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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: Jun 10, 2016

Madison's 'Geraldine' Fire Engine Receives Historic Preservation Award

MADISON - Work to preserve the borough fire department's oldest fire truck was recognized by the Morris County Freeholders. During their "road meeting" Wednesday, June 8 at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township, the freeholders recognized the work to preserve "Geraldine," the fire department's 1921 Ahrens-Fox Model P-4 fire engine with a historic preservation plaque.

On hand to accept the plaque were Councilwomen Astri Baillie and Carmela Vitale, along with Fire Chief Lou DeRosa. 

Ray Chang, the county's historic preservation programs coordinator, noted "Geraldine" is a "very unique" historic resource to the borough. 

The fire engine was originally presented to the borough in 1921 by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, who custom-ordered and donated the top-of-the-line engine to the fire department.

"Geraldine," considered the “Rolls Royce” of the era’s fire engines, came to the borough after a lightning strike on July 22, 1920, sparked a fire that destroyed several barns on the Madison estate of Mrs. Dodge, taking with it her favorite horse. The consensus at the time was that the fire department lacked the firefighting apparatus necessary to pump sufficient volumes of water fast enough to extinguish the blaze more quickly.

Dodge's namesake fire engine served the fire department and the community for over 30 years before it malfunctioned and was sold, embarking on a decades-long odyssey through several states, ending up in Ware, Mass.

Returning Home 

"Geraldine" returned home to the borough last year following a fundraising drive that raised $150,000 to bring her home in 2013. At her homecoming celebration last ye

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016

Effingham (NH) Fire Department Acquires HME MiniEvo Fire Truck

The Effingham (NH) Fire Department recently took delivery of an all new HME, Incorporated, MiniEvo mini pumper. Built on a 2016 Ford F-550 chassis with a Powerstroke 6.7-liter V-8 OHV turbo diesel engine, this truck combines HME Hydra Technology™ with a Hale 1,500-gpm DSD pump. The fire truck features an FRC “Turbo Foam” system with a 15-gallon foam tank, a 400-gallon T-tank, 139 cubic feet of compartment storage space, 40 cubic feet of hosebed storage, painted roll-up doors, ladder storage above the right side compartments, FRC body quartz lighting, and shelves located throughout.

Salesman: Glenn Davis

Dealer: Lake Regions Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Dealer Location: West Ossippee

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Rosenbauer T-Rex Platform Quint

Colwood (British Columbia, Canada) Fire Department, T-Rex 115-foot articulated platform quint. Commander cab and chassis.

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Posted: Jun 9, 2016

Corpus Christi (TX) Ambulance Flips Onto Vehicle

Seven people were injured after a car slammed into a private ambulance, causing it to flip onto an SUV, police said.

Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Santa Fe Street about 2:30 p.m. Thursday for the wreck. A 69-year-old man in a white Toyota Camry ran a red light while driving south on Santa Fe, Corpus Christi Lt. Timothy Frazier said. The ambulance, which had three passengers including a patient, was struck and flipped onto an SUV stopped at a red light.

"It was terrifying," the 42-year-old driver of the SUV, Jennifer Scarrow said. She said her 7-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital because she was cut by glass, but herself, her husband and her mother sustained no major injuries.

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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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