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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: Dec 15, 2017

Two Knox County fire departments looking into new fire trucks

Now they are looking into a smaller truck that would cost roughly $300,000. This would replace one of these older models. It would also come with extra features to better serve the community.

"We are continually committed to making sure that public safety is priority and our firefighters have the equipment that they need. So this is really one of the primary things that local government does. That's the cost of doing business," said Estabrook.

Another department in Knox County looking for a change is the Vincennes Township Fire Department. Department Chief Tim Smith and the rest of the department are looking to replace their departments ladder truck.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017

Check out Flower Mound Fire Department's cool new fire truck

Chief Eric Greaser and several fire captains and firefighters made the trip earlier this week “to inspect the rig and make sure it is ready to be delivered to Flower Mund in the near future.”

The new truck is a 95-foot mid-mount platform. The old Truck 501 will be traded in, common practice for its retired fleet.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017

Wauseon welcomes home 1951 GMC firetruck

"It's great. Just to kind of bring back some history for the fire department from days past. This is the last red vehicle that Wauseon Fire Department had because ours are all white. It's just neat because a lot of the older guys in town, when it was an all-volunteer department, they raised money out of their own pocket and from the community to buy its truck," said Chief Rick Sluter.

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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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