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    I have already asked a good friend of mine his imput on this and recieved it. It was really close to what i was thinking, but i want to know your ideas...

    What percentage of a chance would you give to a department requesting a brusk truck thru AFG?

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    • Looking to ask for $140,000.
    • About 20-40 brush fires average for the last 3 years with 600+ acres being burned.
    • Just recieved a pumper/tanker grant & maybe an equipment grant this year.
    I will check responses tommorow, have a great night and God Bless America!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlowndes View Post
    I have already asked a good friend of mine his imput on this and recieved it. It was really close to what i was thinking, but i want to know your ideas...

    What percentage of a chance would you give to a department requesting a brusk truck thru AFG?

    Details:
    • Looking to ask for $140,000.
    • About 20-40 brush fires average for the last 3 years with 600+ acres being burned.
    • Just recieved a pumper/tanker grant & maybe an equipment grant this year.
    I will check responses tommorow, have a great night and God Bless America!
    One of the advantages that the AFG provides is the ability to submit more than one application per year. If you feel that a brush truck is your greatest need, go for it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. The worse case scenario is a DJ.

    Every thing comes into play; previous awards, need, cost etc. in determining an award. As for your chances, I would think that you would make it to PR. Comparing it to our award in 2005, your stats are way, way above what I had. On average 19 incidents with maybe 5 acres per year. The only difference between then and now is the reporting of acres lost.

    Go for it.

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    thanks for the input!!!

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    Judging by the 08 awards the $ amount seemed to be around 125k for the feds share of brush trucks.
    you should score well with the call volume numbers and acreage burned #'s.
    As bugle said you can't win if you don't play the game.

    We are expecting delivery of our new brush truck next month. Cost was 123k for a F550 with an aluminum flatbed body with side boxes and a 42 hp diesel powered 250 gpm Cafs skid mount with a 300 gal water tank & 15 gal foam.
    We are having the truck built by CET in Quebec Canada

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    Heck of a brush unit Island!!!! Email me @ jdlowndes@yahoo.com when you get a chance, I have a couple of other questions for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlowndes View Post
    Heck of a brush unit Island!!!! Email me @ jdlowndes@yahoo.com when you get a chance, I have a couple of other questions for you.
    e-mail headed your way.

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