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The purpose of the Fire Mechanics Section is to promote standardization of fire apparatus and equipment preventative maintenance, improve safety standards and practices, promote workshops, conferences, and seminars related to the purposes of this Section, and to promote cost savings through standardization of building and equipment purchasing and maintenance.

RECENT FIRE MECHANIC NEWS

Posted: Jan 31, 2017

Creeper Drags Sponsored by Whatcom Electric & Battery

The Washington Fire Mechanics are proud to announce that Whatcom Electric & Battery has become the sole sponsor of the popular creeper drag event held at the WFM annual conference. We are very excited that Whatcom Electric & Battery has elected to be the first exclusive multi year sponsor of this event. It will be unveiled next fall as the Whatcom Electric & Battery Creeper Drags. The event will be held at our new conference location for 2017 The Wenatchee Conference Center
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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Winchester (OR) Elementary Students Ride Fire Apparatus to School

The "Fire Truck Ride to School" along with several other incentive prizes provided by the Booster Club and other area businesses encouraged the students and their families to sell $10,097 in raffle tickets, organizers said.  

"The booster club is very thankful to all the students and families who helped reach this new high mark, and are especially proud and pleased with the efforts made by the top sellers: Mia Stinson, Aspen Ottosen, Ralleigh Bashford, Taylor Gillam and Ellis Atterbury," organizers said. Other top sellers received a special shirt and a pizza party.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Wayne Township (IN) Ambulance Involved in Head-On Crash

Police say the accident happened on 10th street between County Club and Raceway Road.  

The Wayne Township Fire Department says the ambulance was transporting a patient to IU West hospital when the accident happened.

Medics took two Wayne Township medics to Methodist hospital in stable condition.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Shawnee (KS) Council Approves Increased Budget for Fire Station

The $3.8 million is for construction of the building alone. Additional costs for land acquisition, furnishings and equipment, engineering, a fire truck and contingencies bring the project’s total cost to $5.6 million.  

“Based on the number of bids received and on a comparison with another Johnson County fire station currently under construction, staff believes this is a competitive price,” according to a Monday memo from Public Works Director Doug Whitacre to Interim City Manager Vicki Charlesworth.

McCownGordon Construction is the construction manager, chosen by the council in November 2017 from 139 bids received. The council chose Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects Inc. as the project’s architect in September 2017. Bert Schnettgoeke, senior project engineer in the Public Works Department, is the project manager.

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Fire Mechanics Section Board

Chair

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Chair

Elliot Courage
North Whatcom Fire & Rescue
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Vice Chair

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Vice Chair

Mike Smith 
Pierce County Fire District #5
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Secretary

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Secretary

Justin Claibourn
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue 
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Director #1

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #1

Loren Angiono 
City of Lynnwood
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Director #2

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #2

Paul Spencer 
Fire Fleet Maintenance LLC
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Director #3

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #3

Larry Elliott
Olympia Fire Department
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Director #4

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #4

Doug Jones
City of Redmond
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Director #6

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #6

Brett Annear
Kitsap County Fire District 18
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Director #5

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #5

Jay Jacks
Camano Island Fire & Rescue
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Legislative Representative

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Legislative Representative

TBD
TBD
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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