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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

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Alexis Pumper

Carol Stream (IL) Fire District pumper. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins X15 505-hp engine; Hale Qmax-XS 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon Pro Poly polypropylene tank.

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Posted: May 20, 2019

Naples' New $9.5M Fire Station Opening this Week

 
 

Naples Fire-Rescue Department Chief Pete DiMaria said the station is "critical infrastructure" for the city due to its durability; the building is expected to stand for at least 50 years.  

"We built this facility to withstand a Category 5 storm and it also has an EOC, which is built inside of a safe room that could take a direct tornado hit, too," he said. "So we feel like we built a generational building. I think that our kids and their kids may be visiting this station."

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Posted: May 20, 2019

Growth Impact on Kuna Rural Fire District (ID)

 
 

This levy is crucial for the City of Kuna. The town continues to grow, and the fire district needs the funds to keep up.  

“We’re already behind right now, and we’re just going to get further and further behind if the levy doesn’t pass,” said Kuna Fire Chief Perry Palmer.  

Passing this $1.1 million levy means more staff and resources for the Kuna Fire District. If passed, it will provide a stable funding base, allowing them to hire six additional firefighters and paramedics. This would staff their ambulance and fire truck with a minimum of five people every day.

Right now, the minimum is three. And if the levy doesn’t pass, Palmer says it will be disappointing. But, it still doesn’t change the circumstances they’re in.

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Posted: May 20, 2019

Blue Ash (OH) Gives Third Grader Memorable Ride on Fire Apparatus

 
 
 

The rare opportunity for one student turned into a celebration of diversity.  

“One person’s celebration isn’t just for them,” said third grade teacher Ashley Sandor. “We can all be a part of it as well.”

At age 2, the Blue Ash Elementary student was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes developmental disabilities and neurological problems.

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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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