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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

Arlington (OH) Fire Apparatus Damaged by Smoke

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Bill Adams FDIC International 2019 Observations

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Ontario Firefighter Develops TRI-BLADE Tool for Entry, Other Emergency Functions

The Tri-Blade

An Ontario (Canada) firefighter has developed a tool designed to reduce the amount of gear and weight that firefighters carry on their person while maintaining the level of readiness the job requires.

The TRI-BLADE is a nine-function multi-tool comprised of the various hand tools that tend to clutter firefighters' pockets. It is primarily used as a means of gaining access to locked or restricted areas as efficiently and respectfully as possible.

The TRI-BLADE also features the following:

Passive Entry Functions

  • Latch wedge blade to manipulate latches behind security plates
  • Modified shove knife
  • Through-the-lock tip

MVC Emergency Scene Functions

  • 8mm and 10mm – 12 point wrenches, used for battery removal
  • Window punch
  • serrated edge

RIT / Miscellaneous Functions

  • residential gas shut off wrench
  • 02 cylinder wrench

The mission was simple and so is the design of this tool. Made of the highest quality materials, the TRI-BLADE is superior in strength yet compact and lightweight. At 100grams in weight, the stored size of the tool is 1.5” x 6.5” x  .105” thick. This makes carrying the tool behind a radio or in any other pocket virtually unnoticed. The TRI-BLADE offers exceptional versatility with its simplistic yet deliberate foldable design.

Lighten up your pockets....TRI before you pry! Learn more at www.intothesmoke.ca

Tri-Blade being used for entry

 

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Savvik to Give Away 10 Pairs of Boots as Part of EMS Week

Do you and your ‘medic mate’ finish each other sentences or eat each other’s food? Are you on the level of a Batman and Robin, Han Solo and Chewbacca, nachos and cheese, cookies and milk? If you answered yes to any of these, could you and your ambulance partner be Savvik’s “Perfect Pair?” 

To celebrate and commemorate EMS life, post a pic of you and your partner on social media and tag @Savvik and use the hashtags #SavvikSays #PerfectPair.  Once that happens, you will be entered into Savvik's EMS Week drawing for 10 pairs of boots from our partners at 5.11 Tactical.The drawing will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, the winning (5) #PerfectPair photos, as judged by our staff, will be announced on Monday, May 27, 2019 on our  Savvik Says blog. Celebrate the dedication and skill EMS life brings and get your dogs some new digs.

In the meantime, enjoy EMS Week, 2019. We appreciate all that you do!

About Savvik.org

Savvik is a free membership organization for all public safety individuals and organizations. We are a non-profit organization formed to reduce the financial impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 within the EMS industry. Our mission is to provide members with a mechanism to achieve cost reductions, which has evolved into a group-purchasing program. Savvik values quality supplies and equipment for the members, at the industry’s best prices.


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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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