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    Default Thoughts on Jaws & Airbags for new Grant??

    Wondering about your thoughts on going for Jaws & Airbags in this years grant. We do not have either of these now. I did not hear much on people going for these last year. Any thoughts??

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    I know there are departments that have applied for extrication equipment and been successful. I think the fact that you have never owned any tools would also increase your chances. If this is your greatest need right now, I think I would go for it.

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    My department applied for and received a grant for extrication tools. If you want, I would be happy to provide a copy of our narrative and such for you. Email me and I will provide you that information.

    Michael Warnick
    South Wheatland FD

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    Our 2001 grant was for jaws and bags. The narrative is on Rodney Slaughter's website, www.dragonfly.net

    You're welcome to download it if it will help guide you this year.

    Good luck.
    Steve Dragon
    FFII, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Appartus Driver Operator Certified
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    The town right next to us got a hurst setup (or i think it might be holmatro)

    -Nick

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    Since you do not have this equipment now, it may improve your chances.

    However, read this paragraph from the 2003 Program Guidance document:

    The stated purpose of this grant program is to protect the health and safety of firefighters from fire and fire-related hazards. As such, we believe that this grant program will achieve the greatest benefits by providing funds to fire departments purchasing basic firefighting equipment before any other non-firefighting equipment.
    I guess it depends if these will be considered basic firefighting equipment or non-firefighting equipment.
    FTM-PTB-DTRT

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    If you make your case that you don't have the equipment but do to increased volume of accident calls you need it you might have a chance.

    The grants are based on NEED. Prove your need, win your grant.

    Good luck.
    Steve Dragon
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