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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 14, 2019

Chula Vista (CA) Fire Apparatus Crashes, Injuring Captain

 
 
 

A Chula Vista Fire Captain in that rig sustained injuries but is expected to be okay. Lowery said the crashes are good reminders to everyone, with more rain expected this week, to take it slow and easy when you get behind the wheel.  

“The rest of the firefighters did not sustain any physical injuries but as you can imagine the entire crew is certainly shook up,” Lowery said.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2019

E-ONE Delivers Seven Rescue-Pumpers to Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue

OCALA, F—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, has announced the delivery of seven new custom eMAX® rescue-pumpers to Polk County Fire Rescue in Bartow, Florida.

“Polk County Fire Rescue is very excited to receive these units into our fleet of emergency response apparatus,” said Polk County Fire Chief Tony Stravino. “They have been designed to provide fire protection, emergency and ALS service by an internal apparatus committee of firefighters, officers as well as county fleet mechanics.”

Top features of these pumpers include:

  • Extruded aluminum body with low hose bed
  • Typhoon® long cab with 67.5” CA
  • Full height/full depth rescue style driver and officer side compartments
  • Driver side roof top compartment including enclosed storage for two 6” x 10’ hard suction hoses 
  • Recessed Zico® overhead ladder rack for 24’ and 14’ ladders
  • Rear storage tunnel for 10′ ladder and (3) pike poles
  • eMAX® 1,500 GPM low profile split shaft pump with 5” front intake
  • 780 gallon UPF® Poly III tank (750 Water/20 Foam/10 Foam)
  • Top mount pump operator’s panel with narrow side panels for maximum body compartment storage and driver/operator safety
  • Double speed lays with removable hose trays
  • Backboard storage under the cross walk
  • Cummins® ISL 450 HP engine with Jacobs® compression brake and Allison® EVS3000P transmission
  • Weldon® V-MUX® Multiplex electrical system with dual Vista IV displays and driver side, officer side and rear Safety Vision cameras

“We are looking forward to many years of outstanding performance serving our citizens, businesses and visitors to Polk County,” continues Chief Stravino. “These additions are a direct result of the County Manager’s office and our Board of County Commissioners having a vision and commitment to public safety and I personally thank them for their ongoing support.”

 “These trucks boast extra-large 60” wide full depth front compartments and narrow 22” wide pump panel with top mount design for a shorter wheelbase, while meeting all the requirements of the fire department,” said Amey Kelkar, E-ONE Product Manager for Pumpers and Tankers. “This demonstrates E-ONE’s continued efforts to build fire trucks that are innovative and meet each department’s unique needs.” 

To learn more about E-ONE visit www.e-one.com.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2019

Eight North Carolina Fire Engines Stranded by Collapsed Bridge

Upper Flat Creek, North Carolina (The Weaverville Tribune) – Several fire department vehicles are stranded after a private bridge off on Upper Flat Creek Road collapsed while a fire department truck was crossing it. The incident happened after several fire departments responded to a house fire around 12:47 am on Sunday. The home, which was a cabin, was a total loss.

Currently, seven fire vehicles are stranded on the other side of the bridge and one, a Reynolds Fire Department four-wheel drive truck is partly on the collapsed bridge. Weaverville Fire Department has five vehicles trapped, while Reems Creek Fire Department has two. No one in the fire truck was injured. One person from the house fire was transported to the hospital with burns.

According to Weaverville Fire Chief Ted Williams who was one the scene Sunday morning while efforts were underway to remove the vehicle from its precarious position on the fallen bridge were still underway. Weaverville Fire Department was the lead department on the call.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2019

KME-109-Foot Rear-Mount Ladder Truck

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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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Posted: Oct 21, 2015

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Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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