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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: Sep 24, 2018

Winnipeg (Canada) Innovation Committee Approves High-Tech Firefighting Equipment

This time around, the committee granted funding for a $15,450-pilot project to test a Flameguard fire suppression tool that cools fires to help crews more safely extinguish them.  

Another $13,000 three-year pilot study of virtual reality firefighter training also won approval.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Tulsa (OK) Celebrates Opening of Fire Station

Firefighters moved into the new facility at 4201 S. 113th W. Avenue July 23 and the old station, which was just adjacent to the new one and reportedly opened in 1968, was demolished shortly after that. The celebration Saturday featured free hot dogs and inflatables for children.

Fire Chief Mike Wood said the new building is about 640 square feet bigger than the previous building, is a single story where the old one had two and the apparatus bays’ overhead doors in the new facility provide more clearance for fire trucks. It will reportedly house up to six firefighters at a time. Former Sand Springs Deputy Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, who left the department in 2009, returned to Sand Springs for the grand opening and delivered remarks.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Galion (OH) Fire Department to Receive $133K in Grants

“Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families,” said Brown, who released the information in a Monday moring press release. “We must support our first-responder organizations so that communities like Galion have the resources to shield families and homes from fire hazards.”  

The AFG Program supports fire departments across the country to ensure the safety of both first-responders and the public. The program provides funds for supplemental training, upgrades to protective equipment, facility modifications, and other supplies that protect firefighters and first-responders in moments of crisis.

 

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Rural Metro (AZ) Fire Apparatus in Accident Responding to Drowning Call

The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Sunday near University Drive and the Loop 202.

Rural Metro Fire says the unit was responding to a drowning call nearby when they were involved in the crash. A five-year-old was taken to the hospital in the drowning call in critical condition and later passed away.

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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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