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Thursday, April 25, 2024

2024 Fire Mechanics Spring Workshop: Moses Lake

Start Date: 4/25/2024 8:00 AM PDT
End Date: 4/26/2024 12:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Moses Lake Civic Center

401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA  United States  98837

Organization Name: WFC Fire Mechanics Section

Elisa Grabner
Email: elisa@washingtonfirechiefs.org
Phone: (360) 352-0161

2024 Fire Mechanics Spring Workshop

April 25-26, 2024

Moses Lake Civic Center
401 W. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837


Air Systems and Foundation Brakes Operation and Function testing 
Taught by Advanced Diagnostics Consulting LLC.

Class Description:
This comprehensive Air Systems and Foundation Brakes Class will cover air system theory and operation. Beginning with the charging system and working through to the foundation brakes. Expect to learn the operation, inspection, and testing of the entire system. In addition, you will learn what you need to be considered a qualified inspector. The hands-on portion will cover system testing and setup of push rods, slack adjusters, and air disc calipers. Each participant will be provided a binder complete with service data sheets and inspector qualification documents.

  1. Air Systems description and operation
    1. Charging system components
    2. Primary system components
    3. Secondary system components
    4. Parking system components
    5. Trailer system components (where applicable)
  2. Air Systems requirements
    1. Build times
    2. Tank sizing
    3. Minimum equipment
    4. Timing test requirements
    5. Performance tests
  3. Foundation Drum
    1. Hardware setup (pushrod cutting worksheet)
    2. Slack adjuster type
    3. Slack adjuster setup
  4. Foundation Disc     
    1. Identification      
    2. Operation
  5. Function tests best practices (inspection)
    1. Air system function
    2. Foundation brake/slack adjuster function
    3. Air disc inspection/function
  6. Inspector Qualifications
    1. Certification Documentation
    2. Out Of Service
    3. CFR 49 396.25 explanation
  7. Hands-on Inspection
    1. Slack Adjuster setup and function
    2. Air Disc set up and function
    3. Wheel Bearing Setup (if time permits)
  8. Questions and answers collaboration time

EVT Testing: 
To participate in EVT Testing you must register with the EVT Commission at  
http://www.evtcc.org/ 21 days before the test date.
(Please register using site id: WAmola)



April 25nd
Class 8am-12pm
Lunch 12-12:30
Class 12:30-5pm

April 26
Class 8am-12pm
EVT Testing 2-5pm (Please register with the EVT Commission using site id: WAmola, at least 21 days before the test date)


Meals Included

Lunch will be provided on April 25.


The WFC is obligated to pay certain costs to the conference facility; for this event, we have a 50% cancelation policy up until the event registration closes, at which point there will be no refunds.  However, we are always happy to substitute a registration should someone else from your agency wish to attend.


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Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/17/2024 11:39 AM

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