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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 16, 2019

Charleston (SC) Limits Fire Apparatus Response

 
 

Like in some other municipalities, Charleston’s previous policy was that fire trucks were dispatched for all medical calls — even though their roles were limited at the scene. Firefighters could stabilize patients until EMS arrived, but couldn’t transport patients themselves.  

In addition, non-emergency medical calls took up a chunk of firefighters’ time. A three-year study revealed that Charleston fire trucks responded to more than 14,000 calls where the person’s life was not immediately at risk.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Ferrara Midmount Platform

Fall River (MA) Fire Department HD-85 mid-mount platform. Inferno cab and chassis; Cummins ISX15 500-hp engine; Honda 5-kW generator.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Seven North Carolina Fire Apparatus Stranded After Bridge Collapses

 
 
Investigators told TV station WLOS that the small concrete bridge crumbled under a truck from the Reynolds Fire Department, which was freed from the creek with a crane Sunday afternoon.  

The Weaverville Tribune reports seven fire trucks from three different departments are trapped on the wrong side of “very steep” private driveway and it is unclear how long it will take to free them. Asheville and West Buncombe firefighters are cover shifts in those districts that lost use of their trucks, the Tribune reported.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Cherokee (GA) Fire Station Closed for Renovations

“The contractors are performing a renovation to include a full roof replacement, replacing the HVAC, upgrading the ceiling tiles and lights throughout the station (and) increasing the size of the mechanical room, plus they are isolating the firefighter gear room to accommodate ventilation separate from the inside station area,” said Cherokee County Field Operations Chief Shane West.  

The gear isolation work is being done because of recent evidence about the harmful effects of post-fire toxic and often carcinogenic soot on fire gear and the firefighters themselves, officials said.

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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

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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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