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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

Wet Down Ceremony Held for New Fire Trucks

CANTON, GA -- From Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services held a "wet down" ceremony Tuesday at the Cherokee County Administrative Offices for five new fire engines. The new fire engines were delivered about a month ago and will be put into service next week.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

South Haven Area Emergency Services Acquires New Fire Truck

South Haven Area Emergency Services has received a brand new truck. A 75-foot ladder truck made by Spencer Manufacturing of South Haven was delivered this week. It replaces the department's 50-foot ladder truck that's 31 years old. South Haven Emergency Services tells us the new truck is powered by a 500-horse power Cummins engine.
It replaces the department’s 50-foot ladder truck that’s 31 years old. South Haven Emergency Services tells us the new truck is powered by a 500-horse power Cummins engine. Other features include a 1,200 gallon poly water tank and a 20 gallon foam cell allowing for foam to be used on some fires. A poly body on the unit removes the concern of rust, and an eight kilowatt generator means portable lighting can be run at fire scenes. 
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

UL FSRI Enlists Firefighters in 'Close Your Door' Campaign

Close the Door campaign

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) recently launched a national program aimed at enlisting fire service professionals in its “Close Before You Doze” campaign, which educates consumers about the importance of closing doors inside their home at night.  

Close Before You Doze Slam Video from UL FSRI on Vimeo.

UL FSRI research reveals that during a fire in the home closed doors serve as valuable barriers against fire, decreasing the levels of smoke, heat, flames and CO, providing trapped occupants with better chances of survival while waiting for first responders. People once had an average of 17 minutes to escape a burning home after the activation of a smoke detector. Today, that time has dropped to three minutes or less, mostly because of open floor plans and synthetic materials used to build and furnish homes, which burn more quickly than traditional materials.

To help fire departments share this important message UL FSRI has developed a portal with materials they can download and share with schools and others in the community. Fire professionals can access the portal at https://fireservice.closeyourdoor.org.

As part of the program, UL FSRI established a $100,000 national fund to help departments pay for printing of the materials. Fire departments can order the materials they need from the portal and FSRI will subsidize the first $250 of materials and shipping costs.

“Beyond the life-saving work fire service professionals do every day in fighting fires they are the most important educators in teaching the public how to protect against fire. We think ‘close your door’ should be an important part of their message,” said Steve Kerber, Director UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. “Research clearly proves to us that when people go to sleep at night closed doors in all rooms in the house could help save their lives in the event of a fire.”

Close Before You Doze from UL FSRI on Vimeo.

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About UL FSRI
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute is dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities they serve. Working in partnership with the fire service, research departments and agencies, UL FSRI executes cutting-edge firefighter research and

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Chicago Turret Wagon by Steve Redick

This Photo of the Day comes from Steve Redick's archive of photos from a fire in a U-shaped apartment building.

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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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