MERV

EMS providers in Suffolk County routinely respond to large-scale incidents, from hurricanes to multi-vehicle pileups. Now, they have a vehicle that significantly enhances their response capability.


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New Orange County (Fla.) Ambulance Improves Care for Obese Patients

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and EMS providers are frequently faced with the challenge of lifting and transporting patients who can weigh more than 500 lbs.—which in turn can lead to injury. A new ambulance in Orange County, Fla., is making the task a little easier.


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Train Derailment and Explosion near Baltimore

Explosion could be heard for miles, damaging nearby buildings.


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New Jersey EMS/Rescue Squad Takes Delivery on a New Heavy-Rescue

The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, based in New Jersey, has always operated a diverse fleet. However, back in 2005, it took this process a step further, forming a committee to start writing specs and to develop a basic design for a new heavy-rescue truck.


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Bay Shore/Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Builds an Innovative Special Ops Vehicle

Bob Vaccaro takes a close-up look at a unique rescue/special ops vehicle built by Custom Fab for the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance organization on Long Island.


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