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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: Dec 6, 2018

D.C. Firetruck Shortage Connected To Woman's Death

The truck company that is normally first due was covering for another truck company as part of a rotation of apparatus to cover for the out-of-service company whose rig has been out for repair since November 11.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2018

Illinois American Water Distributes Grant to Des Plaines Fire Department

 

The IAW 2018 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. This year, approximately $77,000 will be awarded to 78 Illinois fire departments. Since the program was created in 2010, over 500 grants totaling over $493,000 has been awarded to fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois American Water's service area.

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Posted: Dec 5, 2018

Cherokee County Board of Commissioners (GA) Approves Fire House, Fire Apparatus Purchase

JK Lockwood Construction had the highest-scoring proposal and submitted the lowest of seven bids for the renovation of Station 24, staff said. The station is at 1000 River Park Boulevard, Woodstock. Commissioners also approved a 15 percent contingency, $64,155, in the event of additional, unforeseen repairs.

Separately, commissioners accepted a $338,486 insurance payout from One Beacon for Fire Engine 24, totaled in an accident, and the $438,590 purchase of a new engine from Fireline Inc. The totaled unit was acquired in September 2016 for $398,219, and was deployed about a year and had less than 10,000 miles on the odometer when it was in the accident, staff said.

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Posted: Dec 5, 2018

Speegleville (TX) VFD Selling 1982 Fire Apparatus

The volunteer fire department with 15 active members has already sold a 1998 diesel pickup that needed repairs to its cab, and firefighters are now working to sell a 1982 fire engine as they continue to seek donations to support their responses to 250 to 300 calls for service each year.

"We get a lot of our budget through fundraising … but it’s pretty much up to us to keep it running,” Speegleville VFD Assistant Chief Kevin Merritt said. “We are hoping with the sale of these two vehicles, we might get between $7,000 and $10,000 total."

The new brush truck is expected to cost between $50,000 and $55,000, Merritt said. While the ‘82 engine is memorable, the cost of repairs it would need to stay in service outweigh the benefits, he 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

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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