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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

Ambridge (PA) Fire Department Purchases Four New Fire Apparatus

For the first time in a quarter century, borough fire fighters have four new trucks in service. The borough bought a used ladder truck, two pumper trucks and a 2017 Ford Explorer for about $600,000 - the cost of a single, brand new fire engine, Chief Robert Gottschalk said.
Last year, borough officials began considering buying a new truck to replace a 1973 American LaFrance Snorkel truck. Buying it brand new wasn’t an option, borough Manager Joe Kauer said, considering the amount of fire equipment the borough needed.

Among the equipment bought were a 2008 Pierce Ladder Truck to replace the 1973 vehicle, a 2004 Pierce Pumper to replace a 1977 pumper truck and a 2017 Ford Explorer to replace a 2001 Ford Expedition that needed extensive repairs. The borough also bought a 1993 fire engine from Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department that will be used as a rescue and reserve engine.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Roslyn (PA) Fire Company and Surrounding Area Fire Apparatus Operate at a Working Fire

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Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Visionary Fire Station Opens In West Point

Cullman County, AL Local Weather Alerts There are currently no active weather alerts. "West Point Fire & Rescue sets very high standards high for most everything we do. We are very blessed the citizens of West Point appreciate and support for those standards."

After almost two decades of planning, preparation, fundraising, logistics, and construction, the Town of West Point held the much anticipated Grand Opening of their new, ultra-modern Fire Station and Community Storm Shelter.


  This new facility replaces a 40-year building that housed much of this same equipment and personnel. The old building will be fondly remembered as a couple of closets acting as offices inside a drafty steel building next to West Point High School. 
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Posted: Jul 18, 2017

West Shore Firefighters Lend a Helping Hand in B.C. Interior

Crews from View Royal, North Saanich and Sidney utilize a drafting pond to soak stacked timber at the mill in Williams Lake. (Photo courtesy North Saanich Fire Department/Facebook) Members of the View Royal, Metchosin and Langford fire departments have been deployed to the Interior to help fight wildfires.

Crews from across the province have combined forces to help battle the roughly 160 wildfires threatening the central and southern Interior. Sixteen of those are interface fires with evacuation orders or alerts associated with them. The areas under evacuation include: the Fraser River east to the Beaver Lake Road, north to the Quesnel River, east along the Quesnel River to approximately Hydraulic, south east to Antoine Lake, south to MacIntosh Lake, east to the existing order at 150 Mile.


 
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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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