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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: Mar 29, 2017

Six Taken to Hospital After Crash Involving Jackson (MS) Ambulance

Six people have been taken to the hospital after a crash on I-55 north involving an AMR ambulance and two other vehicles. The ambulance and another car are flipped. According to Jim Pollard, Public Affairs Manager with AMR, six people were injured.
According to Jim Pollard, Public Affairs Manager with AMR, six people were injured. Three of those injured, a patient, EMT and paramedic, were inside the ambulance during a non-emergency transport when the crash happened.

Three others were also injured and have been transported to the hospital.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2017

Howe Springs (SC) Fire Department Adds More Life-Saving Fire Equipment

One Pee Dee Fire department is taking lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew and the thousand-year flood and adding new resources to its department. The Howe Springs Fire Department is now sporting two new boats.
WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather Fire Chief Billy Dillon said during both flooding events, the department had to rely on other agencies and personal boats to save people during evacuations.

He said the two new boats were also needed, because within the area the department serves there are two rivers.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2017

Ocean City (MD) Council Votes Not to Go Forward with New Fire Station

In the wake of millions of proposed spending, the Ocean City Council has opted to pump the brakes on a new fire station. On Tuesday, March 28, the Ocean City Council voted 4-3 to not go forward in spending $30,000 on preliminary designs for a new Station 3 building.
Citing a lack of immediate need and past spending, including a proposed $25 million public works campus master plan at 66th Street and $2 million on the purchase of a lot on St. Louis Avenue, the council decided to suspend the discussion on the property until an immediate need is found.

This delay in the process could save the city $3.3 million in expenditures in the short term, with the council using Station 4, completed in 2014, as a benchmark.

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18 Apr 2017 2017 Fire Mechanic Spring Workshop: Electrical 4/18/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One

 Date: April 18, 2017 8am-5pm 

Instructor: Dan Bell, Whatcom Electric & Battery 

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Fire Mechanics Section Board

37th ANNUAL OREGON FIRE APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT MECHANICS SCHOOL

Posted: Feb 10, 2017

37th ANNUAL OREGON FIRE APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT MECHANICS SCHOOL

MARCH 6-10th, 2017

 The school is held at the Chemeketa Community College Regional Training Facility, 4910 Brooklake Rd. N.E. Salem Or. 97305.  Take exit 263 off I-5 and go east one mile.  

The facility will be on the right.

Class study materials, lunches, and refreshments will be provided.

 ***Students do not need to be a member of O.F.A.E.M.A. to attend Classes.***

Please click on the link provided for more information and applications. 

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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 #5

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #5

Jay Jacks
Camano Island Fire & Rescue
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Director #6

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #6

Brett Annear
Kitsap County Fire District 18
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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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