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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: May 24, 2017

Gold Bar Firefighter's Association (WA) Picks Up New Fire Apparatus

Fire District 26 Assistant Chief Ernie Walters and Lt. Scott Coulson flew to Florida to pick up the agency's new fire engine on Tuesday, May 23. The 2015 Pierce Saber Pumper was purchased from Wisconsin-based Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. for roughly $400,000, Walters said. It will take four to five days for Walters and Coulson to drive the vehicle the nearly 3,200 miles back to Fire Station 54 in Gold Bar, he said.
The new engine will serve many purposes, Walters said. It will be used for fire suppression, it will have an extrication tool to assist in car collisions, and will be stocked with the equipment necessary to perform technical rescues, he said.
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Posted: May 24, 2017

Bay Ridge (NY) Fire Apparatus May Go to Minnesota for Repairs

Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire Company's Engine Rescue 323, a $700,000 truck that is the department's newest, may have to be taken by flatbed truck to Minnesota for evaluation and repair after the truck rolled over on its side Sunday.
The visible damage to the truck, which was pulled out of a hollow along Clements Road by two 50-ton-rated wreckers from Roberts Towing & Recovery in Wilton, was limited to jammed equipment doors, a caved-in panel and a small hole in the windshield on the passenger’s side.

“We got it running and got it back into the bay, but we expect it’s going to have to go back to Minnesota (where the truck was manufactured),” Assistant Chief Chip Mellon said Monday afternoon. “We can see the body damage issues, but we don’t know about the pump, transmission and generator.”

Mellon said department members were planning to pull all the equipment off the damaged side of the truck Monday night.

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Posted: May 24, 2017

Fire Station Replacement Part of Kannapolis (NC) Budget

Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget to the Kannapolis City Council this week. According to a press release, the proposed FY 2018 budget is $68,125,000 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase.
If approved, the current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all city services.

The City’s budget is composed of two primary revenue sources: property taxes and sales taxes. The City’s population is expected to be 47,000 by the end of this year - an 11% increase since 2010. This population growth, largely the result of new residential development, equates to an increase of $829,700 in property tax revenues in the FY 2018 budget. Sales tax revenues are projected to increase by $1,336,100 in FY 2018, the largest amount in City history.

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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 #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
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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