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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: May 23, 2018

Greene County Career and Technology Center (PA) Receives Donated Fire Truck for Emergency Program

The 1990 engine could be worth anywhere between $45,000 to $70,000, Wilkinson said. Lone Pine even left the ladders on the truck and Clem’s Decals in Belle Vernon donated the new decals, including their class patch. The program had an engine prior to the donation that wasn’t in the best shape when they originally received it, so they’re trying to determine what to do with it now.
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Posted: May 23, 2018

Navarre (OH) 1923 Fire Apparatus Being Restored

Equipped with about 60 horsepower, the truck undoubtedly signaled immediate unemployment for a couple of horses of the 4-legged kind because their services were no longer needed.  

Decommissioned in 1953 after 30 years of service to the town, the fire truck was moved from one storage facility to another over the next 65 years and most folks lost track of it. Earlier this year, village officials asked the Navarre-Bethlehem Township Historical Society if it would accept the truck as a donation and restore it.

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Posted: May 23, 2018

Phenix Technology Receives Presidential Award for Exports

Phenix Technology

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Phenix Technology, Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 21. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

“Phenix Technology has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Phenix Technology’s strategic plan for market expansion to sustain international growth.  The company’s volunteer work to support other businesses in developing an export program was also particularly notable. Phenix Technology’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.

Phenix Technology, Inc. is a manufacturer of products and equipment for emergency service personnel. Located in the sunny state of California, Phenix Technology, Inc. has become a well-known and respected name in the firefighting industry. Best known for rescue and firefighting helmets, the company has provided American Made products to first responders since 1972.

“Exporting is a critical part of our sales strategy,” said Angel Sanchez, Jr., Phenix Technology, Inc.’s Director of Global Operations. “The men and women who put their lives on the line protecting others, here in the United States and abroad, want world class quality products made in the United States. We are honored to receive the “E” Award.”

In total, Secretary Ross honored 32 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies expand in international markets by lending their expertise at every stage of the exporting process.

U.S. exports totaled $2.21 trillion in 2016, accounting for nearly 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Exports supported an estimated 11.5 million jobs nationwide in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the International Trade Administration.

About the “E” Awards

In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients. 

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.

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Posted: May 23, 2018

Ferrara's Super Pumper™ Exceeds Industry Records

HOLDEN, LA—Ferrara’s high-capacity Super Pumper™ has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) confirmation for a flow capability of 6,256 gallons per minute (gpm) from draft at a discharge pressure of 125 PSI.  Ferrara has once again exceeded the record for pump performance. The actual performance test has been documented and witnessed by both Underwriters Laboratories and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

With this new increased flow capability, fire departments will no longer be limited to the standard industrial rating of 100 percent capacity at only 100-psi net discharge pressure.  Breaking the 100-psi ceiling has been made possible with the unit’s new HPV6000 pump from US Fire Pump. With four 8-inch connections and one 12-inch intake connection, the ability to be remotely supplied from mega hydrants is now feasible. 

Other features of the Ferrara Super Pumper include:

  • Triple threat deck gun system offering an  8,000-gpm main gun and dual rear 2,000-gpm configuration.
  • A rear-mount pump configuration allowing for protection from potential supply and discharge lines, ease of establishing supply lines to the pump, and a quieter operating environment.
  • Wireless remote control of all guns for ease of use to ensure the application of large streams are safely and efficiently deployed on the fireground.
  • The HPV6000’s patent-pending Pressurized Lubrication System that allows for pressurized lubrication to be applied at all shaft bearing points for increased life and durability of bearings.
  • A shorter, more maneuverable 185-inch wheelbase and an overall length of just 33 feet 2.75 inches, making it an ideal choice for older and “tighter” facilities.
  • A foam concentrate tank capacity of 900 gallons.
  • A 300-gpm multipoint direct-injection foam system that reduces increased flow restrictions, including driver and passenger side foam inlet/flush connections.
  • A total of four 6-inch LDH discharges, dual 2.5-inch rear discharges, and dual rear 1.75-inch preconnect discharges.

“Ferrara and US Fire Pump first took on these challenges with the introduction of the Super Pumper™ and HVP5500 Pump just a few short years ago,” said Brad Williamson, Ferrara Industrial Products Manager. “Both companies are on the forefront of new product development and innovation with the Super Pumper™.” 

Ferrara’s Super Pumper™ meets the higher flow requirements that industrial hazards firefighters are facing today at petrochemical processing and refining, and is also ideal for municipalities with large fire load facilities such as warehouse districts, shopping malls, shipping docks, tunnels, tank farms, or for mass disaster response requirements.

For more information, visit www.ferrarafire.com.

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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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