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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 16, 2017

Two Teens Killed in Collision with Akron Fire Apparatus

Two teens who died after their SUV collided with an Akron fire truck have been identified. LaShae Johnson, a 16-year-old junior at Akron East High School, and Briyana Hayes, a 15-year-old sophomore at Buchtel High School, were killed in the crash on Rhodes and Exchange Friday Afternoon, according to Akron Public Schools.
Six others were injured in the accident. Three of those hurt were Akron firefighters, but they apparently only sustained minor injuries.

Investigators say the fire engine was heading to a training exercise and not responding to an emergency call when the crash occurred.

Akron Police Chief Dan Zampelli says that according to witnesses, the SUV went through a red light and proceeded to strike the fire truck.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2017

Cumberland Valley Hose Company Aims Grocery Sale at New Ladder Truck

A fire company in Shippensburg is taking a new approach to raise money for a new ladder truck - a grocery sale. Cumberland Valley Hose Company will host a benefit grocery sale Saturday at the Shippensburg Firefighters Activities Center, 33 W. Orange St. in Shippensburg. The sale starts at 11 a.m.

A fire company in Shippensburg is taking a new approach to raise money for a new ladder truck — a grocery sale.


Cumberland Valley Hose Company will host a benefit grocery sale Saturday at the Shippensburg Firefighters Activities Center, 33 W. Orange St. in Shippensburg. The sale starts at 11 a.m. and is expected to last until about 3 p.m. It will be run by Michael “Irish Mike” Sullivan, owner of New Dawn Enterprises of Hanover, who will offer a variety of grocery store items at a fraction of the grocery store cost.


“I guarantee that we can beat any grocery store price by 20 to 60 percent because we don’t have the overhead and we buy quantity,” Sullivan said. “We’re licensed by the Department of Agriculture, inspected regularly, licensed, fully bonded and insured. … And we stand behind everything 100 percent.”


 

Lauren Ocker, fundraising committee chair for Cumberland Valley Hose Company, said she heard about Sullivan from Andrew Henry, owner of Keystone Gun Sales in Carlisle, who coordinates the fire company’s gun drawings.


Gun drawings, which are held each spring and fall, along with Saturday night Bingo, are the main fundraisers for Cumberland Valley Hose Company. However, with plans to purchase a new ladder truck this year, she said the company needed new fundraising ideas.


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Posted: Jul 14, 2017

Hamden Fire Announce Newest Piece of Equipment

From Hamden Fire: The Hamden Fire Department has taken delivery of its latest piece of apparatus, a 2016 Smeal quintuple combination pumper or quint. The apparatus will serve as a dual purpose engine (pumper) and a 75 ft. ladder truck.

 The apparatus will serve as a dual purpose engine (pumper) and a 75 ft. ladder truck. The nick-name “Quint” (derived from quintuple) refers to a vehicle with five functions that provides a pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders capabilities.


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Posted: Jul 14, 2017

LaVergne Fire Dept. Gets a New Sutphen Rescue-Pumper

LaVergne Mayor Dennis Waldron helped to introduce a new fire truck. The new truck is a reserve pump fire truck. The truck is at Fire Station 3 on 301 Bill Stewart Blvd. The truck is part of the City of La Vergne Fire Departments Back-Up Sutphen Rescue Pumper.
The truck is at Fire Station 3 on 301 Bill Stewart Blvd. The truck is part of the City of La Vergne Fire Departments Back-Up Sutphen Rescue Pumper. It will be available to see through Saturday at Fire Station 3.
 
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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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