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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: May 7, 2021

Cedar Grove South End (NJ) Engine Fire Company 3 Gets New Station, Engine

The Cedar Grove South End (NJ) Engine Fire Company 3 has a new station and a new Engine 73, following a recent grand opening, reports tapinto.com.

Mayor Kerry Peterson and councilmen Joe Zichelli and Joseph Maceri were on hand to celebrate the new facility and make the ceremonial cut of the green ribbon.

“I was honored to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony today for the new fire house and truck at fire company #3,” Peterson said in a Facebook post. “We have the absolute BEST fire department in the state of NJ, and they deserve the best house and equipment. God Bless, and stay safe.”

“This Fire House is a landmark in town, the first building people see as they enter Cedar Grove,” Zichelli said in a Facebook post. “It is the product of a great working relationship between the Township and the Department, a steadfast dedication by our Town Manager Tom Tucci to securing the best of the best for CGFD, the members, and residents, as well as the support of a Town Council that always has and always will back our first responders. Thank you to all the members of the CGFD for keeping us safe and for your service to the town.”

Posted: May 7, 2021

Crabbs Prairie (TX) Volunteer Fire Department Gets New Brush Truck Via Grant

On the heels of a $118,000 grant from the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program, Crabbs Prairie (TX) Volunteer Fire Department welcomed a new 2021 Ford F550 brush truck, reports itemonline.com.

Officials say the truck will be used to fight grass and wildland fires, manage traffic control after a vehicle accident, and carry medical equipment. It has already been used to respond to several fires.

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Posted: May 7, 2021

Riverview’s (FL) Station 46 to Break Ground in June

Hillsborough County (FL) tax-payer money is being used to build the $5 million Station 46 in Riverview, reports abcactionnew.com.

To be located along Rhodine Road and sit between Stations 16 and 3, Station 46 is expected to break ground in June, though personnel is already on standby and the apparatuses have been purchased. It will house an ambulance, ladder truck, and a tanker

The location, officials say, could be key to cutting response times in half.

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Posted: May 7, 2021

Meet Marine 1, Lake Avenue (NY) Fire Department’s New Fire/Rescue Boat

The Rochester (NY) Fire Department recently received Maine 1, a new fire/rescue boat, reports 13wham.com.

The 37-foot apparatus is capable of rescuing six to eight people and can pump more than 1,500 gallons of water or other firefighting materials. Its predecessor was a 17-foot recreational motorboat.

Marine 1 will be deployed by Engine 19 at the Lake Avenue fire station for calls in the area of Lake Ontario, Charlotte and the Genesee River.

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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

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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