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RECENT FIRE MECHANIC NEWS

Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Firefighters Call in Specially Equipped Engine from South London to Save Man Stuck on Scaffolding

Archant A specialised fire engine was called 30 miles across London to Harold Hill yesterday to help rescue a man who had become stuck on some scaffolding. Firefighters were called to Longtown Road yesterday afternoon to help rescue the man, who was stuck for more than an hour while he waited for a specially-adapted cherry picker to make its way to Havering from south London.

Firefighters were called to Longtown Road yesterday afternoon to help rescue the man, who was stuck for more than an hour while he waited for a specially-adapted cherry picker to make its way to Havering from south London.


A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokeswoman told the Recorder: “We were called at 3.35pm to reports of a person stuck on some scaffolding.


“One man was brought to ground level by an aerial ladder platform, where he was examined and taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.”


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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Gore Fire Chief Injured, Tanker Written Off in Accident

He was on his way to a call in Kennetcook, where a home was destroyed by fire, but nobody was injured in the crash. Markitia Ettinger, treasurer of the Gore District Volunteer Fire Department and Jeff Ettinger's wife, said they feel lucky he wasn't badly hurt.
“My husband left as the lone person in our pumper-tanker to go for water shuttle and when he was on his route he hit a wall of fog and lost sight of the road and… he thought he was on one part of the road and felt the truck drop off the shoulder of the road,” she said. “The fog cleared, he realized where he was, went to correct the truck, the load shifted and there was nothing he could do.”
 
Markitia said the truck, a 1991 pumper-tanker, slid into the ditch until it struck a telephone poll, which was knocked down.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Elite L.A. Search and Rescue Team Prepares to Deploy to Mexico if Needed

Search and rescue personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department are preparing Wednesday to head to Mexico in case they are needed to assist in the aftermath of a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

The crew is part of an elite disaster response team known internationally as USA-2, which is trained to conduct around-the-clock search and rescue operations for both domestic and international disasters, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


Tuesday’s quake turned dozens of buildings in central Mexico into dust and debris, killing at least 217 people, CNN reported.


Twenty-two bodies were found in the debris of the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City’s Coapa district, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto said Tuesday.


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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Darlington County Fire District Dedicates New Fire Truck

The Pine Ridge Fire Department has a new member--a brand new fire truck!The truck is available to respond to emergencies on the western side of Darlington County.Wednesday night the department had a special ceremony to dedicate the truck.Pine Ridge houses

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — The Pine Ridge Fire Department has a new member--a brand new fire truck!


The truck is available to respond to emergencies on the western side of Darlington County.


Wednesday night the department had a special ceremony to dedicate the truck.


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Pine Ridge houses three free trucks and they hold about 1,000 to 1,500 gallons of water.


This new truck carries 1,800 gallons of water, something Chief Ricky Flowers says is so important in a rural county that has water issues.


"Not only can it pump water whenever it gets to a fire it takes a lot of water with it. So that's really important to us especially in a rural setting. So, our goal whenever we show up is to have as much water as possible and this truck is a huge help to us," Flowers said.


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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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