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    Quote Originally Posted by fireinfo10 View Post
    I know of FD that have done the same. But don't understand it. Regards less of what the unknown future might hold. Saddle the FF with a "30min" 21lb cylinder rather than an 11lb "45min". Which now is not going to be able to meet in any way a concept of reserve air when you hit the door exiting the structure. An I going to be able to replace the 25x carbon cylinders in 2021. On my $15000/yr budget? No. What will the world (or SCBA cylinders) will look like in 2021? I don't know what it will look like on Nov 7,2012 (which is going to have a HUGE impact on 2021). In the meantime my FF have a lighter load and a more effective/safer piece of equipment.
    And thats fine, just go into it with a plan for replacing - either bottles or packs. Don't wait until the expiration is up on the bottles to suddenly try to replace the packs. It is a choice - get the latest and the greatest with an expiration date in 15 years, AND have a plan for replacing/upgrading in that 15 years, or get something without that expiration and plan for only minimal replacement in that period.

    Just don't expect a grant program to take care of it, because we don't know what will be there.


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    An update from the fogotten state. We no longer feel so forgotten, we did indeed receive a grant this year for LDH hose.
    Now begins the process of spec'ing and bidding for the hose and associated apliances and adapters.

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    Way to go Troy!
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    Yeah we found that a couple weeks ago, forgot to come back here and post about it. Mentioned something in the 1199A thread about it, maybe they saw the rant and sped things up.

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    Actually, Troy's been gone from here for quite some time now. I've been the Chief for a little over three years.
    But thanks anyway

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    Yea we got an email a couple weeks age informing us that we need to up date our information. we took that as a positive note but we didn't want to bank on it until we received the official email.
    We were very happy about that email after the let down going for a previous grant two years in a row for extrication/ rescue tools. Those were purchase through town funding. it was a hard sell due to timing of Town meeting and the award notifications. But, the sale was made and things worked out in the end for us to update what we needed update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximI View Post
    Some interesting facts. We call it a "common occurance" here in Vermont.

    Total AFG $ awarded so far in 6 rounds: $107,032,036
    Total AFG $ awarded to the State of Vermont: $142,500.00 (1 award)
    Awarded to: The Capitol of Montpelier (hmmmmmm)

    The $$ awarded to Vermont = .00133% of the total awarded so far.

    This is our 4th year in a row applying for around a measley $50,000.00 and still nothing.

    And before anyone says to use a grant writer....we have been.

    I think the whole AFG thing has gotten off key. Just sayin'
    Vermont is not too far from NH Kurt Bradly is coming to Eppint NH in April! 40% of the Nh awards are to Kurt's students.
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    Sorry about that but congratulations anyway!
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