1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    14

    Default Need Advice on grant

    I need some advice on a grant. We are applying for a truck, We have a 1993 Oldsmobile minivan that is our EMS vehicle. We currently don't have rescue tools. The city is buying us a new set of hydraulic rescue tools and we don't have any room to haul them in the van or on the engine. I'm not sure what I should ask for to replace the van.

    Our current fleet includes a
    1995 GMC Brush truck, AFG funded a new skid unit for this truck last year
    2002 Ferrara Engine AFG funded
    2005 Pumper/Tanker that AFG funded.

    What should I ask for to replace the van? If anybody has any suggestions, I'd appreciate some advice!

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    islandfire03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,587

    Default

    Based on the fleet average of your dept, you will stand a slim chance of being funded for a new vehicle unless you are moving up to a transporting EMS service. Have you thought about a used ambulance to convert to a tool carrier and EMS first response vehicle? They can be bought for minimal $$ in reasonable condition. Many of them can be bought for under 10 K with plenty of life left in them. .

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    14

    Default

    I thought the age of our equipment would be a problem, that's why I went ahead and threw that out there. I guess we've been fortunate in the past. Thanks for the reply, you confirmed what I was thinking. I will have to look into the used ambulance idea.

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Rural Iowa
    Posts
    3,106

    Default

    Many cube vans and "bread" trucks in good condition available from Air Force surplus. Diesel automatic, used for flightline maintenance and personnel transport (lightly used).

    Some civilian model F350 ambulances from all branches of DOD.

    See state forester.

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    NW Indiana
    Posts
    1,419

    Default

    If you could be patient on the tools--consider applying for the tools through AFG (much better odds of award) and then if awarded, it frees up the funds for the city to buy a service truck (or refit a DOD pick-up)

    earl

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Advice for Grant?
    By SMNFirefighter in forum Federal FIRE ACT Grants & Funding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-27-2009, 10:19 AM
  2. Need advice...
    By E40FDNYL35 in forum The Off Duty Forums
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-10-2006, 10:02 AM
  3. Numbers for 2004 Fire Act Grant and review of 2003 Numbers for Fire Act Grant
    By SamsonFCDES in forum Federal FIRE ACT Grants & Funding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-20-2004, 04:23 AM
  4. Need Advice......bad!!
    By wannabeafireman in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-17-2004, 04:37 PM
  5. Can You Receive a Fire Grant & Fire Prevention Grant
    By mjboom in forum Federal FIRE ACT Grants & Funding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-02-2003, 02:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register