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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: Nov 21, 2017

Hennepin (IL) Fire Apparatus Gives Rides to School

The department teaches the students about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week, which was Oct. 8-14, but the department wants the messages to stick with the students, said Quentin Buffington, firefighter/fire prevention officer/public information officer. Buffington drove the fire truck Monday with Dan Zilm, assistant fire chief.  

The department then introduced an optional project to the students.

To be eligible to win the ride, the students had to complete and return a drawing of their home that included two ways of exit from each room and indicate the location of smoke alarms. The students also had to write down an emergency phone number and a meeting place outside the home in case of an emergency. After seeing all those pieces of information, the firefighters narrowed the completed entries down to the best plans.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

​Firefighter Battling Breast Cancer Gets Ride Home In Pink Firetruck

After being discharged from Anmed Health following her surgery, Strickland found a pink fire truck waiting outside the hospital for her.

"I was very shocked and surprised and it was just overwhelming," Strickland told WYFF News 4 on Friday. "I saw the people and saw that firetruck, and found out what it meant, and why it was in service, and it meant even more, and they put my name on the side so that everywhere the truck goes, now I go with them."

Strickland's Broadway Fire Department family borrowed the pink firetruck from the Berea Fire Department and drove her home in it.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

Sullivan Fire District Taxpayers Assist Neighboring District With Retired Pumper

According to Sullivan Assistant Chief Kyle Robertson, the Richwoods Fire Protection District took possession of the 1991 GMC pumper truck after the truck became surplus equipment in the Sullivan Fire District. The district received a new pumper in May.

The Sullivan Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously in their October meeting to sell the surplus truck to neighboring Richwoods for a symbolic one dollar price.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

Boca Fire Rescue gets new technology aids

"We put the software in all eight stations and practiced for eight weeks and got input and opinions and made other adjustments," he added. "That beta-tested it for us."

 

Besides capturing data they don't have to input anymore, taking a photo of injuries and accidents, the new software has a wireless keyboard and can even dictate at a hospital. "We can transfer cardiac data to the cloud," Ashley said.

They transfer data to other devices and can even access Siri.

"It's a learning curve, including a re-send for corrections," Miller said. "Once we're in the field, we're making it better."

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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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