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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 16, 2019

Jack Daniel's Employees Volunteer at Fire Brigade

 
 

“Our 34 volunteer firefighters are on-call 24/7 and they’re ready to perform if needed,” Chris Fletcher, assistant master distiller for Jack Daniel’s, said. “We have employees from bottling to distilling to even IT, and they come in and train every Monday. They’re state certified.”  

The Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade has been around for decades, prepared to fight any fire that may break out, and they receive special training due to how different alcohol fires can be to other fires, and they have a special training area to practice fighting those fires.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Wagoner County (OK) Man Given Probation After Vandalizing Fire Apparatus

 
 

Three of the four charges against John Moats were dismissed, but he'll serve a ten-year suspended sentence for knowingly concealing stolen property only if he completes a one-year in-patient drug rehab program.  

Meanwhile, the Red Bird Fire Department is still working to replace the equipment destroyed by thieves. The have spent months replacing equipment and fixing two fire trucks that were stolen.  

"We've had a lot of donations that were given to us through this. And through that were able to get the trucks replaced equipment wise," said Brody Morris, Red Bird Fire Chief.

Morris said they received nearly ten thousand dollars in donations from all over the state.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Augusta County (VA) Fire Apparatus in Accident

 
 

Virginia State Police say the fire truck was blocking the right lane. Troopers say a smart car convertible was in the right lane but when it tried to change lanes, it hit another vehicle and was pushed into the stationary fire truck. Both occupants were ejected and one is in critical condition as of Monday evening.

"A day doesn't go by that we don't get an alert through social media networks about firefighters, police officers, paramedics, first responders, highway workers that are involved in some type of an actual incident or a near miss incident," Augusta County Fire and Rescue Chief David Nichols said.

There was no physical damage to the firefighters on the scene on Sunday night and the damage to the truck appears to be just cosmetic. Nichols said his crew is lucky after the recent crash and considers it a reminder of the move over law.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Apparatus Showcase: July 2019

delivery of the month

 

KME—Aviston (IL) Fire Protection District pumper.

KME—Aviston (IL) Fire Protection District pumper. Predator LFD 100-inch cab and chassis; seating for six; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; full-depth coffin compartments; Hale DSD 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; Scott Revolve air cascade system; Safety Vision color 5-camera system with DVR; Warn 9,000-pound winch; Will-Burt Night Scan 12-volt light tower. Dealer: Russ Campbell, Mac’s Fire & Safety, Litchfield, IL.

 

Pierce—Village of Bedford Park (IL) Fire Department Ascendant 107-foot aerial ladder quint.

Pierce—Village of Bedford Park (IL) Fire Department Ascendant 107-foot aerial ladder quint. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Pierce Husky 12 Class A foam system; Harrison 10-kW generator. Dealer: Vince Baudek, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL.

 

Rosenbauer—Banff Fire & Rescue, Alberta, Canada, 104-foot rear-mount aerial platform quint.

Rosenbauer—Banff Fire & Rescue, Alberta, Canada, 104-foot rear-mount aerial platform quint. Commander cab and chassis; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Waterous S100C20 1,850-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; Rosenbauer EZ Load hosebed; galvanized and painted ladder and platform basket; blue LED lighting on all exterior handrails. Dealer: Rocky Mountain Phoenix Inc., Red Deer Alberta.

 

Ferrara—Wabash Township, West Lafayette, IN, MVP rescue-pumper.

Ferrara—Wabash Township, West Lafayette, IN, MVP rescue-pumper. Cinder cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank; 20-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 Class A foam system; Will-Burt NS1,8-600WHL light tower; Smart Power 6.2-kW generator. Dealer: Keith Sander, Mid-America Fire & Safety, Evansville, IN.

 

E-ONE—North Brunswick (NJ) Fire Company 3 HPS105 steel aer
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9 Sep 2019 2019 FIRE MECHANICS FALL CONFERENCE 9/9/2019 - 9/13/2019
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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September 10, 3pm-6pm
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
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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