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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 14, 2018

Fire Truck Manufacturer Continues To Grow In Lyons (SD)

It's easily the largest business in Lyons. The plant sits on 22 acres in a town that besides an elevator across the street has no other businesses.

It all started as a two pump gas station. The owner had a plan

"Harold Boer, being a blacksmith, mechanic by trade, said he would build the first fire truck," Oyen said.

Boer did just that.

"The first one was built for Tea, SD in 1984. Since then we have grown gradually through the years. We merged with Rosenbauer out of Austria," Oyen said.

In the late 90's Rosenbauer was looking for a presence in North America, and since the merger, it's really taken off.

"Right now we are putting out between 8 and 10 [trucks] a week," Oyen said.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018

1926 fire truck returns to its roots

The truck was built in Utica and is one of several fire apparatus built by the O.J. Childs Co., according to a news release.

The truck visited the Oneida County History Center Thursday and will appear at several facilities throughout the area. Several binders of historical pictures, advertisements, stock certificates and owners’ manuals also will be available to view.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018

City Awaits New Fire Truck

“They’re going to try to get the truck on the road as soon as we leave,” Hutchison said. “When it gets here, it won’t have all the stuff on it. We will still have to go through a lot of training, but it will be here I’m hoping at the end of June.”

Howard told the panel about some of the extra equipment Hutchison had requested be installed on the truck.

“One of the extras is a larger water line going up the ladder itself,” Howard said. “The reason for that is the high rise and the hospital. We hope they never need it, but Chief Hutchison had asked for that.”

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018

Genesee Breaks Ground For New Fire Station

A decade ago, fire crews noticed the Genesee Fire Station was outdated and wasn’t able to house modern fire vehicles. The new station is projected to have twice as much space as the current building.

The total project will cost around $3.2 million over ten years through a bond the city passed in November 2017.

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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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