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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: Jan 22, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-W.S. Darley & Co. Pumper-Tanker

Bloomington (IN) Fire Department pumper-tanker. International 7400 cab and chassis; Navistar N9 330-hp engine; Darley LDM 1,250-gpm pump; PolyBilt™ fire body with integral CoPolymer 2,300-gallon tank.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Fire Squad Improves Response Times In Northeastern National City

Staffed by six fire captains and firefighters/paramedics who work rotating 24-hour shifts in pairs, Squad 33 uses a custom Ford F-550 pickup equipped with a 150-gallon water tank and advanced medical equipment.

With one fire captain and one firefighter/paramedic on each shift, the set-up enables the captain to assess the scope of the emergency and request additional resources if needed.

Most of the calls in the area that the department fields — about 80 percent of them — are related to medical issues, said Frank Parra, the city’s emergency services director.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Mckinney Fire Station No. 9 First To Open In 7 Years; Dedication Held Jan. 31

This facility will serve the northwest part of the city, including the Summit View Lake and Heatherwood neighborhoods. It will also serve as a training facility for firefighters throughout the department, Kistner said.

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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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