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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 15, 2019

Bovina (TX) VFD Receives Fire Apparatus

 
 

The new ladder on the truck will allow the fire department to reach fires that previously, they could not.  

"There's a lot of industrial buildings around here." said Marquez. "We've got Sweet Bran a mile down the road, they have high buildings. We've got feed lots, we've got dairies and a lot of times there's hay fires where you just park and throw water."

Marquez said it has been nearly 25 years since his team has seen an upgrade.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

St. George (UT) Fire Department Donates Fire Apparatusr

The department donated a fire truck to Dixie Technology College for use in its firefighter training program. The truck was a Vanpelt model from 1974 that had been a reserve firefighting vehicle for several years.  

Originally purchased used from the West Covina Fire Department (Calif.) in 1990, the truck served the St. George community on active duty for about 10 years.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue (FL) Fire Apparatus 'Total Loss' After Accident

He says the ladder truck is a total loss and it will cost more than $1 million dollars to replace it.   

Dougherty says the truck did its job and protected the firefighters and deputies who were attending to the patient. Fire truck drivers are trained to block lanes to protect personnel from traffic.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Medic-CE Boosts Fire Continuing Education Training with Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group Partnership

Medic-CE

Medic-CE, a leading provider of accredited, online continuing education for fire and emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group that will more easily allow firefighters and other EMS professionals meet their continuing education requirements. This includes an expected 200-percent increase in fire continuing education content for Medic-CE customers.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership with Clarion UX and the opportunity to provide agencies across the country with even more continuing education training,” said Judson Smith, Medic-CE vice president. “Clarion’s focus on serving emergency providers throughout the industry make them a great partner for us.”

“Our mission is to train and inform the fire and EMS industry and partnering with Medic-CE makes that easier than ever,” said Eric Schlett, Senior Vice President, Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group. “We look forward to helping even more firefighters, EMTs and paramedics to maintain their state and national certifications.”

New content resulting from the new partnership with Clarion UX is expected to be available as part of the fire continuing education course library in early 2019. Medic-CE currently provides more than 250 hours of online continuing education classes and refresher programs.

The Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group portfolio includes two-leading industry events, EMS Today (Feb. 20-22, 2019) and FDIC International (April 8-13, 2019), as well as publications and media outlets such as Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), Fire Engineering, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, and FireFighterNation.com.

To learn more about Medic-CE’s continuing education programs and solutions to manage training for fire and EMS professionals, visit Medic-CE.com.

About Medic-CE
Medic-CE, a Career Step company, provides accredited online continuing education for EMS and firefighting professionals. Founded in 2006, the company currently serves over 125,000 fire and EMS professionals and 250 fire/EMS/ambulance agencies. More than 250 hours of continuing education are available through the company’s powerful learning management system. Medic-CE also offers Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Solution and the option for agencies to add their own in-house continuing education and instructor-led courses. More information is available at Medic-CE.com or 1-877-458-9498. 

About Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group
Clarion UX’s Fire & Rescue Group provides critical cutting-edge firefighting and emergency medical service news, education, equipment and hands-on training. Through our industry-leading publications, digital media and events Clarion UX’s Fire & Rescue Group covers the latest developments and standards in apparatus and equipment, clinical breakthroughs, and training for firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and those professionals serving in the Fire & EMS Industries.

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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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