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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: Aug 16, 2016

With First Responders Often Stopped By Trains, Circleville (OH) Reopens Old Fire Station

In Circleville, where trains sometimes block responders during emergencies, the city will reopen an old fire station on the other side of the tracks while trying to find funding for an overpass above one of the city's 19 rail crossings. Circleville officials plan to open up the second fire station by the end of the year.
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Posted: Aug 16, 2016

D.C. Fire Apparatus Involved in Accident

Several people were hospitalized after a D.C. fire truck heading to a reported fire was involved in a crash with another car in Northwest D.C. Police said the accident happened at around 9:15 p.m. Monday at Holmead Place and Monroe Street. Firefighters said two people were trapped in the car and had to be extricated from the vehicle.
There were five people total inside the car and they were all transported to area hospitals. Four firefighters involved in the crash were evaluated at the scene. All of their conditions are unknown at this time.
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Posted: Aug 16, 2016

Two Hurt in Collision with Anchorage Fire Apparatus

An Anchorage Fire Department engine responding to an emergency call was struck by a car late Monday, injuring both people in the smaller vehicle, firefighters said Tuesday.
Engine 2, based at Fire Station 1 in downtown Anchorage, was headed east along Fourth Avenue when it was struck at Eagle Street just before 11:45 p.m., according to a statement from the fire department.

"Engine 2 was responding 'Code Yellow,' or without the need for emergency warning lights and siren, when a small sedan-style vehicle ran a stop sign," firefighters wrote. "The fire engine was unable to stop in time and was struck on the side."

The uninjured fire crew of four aided the sedan's occupants; both were taken to a hospital by an ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

Assistant AFD Chief Erich Scheunemann said the engine sustained minor body and mechanical damage in the crash but was taken out of service for evaluation; an estimate of damages was still pending Tuesday.

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016

American Flag Removal Ordered from Arlington (NY) Fire Apparatus

American flags have been removed from three Arlington Fire District trucks, as per direction from the Board of Fire Commissioners. Fire Chief Tory Gallante was directed to have the flags removed from the backs of the trucks during Monday's meeting.
Gallante declined to comment on specifics of why the board majority directed the removal of the flags but said he is "very disappointed with their direction."

Arlington Fire Commissioner Chairman Jim Beretta said the board majority feel the flags are a "liability during normal operations for our people and other motorists," and that the board had not been consulted before the flags were mounted.

There was an open discussion about the issue at Monday's meeting "and each board member gave their opinion," Beretta said.

Two board members "had no problem with it as long as it was safe and not in the way of operations," Beretta added. Three board members "did have a problem with it for normal operations, citing liability and distraction to other motorists."

Flags were removed from three fire trucks during a ceremony at Arlington headquarters in the Town of Poughkeepsie Tuesday.

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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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