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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: May 23, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Sutphen Pumpers

Fort Myers (FL) Fire Department pumpers (2). Sutphen Monarch cabs and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engines; Waterous CSU 1,250-gpm pumps.

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Mattapoisett (MA) Voters Approve Fire Station

 
 

Question 1 sought $9.27 million for the new station to be built on land adjacent to the County Road police station and Question 2 asked $2 million as the town’s share of the athletic fields and auditorium upgrades.  

Results from Town Clerk Catherine L. Heuberger showed Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusions were approved for the fire station, 1,227 to 161, and for the ORR package, 865 to 521. Officials have noted that all three towns in the school region — Marion, Rochester and Mattapoisett — must approve the ORR plan for it to pass.

A total of 1,398 of Mattapoisett’s 5,009 registered voters went to the polls, meaning a turnout of 28%, Heuberger said.

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Posted: May 22, 2019

New Summerville (SC) Fire Station

 
 
 

This station's been in the works for a little over a year and a half. There were some issues around the time of the partial government shutdown that delayed construction on the site. Mashburn Construction is building the fire station and anticipates a grand opening sometime in March of 2020.

"There really aren't these services out in the area, and this is an area that's growing both huge and economically in the number of homes that are coming into this area," Vice President of the Coastal Division for Mashburn Construction Richard Kinard said. "So this fire station will be serving all those areas for Cane Bay and the surrounding areas between there and Whitesville."

The renderings of what the future fire station will look like include two separate buildings. One side is office and residential while the other side is the garage for the fire trucks.

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Ground Breaking for $1.7M Ozark (MO) Fire Station

 
 

Ozark Fire Protection District Board of Directors President Jay Johnson pointed out that Ozark has not built a new fire station in 33 years.

The Ozark Fire Protection District is now staffed around the clock by paid firefighters tasked with covering emergencies in a 110-square mile area. They work in shifts of 48 hours on the clock followed by 96 hours off.

In 2013, inspectors discovered a significant and dangerous amount of mold growing inside the former Ozark Fire Station No. 2 on North 22nd Street. Also in 2013, voters narrowly approved a 25-cent property tax levy increase, from 38 to 63 cents per $100 assessed valuation, to fund upgrades to equipment and staffing. 

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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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