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    Default could use a little help

    I was wondering if anyone in the state could point me in the direction where I could get my hands on just a few helments. I have been able to peice together enough turn-outs to outfit my certified guys, but I am still missing a few helmets. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Howdy, welcome to the forums. Where are you located and what is the name of your department? We received a grant two years in a row and have some extra good used helmets.
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    My name is Chief Speight, and we are the Bentonia Volunteer Fire Dept located in southern Yazoo Co. about 20 minutes north of Jackson. We are a small dept., but our area of responsibility is about 120 square miles. All that area and an annual budget from the county of $9000.00. If you think you could help us out drop me a line at 662-571-6750 (Cell). Thanks

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    RKSP88,

    Sorry we didn't have more to send over with Brent. We might have a few more items in a couple of months.
    (did ya like the almost new "white hat"? It was hardly ever worn. LOL)

    Anyway, I also sent word that I will help with a grant if you need it. Let me know.

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    Lemme give you all another idea.

    Mississippi allows you only TWO funraisers per year.
    This means you can only trade product or services for money (AKA - boston butts, BBQ, carwashes) two times.

    However, you can accept a DONATION (no trade of goods or services) anytime 24/7/365.
    What our department does is go to our (only) 4-way stop and set up for our "boot drives". We stand and ask for donations which the people place in a fire boot.
    After a few times, they now pull to the stop line with a dollar or dollars in hand.
    And this is NOT a real fundraiser so we can still do the other things.

    BTW - this is usually done on a Friday from 4 til 6pm and nets us over $1000.00 each time.

    That's four helmets from www.thefirestore.com with change left over.

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    Have contacted Helping Our Own? They may be able to provide assistance. HOO aranges equipment donations to fire departments with annual budgets of less then $15,000.
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    Check out East Hancock on the coast. we recieved a bunch of donated gear and may have some extra Bullard modern style helmets that are serviceable
    (228) 466-3932

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    never mind. I replied to an old post.
    Speight is no longer Chief from what I'm told.

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