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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 3, 2016

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Posted: Feb 3, 2016

Thorogood Overhauls Wildland Fire Boot: 'Fire Devil' Debuts New Style and Performance

Thorogood, the job-specific footwear brand manufactured by the Weinbrenner Shoe Company, has re-designed their popular NFPA 1977-certified wildland firefighting boot for greater comfort, safety, and durability. In keeping with the foot stresses and conditions experienced in wildland work environments, the Fire Devil is designed around a true logging boot for improved fit and performance, but without the weight and comfort issues sometimes associated with wildland footwear.

Other improvements include lock-stitching with Kevlar® heat- and abrasion-resistant filament thread, bar-tacked seams in stress areas, and a 30-percent increase in leather thickness. Available in both 9” and a 10” lace-to toe models, the Fire Devil continues the Thorogood tradition of providing American-made occupational footwear built to the highest standards of comfort, quality, safety, and performance.

The Fire Devil features a Vibram® Fire & Ice outsole for outstanding grip in constantly changing conditions. A removable, moisture-wicking footbed and improved, foot-hugging ergonomic fit help keep hard-working feet comfortable at all times.

“It comes down to having a job-focused expertise,” said Jeff Burns, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for the Thorogood brand. “We build occupational footwear as if we ourselves, or our families or friends, will be wearing them for our livelihoods. Firefighters’ lives are on the line. We want them to be able to do their difficult work without having to think about their feet.”

More: www.thorogoodshoes.com  

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Posted: Feb 3, 2016

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Spencer/Freightliner Pumper-Tanker

Big Prairie Township Fire Department, White Cloud, MI, pumper-tanker. Freightliner 108 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine.

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Posted: Feb 2, 2016

Berlin (CT) Fire Department Seeks Funds for Fire Equipment

Apparatus at the town's four fire departments are in need of an upgrade, according to Berlin Fire Department Chief Jim Simons, who also serves as the town's fleet manager and its fire safety administrator. The departments are asking for the purchase of two major items -- a pumper truck and a ladder truck. The price tag is approximately $1.6 million.

The good news, however, is that $920,000 remains from a bond that was authorized in 2006 to replace fire equipment. The town is looking to borrow $700,000 to cover the rest of the bill. A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. regarding the bond.

Mayor Mark Kaczynski said he had a meeting with Simons and representatives from the four departments (Berlin, East Berlin, Kensington and South Kensington) and that they presented a "great plan" that was going to cost the town some money up front, but in the long run would produce savings, and most importantly, provide the fire stations and their crews with what they need.

"Spending some money to buy some new equipment, that's always going to happen," Kaczynski said.

Town Manager Denise McNair said a committee, over the past year, looked at all the apparatus at each of the four stations to see what needed to be replaced. The goal, she added, was to get all departments using the same equipment.

For more information, view www.centralctcommunications.com

 

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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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