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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 30, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Seagrave Pumper

Union Township, Chesterfield, IN, custom pumper. Marauder tilt cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Seagrave Triton 1,750-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,000-gallon water tank.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Flint (MI) Purchases Two New Fire Trucks

Flint City Council unanimously approved the purchase of two new fire trucks. The Community Development Block Grant had $1.2 million left over in funding, reports ABC 12.

For citizens, the most noticeable changes are a louder siren and a switch to LED lights, which are much brighter.

For firefighters, the pumps will work easier, and there are now portable electrical fans to help clear smoke from inside the buildings. Before, they'd have to keep them outside because of the high pressure and toxic fumes.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

East Liberty (PA) Fire Station to Close for Repairs

East Liberty fire station will close for repairs with manpower and resources shifting elsewhere, reports Pittsburgh Tribune Live.

Authorities said the station will be temporarily closed so crews can address a structural issue in its hose tower. No completion date was announced.

 

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Orange (CT) Dedicates New Fire Apparatus

A new fire truck dedicated at the Orange Volunteer Fire Department’s station, reports Orange Town News.

The new truck, designated Quint-32, went into service earlier this month. Equipped with a 75-foot aerial ladder, 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump and a variety of other tools, the Spartan/Smeal truck is designed to perform a variety of tasks at emergencies.  Firefighters held a dedication ceremony, called a wetdown, on July 17th.  In addition to showing off the new truck, the party included speeches and a cornhole tournament.

The truck replaces a 1978 Mack CK that had a 50-foot ladder and a 1,000-gallon-per-minute pump.

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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

TBD
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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