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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: Apr 22, 2019

Whitehaven (TN) Expected to Get Fire Station

 
 
 

During Mayor Jim Strickland's budget presentation this week, he talked about plans for the new station.

The city has budgeted $4 million for construction and the new fire station right next to the old one.This is one of several recent investments into the Whitehaven community, Nelson thinks this new station may have a ripple effect across the neighborhood.

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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Wheatfield (IN) VFD Frustrated in Finding Fire Apparatus

 
 
The department recently purchased a 2019 Freightliner 3,000-gallon tanker but it won’t be ready for use until August. WVFD’s fleet consists of trucks that have been purchased by the townships it serves, in addition to the town of Wheatfield. Fire departments from San Pierre, Hebron, DeMotte and Kouts also use the 1981 tanker for backup water when needed.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Goodwins Mills (ME) Replaces Fire Apparatus with Refurbished Model

 
 

The fire department had a 1987 truck with a 95-foot tower ladder that had aged to the point where it was getting expensive to maintain, said Hooper. Also the large truck was hard to maneuver through some of the winding or narrow country roads,

The fire department did some research and purchased a 2003 E-ONE truck that was being retired in Burlington,Vermont. The department sold its old truck to the Pleasant Point Fire Department in Washington County. The truck, which has a 75-foot ladder, is a called a quint truck, meaning that it is a dual purpose truck with both a ladder and a pumper. It’s about 38 feet long, as opposed to the former truck which was 52 feet long.

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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Livingston (LA) Fire Apparatus Rolls Over En Route to House Fire

 
 

A fire truck reportedly crashed and rolled over on Perrilloux Road while responding to the fire. No injuries were reported, according to Fire District 4.  

The fire was put under control but rekindled early this morning. Crews went back to the house to extinguish the fire. No one was hurt in the fire as everyone inside was able to get out safely.

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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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