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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 17, 2019

NYC First Responders using Technology to help Save Lives

New York City, N.Y. (Pioneer Mobile Applications) — EMTs and Paramedics in the New York City 911 system have been increasing efficiency of patient care and transport with the help of technology that is right in their pockets. The Mobile MDT app which is available for both Apple iPhones & iPads and Android devices allows first responders to quickly open up the app and show the nearest hospitals based on your location.

With over 60 hospitals in the New York City 911 system, there are a wide variety of hospitals that take different types of patients. Through the Mobile MDT app, you can easily browse, filter, and sort through hospitals based on different criteria; allowing you to find the best hospital facility for your patient.

Navigate the city faster and easier
In crowded cities such as New York, sometimes ambulances can be stuck in traffic for over 45 minutes. With the technology provided inside of the app, ETAs (estimated time of arrivals), distances, traffic conditions, and directions are automatically calculated. This aids in decreasing the amount of time it takes from an incident to the hospital.

With hundreds of locations accessible with the tap of a finger, you can view satellite, hybrid, and standard map imagery for any hospital, firehouse, EMS station, or police precinct. Users have the ability to map all of the relative locations to see where they are throughout the city.

 

Pre-hospital Resources
A decent amount of time is spent with patients in the pre-hospital setting. This makes it important to be able to make clinical decisions with ease. In the protocol section of the Mobile MDT app, first responders can quickly reference General Operating Procedures and Advance Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) protocols.

To help understand the patient’s medical history, the app offers quick access to “Drug Lookup”, where you can find what medications are used for. Along with this, there is quick access feature for the MCI Guide and a Pre-hospital Notification Cheat Sheet.

Other Resources

 

Hundreds of resources easily accessible 

– Push Notifications (allowing users to receive real time alerts and updates)
– Work schedule/calendar with note taking ability
– Frequently used telephone numbers
– 10-Codes
– Payroll schedule

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iPhones/iPads: Click Here
Androids: Click Here

Make the Mobile MDT app available for your 911 system!

Looking to have the Mobile MDT app for your city, organization, or agency? Contact us at contact@rapidsizeup.com or visit our site

**RapidSizeUp is a suite of mobile applications for first responders operated and maintained by Pioneer Mobile Applications

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Minnesota Lake Fire Destroys Safety and Health Equipment

The building houses some of their larger training props, like a grain bin simulator and digital driving simulator.  

Volz says, luckily, a majority of their training props were out with instructors at the time of the fire.

He says a lot of the smaller props and the Digital Driving Simulator, worth around $100,000 were completely destroyed.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Laramie County Dedicates New Fire Station

Located at 410 Horse Creek Road, the facility will greatly improve response times and staffing to the north and west growing population of Laramie County.​  

The new station consists of four eighty-foot firetruck bays with a two-story mezzanine for equipment, storage and training. It also features a residential area with a kitchen, day room and accommodations to sleep 12 firefighters as well as a walk-out basement that has additional room for multipurpose use, mechanical and IT equipment.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Fire at Village of Maine (WI) Fire Station

 
 

According to a post from the Village of Maine Fire Department Facebook page, local firefighters were notified at 4:45 p.m. of reports that black smoke was coming from the station.  

Officials said the fire began at the Department of Public Works building, to which the station is connected. The fire was contained on the DPW side, but the building had extensive damage. The fire station, however, only sustained smoke damage.

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This year will feature classes to prepare you for F-1, F-2, F-3, F-4, F-5, F-6, F-7, F-8 as well as Jim Juneau "See You In Court", Stihl, Cummins Insight, Basic Commercial Tire Service and more!

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Wenatchee Convention Center 

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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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