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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: Jul 19, 2017

New Lincoln (NE) Fire Station Plans Move Forward

The city is moving forward on plans to build four new fire stations, including one joint fire-police station. Recently the city purchased land at 4405 S. 84th St., a bit south of 84th and Pioneers, for one of the fire stations, at a cost of $675,000.
The city has also picked the construction company that will build the four stations. Hausmann Construction, a local company, was the top choice for the construction manager at-risk contract for the four stations by a selection committee created for the bid process. And Mayor Chris Beutler agreed with their recommendation, according to Rick Hoppe, chief of staff to Beutler.
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Ankeny (IA) Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

The city of Ankeny is the fastest growing city in the Midwest and the 14th fastest growing city in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2016 the fire department responded to 4,158 calls, over a 50 percent increase since 2009.
"We need a new station in north Ankeny because of explosive growth. We’ve had a lot of people move into Ankeny over the past ten years. We are going to get a brand new station that looks just like this one with a brand new ambulance, brand new engine and a bunch of brand new firefighters,” Ankeny Fire Chief Jim Clack said.

Clack said the new station will be modeled after Station 2 which was built about nine years ago.

He said their stations take care of everything from a hazardous spill to fires.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Broken Arrow (OK) Fire Department Adds Seventh Ambulance

Starting on Wednesday, July 19, the Broken Arrow Fire Department announced a seventh ambulance will be put to use. According to the BAFD, the new ambulance will be housed at Fire Station 7, located at Elm Place and Edgewater Street.
BAFD said the seventh ambulance will help reduce their response times and that 75 percent of calls are medical in nature, so a reduction in response times are needed.

"We strive to provide the highest level of customer service to our citizens, and adding another ambulance with our highly trained and dedicated firefighter/paramedics will further enhance our mission," said Fire Chief Jeremy Moore. "The seventh ambulance will provide a complete EMS coverage to the entire city and our cross-trained personnel will also be utilized for fire calls as needed."

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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
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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