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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: Jul 14, 2017

Colorado Fire Officials to Unveil New Type 3 Fire Engines

DENVER, Colo. - The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will soon unveil five new "Type 3" fire engines. These new fire engines are equipped with a 600-gallon water tank and 500-gallon-per-minute pump, four-wheel drive and the ability to seat four firefighters.

These new fire engines are equipped with a 600-gallon water tank and 500-gallon-per-minute pump, four-wheel drive and the ability to seat four firefighters.


Type 3 fire engines are commonly referred to as the largest, most rugged and powerful of the wildland fire engine types.

For more information on these units, visit The Rig.


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Posted: Jul 14, 2017

Local Fire District Fire Trucks Busy Battling Drought

The word blessed is an understatement when it comes to our local first responders! The West Dunn Fire District, Killdeer Area Ambulance Service, Killdeer Police Department, and Dunn County Sheriff's Office have the most incredible staff and volunteers around! Nicole Nowitzki Dunn County Herald This extreme drought is on everyone's mind this summer for many...

The WDFD has had roughly 20 fire calls this summer; most of them have been in the last two weeks. Many different factors have caused the fires from cigarette butts and farm equipment to dry lightning strikes. When asked about preventing fires during the drought, Matt Hargrave suggested, “The biggest thing is to not drive motorized vehicles off road and to ensure they adhere to the county fire ban. It is spot on.”


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Posted: Jul 14, 2017

Warwick's New Brush Truck Rolls Into Town

WARWICK - The Warwick Fire Department has a shiny new vehicle in its station with the arrival of its 2007 Ford F-550 brush truck last week.The department found the vehicle online in Somers, Conn., and purchased it for $35,000 after residents...

The department found the vehicle online in Somers, Conn., and purchased it for $35,000 after residents overwhelmingly supported a May town meeting article that proposed collecting $75,000 through taxation for the purchase.


Though more money will be used to buy new tires and replace the pump motor, which Fire Chief Ron Gates anticipates will cost about $5,500 in all, Gates said he is pleased to return money to the town. Had the purchase cost the anticipated $75,000, the tax rate would have been $21.88 per $1,000 valuation.


The F-550 will replace a 1982 Ford F-350 brush truck, greatly improving firefighter safety, Gates said, as the old vehicle lacked seat belts and airbags.


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Posted: Jul 14, 2017

New Station Marks Evolution of Ambulance Service

QUINCY -- The evolution of the Adams County Ambulance Service was marked with a ceremonial flag raising at its new station Friday morning. The ceremony began with remarks from those involved in the project. The first speaker of the morning, interim Ambulance Director John Simon's speech was briefly interrupted when a call came over the radio, and two paramedics rushed off.

From building the decontamination rooms directly off the garage to the control of the medical supply, each aspect of the facility was designed with efficiency and response time in mind, Simon said.


"We've evolved our medical care and how we provide our medical care," Simon said. "Now we've evolved and are providing to our EMTs and paramedics an adequate space to be able to decompress and unwind after calls."


The new station ensures that the paramedics and EMTs "have the necessary tools and space when they're on downtime, standing at the ready to answer the community's call."


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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

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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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