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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 11, 2016

Fire Response Protocols Pondered after Fire Truck Crash

Staff Writer HARRISON - The town of Harrison will review and possibly make changes to its fire response protocols on private roads, said Town Manager George "Bud" Finch, two days after a fire engine slid out of control on the steepest end of Harrison Heights Road and crashed into trees.
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Posted: Feb 11, 2016

EMT Technician Killed, Another Injured After Ambulance Falls Off Hydraulic Lift

An EMT technician died and one other technician was injured after an ambulance fell off of hydraulic automotive lift, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman. The incident occurred Wednesday around 5:32 p.m. in the 1200 block of Avenue C near West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero.
Police say that an EMT mechanic and two EMT technicians were performing work on the elevated ambulance when the equipment failed causing the rack and vehicle to fall onto the one of the two technicians, pinning him down. The unidentified 44-year-old technician was freed and rushed to West Jefferson Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. 
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Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Coxreels Announces Upgraded Multi-Lobe Seals

 Coxreels Announces Upgraded Multi-Lobe Seals

Coxreels announces a seal upgrade to the nitrile 1.5” and 2” inline swivels with advanced multi-lobe sealing technology. The enhanced seals are designed to maximize seal integrity, improve overall seal performance, and maximize seal life. In-depth testing has shown that the performance of the multi-lobe seals exceeds that of the standard O-ring, cup, and T-seals for large capacity fluid handling and high volume delivery in both high and low pressure applications. Additionally, the new seal geometry has a better resistance to compression set, which is a leading cause of premature seal failure.

Coxreels® has remained steadfast and focused on manufacturing high quality professional grade hose, cord, and cable reels since 1923. Offering a full product line serving the industry in every channel and application, Coxreels® takes great pride in designing, building, and supporting all of their products right here in the U.S.A.

For further information on the Coxreels® upgraded multi-lobe seals, contact Customer Service at (800) 269-7335 or visit www.coxreels.com.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Modesto Eyes $5.4 Million Deal for Fire Trucks

Modesto is considering spending nearly $5.4 million over 10 years to lease five new fire engines and two new ladder trucks from Wisconsin-based Pierce Manufacturing. Fire Chief Sean Slamon says this is a smart way to replace aging equipment without increasing the Fire Department's cash-strapped budget.

Fire Chief Sean Slamon says this is a smart way to replace aging equipment without increasing the Fire Department’s cash-strapped budget. The money for the lease payments would come from savings from reduced maintenance costs and from money now being used to pay off the recent purchase of two Pierce fire engines. Those payments end in 2018, and the lease payments begin in 2017.



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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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