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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: Aug 27, 2019

Wilmington (NC) Celebrates New Fire Apparatus

Wilmington Fire Department celebrated the arrival of a new engine at a “roll-in” ceremony, reports WWAY 3.

The newly equipped truck is worth $639,000. Engine 3 will be housed in Station 3 located off Cinema Drive. The engine contains a more efficient pump, front suspension, diesel engine, electrical system, generator, LED light and siren package, and front and side air bars.

 

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Museum of East Alabama Celebrates 30 Years

Museum of East Alamaba is celebrating 30 years and now features a hands-on fire station exhibit, reports Opelika-Auburn News.

Designed to resemble what a fire station of the time looked like, the exhibit is equipped with an actual 1959 fire truck and a firemen’s pole brought in from an old fire station. The exhibit also is a favorite of museum board president, Jim Hardin.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Structural Issues Force Temporary Close of Pittsburgh Fire Station

Structural issues are forcing a Pittsburgh fire station to temporarily close, reports WPXI 11.

All Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire personnel housed at Fire Station 8, along with three fire trucks, will be moved to different stations. A truck will be added to one of the locations to make sure the transition goes smoothly.

Fire officials haven't said when the work will be complete. 

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Firefighter Celebrates 100th Birthday at San Jose Fire Museum

Retired San Jose Fire Capt. Sam Seibert celebrated his 100th birthday at San Jose Fire Museum, reports The Mercury News.

John McMillan, president of the museum, said that Seibert has been the museum’s biggest donor, contributing more than $300,000 over the years.

He also donated an 1810 Hand Pumper that Seibert bought on the East Coast, as well as other vehicles and his original uniform from the 1950s.

McMillan said he hopes to get the museum fully open to the public at least a couple of days a week this fall.

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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

Greg Bach
South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue
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Director #1

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #1

Doug Jones
South Kitsap Fire & Rescue
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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

Jim Morris
Mountain View Fire Department
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Director #4

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #4

Arnie Kuchta

Clark County Fire District 6

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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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