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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 13, 2018

American Medical Response Employee, Patient Killed in Rollover Accident in Las Vegas

According to NHP, the driver of the vehicle lost control while transporting a nonambulatory patient to a skilled nursing facility. The vehicle went into the embankment and rolled over on the Interstate 15 junction to westbound Interstate 215. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash but noted it was raining in the area and the roads were slick. 

Scott White, regional director for AMR and Medicwest, said the vehicle began transporting the patient at 11:29 p.m. and at 11:48 p.m. the driver called out "mayday" twice over the radio. Dispatch then notified the supervisor. Supervisors and other first responders went to the scene. 

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Washington Fire Station Built in Red Cedar and Black Metal

A major aim for the project was to increase the visibility of the fire department and the vital role it plays in the community.  

"One of the goals for this building was to increase public awareness surrounding the importance of the facility and for it to be a more engaging, welcoming and positive presence in the community it serves," said The Miller Hull Partnership, a Seattle-based studio founded in 1977.

 
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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Coppell (TX) Fire Department Plans for Fourth Fire Station

"The fire department has not added a new fire station in 22 years, and the community has outgrown our current configuration,” said Fire Chief Kevin Richardson.  

The department is looking to build a fourth fire station near the water tower next to Wagon Wheel Park while Fire Station 1 will be moved to a location near the Sanders Loop area. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standard is a four-minute travel time response for 90 percent of calls. Richardson said Coppell responds within this time frame for about 78 percent of calls.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Tilton (IL) Fire Apparatus Driver Cited for Rollover Accident

ISP says the fire truck rolled over when the mini van struck the truck.   

The tanker truck was responding to a fire in Westville with their emergency lights and sirens activated. The van had a green light when the fire truck proceeded through the the red light and the two vehicles collided. 

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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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