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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 16, 2018

Dayton Fire Truck Involved In Crash On Germantown Street

According to officials, the fire engine was returning to the station when it was struck by a car that was in the firetruck’s blind spot near South Gettysburg Avenue. 

The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The firefighters were not injured in the wreck.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

Three Sunnyslope Students Ride Fire Truck To School

Three students from Sunnyslope Elementary School got to ride a Douglas County Fire District No. 2 fire truck to school on Thursday.

Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler said the school did a World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser and the three girls who sold the most boxes of chocolate got the ride to school. Mya Blanton sold eleven boxes while Mia Medler and Skylah Cochran each sold nine.

The kids were picked up by Lt. Josh Wagner and firefighter Brian Parnell. They were outfitted with fire hats, badges, and other fire prevention material before heading to school.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

USSC Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility

By Chris Mc Loone, Editor

Employees, customers, and partners all gathered in Exton, Pennsylvania, on November 16 to celebrate the grand opening of its new 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Located just across the street from its existing facility, company executives gave tours of the new location to more than a hundred guests before keynote speakers from various organizations.

And, the company is not finished yet. Joe Mirabile, president and CEO, USSC Group, said that the acquisition and renovation of the new facility took just 10 months and looks forward to new construction that will add 200,000 more square feet to the company’s footprint.

Guests were able to see vehicles using USSC Group's products, in this case a fire apparatus using Valor Responder Seating.

Among the speakers were Mirabile; Ray Melleady, executive vice president, USSC Group; Rich Heaney, from the Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team; David Cosgrove, the American Public Transportation Association Legislative Chair; Gary Smith, of Chester County Economic Development Council; Jeff Knueple, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; Mike Hompesch, Dubin Clark; and Dan Peters, president, REV Group.

Joe Mirabile, president and CEO of USSC Group addresses those gathered at the company's new facility grand opening.

The fire service knows USSC for its Valor Responder Seating and more recently the introduction of its Fogmaker North America suppression product. This investment in its facility doesn’t only represent the company’s health in its various market segments, but also a commitment to the health of Chester County, Pennsylvania. With the opening of the new facility, the company expects to add more than 200 manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania.

USSC is still in the process of moving all manufacturing from its current location to ensure there is no interruption of production.

For more information, visit www.usscgroup.com.

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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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