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    Default Any luck on a 3rd vehicle acquisition

    Any department ever been lucky enough to be awarded 3 seperate grants for apparatus.
    We have a super small budget (50k), run 150 calls and have 3 apparatus. Type 1 type 3 and water tender. We are 100% volunteer with no tax base. Survivd on donations and fund raisers.
    We got a grant for the type 1 in 2006 - replaced a 1967
    We got a grant for the type 3 in 2009- replaced a 1972
    And this year we requested funds to replace our water tender that is a 1991.
    Any thoughts?
    We have also been awarded hose grant in 2004, a gear wash/ dryer in 2010 and a scba compressor in 2012.
    If we can replace this water tender we would be set for years to come...

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    Average fleet age and only being 22 might not be your best friends in the world, but what's the worst that can happen? You'll be in the same spot you are now, so might as well spin the wheel. Always a first time for everything, got 1 in the same boat that got their first ever Class A in 2007, WUI in 2010, now has 4 tanker average age 29 with newest 23 y/o. Might be tight since they have hit 2 like you did, but that doesn't diminish the need. It's the program's job to figure out who should get what, and if you present a better case to get your 3rd truck over someone else, then you'll get it.

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    Thanks, we will keep our fingers crossed

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