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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: Mar 22, 2019

Rosenbauer Debuts CleanLocker

Sioux Falls, SD—Rosenbauer debuted its CleanLocker at its annual dealer meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The sealed motorized CleanLocker stores three complete sets of clean turnout gear, including SCBAs, on the officer’s side, outside behind the chassis cab.

Cancer is the leading cause of firefighter deaths due to gaseous exposures such as volatile organic compounds, which become embedded into the turnout gear. Soiled gear will be stored in a separate compartment towards the rear of the apparatus in plastic bags.

“We’re seeing departments rapidly taking action in terms of removing all turnout gear from inside the cab,” said Scott Oyen, CEO of Rosenbauer South Dakota. “The importance of seconds matter in responding to fires; that hasn’t changed, and it is not going to; therefore, we need help them access their turnout gear as quickly as possible outside of the cab.”

The CleanLocker will be installed on a demo unit on-display in April 2019 at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) International in the Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Hall J at booth 5200.

For more information, visit www.rosenbaueramerica.com.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Rosenbauer RDT Auto-Deploys Rescue Equipment Tray with the Push of a Button

Sioux Falls, SD—Rosenbauer debuted a new slide-out equipment tray at its annual dealer meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Rapid Deploy Tray (RDT) has a rating of up to 500-lbs. Crew members push a button from the cab activating the system which opens the rear compartment door, then extends the equipment tray for quick access.

“The RDT will be game changer on-scene,” said Scott Oyen, CEO of Rosenbauer South Dakota. “As rescuers are putting on PPE, the Rapid Deploy Light (RDL) tower raises to eight feet while tools and equipment are sliding out, ready and waiting to get picked up.”


Possible equipment to be stored on RDT include but not limited to:

  • Hydraulic rescue tools (spreader, ram, shear)
  • Lifting bags
  • Cribbing
  • SCBA
  • RIT
  • Rescue Saw or chainsaw

Rosenbauer will display the RDT in April 2019 at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) International in the Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Hall J at booth 5200.

For more information, visit www.rosenbaueramerica.com.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Rosenbauer Introduces 100-Foot King Cobra Articulating Platform

Sioux Falls, SD—Rosenbauer introduces the 100-foot King Cobra articulating platform, which is designed, engineered, and manufactured on-site at its Aerials campus in Fremont, Nebraska. Designed for departments that desire the ability to land behind a parapet wall or reach below a bridge deck, the King Cobra can reach up to 20 feet below grade utilizing its 8-foot articulating jib and the SMART aerial’s capability to extend 12° below grade.

An NFPA-compliant, articulating platform apparatus made for operating in tight areas, firefighters may enter the platform from as little as 10’ in front of the chassis cab. The King Cobra is complete with a 1,500-gpm rated waterway and a rating of 1,000 lbs. dry or 500 lbs. wet.

“Firefighters almost never have the best working conditions upon arrival. Some department policies prevent crews from being on the roof due to the risk of structural failure,” said Harold Boer, President of Rosenbauer America. “The King Cobra is an articulating platform from which firefighters can land on the roof, balcony, or below grade vertically. The reach is all yours, literally. Rosenbauer has the most experience and offers the most articulating aerials products on the market.”


The 100-foot King Cobra has over 250-cubic-feet of compartment space. It will be available in the Rosenbauer-exclusive EXT and FX aluminum or stainless-steel body styles.

Rosenbauer’s 100-foot King Cobra will be on-display in April 2019 at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) International in the Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Hall J at booth 5200.

For more information, visit www.rosenbaueramerica.com.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2019

Livingston Parish (LA) Company Credited With Putting Out Days-Long Blaze In Texas

US Fire Pump specializes in firefighting equipment that protects the public and first responders while limiting structural damage in large scale fires. The company has more than 190 years of experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing fire service products.

Read more at www.wbrz.com

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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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