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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: Jun 15, 2018

Developers' Plans For Historic Roanoke Fire Station Include Black Dog Salvage Store And Tap House

Ahead of the next City Council meeting, Old School Partners has submitted a proposal and plans for the property. Seven bed-and-breakfast-style rooms, along with an open event space, would be upstairs. And downstairs the group imagines a mixed use space with a tap house, pop-up vendor and also retail in the form of a Black Dog Salvage general store.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2018

Fire Board Backs $861,000 Purchase Of New Ladder Truck

Although the two Holland fire board members, Bob Stupi and Jerome Pedretti, admitted the new aerial ladder truck was needed, they objected to how the purchase is to be financed.

They preferred the fire department lease with a possible option to buy the truck instead of requiring each fire board member municipalities fund a third of the purchase cost.

The cost of the new truck will be divided equally among the three member municipalities with each responsible for around $288,000.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2018

New Bainbridge Fire Station 21 Opens On Madison Avenue

On the "working" side of the station, the department now has a decontamination area for those returning from calls, more space in its apparatus bays, a storage room specifically for fire gear, a dedicated room for report writing, a workout and training room that could someday be converted into an apparatus bay, sleeping areas, locker rooms and a large commons and kitchen area for employees. Screens in the station show current weather, traffic and staffing conditions but then flash to a map showing the location of an emergency call when it comes in.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018

Aerial Fire Truck Purchase Postponed

Blais said that he asked the former chief mechanic of the Albany Fire Department to inspect the village’s existing aerial truck — and he also talked with representatives of the repair facility — Stewart & Stevenson of Latham. 

They all told Blais that the truck’s diesel engine merely blew a seal and should be repaired, rather than replacing the motor or purchasing a new truck at this point, the mayor said.

The former Albany Fire Department mechanic praised the truck’s condition, Blais told the village board.

“He said our truck is in excellent condition, adding that after the motor is repaired, it will be as good as any fire truck that Albany now owns,” Blais said.

The mechanic scrutinized the extensive repairs that were made last year to the ladder turntable, one of the vehicle’s pumps, and  said the repair work was outstanding, Blais reported. He also said that he conferred with town board members, and they predicted that their board would likely defeat a purchase proposal, based on its impact on taxes and public opposition.

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10 Sep 2018 2018 FIRE MECHANICS FALL CONFERENCE 9/10/2018 - 9/14/2018
This year will feature classes to prepare you for F-1, F-2, F-3, F-4, F-5, F-6, F-7, F-8 as well as Jim Juneau "See You In Court", L&I Shop Safety, Cummins Insight, Basic Commercial Tire Service and more!

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11 Sep 2018 2018 FIRE MECHANICS VENDOR SHOW 9/11/2018

September 11, 3pm-6pm
Wenatchee Convention Center 

Mark your calendar for this exciting vendor show at the Wenatchee Convention Center. 

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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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