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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: Feb 15, 2018

American Fire Sprinkler Association Accepting Nominations for 2018 Awards

DALLAS - The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is now accepting nominations for the following awards for the 2018 year: the Henry S. Parmelee award, the Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award, and the Young Professional of the Year award. The awards will be presented during AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in Washington, D.C. and the recipients will be featured in Sprinkler Age magazine.

The Henry S. Parmelee award is AFSA's highest honor. Instituted in 1983 and given annually in recognition of an outstanding individual who has dedicated himself or herself to the professional advancement of the fire sprinkler industry and to the goal of fire safety through automatic sprinklers. The nomination deadline is June 30, 2018.

The Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award was created to honor individuals not directly involved in the fire sprinkler industry whose efforts have had a national impact in advancing the fire protection industry and automatic fire sprinklers. The deadline for nominations for this award is March 31, 2018. 

Lastly, the Young Professional of the Year award was designed to honor the contributions of promising fire protection specialists and serves to: reaffirm the growing importance of fire sprinkler knowledge in the world of business and construction management among the next generation of industry leaders, promote the emergence of young, talented professionals in the field of fire protection; and inspire fire protection companies and the fire protection community to invest in the development and excellence of the profession. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2018.

Nominations can be submitted by AFSA members in a number of different ways. Nominees do not need to be a member of AFSA to be eligible. Nominations can be submitted to AFSA via fax at (214) 343-8898, emailed to AFSA President Frank Mortl III, CAE at frankm@firesprinkler.org, or mailed to:

AFSA
Attn: Award Nominations
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75251

A letter stating which award the nomination is for, the nominee's name and contact information, and a brief statement of why he or she is deserving is all that is required.

 

About AFSA

Established in 1981, the American Fire Sprinkler Association is an international association representing fire sprinkler contractors. AFSA is dedicated to the educational and professional advancement of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. Visit firesprinkler.org.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2018

Report: Five Portland (ME) Fire Stations Should be Rebuilt

The report, presented to the City Council Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, comes as Jackson and his staff finish planning for renovating the North Deering Fire Station at 380 Allen Ave. City Manager Jon Jennings said study findings will be considered in his upcoming budget and a template as he and Jackson map out the department’s future. They are also working on a five-year plan to begin defining the needs and when they can be met.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2018

Winning Bid For Burlington (MA) Fire Station Is $1.6M Under Budget

The contract officially began on Tuesday, according to the Daily Times Chronicle, and Castagna has 14 months to complete the project. The new, 15,000-square-foot fire station will have three bays and be built on the existing on the same site as the existing station. The current station was built in 1971; the contractor that one the bid to demolish it is in the process of applying for a demolition permit.  

Replacing the station has been an issue for several years in Burlington. Two years ago Town Meeting approved the plan to build a new station.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2018

Two Million Toward New Albany (GA) Fire Apparatus

Interim Fire Chief Sebon Burns said these trucks would be made to the department's specification. He said the lifespan for fire trucks is around 10 to 15 years, and some of theirs have now met that.  
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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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