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    Yeah, AGE. Not a grant. Came across a couple of these H-1 Heaters - Aircraft and Tent Heaters. Both of them need help, but they are pretty basic 400,000 BTU heaters. Clean air. Nice. Multifuel.

    I don't have manuals, so I thought I would toss it out here - has anyone ever had any luck getting an AGE shop on an active duty or reserve base to "adopt" them and help them get some equipment going? Or any other kind of military equipment?

    Our goal is to use these for use in warming shelters when we have more ice storms and days upon days of no electricity.

    Years gone by, it could be done, but today I don't even have any idea how to start. Even simple acts like getting phone numbers for the AGE shop is difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Yeah, AGE. Not a grant. Came across a couple of these H-1 Heaters - Aircraft and Tent Heaters. Both of them need help, but they are pretty basic 400,000 BTU heaters. Clean air. Nice. Multifuel.

    I don't have manuals, so I thought I would toss it out here - has anyone ever had any luck getting an AGE shop on an active duty or reserve base to "adopt" them and help them get some equipment going? Or any other kind of military equipment?

    Our goal is to use these for use in warming shelters when we have more ice storms and days upon days of no electricity.

    Years gone by, it could be done, but today I don't even have any idea how to start. Even simple acts like getting phone numbers for the AGE shop is difficult.
    Don't jump on the 1st one you come across. DOD (AirFarce) disposes hundreds each year. You can find one in near new (or depot rebuild) condition if you look around DRMS. For manuals (electronic) best source is the guys at www.steelsoldiers.com Or google on the NSN.

    Local National Guard OMS can be helpful. Particularily for a vet. Start with the Shop supervisor (Warrent Officer) or the NCOIC. They may be able to loose manuals or obsolete parts. Or send you to the state shop/maintenance officer for assistance. Less likely to get active duty units to help unless you have personnal relationship with someone. They are busy and frequently are only familiar with currect (modern) equipment.

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    Great ideas, both of you. Not sure what the airfarce is though, my retirement came from the Air Force. LOL.

    I know Missouri won't do these, or other stuff like it through FEPP, but do you think they would fly under FFP? I would like to see about some other AGE.

    I am headed to Springfield next week, to the nearest decent sized guard unit, I will stop in. Thanks

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    I would love to get a connection for equipment like that here in Kentucky.... Anybody know how?

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    The KY FEPP program is ran through the KY Div. Of Forestry. You should be able to contact your regional forester and get pointed in the right direction. Also Ky div of surplus property does some screening and can get a lot of these things for you as well. If you want to contact me, I will try to get you in line with the right district rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limeforever View Post
    The KY FEPP program is ran through the KY Div. Of Forestry. You should be able to contact your regional forester and get pointed in the right direction. Also Ky div of surplus property does some screening and can get a lot of these things for you as well. If you want to contact me, I will try to get you in line with the right district rep.
    'off subject' Was shocked when I was passing through western Kentucky at all the trees we saw damaged, then I remembered about a year ago an Ice Storm rolling through that area. Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. That was obviously a bad one. A little scary.

    I got my condolences in. Return to grants.

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    Like Kentucky I am sure, we are going to be reeling from that storm for a long time. The deadfall is terrible for brush fires, increased fuel load, and much tougher to navigate due to the deadfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Great ideas, both of you. Not sure what the airfarce is though, my retirement came from the Air Force. LOL.

    I know Missouri won't do these, or other stuff like it through FEPP, but do you think they would fly under FFP? I would like to see about some other AGE.

    I am headed to Springfield next week, to the nearest decent sized guard unit, I will stop in. Thanks
    Depends on your state forester. FFP is the newer program where you get title (if it really matters). Where FEPP is loan.

    If nothing else works go to www.govliquidation.com The auction site for DOD surplus. Most of the surplus heaters end up there. Seem to go cheap as a lot of them and most buyers are just looking for the little diesel engines.

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    Jam, we were lucky here in Eastern KY, and just got a little off the edge of it. We deployed a team from our FD to a station near Muhlenberg to help them cover and respond since they had all been hit hard at home. Was definately a mess, and will be for years to come due to the leftovers still coming down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Like Kentucky I am sure, we are going to be reeling from that storm for a long time. The deadfall is terrible for brush fires, increased fuel load, and much tougher to navigate due to the deadfall.
    I actually used that for justification on some grants here and there. From what I remember, MDC considers 1.5 ton/acre normal fuel. Since the run of ice storms and everything, they're estimating 9-10 ton/acre. That's a lot of freaking fuel.

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