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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: Feb 13, 2018

For $400K, Georgia City Upgrades Fire Truck-Traffic Light Coordination System to the Cloud

In Valdosta, Georgia, officials have approved purchasing 128 TIMM units and association equipment for $402,129 to replace its current traffic system, which is about 10 years old. The new system is expected to make it easier for fire apparatus to respond within city limits. The rigs will carry devices that will communicate wtih traffic lights to help ensure the fire trucks don't encounter red lights in heavility congested areas. With the new system, everything is done through the cloud.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Firefighter Dies In Lawrenceburg House Fire; 2 Others In Hospital

A 10 a.m. Tuesday news conference has been scheduled for Fire Station 1 in Lawrenceburg to discuss the tragedy.

One of the injured firefighters works for the Lawrenceburg Fire Department. The other is from the New Prospect Fire Department. They were being Tuesday morning at Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital.

The fire started around 4:30 p.m. Monday at a two-story home.

Around 8 p.m., crews transmitted a “Mayday Emergency” and reported the three firefighters were trapped as the result of a collapse.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Honeywell 2018 FDIC Scholarship Recipients Announced

Fire-service experts increasingly urge safer practices and preparation. No more entering smoke-filled areas without air protection. No assuming a fireground is safe without atmospheric monitoring. No more “smoke eater” culture.

Honeywell and DuPont™ Kevlar® are proud to join FDIC International to provide the knowledge and tools to protect brave men and women who safeguard the public – and again are providing 20 outstanding firefighters, EMS, and hazmat responders with expenses-paid Scholarships to attend FDIC International.

Below are the recipients of this year's scholarships. Congrats to all!

For more info on how to register for FDIC International 2018, go to www.fdic.com/register.

FDIC International Scholarship Recipients

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018

Garrett (TX) VFD Receives Grant for Fire Apparatus

David Mach, a volunteer firefighter and the preparer of the grant, stated, “I started working on this grant four years ago with the help of Wildfire Truck and Equipment to put this grant together. It had been so long that we had almost forgotten about it.”  

Garrett VFD Fire Chief Randy Thomas said the department first learned they received the grant in August but will have to wait until May for the truck to arrive.

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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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