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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 14, 2018

Manhattan (KS) Airport Needed Fire Apparatus

Manhattan Fire Captain David Graham said the truck is need to keep up with the growing airport needs.  

"In order to provide the coverage we need for our current index level we are running into some issues with some older equipment," explained Graham. "I believe our back up truck right now was from 1979 and it does not have that cling agent that is required by the FAA for certain index levels.”

Firefighters are training to become familiar with the truck by conducting hours of training.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2018

Chicopee (MA) to Buy Second Fire Apparatus in Two Months

The City Council voted 12-0 to withdraw $500,000 from the city's stabilization, or savings account, to buy the new pumper truck. It will replace a truck that is 16 years old.  

"This purchase will put the fire department in a very solid position in terms of our ability to respond with reliable apparatus when needed," Fire Chief Dean Desmarais said.  

He urged the City Council to approve the purchase as soon as possible since the price of the new truck increased by $13,908 in early February. Desmarais said he had negotiated a deal with the vendor to extend the original price of $488,823 but only if they acted within a week.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Custom Fab & Body Pumper-Tanker

Riga Township (MI) Fire Department, pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 350-hp engine. Hale DSD 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 3,000-gallon tank.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Romania Plans to Replace Fire Apparatus and Equipment with EU Funding

Arafat hopes old cars will become history in two – three years, should the ongoing EUR 600 million tender be successful. The funds allotted from this budget would allow to buy some 500 fire trucks.  

Bucharest will also have 13 new firefighter units, with fund allotted for four of them this year.

Emergency intervention services in Romania are also equipped with old ambulances, many of which already a mileage above 1 million kilometers, according to Arafat. Over 60% of the ambulances used by the Ambulance Service and by the emergency rescue service SMURD are older than ten years. Tenders are ongoing for three types of ambulances, and the first new ones should arrive this year.

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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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