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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 17, 2019

Bid Awarded to Build Replacement Henry County (GA) Fire Station

 
 
The new station, at 975 Jodeco Road between Meridian Drive and Summer Leigh Drive, will replace for the former station which was on Flippen Road for more than 30 years. That facility was shut down in late 2016 after falling into disrepair and being deemed unsafe. Temporary facilities were constructed on that site, but development and traffic changes over time led county officials to select another site for the permanent station.
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

New Ambulance on Oahu Eases Strain

 
 

The new Salt Lake ambulance started operating out of the Airport Industrial Park on Dec. 30. The ambulance has responded to 163 calls, including a few cardiac arrest saves.

There are now 19 full-time and two part-time ambulances to serve all of Oahu’s residents and visitors. Nakano said crews respond to about 90,000 calls annually, and that the number of calls is rising by about 5,000 each year.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Project Nashville: A Look at Tennessee Fire Stations

 
 

Memphis has 90 fire halls, 49 more than Nashville and only a couple hundred thousand more people covering 785 square miles to our 526. Young points out the population of Nashville is increasing while the population of Memphis is decreasing.

Knoxville with 230,000 fewer people than Nashville has almost the same number of fire halls and covers the same square mileage. Young explains, “Our city is growing and neighborhoods are being built further away from a fire station, response times to that area is definitely delayed.”

Our previous Project Nashville investigation shows our firefighters are answering nearly triple the calls compared to two decades ago, but with fewer people.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Dickinson (ND) Fire Department Welcomes Fire Apparatus

 
 
"She's a 2018 Rosenbauer Commander," said Hilary Hartman, Fire Engineer responsible for the Dickinson Fire Department's fleet. "It has a 450 horsepower Cummins engine, 1,500 gallon per minute pump and a 500 gallon water tank. She has the capability to put down foam with two foam cells at 30 gallons apiece." The capabilities of the $500,000 new engine are greatly improved over other vehicles in the fleet, according to Fire Chief Robert Sivak, and will allow the department to tackle the growing number and severity of fires that have plagued the city in recent years.
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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
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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