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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 10, 2018

Tampa Mayoral Candidates: City Needs to Address Aging Ambulance Fleet

“Life and death depend on it. You can't have them breaking down,” said former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik.  

He’s one of four candidates for Tampa mayor now demanding upgrades after the I-Team found the city’s ambulance fleet is the oldest in the region.

“There's no question that we need to upgrade our fleet,” said Tampa City Council member Harry Cohen.

“The process itself if not working. This story indicates that,” said Councilman Mike Suarez.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2018

Blissfield (MI) Fire Department Catches Fire

Three firefighters were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but we're told they're okay. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There is heavy damage to many of Blissfield's rigs. So much so, they're all out of service until further notice.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2018

Report: Training, Inattention Blamed for South Portland (ME) Fire Apparatus Fire

On Friday, the South Portland Fire Department released a report into the Oct. 30 fire started after the truck's 107-foot aerial ladder hit an overhead power line, sending an electrical current that destroyed the truck's wiring systems and sparked a fire.

The truck was placed in service two days before. New guidelines have been developed to prevent a recurrence.

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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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