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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 20, 2017

Fire Equipment Grant for Compton VFD (AR)

Miller went on to say “the Park Service is aware of the dedication of all VFD firefighters” and recognized the great working relationship between the Buffalo National River staff and the Compton VFD firefighters.

 

The National Park Service provides Rural Fire Assistance grants to neighboring community fire departments to enhance local wildfire protection, purchase equipment, and train volunteer firefighters. Service fire staff also assist directly with community projects.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

South Country Ambulance District (NY) HQ May Cost More to Build

Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said bids submitted by contractors interested in building the 26,000-square-foot facility on Station Road in North Bellport could push construction costs up to $15.73 million.  

The town board in 2015 had approved $13 million to build the facility, which would replace South Country’s current 16,000-square-foot headquarters in East Patchogue. Officials have said that facility should be replaced because it is 80 years old and has mold, asbestos and a leaky roof.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Look at Kirksville (MO) Fire Department's Budget

Kirksville City Council members and city staff reviewed the entire 2018 proposed budget during a study session meeting last week. The city’s budget is expected to have about $38.2 million in total expenditures.

The Kirksville Fire Department is seeking about $2 million for department expenditures, which is about an $88,000 difference when compared to the its 2017 adopted budget of $1.9 million.

 

The Kirksville Fire Department is preparing to receive its new fire truck in 2018.

In April, the Kirksville City Council approved the purchase of a fire truck from the Sutphen Corporation; and in June, the City Council approved a financing agreement with U.S. Bancorp for the purchase of the truck.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Fire Apparatus Crashes After Responding to Washington County (OH) Fire

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says at least one fire fighter was taken to the hospital, and the roadway was closed for a short time.
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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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