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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: Jun 14, 2018

Island Wins Funding For First Fdny Squad Company Of Its Own

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson agreed to set aside $3.1 million in the city's fiscal 2019 budget, at the urging of Councilmen Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), Minority Leader Steve Matteo (R-Mid Island), and Borough President James Oddo for the new company.

Squad company members are trained at expert levels to respond to hazardous material and special rescue operations.

The money will fund the technical training for a five-person specialized company and about 30 new squad members, a brand new pumper-rescue truck, and auxiliary equipment needed to upgrade an existing Staten Island engine company into a specialized squad company.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018

Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Driving Fire Truck while Drunk Resigns

Officers say he was responding to a 911 call when police on scene said he smelled like alcohol and was slurring his speech. Feaster's blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit.

There are no rules preventing firefighters from drinking before the start of their shift. The Iowa Firefighter's Association says both volunteer and paid firefighters are encouraged to not respond to a call if they are impaired for feel they won't be able to perform their duties.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018

Moped driver taken to hospital after crashing into fire truck on South Side

 

The fire truck was pulling into a parking lot and the moped driver hit the front of the truck just before crashing into a utility pole.

The driver was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center for his injuries which officials say don't appear to be life-threatening.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018

Fundraiser To Benefit Fire Engine Restoration

According to Potts, the King City Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1909, originally using hand-drawn hose carts to fight fires in the area. It was not until 1920 when the department purchased its first fire engine from American LaFrance, one of the oldest fire apparatus manufacturers in America.

Now housed at MCARLM, the fire engine is in need of a full restoration and will be the museum’s main focus of fundraising over the next couple of years, Potts said.

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10 Sep 2018 2018 FIRE MECHANICS FALL CONFERENCE 9/10/2018 - 9/14/2018
This year will feature classes to prepare you for F-1, F-2, F-3, F-4, F-5, F-6, F-7, F-8 as well as Jim Juneau "See You In Court", L&I Shop Safety, Cummins Insight, Basic Commercial Tire Service and more!

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11 Sep 2018 2018 FIRE MECHANICS VENDOR SHOW 9/11/2018

September 11, 3pm-6pm
Wenatchee Convention Center 

Mark your calendar for this exciting vendor show at the Wenatchee Convention Center. 

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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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