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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: Oct 18, 2017

North Knox County (TN) Getting Largest Fire Station in County

County leaders broke ground Monday for the new Rural Metro station at the end of the cul-de-sac on Norman Jack Lane, off of Emory Road near Interstate 75. The spot right now it is just a piece of land with overgrown grass and weeds with a couple trees beyond them.

 

Construction on the property should begin Tuesday and be complete in six to eight months, Bagwell said. The $1.3 million structure will have four bay doors and have a ladder truck, pumper truck and a rescue truck.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Delafield (WI) Fire Apparatus Crashes, Injuring Four Firefighters

They do not have a damage estimate on Oct. 17 for the truck, which has since been moved to a storage area, but said that the cost of repairs would be covered by the department's insurance.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Phoenix Fire Department Built Fire Apparatus Out of Scraps

As the busiest station in Phoenix, Station 18 was desperate to spread out the load by adding a third engine. Unfortunately, budget constraints dictated otherwise. So instead of giving up hope, the firefighters of Station 18 turned to the scrap yard of fleet services and got to work. Using the chassis and cab of an old Ford F-350, Station 18 was able to make LA18 (Low Acuity 18). The Frankenstein vehicle has an engine from another unit that was in an accident and a rear box lying around the yard. 

 

In spite of its odd origins, LA18 is fully equipped to handle any medical emergency. Since the resourceful unit has been put into service, Station 18 has seen a 30-second reduction in response time. (If that doesn't seem like a lot of time, go try to keep from breathing for 30 seconds.)

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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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