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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, 2018

Palm Bay (FL) Fire Rescue Engine Dedication Ceremony Set For Saturday at 10 a.m. |

The City of Palm Bay has purchased two new fire engines this year thanks to federal grant money awarded to the city. Earlier this year PBFR welcomed a new engine and tender truck to their fleet thanks to funding from the Community Development Block Grant.

This latest engine purchase comes because of funding received from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant, with was a 10 percent match from the city.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Firefighter Earns Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Scholarship

Lt. Michael Boyce

Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Department Lt. Michael Boyce is the recipient of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Scholarship, an opportunity afforded to him by his fire department and Columbia Southern University (CSU). Through his scholarship, he now has the opportunity to improve his firefighting knowledge and chances for promotion. And that’s only the beginning for this eager fire officer.   

“The CSU program will equip me with the information relevant to fire service best practices as a whole. My college experience will expose me to the executive level issues and decision-making skills required to be highly effective,” he said.

Boyce works in the Inspections Section of Community Risk Reduction. His department handles building inspections and fire code enforcements throughout Atlanta.

This scholarship, which is in its second year, was established for Atlanta Fire Rescue personnel. It will cover Boyce’s tuition for a bachelor’s degree in fire administration from CSU.

“This scholarship gives me the ultimate chance for success. I will not have to work overtime to pay for school,” he said. “The long, extended hours can be used to study and provide a greater future for my family, career and the citizens of Atlanta.”

This year, Columbia Southern University celebrates its 25th anniversary. As a pioneer in online education, CSU was established in 1993 to provide an alternative to the traditional university experience. CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees such as business administration, criminal justice, fire administration and occupational safety and health. Visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu or call (877) 347-6050 to learn more.

 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Rosenbauer Platform Quint

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Posted: Sep 20, 2018

Old Estevan (Canada) Fire Apparatus Has New Home

“We were looking at trying to get that into a running state, but it (the museum) wasn’t the place or the facility to try to do any mechanical fixing. We decided we were going to trailer it … to bring it back to the fire station,” said Fire Chief Dale Feser.  

The truck had been at the Souris Valley Museum since the museum opened in 2000. It was loaned to the museum, and the museum’s employees were responsible for taking care of it.

When the fire department moved to its new home late last year, it had the space to house the fire truck.

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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
TBD
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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