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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 17, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Alexis Brush Truck

West Brooklyn Fire Protection District flatbed brush truck. Ford F-550XL 4x4 DRW cab and chassis; Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter 330-hp engine; heavy-duty aluminum flatbed body; Darley 1.5 AGE pump with 20-hp Honda gas engine.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2018

Hartley (TX) VFD Receives $200,000 Grant

Hartley VFD was able to retire a 1978 water tender from its fleet. The new tender carries up to five firefighters with self-contained breathing apparatus capability in the back seat and a foam injection system.

“We have a lot of response calls for hay and cotton module fires,” White said. “The foam is made to help cut the oxygen supply to the fire and allows for a faster knockdown.”

The tender will primarily carry water to the scene of a fire but will also be used for traffic control and to house rescue tools.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2018

Gwinnett County (GA) Fire Station Opens

The department replaced Fire Station 15, one of the busiest stations in the county, with the new 10,788-square-foot facility on Scenic Highway. The three-bay station has engine, ladder and medic units; sleeping quarters for 12 firefighters and a battalion chief, a kitchen, dining area, dayroom, fitness room and storage areas.   

The department has 31 stations across the county, enabling it to serve all 437 square miles of Gwinnett. Its headquarters is in Lawrenceville. 

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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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