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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

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-SVI Rescue Trucks

St. Louis (MO) Fire Department heavy rescue units (2). Spartan Gladiator cabs and chassis; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engines; 26-foot walk-in rescue bodies with forward walk-in design.

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Pittsfield (VT) Voters Approve Fire Apparatus Purchase

At a special town meeting, voters were asked to decide two questions: The first asked if voters would allow the Select Board to put $35,000 into a newly-created reserve fund to buy a new fire truck, and the second asked if voters would allow the Pittsfield Volunteer Fire Department, or PVFD, to use up to $200,000 to buy a new tanker truck.  

In March, voters approved the purchase of the truck and tabled the creation of the reserve fund. But a petition forced the second vote Wednesday night.

Town Clerk Patricia Haskins said the fire truck question was approved by a vote of 69-31, with one ballot spoiled.

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Cincinnati Fire Department Considers New Fire Station

District Chief Dan Merz said some West Side companies have gone from being among the slower areas to the busier ones. Some crews are making as many as 30 runs in a day.

 

Adding another fire station would cut down on response times, lessen the wear on personnel and reduce the number of equipment failures, according to Merz.

To add a new station, the department will need more new recruits, according to Matt Alter, the president of firefighter union Local 48.

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Posted: May 22, 2018

New Fire Apparatus for Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

Crew representation from all three shifts transferred water in a custom leather fire bucket from the old engine 62 to the new one. After transferring some of the water they used a hose line from the old engine to wet the new engine down before all personnel pushed the new engine into quarters for its first time in service. This is the first time a dedication ceremony has been used to put a new engine in service by our agency – a practice that will continue. The same ceremony as described above will be used to christen the new Engine 54. Fire Chief Scott Freitag will lead the service, and the Central Arizona Honor Guard and Pipes and Drums will be present as well.
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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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