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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 24, 2017

NVFC Announces 2017 Fire Service Achievement Award Winners

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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) announced the winners of its three national fire service achievement awards. The recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement, Fire Prevention and Education, and Junior Firefighter of the Year awards were selected through a competitive nationwide nomination process.

Award winners will be recognized at a banquet during the NVFC’s spring board meeting on April 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia. As part of their award, recipients receive a trip to Alexandria to attend the award ceremony, complimentary registration for the NVFC spring meeting, and a personalized award. The NVFC thanks award sponsors California Casualty, Nest, and Rosenbauer for their support of the volunteer fire service.

The recipients of the NVFC’s 2017 awards are as follows.

Chief Freddy Johnson Sr.

NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award

Award sponsored by Rosenbauer

Chief Freddy Johnson, Sr., has served his community through the Stoney Point Volunteer Fire Department (SPVFD) in Fayetteville, North Carolina, since 1976, where he quickly moved up the ranks to lead as chief. The department has grown from less than 30 members and one station to over 100 members, mostly volunteer, at two stations, which now also offer rescue and emergency medical service. Johnson’s leadership at SPVFD guided the department to attain international accreditation with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in 2012, a distinction further enhanced by a recent recommendation for reaccreditation, a status never before achieved by another volunteer department anywhere in the world.

In addition to his own department, Johnson presently serves as Emergency Services Director for the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office & Emergency Management, President of the Cumberland County Fire Chief’s Association, and a nominated member of the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. In 2008, he served as a Homeland Security Fire Service Grant Peer Review member and, in the years following, he authored several million dollars’ worth of Assistance to Firefighters Grants that vastly improved emergency communication capabilities within his state. He has received several Volunteer Chief of the Year awards from organizations such as the International Association of Fire Chiefs, as well as Cumberland County Volunteer of the Year (1993), Young Deputy Sheriff of the Year (1988), and two state awards for volunteer service. Chief Johnson also received numerous awards and decorations during his service in the United States Army, where he retired as Sergeant Major after 23 years.

William Wren

NVFC Fire Prevention and Education Award

Award sponsored by Nest

Firefighter William Wren, a 28-year member of the New Hartford (NY) Fire Department (NHFD), is well known for bringing fire safety messages to his community and adapting to the needs of various populations. After several years of targeting elementary school students, the NHFD Fire Prevention Program Committee realized that their educational programming should extend to junior high school and senior high school students. Wren developed several programs for the older students, covering topics such as fire extinguisher use, recognizing by-products of fire, and escaping from dangerous fire situations. He also developed a program specifically for high school seniors to address the unique aspects of fire prevention and dorm safety at college.

In addition to reaching older students, Wren adapted programming to reach other groups within the community such as day cares, preschools, Boy and Girl Scouts, and senior

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Posted: Mar 24, 2017

Former Firehouse in South Bend Has New Owners

According to Erin Blasko with our reporting partners at the South Bend Tribune, a California architecture firm has agreed to buy the old Portage Avenue firehouse in South Bend.The group plans to add offices and restaurant space over the next few years.Last
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Posted: Mar 24, 2017

Birmingham Fire Station to Close During Construction

It was a great run for the Chesterfield Fire Station. "Birmingham firefighters have responded to emergencies from the Chesterfield Fire Station for the past 62 years," Birmingham Fire Chief John Connaughton said. "I worked out of the station for many years and I have a lot of wonderful memories.
The old fire hall at Chesterfield and West Maple Road is being replaced with a modern two-story station that will house two engines, two rescue vehicles, a Hazmat truck and living quarters for up to four firefighters.
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FIRE MECHANIC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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Washington Fire Mechanics Scholarship!

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Application deadline is August 1st, 2016!

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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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