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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 14, 2019

Harris-Elmore (OH) Fire Department Donates Old Fire Equipment

 
 

On Tuesday, the Harris-Elmore Fire Department loaded up 19 self-contained breathing apparatuses, several Hurst extraction tools, commonly referred to as “jaws of life,” and a number of other firefighting equipment to be shipped overseas to help save lives abroad.   

For legal liability reasons, Fire Chief Jim Wilburn said the department was limited in what it could do with its old equipment that was taken out of service after being replaced with the new state-of-the-art gear purchased through the grant. 

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019

San Bernardino County (CA) Fire Apparatus Involved in Collision

 
 

The incident took place at about 2:46 p.m., and witnesses said the lights and sirens were activated on Medic Truck 77, which was traveling westbound in the 16900 block of Slover Avenue.

The fire truck collided with a blue Toyota Yaris and a gray Dodge Caravan in the intersection of Slover and Tower Court.

Authorities said there were complaints of pain from the occupants of the two cars involved, but they declined medical treatment.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Okmulgee County (OK) Deputies Search for Stolen Fire Apparatus

 
 

The Liberty Volunteer Fire Department realized the truck was stolen and called the sheriff's office for help.  

At 8:10 a.m., the truck was captured on surveillance video north of Haskell in Muskogee County driving through a gate before being used to break into a house.The vehicle is a 2007 Ford F-350 fire truck.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Key Hose Leads the Way Again, Introducing TRU-ID 2.25" Fire Hose

Firefighters advance hoseline

Born out of the challenges faced by today’s progressive firefighting community, Key Hose launches the first new diameter attack line in decades. Introducing TRU-ID 2.25", the latest addition to true diameter hose solutions. When introduced in 2017, TRU-ID set new standards for ergonomic, lightweight, high quality, double-jacketed attack lines. Now, TRU-ID 225 adds more options to this game-changing line of high-performance attack lines. TRU-ID 225 combines an exclusive true internal diameter of 2.25" with a smaller outside diameter for a more ergonomic grip, so firefighters can easily maneuver and precisely guide the handline.

TRU-ID 225 is ideally suited for high rise applications and large caliber attack line operations. When charged, each 50' length of TRU-ID 225 eliminates over 20 pounds of weight clearly outperforming traditional 2½" attack lines. Premium double jacket construction offers higher abrasion and puncture resistance for maximum dependability. The exclusive tru-tuned diameter is guaranteed to wash out kinks and deliver targeted flow rates while providing the nozzleman increased mobility with less fatigue.

Key Hose TRU-ID

Doug Bonney, Director of Sales and Marketing, Key Hose, stated, “We are excited to deliver this revolutionary hose size to the industry. At Key, we are constantly looking for ways to provide firefighters solutions to the everchanging challenges they face.” Mr. Bonney went on to say, “Our commitment has always been to listen to these experts, so that we can design and engineer innovative products that make firefighting more efficient, and more effective with safety in mind.”

TRU-ID 225 is designed for use with low pressure/high volume nozzles and comes standard with lightweight, laser engraved, extruded aluminum alloy couplings. These anodized, threaded expansion ring couplings are guaranteed for the life of the hose. The laser engraved TRU-ID logo is your assurance of genuine TRU-ID technology. TRU-ID 225 is made and tested in Dothan, Alabama and is NFPA compliant.

Classic performance in an innovative design and rugged construction guaranteed to withstand the rigors of the fire ground for years to come. TRU-ID 225 from the hose experts, Key Hose — get your hands on it and seize the power of targeted flows with command and control performance.

About Key Hose, Inc.
With over three decades of service, Key Fire Hose is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of woven jacketed and rubber covered fire hose products. In striving to become the “best hose company in the world,” we’ve grown from our original 16 looms to reach triple-digit loom capacity with multiple facilities proudly based and manufacturing in southeast Alabama. For further information, please visit our web site at www.keyhose.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

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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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