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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 22, 2017

Buda Fire Department Donates Fire Truck to Port Aransas

PORT ARANSAS (KIII NEWS) - Every single fire truck and emergency vehicle in Port Aransas was totaled -- destroyed by flooding and debris from Hurricane Harvey. But now, they have one usable fire truck thanks to a fellow fire department up north.

Every single fire truck and emergency vehicle in Port Aransas was totaled -- destroyed by flooding and debris from Hurricane Harvey.


But now, they have one usable fire truck thanks to a fellow fire department up north.


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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

County Firefighters Protest Funding Shortfall

CHATHAM - After being denied $116,000 to outfit a special ops truck, the Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue Association ditchedthe truck on Main Street in Chatham, directly in front of the courthouse, and left it for the county administration to deal with.

After being denied $116,000 to outfit a special ops truck, the Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue Association ditchedthe truck on Main Street in Chatham, directly in front of the courthouse, and left it for the county administration to deal with.


The truck has never run a call because it lacks the necessary emergency equipment, even though it was bought a year ago specifically so the volunteer fire and rescue departments could do such technical rescues as water or cliff rescues.


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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Pierce Pumper

Kendallville (IN) Fire Department PUC pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage pump.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Spokane (WA) Fire Department Will Use Drones to Help Police Investigations

The Spokane Police Department partnered with another emergency responder service to promote safety in the community. The Spokane Fire Department and SPD joined forces to investigate fatal car crashes using drones. Officials said the partnership came about when a fatal car crash on Division Street caused major traffic backup along I-90 and SPD needed to get aerial photos of the scene.
Officials said the partnership came about when a fatal car crash on Division Street caused major traffic backup along I-90 and SPD needed to get aerial photos of the scene.

Fire Chief, Brian Schaeffer said that was when he decided there had to be a better way.

In the past, detectives used ladder trucks from the fire department to get photos from the scene of a crash, but Chief Schaeffer had a better idea. He said the fire department could use its drones to get footage for police, and the city council agreed.

Schaeffer said the fire department has four drones they use to assist crews while they battle and investigate fires.

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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
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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