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    Hi All, I'm a full time firefighter at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA, and a volunteer for Register Fire Dept. In Bulloch County. My vol. Dept. is very small, and has no funds available fir any equipment. If anyone knows a Dept with any tools they would be willing to donate, or knows a better way to go about finding some extrication tools, please help me out.

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    I know you say your a small department but is making some out of the question?

    I know in my volunteer house, there are atleast three guys, including myself, with the metal working ability throw together a spreader in probably a few hours with a few pieces of steel and a hydraulic ram.

    Just shooting off the top of my head.

    Then again, you could always just "borrow" the tools from your career house...

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    Yeah, I can see what would happen then, "borrow" tools from a Federal Dept. that runs crash rescue?? No thanks, I like my career. As for the other option, If I had people with that kind of metalworking skill, I wouldn't have this problem....
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    CEDAP grant program just finished awards, but watch for the next phase. 220 sets of Amkus were awarded there. AFG program has awarded same, application window usually in march. There's info on both programs in the Federal Grants Forum on this site. In either case, both are competitive grants. Lots of good funding ideas outside those, it's a good forum to study.
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    I have heard of departments getting tools from there State Forestry Departments. You might also check with the Federal Surplus Property. I have heard you can request items from them and they will search for you.

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    You don't mention what you currently have for equipment. A couple of good sawzalls, high lift jacks and some chain and you can do many of the same evolutions as the hydraulics, plus when you do get the HRT, it'll enhance you capabilities knowing how to use these tools and not having to totally rely on HRT.

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    Here's a website for used rescue tools

    usedrescuetools.com
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    www.westmead1.com

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    William
    You might also want to try this site.

    www.helpingourown.org

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