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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: May 22, 2018

Registration Opens for Sixth Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing Inc. has opened registration for the sixth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, all proceeds raised will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to assist the families of fallen firefighters and provide resources within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths. Last year’s event was recognized as one of the largest in the nation with nearly 2,200 participants and $110,000 raised. 

“The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb allows participants the opportunity to honor and remember the firefighters who selflessly gave their lives, so others could live on September 11, 2001,” said Chief David W. Litton of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. “The climb also memorializes fallen heroes nationwide, and the critical funds raised will provide benefits, programs, grief support, and more for the families of these brave men and women.” 

First responders and community participants are invited to ascend the equivalent of 110 stories—the height of the fallen World Trade Center Towers—on the steps of Lambeau Field. Spanning the entire bowl inside the stadium to accommodate the expected record number of attendees, climbers will not only pay tribute to the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on 9/11, but will symbolically complete their heroic journey to save others.

“It is an honor to partner with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the NFFF for an event that so passionately represents the courage and sacrifice exhibited by 343 firefighters on September 11, 2001,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “We are hopeful the entire region will be inspired to participate and help us expand on last year’s record breaking attendance and dollars raised.”

Event details include:

  • Preregistration, event details and FAQs are available at piercemfg.com/climb
  • Event registration is $35 per person until August 19, 2018, and $40 per person, thereafter. 
  • Preregistrants will receive an event t-shirt and all climbers will receive an honor badge. 
  • Climbers can preregister and check in the evening before the climb from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. near Lot 5. 
  • An opening ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. featuring the Presentation of the Colors, National Anthem, and a prayer. Climbing safety guidelines and instructions will be announced prior to the bagpiper procession into the stadium.
  • Start times will be organized into 10-minute waves of 343 climbers and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
  • Entertainment for supporters and those waiting to climb will be supplied by Paul Cummings, a firefighter and singer/songwriter from Western New York State, who tours the country to salute those who sacrifice for the greater good.
  • Climbers will be given a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters, to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen. 
  • All funds raised benefit the NFFF.

Since instituting a partnership with the NFFF, Pierce has helped raised more than $500,000 to

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Posted: May 22, 2018

CMC Broadens Class and Location Offerings for the CMC School Fall 2018 Season

CMC, the California-based rescue and rope access company dedicated to helping save lives and keeping people safe, recently announced that their CMC School Fall 2018 schedule will offer a broader range of rescue and rope access professional training courses, in more locations across the United States.

CMC, the California-based rescue and rope access company dedicated to helping save lives and keeping people safe, recently announced that their CMC School Fall 2018 schedule will offer a broader range of rescue and rope access professional training courses, in more locations across the United States.The CMC School Fall 2018 courses will be available at strategic locations around the country to allow more individuals than ever before to enroll in courses such as Confined Space Rescue, Rope Rescue Technician I/II, Rope Rescue Technician III and Rope Access (SPRAT® Level I). The Open Enrollment calendar for 2018 courses is now open for registration here.

“Rescue professionals require hands-on training to develop the necessary skills to work safely and effectively in the field,” stated John McKently, CMC School Director & Lead Instructor. “By refreshing our courses and locations each season, we expand our reach and provide more rescue and work-at-height professionals across the nation with the training they need to do their jobs effectively.”

Continued McKently, “For the Fall 2018 season, in addition to our beginner rope rescue and confined space training courses, we’re also adding an advanced Rope Rescue Technician III and a Rope Access SPRAT® Level I class which prepare students for the SPRAT® Level I exam.”

In the early 1980s, CMC developed one of the first curriculums for teaching mountain rescue skills to public safety professionals. Their experience as a leader in the rescue equipment industry naturally led to the teaching of rescue techniques and the establishment of the CMC School.

Over the years, the CMC School has evolved to include open enrollment and contract classes on Rope Rescue, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, Tower Rescue, Tactical Rappelling, Rope Access, and other unique or difficult access or rescue situations.   

Confined Space Entry and Rescue covers NFPA 1006 skills including: pre-planning, team evaluation, assessment, confined space hazards, personal protective equipment, hazard control, atmospheric monitoring, ventilation, supplied air breathing systems, communications, tripods and other high anchor points, rope systems for confined spaces and patient packaging.  

Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intense, five-day, 40-hour training course in rope rescue fundamentals, in both high- and low-angle rescue situations. The course covers skills used in wilderness, urban, and industrial environments.

Rope Rescue Technician III is an advanced rope rescue training for the serious professional. This 40-hour class presents challenging scenarios that test your rigging skills and expand your problem-solving capabiliti

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Posted: May 22, 2018

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Posted: May 21, 2018

New Sugar Creek Twp. (IN) Fire Station will Allow for Faster Response Times

Begovich says the new department will replace the one on the northeast side of the township on U.S. 40. The former station was built in the 1970's, solely as a volunteer station, and didn't take into account future growth of the department or the area, he said.  

The former station also featured 10-foot tall bay doors, which are too short for modern day fire apparatuses.

The new station sits about a mile and a half west of the former station at 473 S 500 W in New Palestine. This location will allow for faster response times, according to Begovich.

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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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