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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: Jul 18, 2017

Brierfield (AL) Fire and Rescue Receives Fire Apparatus

Brierfield Fire and Rescue recently acquired a rescue truck from a fire department in Virginia. BFR Board President Jimmy Latham said the department was the recipient of a rescue pumper from Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company in Loudon County, Va.
The truck is a 2003 Spartan with a Salisbury rescue body, and is equipped with a water tank with a high volume pumping capacity, multiple compartments for rescue equipment including airbags to lift heavy objects, pre-connected extrication equipment, and a large winch on the front for pulling or as an aid to stabilizing vehicles.
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Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Decorah (IA) Fire Department Drone Paying Off

New technology is saving the Decorah Fire Department (DFD) precious time during search and rescue calls. The DFD recently purchased a drone, which they have already utilized in a couple of missing persons cases.
The DFD’s drone is a DJI Inspire 1. It has a thermal imaging camera and regular camera, along with a “storks” kit, which includes a claw. The drone can carry up to five pounds and can drop its payload in a specific spot.
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Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Two Arrested in Midtown (TN) Fire Station Burglary

Two men have been arrested in connection with a July 5 break-in at a Union Avenue fire station.
Cesare Payne and Jordan Lakins both are charged with burglary and theft, $2,500 to $10,000.

According to a police report, firefighters at Station 11 went on a call the night of July 4. When they returned around midnight, they secured the building and went to bed.

Somehow the suspects were able to get away with a Cannondale mountain bike, two laptops, headphones, a backpack, two wallets, two cellphones, cash, one of the victim’s driver’s license, a Social Security card and two credit cards. In all, the suspects got away with more than $5,000 in stolen goods.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Hallowell (ME) Fire Station Estimated to Cost $1 Million

The City Council signed a contract with a general contractor to design and build the city's new fire station for $1 million, the maximum amount pledged by an anonymous donor to fund construction of the station at Stevens Commons.
According to the agreement between the city and Bruce Laukka Inc., construction will cost $922,230, while the two design phases will cost $45,790, and $31,980, respectively. City Manager Nate Rudy said the goal all along was for the entire project to stay under the $1 million amount — as stipulated by the anonymous donor — and this plan from the general contractor leaves no wiggle room.

Walker said the city hasn’t built any contingency into the budget in the event the cost climbs over $1 million, and he said the contractor would have to get city approval before proceeding if that happened.

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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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