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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.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2019

Ross Twp.(OH) Could Save $100,000 on Next Fire Apparatus

Ross Twp. could save almost $100,000 on a new fire truck after another truck was totaled, reports Butler County's Journal-News.

The $600,000 truck was completely totaled when it went into the ditch, so after the $500 deductible, the insurance company will replace it. 

Fire Chief Steve Miller estimated he can save about $97,000 if the township orders two fire trucks. It will take about 13 months before the trucks will be ready

 

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Posted: Aug 26, 2019

SAM Makes Complex Pump Operations Simple



SAM is an integrated total water flow control system that manages your truck’s, pump, tank, intakes and discharges. A touch-screen display, provides a simplified interface that totally transforms traditional pump operations. The SAM control system provides complete control of the flow to and from the pump from two interfaces, the SAM control center and the pump controller.

For more information, visit www.samflows.com.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2019

Compartment Corner: Beekmantown (NY) Engine 128

By Michael N. Ciampo

Located in Northeastern New York State, snuggled in the Champlain Valley in between the Adirondack State Park on its western border and Lake Champlain on its eastern border sits the Town of Beekmantown. The town sits just north of Plattsburgh in Clinton County. The town’s northern border is Canada, and it’s about an hour ride to Montreal. On its eastern side, it borders the State of Vermont as its town line runs through the West Channel of Lake Champlain. The lake borders both states but also runs across the border into the Canadian Province of Quebec. The eastern part of town has exquisite views of the Green Mountains across the lake in Vermont. The western side of town is the Adirondack State Park, which was established in 1885 and has over 6 million acres, more than 10,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. The town is primarily a rural community but is also home to numerous tourists who come to swim, fish, hunt, boat, hike, and snowmobile on a network of trails in the area. The town is easy to get to and is just off the Adirondack Northway Interstate 87 which runs north through scenic mountains and valleys. One of the historic sights is The Point au Roche lighthouse, which was built out of limestone in 1858. It’s octagonal shaped with trapezoid frames and sits 54 feet above Lake Champlain. Today it is privately owned but still holds a lot of history and a symbolic remembrance of times past.

The Beekmantown Fire Department is a volunteer organization which runs out of two stations and covers 70 square miles and are part of the Clinton County mutual aid response plan. They run a host of different types of apparatus, which include: Engine 122, a 2001 International 4900/KME engine-tanker with a 1,250-gpm pump and 1,250-gpm tank; Engine 129, a 1997 International/Smeal engine-tanker with a 1,200-gpm pump and 1,500-gallon tank; Rescue 124 a 1983 International/Supreme, formerly a tanker now equipped with Supreme cargo box; Tanker 125, a tandem-axle 2015 International Work Star 7600/KME with a 1,250-gpm pump and 3,000-gallon tank; Squad 126, a mini rescue four-door 1998 Ford F350/Iroquois; and two brush trucks, Brush 123, a 2018 Chevrolet 3500/Reading with 500-gpm pump and 250-gallon tank and a 2006 Dodge Ram 4×4 with a 100-gpm pump and 300-gallon tank.

Engine 128 is a 2007 HME Ahrens Fox Penetrator raised-roof cab rescue-pumper with body work by Smeal. The rig is equipped with a Hale 1,500-gpm pump and 1,500-gallon water tank with top-mount pump controls. It is painted red with three white reflective stickers running along the lower side of the cab and rescue body. In the rear, the pattern runs across the rear roll-up door, but there are two solid stripes that sit higher on the rear of the apparatus. On the front bumper, a single white reflective sticker is attached. The rig is equipped with roll-up compartment doors, which are not painted. Located just under the tp-mount pump controls are two crosslay handlines, and over the top side is a 2½-inch handline crosslay. The portable ladder rack sits above the body on the officer’s side of the apparatus and has a motorized lift assembly to lower and raise the ladder. Engine 128 boasts an extended front bumper which has a hose storage area and a single front discharge.

In this segment of Compartment Corner, we’re going to take a look at the rear end of Engine 128. The apparatus has a unique compartment layout and design which holds a variety of tools and appliance

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Posted: Aug 26, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Rosenbauer Quint

Banff Fire & Rescue, Alberta, Canada, 104-foot rear-mount aerial platform quint. Commander cab and chassis; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Waterous S100C20 1,850-gpm pump.

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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

Greg Bach
South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue
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Director #1

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #1

Doug Jones
South Kitsap Fire & Rescue
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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

Jim Morris
Mountain View Fire Department
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Director #4

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #4

Arnie Kuchta

Clark County Fire District 6

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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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