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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

Acela Truck Company & Fire Line Equipment Announce Strategic Partnership

BELGRADE, MT AND NEW HOLLAND, PA—Acela Truck Company and Fire Line Equipment recently announced a strategic partnership to distribute Acela Monterra extreme-duty, high water/flood recue trucks. The two companies are partnering to offer capable high water flood rescue trucks and wildland fire trucks, expanding Acela Truck Company’s growing distribution footprint and Fire Line Equipment’s growing product offerings. 

“Fire Line Equipment is excited to add the Acela Monterra line of high-water flood rescue trucks to our product offerings”, says Ron Fink, Fire Line Equipment Partner. “With flooding events becoming almost commonplace, Fire Line Equipment has recognized an increasing demand for more purpose-built flood rescue trucks. After an exhaustive search, we found the Acela Monterra to be the best solution in the market today. Our customers demand modern, comfortable, safe and purpose-built solutions. Most are tired of repurposing and maintaining old and unreliable surplus military trucks. The Acela Monterra, with its 46-inch tires, all-wheel-drive, 50-inch water fording capability and central tire inflation system has proven to be the perfect solution for flood rescue response and can easily serve double-duty as a wildland/brush truck outside of flood/hurricane season.”  

“We’re thrilled to have Fire Line Equipment representing our high-mobility Monterra flood rescue trucks and truck chassis lines into the firefighting market,” says David Ronsen, president of Acela Truck Company. “Fire Line Equipment understands the needs of their customers and has a reputation as one of the highest quality fire truck dealers in the U.S. By working together, an increasing number of fire departments will be able to significantly increase their response capabilities with our high-mobility trucks.”

For more information, visit www.acelatruck.com and www.firelineequipment.com.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

2016 Spartan ER/International Pumper

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Somervell County (TX) 2016 Spartan ER/International

Photos and Write-Up courtesy of Lindsay Dye

Engine 1 was placed into service with the Somervell County (TX) Fire Department in October, 2016. The cab is an International 4400 four-door model with seating for 5. The body is Spartan ER’s Legend model and is constructed of formed aluminum. Full-depth compartments and roll up doors are on each side of the body with hinged and roll-up doors on the rear. Metro Fire’s shop performed custom set up and installation of tools and equipment.

The power is provided by a Navistar N9 330-hp engine and an Allison EVS 3000 five-speed transmission with pushbutton controls. The apparatus has a Hale DSD single stage, top mount 1,500-gpm pump along with a Pro Poly 1,000-gallon tank and Newton dump valve in the rear.

The hosebed accommodates 1,000 feet of 5-inch LDH, 200 feet of 3-inch hose, and 200 feet of 2-inch hose coupled down to a 1.5-inch smooth bore. The front bumper contains a 200 feet of 1¾-inch hose (100 feet is connected to a 1.5 inch discharge and 100 feet is a dry lay). Two 1¾-inch speedlays (200 feet on the top lay and 150 feet on the bottom lay) are located on the lower front of the pump panel. A Task Force Tips Hurricane deck gun (Model # XFIF-PLNJ) is mounted on top of the pump panel.

Warning lights include a Whelen Freedom Model FN60QLED Lightbar (60 inch) along with Whelen M6 Super LED lights on the body perimeter and two Whelen Model L31 beacons on the rear corners of the body. Scene lighting is provided by Whelen Model 900 lights along with a Pioneer Shadow Series Command telescoping light mounted on the cab roof and a 20-inch Rigid Industries E Series bar mounted through the front bumper. Audio warning devices include a bumper-mounted Federal Q2B siren and a Whelen Model 295SLSA-1 siren module connected to two Whelen 100-Watt speakers mounted behind the front bumper.

Dealer: Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists-Houston, TX
Representative-Josh Slovak, Territorial Manager 

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-SVI Hazmat Truck

Vaughn, Ontario, Fire Department hazmat unit. Spartan Metro Star LFD with 20-inch raised roof cab and chassis; Cummins L9 380-hp engine; walk-around heavy-duty 22-foot rescue body.

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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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