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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: Dec 4, 2018

Man Charged After Auburn (ME) Ambulance Crash

At the time of the collision, Jones was making a left turn onto Center Street from a driveway and failed to yield to the ambulance, according to Auburn police.  

Jones and his passenger, 70-year-old Phyllis Jones of Wilton, were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where they were treated for minor injuries, Auburn police said.

Neither the Tripp nor his passenger in the ambulance, Lt. Stephen Coombs, were injured in the crash.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Coral Springs (FL) Fire Department Puts on Holiday Light Show

"What happens when firefighters and our City’s video team want to give residents something to smile about during the holidays? This happens! We wish you all a safe, joyous holiday season. And, thanks @Coral Springs Police for joining in the fun at the end. Did this video make you smile?"
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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Colorado Fire Department's Approach Helps Reduce 911 Calls

Instead of sending a big engine with several firefighters -- and possibly police officers and paramedics -- Squad 1 may take the call instead. None of the crew members are firefighters. Conradson is a community paramedic. The other crew members include a crisis intervention counselor and experts at helping people navigate the complex world of social services. Proactive steps, like this simple check-in, aim to prevent those non-emergency calls.  

This proactive approach, mixed with Squad 1's triaging of 911 calls as they come in, represents a major shift in culture and thought for the fire department.  

"We're very traditional," Chief Dale Lyman said with a laugh. "We like to send lots of people and big trucks to things."

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Bentonville (NC) Fire Department Donates Fire Apparatus to Students

The donation directly benefits students who are enrolled in the district’s fire science program by giving them hands-on experience working with an actual fire truck.  

After seeing how successful the school system’s fire science program was, the Bentonville Fire Department decided to support it by donating a fire truck that would otherwise be out of service.

“The fire truck will serve as a mobile lab for those students enrolled in our Fire Science Academy program,” said Superintendent Ross Renfrow. “We’re really, really excited about this inter-agency collaboration.”

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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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