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    Question PPE Cleaning Equipment Question! 2006 AFG

    I know that washer/extractors are eligible. What is FEMA's position on drying equipment? We are planning on putting in for a washer/extractor to build off our last grant in which we received our PPE. We would like to apply for a combination PPE/hose dryer if allowed. I have not been able to find any clarification on this. I would like to know if Bryan, "Dixie" ro Kurt could help us out with some input on this.


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    Yes they are eligible and would go nicely with a washer/extractor. It's part of proper NFPA PPE care, so as a package shouldn't be an issue.

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    We were awarded one off the 05 grant along with all new gear.

    7k is max for the extractor

    6k is max for drying equipment

    We found one called the dehydrator. We got a 8 station dryer for 6k.

    Should complement your extractor nicely as stated above.


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    Thanks for the input folks. I appreciate it. Jeff

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    Steverfd, would you share a company name on the dryer system? If you dont feel comfortable about posting the name of the company, could you email it to me? Email it to bsvfd@gibralter.net. ThANKS!!!

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    We are currently using the following gear dryer. The Dehydrator, can be found at http://www.thedehydrator.com/.

    The system we have is a 6 station system. It comes 4, 6 or 8. I believe the total cost was around $6,000 with electrical hook up. It takes any where from 3 to 6 hours to dry the gear depending on whether you seperate the liners or not.

    The only issue with the system is the noise level. When running it is very loud. Make sure you place the unit some where remote from offices, communication centers etc.

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    Thats the one we got. I wired it up yesterday. Not very loud at all. We put ours in our bay and have to really listen to see if its running. We got the 8 station model with Wet Suit Adapters.


    Time will tell how it holds up, But the entire unit is aluminum. Sturdy as hell.....time will tell if its truely firefighter proof.

    Let me know if you need anything else.


    Steve

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    Thanks for the info steverfd and onebugle!!! going to check it out now!!Let me know if I can help either of you!!

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