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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: Jun 23, 2017

Grant wins Sand Hills volunteer fire department new truck

The new brush truck came from a $100,000 cost share grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program that Sand Hills VFD received in September 2016. According to a press release from the Texas A&M Forest Service, the vehicle is in service and has already been used several times.

The Sand Hills Volunteer Fire Department can now rely on the assistance of a 2016 Ram 4500 brush truck when called out on the job.


The new brush truck came from a $100,000 cost share grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program that Sand Hills VFD received in September 2016.


According to a press release from the Texas A&M Forest Service, the vehicle is in service and has already been used several times. It comes equipped with an 350-gallon water tank, spray nozzles, front bumper remote controlled monitor and foam capability.


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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

1 injured when Miami Fire Rescue truck driving with lights and sirens collides with car

A Miami Fire Rescue Truck on its way to an emergency call with lights and sirens blaring collided with a Toyota Corolla "when it turned into their path," according to Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.

The impact of the crash, which happened on Northwest 54th Street and 13th Avenue in Liberty City at about 5 p.m., forced both vehicles into the side of a building before they came to rest on the street.


The driver of the Corolla, who was not named, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, Carroll said.


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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Panama City Beach firefighters get a new ladder truck

Fire Station 31 in Panama City Beach has a new ladder truck that will allow them to better serve the residents and visitors of the world's most beautiful beaches. Tradition calls for a special ceremony before pushing it in the fire station's bay.

The new Pierce Ascendant ladder truck has already been in use and is more manageable than the original ladder truck Fire Station 31 has. The new ladder truck's ladder reaches 107 ft.


"This is, again, smaller than the original ladder truck so it's more maneuverable getting closer into the condominiums and townhouses if the ladder is needed," said Chief John Daly, Fire Chief Panama City Beach Fire Rescue.


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Application deadline is August 1st, 2016!

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
TBD
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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