Thread: RIT equipment grant
05-18-2009, 05:44 PM #1
RIT equipment grant
We are interested in starting a RIT team in our rural area. There is no other local department with one and we have at least 4 firefighter/EMT's who are interested in the training.
I submitted a grant for a tanker/tender and am trying to complete one for RIT equipment now. Couple questions...
1. How much should I put for cost per unit for the kits?
2. Can I include a trailer/cascade in the same grant?
Thanks for any help.
05-18-2009, 06:07 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
A RIT pack cost about 4000 to 5000. The kit should have an air bottle with quick connect fill, extra face piece, rope, something like a save a jake device, various tools and a tarp to set this on. Do you current air packs have the quick fill connection? Also include funding for training. I would not put a trailer/cascade in with it.
05-19-2009, 03:50 PM #3
Thanks for the info. That at least gets me a number so I can submit.
05-19-2009, 04:46 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Monroe, MI
We were awarded 5 RIT bags, consisting of a 1 hr carbon cylinder, buddy breather connecter, Rit connecter, spare mask and bag. We asked for $4500 per kit, but was reduced to $3000 per kit. Bids came in slightly lower. Hope that helps.
05-19-2009, 07:45 PM #5
Thank you, I at least have a ballpark to submit.
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