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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: May 22, 2018

Grants provide Zip City Fire new stabilizing equipment

Thanks to a grant from the Lauderdale County Development Committee, the fire department now has four Res-Q-Jacks, which stabilize and elevate a vehicle.

“I was looking for equipment that could benefit us in these situations,” Mitchell said. “I saw these jacks, read about them, and then talked with Rep. Tim Melson, R-Florence, and Rep. Phillip Pettus, R-Greenhill, about the need. They suggested we apply for grant money through the Lauderdale County Development Committee.”

He said the department received a total of $10,558.50, which provided for the purchase of the jacks and some water tanks for the trucks.

“Without the grant money there is no way we could have purchased the jacks and the water tanks,” the chief said. “This is a luxury for our department. We appreciate Melson and Pettus, and the community development committee for the money.”

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Grant Helps Hiram Fire Purchase Safety Gear

A Hiram-area resident has won the award in Portage County for the past six years. In 2013 and again from 2015 to 2018, a member of the Groselle family won the money and donated it to the Hiram Fire Department, Groselle said. His father Jack won in 2013, 2016 and 2017, and Jason won it in 2015 and 2018, he said. 

The funds were then donated to the Hiram Firefighters Association to purchase equipment for the department. This year, the money was used to purchase a Great Wall Grain rescue tube to help rescue people trapped in grain vents, along with Innotex Gray Hood 25s for Hiram firefighters to wear during firefighting operations, Groselle said. 

The department trained with a grain rescue tube on the Groselle family farm last August and “thought it would be a good investment for our community and surrounding communities to utilize,” Groselle said. “Normally, budget funds aren’t approved to buy something like that.” 

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Life Flight Network Launches New App for Hospitals and Emergency Responders

The free app is designed for use by approved agencies to send activation requests to Life Flight Network. Those agencies include hospitals, first responders, fire departments, EMS, law enforcement, search and rescue, ski patrols, and other qualified agencies currently working with Life Flight Network. Life Flight Network's service area covers Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

The LFN Respond app provides additional functions including a searchable hospital directory, a landing zone guide, access to Life Flight Network's calendar of outreach education trainings, and push notifications from Life Flight Network on education and training events. Once a flight call has been made using the app, users can view a real-time progress tracker that shows the aircraft's location while en route and when it's expected to arrive. LFN Respond integrates seamlessly with Life Flight Network's computer-aided dispatch and flight tracking software.

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Bad Rock (MT) Takes Delivery of HME Ahrens-Fox Type 3 Rig

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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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