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    I am looking for some direction from anyone that has been successful with a vehicle grant or just knows AFG well. My Chief has asked me to submit for a Mobile Ventilation Unit. First I see there is no real catagory for this, other than maybe a Haz-Mat unit. Does anyone have any idea what I should submit under or if this kind of apparatus has ever been funded? Any info would be helpful. mvolger @ aatfd.org

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    You mean like this?

    http://www.houstontx.gov/fire/unitsa...es/bigblow.jpg

    That's a trailer which is probably the only way to hit something like this. Also think of it this way, if the 4th largest Metro area in the country only sees the need to have 1, pretty sure that you're in a "want" not a "need" zone.

    As a truck it won't go anywhere since you're going to be in Priority 2, and with the Regional Vehicle category this year any P2's are going to roll that way because of the increased stats going in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    You mean like this?

    http://www.houstontx.gov/fire/unitsa...es/bigblow.jpg

    That's a trailer which is probably the only way to hit something like this. Also think of it this way, if the 4th largest Metro area in the country only sees the need to have 1, pretty sure that you're in a "want" not a "need" zone.

    As a truck it won't go anywhere since you're going to be in Priority 2, and with the Regional Vehicle category this year any P2's are going to roll that way because of the increased stats going in them.
    Chief wants me to go for an actual mobile unit like this.

    http://www.darley.com/images/dealers...pest_front.jpg

    I am guessing we would be far from the "need" criteria. Thanks for informing me though.
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    Yep, for how few buildings most areas have to need that CFM? You'd have to be dealing with a lot of urban renewal to get a use out of that on a regular basis as a suppression tool. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of well placed tactical PPV in a coordinated attack, used it many a time successfully. But something like that isn't flying in AFG.

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    tell your chief that chances of AFG funding that are slim to none , with heavy preference on the none.
    About as good a chance as a dept on the plains of kansas getting a 50 ' fireboat.

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    I have to echo that sentiment even more strongly than islandfire 03 did and tell you that you have absolutely zero chance at that.
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