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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 21, 2017

Cops: Vandals Shatter Sarasota (FL) Fire Station Windows

A fire station in Sarasota was vandalized twice last month, according to the sheriff's office. According to detectives, two hurricane resistant windows were shattered on two separate occasions, resulting in an estimated $4,000 worth of damage. This happened once on August 3 and again on August 31.
Detectives said anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the agency’s Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900. Tipsters can also submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Sarasota by calling 941.366.TIPS, or online at www.SarasotaCrimeStoppers.com.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

U-Crest (NY) Fire Apparatus Snaps Power Pole

Traffic on Union Road is impacted after a U-Crest fire truck crashed into a power pole Thursday afternoon. First responders are on the scene at the corner of Union Road and Clover Place. A U-Crest fire truck struck a pole at the intersection around 12:45 pm. The pole snapped.
A law enforcement source at the scene says the fire truck was making a right-hand turn onto Union Road from Clover Place and cut the corner to close. The fire truck was not responding to an emergency.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Park Ridge (IL) Fire Department Debuts New, Grant-Funded Fire Apparatus

One year after announcing it was the recipient of a federal grant to purchase a new, state-of-the-art fire engine, the Park Ridge Fire Department is a proud owner of the truck.
The truck was purchased with a $500,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, with a $50,000 match from the city, the department said last year.

The engine replaces a truck that was 22 years old. Last year, Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen said the aging vehicle frequently required repairs and maintenance and, because many parts were not immediately available due to its age, it was out of service for extended periods.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Monroe, Ida (MI) Get New Fire Apparatus, Fire Equipment

The volunteer fire departments at Monroe and Ida townships have received a new fire truck and other necessary equipment thanks to federal grants that total hundreds of thousands of dollars. Monroe Township has a new rescue pumper in operation that was obtained through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Monroe Township has a new rescue pumper in operation that was obtained through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Supervisor Alan Barron said the 2017 Pierce Arrow XT rescue pumper costs almost $628,000 and the federal grant covered more than $476,000 of the price. The township’s board of trustees agreed to cover the remaining costs of $151,767.

In Ida, the fire department also used grant funds to purchase needed equipment. The same program, which falls under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), awarded the department $214,000. The grant funds will be used to replace the department’s aging self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and cascade system. This is the first grant the Ida Fire Department has been awarded through the AFG program.

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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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