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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: Jan 31, 2017

Creeper Drags Sponsored by Whatcom Electric & Battery

The Washington Fire Mechanics are proud to announce that Whatcom Electric & Battery has become the sole sponsor of the popular creeper drag event held at the WFM annual conference. We are very excited that Whatcom Electric & Battery has elected to be the first exclusive multi year sponsor of this event. It will be unveiled next fall as the Whatcom Electric & Battery Creeper Drags. The event will be held at our new conference location for 2017 The Wenatchee Conference Center
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Posted: Oct 12, 2018

Morehead Fire 'pushes in' new Tower

After detailing the tradition, MFD Chief Jeff Anderson welcomed those in attendance and recognized several people in the audience, including Morehead City Council and all those who worked behind the scenes to make the purchase possible.

Anderson then talked briefly about the fire department’s mission to protect the community.

“This is something we’ve been looking at over the past few years as something our city really needed to help protect our downtown area with the college, hospital, residential areas and other businesses,” Anderson said. “The Mayor and Council said that public safety was a main priority and they proved it by allowing us to move forward on this purchase. Our mission is to serve and protect this community and this is a great step forward in helping us accomplish our goals.”

Anderson said he, along with assistant chief John Northcutt, and a few others in a “tight circle,” worked closely to help find the right apparatus for Morehead.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2018

Local Fire Departments Receive New Equipment To Enhance Response Capabilities

“The grant [from Firehouse Subs] helps free up more money for us for other ventures because this covered half of the price for these state-of-the-art rescue tools for vehicle extraction,” Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Chief Fred Holzberger said Wednesday at a live demonstration event at the Firehouse Subs Restaurant in Prince Frederick.

From the foundation, Holzberger’s department got extrication equipment worth $30,000 that will allow first responders to cut through materials and reach car accident victims in need of medical attention.

At the southern end of Calvert, the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department received three Lucas fully-automated compression systems valued at nearly $35,000. The CPR devices will help first responders deliver uninterrupted chest compressions at a constant rate and depth to patients in cardiac arrest and improve the patients’ chances of survival.

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department in St. Mary’s County received new rope rescue and vehicle stabilization equipment worth $7,300.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2018

Corpus Christi Fire Department Using Drones Help With Security And Safety For Community

Before sending firefighters into potential danger on the ground, the drones will help fire officials develop a strategy.

“In particular, we have used them at fires, Hazmat incidents, accident reconstruction, brush fires, search and rescue, people lost in the water, and those types of things,” said Corpus Christi Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim DeVisser.

The department has two drones that not only provide a 360 degree aerial view of the destruction, but also have thermal imaging cameras that allow firefighters to see through smoke. And with the two additional drones they will be getting, the sky is the limit.

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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

TBD
TBD
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Immediate Past Chair

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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