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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: May 25, 2018

Reading Fire Department unveils plans for Penn St. station

At more than 18,000 square feet, the proposed station would be the largest in the city, but some residents of the area have expressed concern about its proximity to elementary school.

"We took a look at this and we've been watching," Stoudt said. "There is some light unloading [of students] on the Penn Street side [of the school], and we'll work with the school district and the principal of the school here to address the concerns."

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Posted: May 25, 2018

Companies give $3,755 to fire department

Deputy Chief T.J. Wyssmann, of the fire department, said in the 16 years he has worked there they have conducted three grain bin rescues.

“This type of technical rescue takes specialized equipment, which is called a cofferdam — or a grain bin rescue tube. Once we get the gear around a victim... inside of the grain bin, we then put an auger inside the bin and remove the product,” Wyssmann said.

This type of equipment can cost around $3,500 Wyssmann said.

Thanks to Mid Kansas Coop, of Moundridge, and PrarieLand Partners in McPherson, the department will be able to purchase the equipment. The two companies gave $1,887 each, which came out to $3,755 total.

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Posted: May 25, 2018

Staunton fire engine damaged

The crew using Engine 1 had just finished washing the rig and went inside the station for EMS training when the driver of the SUV struck the engine.

"Thank goodness they weren't still out there!" read the post.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital, according to a fire official in Staunton.

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Posted: May 25, 2018

Orange resident customizes replicas of town fire trucks

The Brush Truck 8 model presented a challenge for Sylvester because of the large amount of customization it required. It’s also the most current model — the only replica of his that depicts a vehicle still on the fire department’s roster.

Indeed, Brush Truck 8 started as an average pickup truck model Sylvester bought from a hobby shop and assembled.

Sylvester painted the plastic model, even adding bronze-colored rust on the undercarriage.

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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
TBD
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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