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    Default What are departments applying for?

    Just curious what some departments have applied for? We are applying for extrication equipment, portable radios, and a new training curriculum. Never know if we will get it, but keeping our fingers crossed!!!!!

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    My fire district is hoping for funds to further upgrade our SCBAs - carbon air bottles, new back assemblies and integrated PASS alarms. Leather firefighting boots also requested, but they are a low priority.

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    I'm not on the committee that's doing the background and I haven't spoken to the person who's actually writing the grant, but I believe we have requested new turnout gear for all of our active members. Keeping my fingers crossed, hope it goes through. Stay safe.
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    We are asking for money for a refurbished ladder truck. Ours is a 1971 that came to us refurbished from New York, so, it has been through its share of responses. We are working in to the grant that it will be our RIT response apparatus with RIT equipment on it. Our RIT response to mutual aid fires and we have one department that response with a RIT for us. Right now, we leave our community with our Rescue Truck - taking with us our Hurst tools, air bags, breathing air cascade, cribbing, etc... Not much left in the community for a good car accident... Anyway, crossing our fingers too. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

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    Our department is applying for 22 new sets of complete turn-out gear, 17 for the active firefighters and 5 spare sets for any new members we may get! Our most recent gear date is Pre-1988. I'd say we are in need! Crossing our fingers on this end!

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    We are going for a new pumper. This truck will be under 200,000, so we are hopeful. Are pumpers are both over 33 years old.
    Stay Safe/Stay Low Go 8 Car Go

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    Lookin' for a brush truck...came in at $98K equipped with forestry gear and medical equipment.

    We shall see...
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    Who built the brush truck? Let me know some details, because that is my next project. Thanks
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    Complete sets of structure gear for everybody.

    Couldn't tell you how old our newest set is right now, but it was donated used over five years ago...
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    Default What Are Departments applying for?

    We applied for a new pumper tanker. 1250 gpm with 1200 gal. tank. Center mount operator's platform with mounted deck gun. It would replace a 22 year old ALF pumper.

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    We applied for new BA's. Keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be able to make the upgrade before we kill someone with our Ultralite II's and steel bottles.

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    New Rescue Pumper/Tanker here. We're looking to replace our only pumper, a 1963 ALF/IH. In addition, we're hopeing that by putting rescue & BLS medical gear onboard, we'll have a better chance at a grant due to the fact we're also adding to the services we provide to the community. We're crossing anything that can be crossed that we get this, the electrical system in our ALF is all but shot.
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    My dept is applying for 12 setsStructural Turnout Gear and 12 sets of wildland gear. We are also applying for 4SCBA's and 8 more Masks so everyone will have their own face piece.

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    Applying for 2 TIC's and 12 BA's with spare Bottle.
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    We are applying for a new pumper. Our only pumper is a 1974 American Lafrance that needs about $9,000 worth of maintainence. Every firefighter in our dept. is crossing their fingers.
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    1 SCBA compressor
    30 SCBA masks for personal issue
    4 SCBA's with spare bottles
    1 smoke machine

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    1 air compressor with cascade system
    10 refurbished SCBA with spare bottles
    10 complete sets of PPE with Automated PASS devices
    1 remote controlled wildland monitor to finish a block grant project from last year, installed on a first response unit.

    Success would be a tremendous impact for years to come in training, health, and firefighter enthusiasm!!! Praying.

    Stay safe brothers

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    Applying for SCBA's - like ffemtmjb, hoping to replace 401's & Ultralights before one malfunctions at a worker instead of training!


    Good luck to all, and Stay safe!

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    We applied for a 2500 gallon pumper/tanker

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    We're applying for 8 SCBA's to replace old steel tanks. New ones would get the whole department into the same type, so no more fumbling to remember how to hook up the low pressure systems for the guys who usually have the high pressure, and vice versa. Plus the new ones would be 45 minute bottles instead of 30, and a HUGE weight difference! Good luck to everyone!

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    25 New Scott 5.0 packs and 25 spare 45 min cylinders.
    7 60 minute cylinders for exclusive use by our RIT members.
    In house 4 bottle high pressure cascade system. The one on our truck is low pressure so it won't work if we get new packs.
    We answered yes to the RIT questions, the integrated PASS devices and the use by other companies so we feel good about our chances.

    Good luck to everyone that applied.
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    We applied for monies for a thermal imaging camera. Currently we have to depend on neighboring departments at least 10 miles away for R.I.T teams

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    We applied for 25 new sets of turn out gear, including all new boots, gloves, hoods, helmets, pants, and coats. Tired of piecing gear together all the time. Keeping our fingers crossed, and good luck to all.
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    Default It's PPE for me!

    Hoping we beat the odds and make the cut, we are asking for 25 sets of bunker gear 4SCBA with integrated pass and spare bottles and 25 sets of wild land gear. Way to much of my bunker gear says 1982 on it hope to improve in the PPE dept. Good luck to everyone!
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    Applying for new buckets, some of those fancy galvanized ones and a new horse to pull the pumper!

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