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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: Jul 17, 2017

New EMS Station Near Lewes (DE) Helps Paramedics Battle Beach Traffic

Sussex County paramedics have a new station near Lewes to call home. For Robert Stuart, director of Sussex County EMS, the new station gives paramedics a leg up on the traffic that the area deals with in the summer.
"I think the single biggest thing were are going to enjoy coming out of this station is to be able to respond better for calls to this area," Stuart said. "We should be able to respond better to calls in this area. Route 1 has become a virtual parking lot on occasion, especially during the summer months, and it became very difficult getting out of our previous station because of traffic."

Sussex County has nine EMS stations covering the entire 936 square miles of the county, or one for every 104 square miles. In 2016, medics from the old station responded to more than 2,600 calls with an average response time of just over eight minutes.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Brunswick County (NC) EMS Will Need More Ambulances

In Brunswick County, a largely rural area spanning more than 800 square miles, ambulances and paramedics have a lot of ground to cover when it comes to responding to 911 calls.
Every day, paramedics are roving across Brunswick County, ready to respond to a call for help. Brian Watts, the county’s emergency services director, said 10 staffed ambulances are usually on the road. Seven operate 24 hours a day, while three ambulances operate during peak call times in the mornings and evenings. The county keeps six additional ambulances on hand as backups.

Though there are 10 stations around the county where ambulances can dock and shift changes can be made, Watts said the ambulances are hardly there. To cover a county the size of Brunswick County, they have to keep moving.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Patient Assaults Three New Windsor (NY) EMTs, Attempts to Hijack Ambulance

Three New Windsor volunteer emergency medical technicians were assaulted Sunday evening while driving a patient to the hospital, according to an official with the ambulance corps.
During the ride, the woman became agitated, Bigg said, and punched one of the two EMTs riding with her in the back of the ambulance. She then pepper-sprayed them both as well as the driver.

While the crew was blinded by the spray, she moved to the front and tried to drive the ambulance.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Fort Worth (TX) Firefighters Battled Small Fire in Fire Station

A fire erupted in a fire truck parked in a fire station early Sunday, but firefighters quickly extinguished it and no injuries were reported, a fire official said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. at Station 32, 10201 White Settlement Road.
Firefighters reported one of the trucks on fire. The station had a fire engine, a brush truck and a dive truck parked in the station, fire Lt. Kyle Falkner said Sunday in a telephone interview.

The brush truck was used to extinguish the fire, Falkner 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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