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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 20, 2019

Tahoka (TX) VFD Adds Fire Apparatus to Fleet

 
 

“We appreciate receiving an HB2604 grant to help purchase our new fleet addition,” said Fire Chief Bryan Reynolds. “The Freightliner chassis with its 1,500-gallon water tank, drop tank of equal volume, 15-gallon foam tank and front bumper water monitor is an upgrade from the truck it is replacing.”  

Reynolds states that the new tender can carry three firefighters, will be safer and gives them greater access to fires in difficult areas of their rough terrain.

“There are fire hydrants in the community but there are 6,500 people living in the rural areas of our county that do not always have immediate access to large volumes of water needed to fight fires,” said Reynolds. “This truck with its four-wheel-drive will allow us to take water into those areas and increases our capacity for a quicker knock down of the flames.”

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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Jefferson County (TN) has New Life-Saving Equipment

 
 
The Hurst tools, which include various heavy-duty cutters and rams, are battery-operated and weigh in at about half the heft of the Squad's older generator-powered tools - yet have even greater power, said Squad Chief J.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Alexandria (VA) Fire Station Replacement Project

 
 
The new fire station will be a 15,000 square feet, two-story structure with two and a half operational bays to house an engine, a medic, administrative units, and all required personnel; as well as having the capacity for special service units.   

Construction is set to begin in Spring 2019 and is phased as follows:

  • Temporary Fire Station Construction and Occupancy – Spring 2019
  • Current Fire Station 203 Demolition – Summer 2019
  • Construction of new Fire Station 203 and Occupancy – Late Spring 2020
  • Temporary Fire Station Demolition – Summer 2020
  • Final Site Work/Parking – Late Summer 2020
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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Monument at West Warwick (RI) Fire Station Vandalized

 
 

After some investigating, the West Warwick Police Department determined the damage had been caused by a vehicle.

Investigators found pieces of the vehicle as well as silver transfer paint at the scene.

It was determined that a silver Nissan Murano was involved.  

West Warwick firefighters found their memorial next to the station on Cowesett Avenue in rough shape Saturday morning.

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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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