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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: Apr 1, 2013

Apparatus/Equipment News

Emmons Off Road Rescue Systems BALISTICA and BALISTICA M-class fast access patient transport units offer four-wheel steering, good stability, light weight, low rolling resistance, and 1,200-pound rescue capacity with 450-pound haul-out capacity. The BALISTICA units weigh 100 pounds, are 34 to 36 inches wide, and have a turning radius of more than six feet. Custom rescue systems are available for specific response requirements. The units can be pulled by hand or using an ATV.
-www.rescuewagons.com, 803-624-7152

XRT Power Systems Westerbeke diesel fire rescue generators/APUs provide 5.5 to 26 kW. Optional accessories include DC alternators up to 270 amps, XRT rescue tool pump, hydraulic pump for ladder retraction, and an air conditioning compressor. Westerbeke diesel generators give fire departments the backup they need to keep equipment running and the scene secure for response personnel. They are also a source of idle reduction technology. Westerbeke APUs are simple, understandable, serviceable equipment comprising a heavy duty alternator with two drive belts in sizes up to 270 amps.
-www.xrtcombi.com, 800-343-0480

Roadwater's vehicle display model RWD080M has been selected for use in Primetech Ltd.'s fire service thermal imaging camera system. The display is used as part of a fire truck thermal imaging camera integrated into the Bronto Skylift boom ladder control system. The display allows the boom operator to see what the thermal imaging camera sees 40 meters up. The boom control station is open to the environment and the system is exposed to wet, dirty conditions as well as extreme heat and cold. The RWD080M eight-inch vehicle LCD is specifically designed for mobile public safety and public security applications that include fire trucks, police marine units, and coast guard installations. The unit is sealed to water, dirt, and dust and includes an optically enhanced high bright LCD using low-power LED backlights.
-www.roadwatercomputer.com, 727-474-0929

MN8-Foxfire illuminating helmet bars are used on helmets, flashlights, hoses, and other items that get used in the dark. Foxfire illuminating helmet bars combine advanced photoluminescent technology with reflective micro prismatic technology. The bars are constructed with high-temperature-resistant fire-retardant cloth and an industrial grade adhesive to ensure strong surface bonding. MN8-Foxfire's photoluminescent coatings and products provide illumination and stay visible in complete darkness for many hours. Foxfire products can be charged in just a few minutes from any light source and be recharged indefinitely. As a result, there is no need for any external battery, electrical, or energy source other than light.
-www.mn8products.com, 513-761-7614

Kimtek's FIRELITETM Transport compact skid units offer versatile, cost-effective quick-response solutions for remote and facility fire service use. FIRELITE units are constructed of bright aluminum diamond plate with aluminum tubing sub

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013

Have You Stepped On The Scale Lately?

Fire Department apparatus have weight problems; they are ever changing to meet departmental needs and those of the communities they serve. Over time operational equipment changes and this equipment will move from one side to the other or be transferred between several units. Most often, functionality and fit win the battle on relocating tools, but vehicle weight can be a very important factor effecting the handling and safety of the apparatus. Vehicles will display a ...
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Posted: Jan 14, 2013

Are You Dissolving Your Assets?

With winter now in full swing, it should be a high priority of all Fire Departments to enact their own form of property conservation. Washington State is one of many states that utilize de-icing and anti-icing products on the roadways to increase the safety of our roads. We have been warned many times of the negative effects of these products on our vehicles, and some of us have experienced these effects already, but this subject should be re-visited on an annual ...
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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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