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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

Vintage Fire Truck from Yukon Restored in Blenheim

A dream 25 years in the making. More than two decades ago members of the volunteer fire department for Dawson City, Yukon decided they wanted to restore their horse-drawn steam pumper from the 1890s. For many years it just sat outside the fire department.

For many years it just sat outside the fire department. They chose to save the money they would receive to fight a fire in order to get enough funds to restore the pumper back to its original state.


It's taken 19 months and $250,000, but soon their No. 2 steam fire engine will be back in Dawson City. It was among the first vehicles ever used by the fire department.


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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Former Mayor Cook Donates Fire Truck to Small Chihuahua City

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Former El Paso Mayor John Cook made a generous donation to a small Mexican city Friday. Cook presented a 1980 American La France fire truck to a fire department located in Temósachic, located about 300 miles southwest of Ciudad Juarez.

Cook presented a 1980 American La France fire truck to a fire department located in Temósachic, located about 300 miles southwest of Ciudad Juarez.


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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Local Volunteer Fire Station May Close if Repairs Aren't Made Soon

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - A local fire station is in dire need of repairs and on Monday night, the Wagstaff Circle Volunteer Fire Department is showing the community exactly what firefighters are battling every day.

The 63-year-old fire station is showing its age. A 30-year-old pitched roof needs to be replaced, crumbling concrete must be repaired and a new HVAC unit must be installed. Firefighters have been relying on big box fans to keep cool for a month now.


 
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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Trustees Explain Decision to Move Fire Station

As readers are no doubt aware, the issue over the location for a new fire station has recently attracted considerable attention. After almost 12 years of extensive study by Trustees past and present, professional research studies, and considerable public input, the current Trustees have determined the community's best interests are served by constructing a new fire station on South Main Street, where the Village Service Center is currently located.
Concerns over the proposed move and a few individuals irresponsible use of social media have made our task more difficult. Up until recently the Trustees had not reached consensus on the appropriate Township location and were involved in sensitive discussions over alternative land locations, open discussion of which could have compromised bargaining positions and resulted in a bigger price tag for the taxpayers. This enabled rumors, innuendos and gross distortions to go unchallenged. 
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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
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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