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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 29, 2019

Video: HME Ahrens-Fox AF-WUI Delivery to Salem Township (MI) Fire Department


The next step in the evolution of the Ahrens-Fox WUI, Wildland Urban Interface - the AF-WUI2, headed for service with the Salem Township Fire Department, in Salem, Michigan. Released to the industry in 2018, the AF-WUI offered departments with mixed environments the perfect balance of Type-1 Interface functionality and Type-3 capability. A high-clearance 4x4 chassis, wide Super-Single tires, hard-top coffin compartments, a clean, flat roof line, two booster reels, ground sweep nozzles we just a few of the features of this versatile woodland urban interface engine. The AF-WUI also introduced the Ahrens-Fox Water Distribution System, designed to save space as well as positioning discharges around the truck. The Salem Township Fire Department created its own version the AF-WUI 2, by lengthening the wheelbase by enlarging the water tank to 700-gallons and adding roll-up doors and speedlays.

For more information, visit www.firetrucks.com.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Tacoma (WA) Fire Station Offering Opioid Treatment, Recovery Resources

A Tacoma Fire Department is becoming the first in the state to launch the “Safe Stations” program to deal with the opioid crisis around the clock, reports KOMO News.

 

Fire Chief Tory Green says the fire station is a “stigma free” setting where people can come if they are overwhelmed by other settings such as hospitals and treatment centers.

Tacoma deputy Mayor Conor McCarthy says the city becomes one of 39 in the country to address the opioid crisis in this fashion.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Wildland Fire Apparatus Joins Laguna Beach (CA) Fleet

Fire Department personnel and officials will push the new engine into the apparatus bay at a neighborhood wildfire evacuation and outreach event, reports Patch.com

Fire Department personnel and officials will push the new engine into the apparatus bay, "officially" placing the engine into service along with pushing the old retiring 1999 wildland engine out of service.

The community is invited to witness this ceremonial placement into service and the christening of the new engine.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Liberty Township (OH) Rolls Out New Fire Apparatus

The Liberty Township fire department took delivery on a new Sutphen fire engine that came in under budget at approximately $617,000, reports The Delaware Gazette.

The truck is more equipped and job-specific than the 10-year-old engine it’s replacing.

New power tools were also purchased with a $42,000 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. 

 

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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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