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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 21, 2019

Seminole (FL) Rolls Out New Fire Apparatus

 
 
 

Seminole Fire Rescue is ready for brush fires of any size, thanks to a new truck specifically outfitted to fight brush fires. The truck is a former Army cargo truck and is built to get into tight spots to fight brush fires.

 

The truck replaces the department's former brush truck which was 53 years old. Some firefighters were worried the old truck wouldn't make it through another brush fire season.  

Instead of having the vehicle converted by a private company, the city of Seminole relied on their own fleet maintenance staff to make the alterations, including adding a 700-gallon water tank, hoses and a big bumper capable of mowing down large branches.

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Weslaco Fire Department Resources Used By Border Patrol

 
 
The vehicle is commonly used during emergency situations such as when it was deployed in several locations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. There are four to six paramedics aboard the mass casualty evacuation ambulance unit at any given time.
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Posted: May 21, 2019

Grand Haven (MI) Fire departments Demo New Equipment

 
 

On Monday, Carl Hein — a retired lieutenant from the Ann Arbor Fire Department, and now a sales representative with the Apollo Fire Equipment Co. — explained the features of a battery-operated spreader, cutter, ram and multipurpose tool to the representatives from the Grand Haven department and the Grand Haven Township and Spring Lake Township fire rescue departments. He emphasized the advantage of using equipment which is not attached by a line to a generator.  

Grand Haven Township Lt. Matt Schweitzer explained that the three fire departments were planning to replace some equipment over the next couple of years and were working together to get a better discount. A full set of the tools would be in the $30,000 to $35,000 range.

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Posted: May 21, 2019

New Cottonwood (CA) Fire Station to Better Serve Community

Gaining the communities support was not easy and lead to voting on the matter three separate times. Eventually, the project was approved with 11 votes tipping the scale.  

Construction of the station took place over the past year, with final touches finishing up this past April.

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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
TBD
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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