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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: Jul 18, 2019

Grand Blanc (MI) Launching Lone Fire Department

 
 

It has been over three months since the city of Grand Blanc announced it would start its own fire department. The city chose to create its own department after the township decided in January to dissolve a 72-year-old fire authority partnership between the two communities.  

Firefighters have been hired, equipment purchased and a date to take over the city fire station has been set, states a city of Grand Blanc news release.  

In addition to the rescue squad and command car purchased last month, the city has purchased a pumper truck, Smith said. The truck has a 500-gallon tank, air pack and foam capability and is “specifically designed for city firefighting operations” with the latest technologies. Axes, helmets, ropes and boots have also been purchased.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2019

Flint (MI) Adds $1 Million Aerial Fire Apparatus

 
 
 

Without the truck that can send a bucket soaring 104 feet into the air, Flint firefighters often felt ill equipped when a call came in for a large commercial fire.  

"We would have to request mutual aid and get the platform coming from Davison, Grand Blanc, Clio, Mundy Township," said Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton

The shiny new red truck will be housed at Station No. 1 on 5th Street.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2019

KME Delivers 11 Custom Trucks to Hamilton (Ontario, Candada) Fire Department

NESQUEHONING, PA—KME Fire Apparatus has delivered 11 KME custom trucks to the Hamilton Fire Department. These trucks will join dozens of KME vehicles currently in service in Hamilton. 

The Hamilton Fire Department operates out of 30 locations across the city with 26 emergency response stations. Its 430-square-mile response area includes high-rise buildings, heavy industry, and rural farm land, requiring a variety of apparatus. The recent delivery of 11 custom apparatus includes two custom tankers, two urban pumpers, five rural pumpers, and two 103-foot rear-mount AerialCat™ ladders. 

Features of the eleven apparatus include:

  • Custom Tankers
    • KME Panther™ cabs
    • Cummins L9 450-hp engines
    • AXIS™ Smart Truck Technology 
    • 2,500-gallon water tanks
    • Hale 1,000-gpm pumps
  • Urban Pumpers
    • KME Severe Service™ cabs
    • Cummins ISX12 400-hp engines
    • 600-gallon water tanks
    • 50-gallon foam tanks
    • Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pumps
  • Rural Pumpers
    • Panther™ LFD cabs
    • Cummins L9 450-hp engines
    • 1,000-gallon water tanks
    • 30-gallon foam tank
    • Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pumps
  • 103-Foot Rear-Mount AerialCat Ladders
    • Severe Service™ LFD cabs
    • Cummins ISX 600-hp engines
    • 500-gallon water tanks
    • Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pumps

KME dealer, Metz Fire & Rescue of Guelph, Ontario, provides local service and support throughout the province of Ontario, Canada. “Thank you to the City of Hamilton for their continued support and we look forward to serving the great people of Hamilton,” says John Metz, Metz Fire & Rescue president. “We are happy to provide the city with great products, as well as unmatched service and support.”

“These trucks exemplify our focus on customization to the specific needs of the end user,” says Stephen Carleton, director of sales at KME. “We appreciate the confidence the City of Hamilton has put in KME and we look forward to continuing to work with the City of Hamilton.”

For more information, visit www.kmefire.com.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2019

E-ONE Industrial Pumpers Delivered to Imperial Oil, Citgo Petroleum, and the Collins (MS) Fire Department

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce the recent delivery of three different industrial custom pumpers for Imperial Oil, Citgo Petroleum and Collins Fire Department. 

With a variety of extinguishing agent systems as well as single and dual-deck monitors flowing up to 6,000 gpm on these trucks, E-ONE’s industrial pumpers are versatile and durable. From petroleum companies to local fire departments, these trucks were engineered to meet each customer’s specific needs. 

“These custom industrial pumpers are designed to meet the rigorous performance demands of our customers,” said Jay Johnson, vice president and general manager of E-ONE. “From refineries to terminals as well as communities in their vicinity, we have the industrial products to meet the critical demands of customers around the world.” 

The industrial custom pumper for Imperial Oil in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada includes the following features: 

  • Cyclone II® cab with 20” raised vista roof
  • Cummins® X15 600-hp engine with Allison® EVS4000 transmission
  • 1030 gallon class B foam concentrate tank
  • Darley® ZSM 3,000-gpm single-stage pump
  • Four 6” suction intakes and four 6” discharge outlets
  • Williams Ambassador® 2x6 2,000- to 6,000-gpm electric monitor (mid-mounted)
  • Two TFT Monsoon® 2,000-gpm electric monitor (rear-mounted)
  • Williams Hot Shot® II 300 balanced foam system with Trident Titan® foam pump

Citgo Petroleum’s industrial pumper is used at its refinery in Lemont, Illinois, and has the following features: 

  • Cyclone II® cab with 20” raised vista roof
  • Cummins® X15 600-hp engine with Allison® EVS4000 transmission.
  • 1030 gallon class B foam concentrate tank
  • Darley® ZSM 3,000-gpm single-stage pump
  • Four 6” suction intakes and four 6” discharge outlets
  • Williams Ambassador® 2x6 2,000- to 6,000-gpm electric monitor (mid-mounted)
  • Two TFT Monsoon® 2,000-gpm electric monitor (rear-mounted)
  • Williams Hot Shot® II 300 balanced foam system with Trident Titan® foam pump

Collins Fire Department in Collins, Mississippi, home to one of the largest petroleum areas in the Southeastern United States, chose an E-ONE municipal/industrial pumper which includes: 

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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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