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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

Colorado Springs Police Looking for Suspect that Rammed Fire Apparatus

Rescue crews responded to the 5500 hundred block of Powers Center Point Sunday night on a report that two people might be overdosing in a vehicle. Firefighters noticed one of the people inside the car had a gun and they immediately backed their fire engine away from the vehicle.  

The driver put the vehicle in reverse and rammed the fire engine several times before leaving the scene. No one was injured and the fire truck received minor damage.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

s.ONE Fleet: New module for the s.ONE platform

Swissphone has expanded its s.ONE software solution with an additional module, s.ONE Fleet. This provides for fast updates and centralised management of pager data such as RIC addresses or keys. The pagers are programmed over TCP/IP via remote configuration. This avoids errors, reduces programming effort and increases data security. 

Targeted and efficient alerting is the key to effective event management. The s.ONE resource management solution meets this requirement, enabling dispatchers, station managers and first responders to improve the efficiency before, during and after an alert...

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Pierce Delivers Five Enforcer Pumpers and an Ascendant 107’ Aerial Ladder to the Mobil (AL) Fire and Rescue Department

Pierce Manufacturing has delivered five Enforcer™ pumpers and an Ascendant® 107’ Aerial Ladder to the City of Mobile, Alabama Fire and Rescue Department. The delivery represents the first Pierce apparatus to be put into service for the department.

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has delivered five Pierce® Enforcer pumpers and an Ascendant® 107’ aerial ladder to the Mobile (AL) Fire and Rescue Department. The delivery represents the first Pierce apparatus to be put into service for the department.

Mark Sealy, chief of the department, says, “As our fleet began to age, we understood the critical need to put apparatus into service that could run everywhere from compact downtown areas, protected ports, and rural West Mobile. The most remarkable element of designing our trucks from the ground up was the quality incorporated into every feature from the hinges and doors, to the user-friendly design that addressed all of our department’s needs.”

With a number of fire stations built in the early 1900s and serving a community at heightened risk for tropical storms, the department customized the engines to be compact apparatus with short wheelbases, allowing for greater maneuverability to fit into tight stations without sacrificing performance. Other features include high-visibility scene lighting, TAK-4® independent front suspension, 500-gallon water tankd, and Waterous 2,000-gpm pumps.”

“It’s clear the City of Mobile Fire and Rescue Department is committed to providing the highest level of service and safety, and our team is proud to supply these dedicated first responders with quality apparatus that allow them to focus on the lifesaving tasks they face each day,” says Jeff Kuntz, owner of Emergency Equipment Professionals. “It was an honor to be chosen to assist with an order of such significance, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to help meet the department’s needs into the future.”

The Mobile Fire and Rescue Department covers 210 square miles and serves 244,376 citizens from 20 fire stations. As the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast, the city features urban and rural neighborhoods, mid- to high-rise office buildings, and two airports.

The five Pierce pumpers and the Ascendant 107’ aerial ladder are built on the Enforcer custom chassis.

For more information, visit www.piercemfg.com.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

CMC Announces Its 2019 Open Enrollment Course Schedule for Rescue Professional Training

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA - CMC, the California-based rescue and work -at-height company dedicated to helping save lives and keeping people safe, today announced its 2019 CMC School schedule of courses for rescue professional training. 

The CMC School will be available at strategic locations around the country which allow for individuals to enroll in Confined Space Rescue, Rope Rescue Technician I/II and Trench Rescue classes. The Open Enrollment calendar for 2019 courses is now open for early registration here

“For over 40 years, CMC has remained dedicated to manufacturing and distributing the industry’s most reliable and trusted life safety equipment and gear; however, we also understand that equipment, without the requisite education and hands-on training, can only take rescue and rope access professionals so far,” said John McKently, CMC School Director.

“Through extensive, hands-on courses led by our team of seasoned instructors, the CMC School provides our community of rescue and other work-at-height professionals with the knowledge and training to do their jobs safely, effectively, and confidently,” McKently continued.

In the early 1980s, CMC developed one of the first curriculums for teaching mountain rescue skills to public safety professionals. Their experience as a leader in the rescue equipment industry naturally led to the teaching of rescue techniques and the establishment of the CMC School. 

Over the years, the CMC School has evolved to include open enrollment and contract classes on Rope Rescue, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, Tower Rescue, Tactical Rappelling, and other unique or difficult access or rescue situations.   

CMC School’s Open Enrollment Schedule for 2019 will include the following rescue training courses:

Confined Space Entry and Rescue covers NFPA 1006 skills including: pre-planning, team evaluation, assessment, confined space hazards, personal protective equipment, hazard control, atmospheric monitoring, ventilation, supplied air breathing systems, communications, tripods and other high anchor points, rope systems for confined spaces and patient packaging.  

Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intense, five-day, 40-hour training course in rope rescue fundamentals, in both high- and low-angle rescue situations. The course covers skills used in wilderness, urban, and industrial environments. 

Trench Rescue Technician is an intensive 24-hour hands-on course that covers Technician Level Trench Rescue Shoring & Evacuation Skills in NFPA 1006. 

“Education and training are the foundation of any successful rescue mission or work-at-height job, which is why the CMC School has continued to be a pillar of our company since close to its inception,” concluded Vickie Achee, CMC’s Director of Marketing. “Through a philosophy of ‘Learning by Doing’, our instructors – all of whom are either current or former public safety or skilled work-at-height professionals – deliver students the equipment and procedural knowledge to operate safely and efficiently when in the field.”  

For more information on the CMC School and for the full course schedule, visit www.cmcpro.com/school.

 

About CMC

For 40 years, CMC has been developing innovative tools, education and training used by professionals in the fire service, USAR, wilderness rescue, rigging, tactical and work-at-height industries. Today, the CMC brand is synonymous with technical rescue and rope ac

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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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