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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 19, 2019

Purchase of Taylor (MI) Fire Apparatus Focus on Public Safety

 
 

According to the city, the vehicle is valued at more than $1 million, but the price was reduced because it’s a “demo model.” As part of the purchase, the Taylor Fire Department traded in its old ladder truck, which had been in service for almost two decades.

Over the coming weeks, the city will finish outfitting and decaling the truck before putting it into service. Other items recently added to the fire department’s arsenal include a pickup truck, fire engine and ambulance. All of the latest members of the fleet will be housed at the fire station on Goddard Road.

He also highlighted the addition of high-tech heart monitors, a fire hose and a set of Jaws of Life hydraulic rescue tools. The moves are part of a citywide focus on public safety, Ziomek said.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2019

Phillipston (MA) Gets Grant to Outfit Fire Apparatus

The grant covers half of the total cost of the tools. Outfitting the truck involves a few sets of hand tools, two fire shovels, three specialized backpacks that hold five gallons of water, eight hoses, two nozzles, three dual radio harnesses.  

The grant was initially applied for in July 2018.The new truck is a Ford F550, which was sent to Canada where it was worked on to become a functional fire truck, a process that takes a couple months or so at the least.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2019

Greensburg (IN) Certifies Fire Apparatus Drivers

 
 

The largest of GFD’s firetrucks weighs in excess of 80,000 pounds, fully loaded. Smaller vehicles can carry 500 gallons of water to a site, some can carry 1,000 gallons, and the largest can carry up to 3,200 gallons. That affects the handling of these emergency vehicles.

The driving and maneuvering of one of these vehicles is only half of the training these firefighters need when they start. Learning to use all the equipment on a fire-truck is usually another week of instruction, Gunter said. Each truck is unique in what emergency equipment it carries, or it’s special unique function, whether it be carrying water, shooting water from a high elevation, or pumping.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2019

Summer Release 2019: True North Gear® Decon™ Laundry Bag

Seattle, WA - True North Gear® to release the Decon™ Laundry Bag, designed to address a gap within current industry products by offering a simple-yet-effective solution to easily and safety isolating contaminated turnout gear.

DECON™ LAUNDRY BAG / 75L

The Decon™ Laundry Bag has a very important job; to protect the firefighter from cancer-causing carcinogens left on dirty turnout gear. With its airtight design and abrasion-resistant construction, this roomy bag reliably traps soiled gear and prevents contaminates on PPE from migrating to the apparatus’ cabin until items can be safely laundered. The Decon™ can be washed and line-dried after each use due to its rugged 210 Denier-coated Nylon material and watertight welded seams. Using a technique at the molecular level of the fabric, our welded seams are bonded together as one, providing dependable, waterproof protection with the ability to handle up to 2x more stress from use then sewn-and-taped seams. The Decon™ Laundry Bag; durable enough for the rear storage area, safe enough for the riding cabin or POVs, and functional enough to reliably isolate hazardous contaminants and create a safer environment for firefighters. Color: Bright Orange | Size: 24 x 36 x 105 cm

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY: 

For 27 years, True North® has been a trusted source for quality packs, bags and FR clothing. We design and manufacture gear and accessories for structure fire, wildland fire, and search & rescue markets. From our extensive line of RIT bags and turnout duffels for structure – to a full line of packs, bags, radio harnesses and clothing for wildland fire and search & rescue – every True North® product is built for demanding, everyday use. Product innovation and intentional design practices are just starting points; what truly distinguishes True North® is superior customer service backed up by a lifetime materials warranty. In more than two decades, our passion for helping people be as comfortable and safe as possible in their gear has not changed, and the proof is in our products.

For more information, please visit us online at truenorthgear.com, contact us at 800-873-5725, or email us at info@truenorthgear.com.

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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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