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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: Jan 31, 2017

Creeper Drags Sponsored by Whatcom Electric & Battery

The Washington Fire Mechanics are proud to announce that Whatcom Electric & Battery has become the sole sponsor of the popular creeper drag event held at the WFM annual conference. We are very excited that Whatcom Electric & Battery has elected to be the first exclusive multi year sponsor of this event. It will be unveiled next fall as the Whatcom Electric & Battery Creeper Drags. The event will be held at our new conference location for 2017 The Wenatchee Conference Center
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Posted: Nov 20, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Pierce Pumper

Naperville Fire Department pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins L9 400-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2018

Erie Bureau of Fire (PA) Readies for New Fire Apparatus

Once the money is approved, and city administration gives the OK to make the purchase, it’s just a matter of making a phone call to get the ball rolling in having the city’s newest fire engine built, Fire Chief Guy Santone said.  

“It’s all spec’d out and ready to go,” Santone said, adding that he hopes to see the new rig put in service by summer.

The truck the city fire bureau wants to buy is a Pierce Manufacturing rescue pumper. The 1999 Kovatch Mobile Equipment rig it will replace as the front-line vehicle at Engine Co. 6 will become a reserve truck at the station.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2018

Dimmitt Volunteer Fire Department (TX) Revamping Old Fire Apparatus

They’re hoping to get it out into the community and use it to educate the public on the fire department’s history.  

“Local parades, county parades, more than likely some of the surrounding towns,” said Dimmitt VFD Cpt. David Stephens. “Fire prevention week to help educate some of the younger kids on how the fire service has changed throughout the years.”

But they said it’s going to take a lot of costly work to get it up and running again.

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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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