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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: Feb 16, 2018

Mount Vernon gets new fire engine

The $550,000 engine will be stationed out of the department's Station 3 on East Division Street, Chief Bryan Brice said.

The department tries to update its engines every 12 to 15 years, Brice said, moving them from "front-line" service to reserve service after that time.

The average lifespan of an engine is about 20 years, he said.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Mashpee Fire Department Welcomes New Engine, Ambulance

The fire engine cost the town approximately $485,000, the captain said, and the ambulance, which replaces an older vehicle, cost just under $250,000.

"The ambulances are by far the most used apparatus we have," Capt. Rullo said. "The other ambulances we currently have are over 80,000 miles, so they are getting up there. It takes four to five months to build a new ambulance. Maintenance costs were starting to rise, and the department needs to have reliability. If we wait too long and one breaks down, then we could be waiting a while to replace it."

The new ambulance, which will be based at Station 1 on Frank E. Hicks Drive, will enhance patient care and make it safer for the patient and firefighters, the captain said.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Johns Creek Fire To Unveil New Fire Engine

The 32-foot long custom Pierce Enforcer Pumper has 2,000 gallons per minute pump capacity and weighs more than 38,000 pounds. The new engine has an enhanced motor and braking system, along with various operational improvements such as an integrated light tower that can be raised and positioned remotely, making it useful in fire scenes, accident scenes, and police investigations after dark. The truck also enables firefighters with more attack hose capacity and includes specialty Emergency Medical Services (EMS) equipment compartments.
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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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