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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 22, 2019

Pretty Prairie (KS) Orders Fire Apparatus

 
 

The new vehicle, which is expected to take up to 10 months to build and deliver, will replace a 24-year-old truck that fire department officials said is developing mechanical problems.  

The department, based in Pretty Prairie, will use $210,000 accumulated in its equipment fund toward the $292,545 purchase from Nebraska-based Danko Emergency Equipment.

The remained of the purchase will be covered under a four-year lease-purchase agreement funded by People’s Bank and Trust in Hutchinson at 3.5 percent interest, County Administrator Gary Meagher advised the county commission.

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Apparatus Hit by Car

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Posted: May 22, 2019

E-ONE Delivers 95-Foot Platform to the Boston (MA) Fire Department

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, delivers a 95-Platform truck to the Boston Fire Department. 

The E-ONE 95-Platform was customized to fit the specific needs of Boston Fire Department. From the heavy-duty tapered steel channel front bumper to the shortened rear overhang, the truck has been designed for the tight city streets of Boston. 

Lieutenant James B. O’Brien of the Boston Fire Department spoke about the challenges of finding the right truck: “The sometimes difficult-to-achieve goal of getting a truck that works reliably, day-in and day-out, while increasing our capability on the fire ground, has been realized in these trucks.”

The features of the E-ONE 95-Platform include: 

  • E-ONE Cyclone® cab with a narrow body style of approximately 96” wide
  • Cummins ISX 500 HP engine and Allison transmission
  • Integral torque box chassis for solid foundation
  • Three-section extruded aluminum 92-foot vertical reach platform with tapered corners
  • 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor – exceeding NFPA requirements by 25%
  • Advanced Aerial Control System with body protection
  • 13’8” jack spread from crisscross under-slung outriggers
  • Shortened rear body overhang with inset turntable access steps
  • Heavy-duty 4” square tube rear bumper  

“A unique feature that has greatly improved deploy-ability on the fireground, is the jacking system, and the aerial itself,” said Lieutenant O’Brien. “With narrow parameters for set up – like parked cars on narrow streets, we need aerials that can be relied on to get into operation every time. This aerial system can perform the long and low angle ‘throws’ typical of use in many neighborhoods, at full extension. Such capability represents a big increase in our ability to use it at fires. And that’s when we need it to perform.”

“It’s exciting to work with a city like Boston to take elements from their Metro 100 and apply them to the 95-Platform,” said Joe Hedges, E-ONE Product Manager. “This is a great product for city applications due to its physical size, maneuverability and jack spread of only 13’8”.”

For more information, visit www.e-one.com.

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Posted: May 22, 2019

FoxFury Introduces the Breakthrough® BTS Right Angle Light

Firefighter with BTS Right Angle Light

FoxFury Lighting Solutions introduces its new Breakthrough® BTS Right Angle Light. This light is the company's response to customer requests for a smaller, brighter, and lighter weight right angle light at a lower price. It is primarily targeted to firefighters but is useful in all applications for search and inspection. The BTS is The Just Right Angle Light, combining performance, compact design, and durability.

Breakthrough BTS Right Angle Light
Breakthrough BTS Right Angle Light

The ultra-durable, low profile BTS provides a 400 lumen beam for cutting through smoke and illuminating the immediate surrounding area. This compact and versatile lighting tool runs on (4) AA batteries and has a stainless-steel clip for hands-free use. It is available now in black or black and yellow for $99.99.

The key features of the BTS are:

SMO-KUT Technology
The BTS boasts a powerful smoke cutting beam to better see obstacles and objects. The light also puts out a wide halo or ring of outer light that illuminates the surrounding area to see the bigger picture.

Low Profile Design
The BTS's low profile lets users move more freely. Its compact size makes it convenient to wear on a jacket, belt, or turnout gear without getting in the way.

Durability
The BTS is tough enough for the toughest jobs. It is impact resistant and meets NFPA fire resistant requirements. Its waterproof design allows it to be decontaminated and used in all-weather conditions.

"The BTS is the most durable and powerful right-angle light I've ever used," said Lt. Ryan Pennington from Charleston, West Virginia. Pennington has used the BTS in dozens of live burns and training scenarios without incident. He stopped using his traditional box light because the beam and halo of the BTS is just as powerful in a more compact light.

"We're excited to offer the BTS light," said Antonio Cugini, Director of Marketing at FoxFury Lighting Solutions. "We feel it's the right combination of power, size and price. It's held up to some rigorous testing and received rave reviews. We know it's going to save time and lives."

The BTS is backed by FoxFury's Limited Lifetime Warranty. It is now available through FoxFury.com and FoxFury authorized dealers.

At FoxFury Lighting Solutions, we create premium lighting tools that shine brightly in the most extreme environments to keep people safe. Our Xtremium™ products focus on durability and speed, providing unique solutions and possibilities for first responders, enterprise professionals, and videographers in over 65 countries. There is no second chance when it comes to getting the correct lighting. So, when seconds count, depend on FoxFury Lighting Solutions.

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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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