Thread: Hose Reductions

  1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    45

    Default Hose Reductions

    Has anyone received a grant and/or a reduction for fire hose. The hose we asked for was high and was curious to know if there was a cap?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    dmleblanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Not the end of the earth but I can see it from here...
    Posts
    2,318

    Default

    I know a couple of years ago we had a grant for SCBA's and it was reduced...but here's the kicker...it didn't have anything to do with the prices of the SCBA's but rather the number of them we requested. A "Class A" engine is only required to carry 4 SCBA's and all our engines carry 6...they never actually came out and explained why, but once I did the math I realized they were allowing enough funds for 4 SCBA x number of engines in my department (per the department profile) x price quoted per unit.

    It may be that they are reducing your grant based on how much hose you are "supposed" to carry for the number of apparatus you have, rather than the per unit cost of the hose.

    Maybe someone with more insight can clarify, but that's how I interpreted it.
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
    Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
    Paincourtville, LA

    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    NW Indiana
    Posts
    1,419

    Default

    NorCal--do you have access to the wording of the reduction "offer"? Might be based on the quantity, the price, or some of the appliances. Hard to tell much without a little more info.

    dmlebanc--Typically, SCBA awards are limited to seating the number of seating positions on each apparatus. Engines are an exception to that in that you could be allotted 4 packs so that the 2 in/2 out could be maintained on a first due unit that only seated 2 or 3. It's possible to excede that number with justification in the narrative, but tough. How a department carries their SCBA's is up to them.

    earl

  4. #4
    FH Mag/.com Contributor

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Cypress, TX
    Posts
    7,288

    Default

    NorCal - high as in quantity or as in price per unit?

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Price per unit, I was curious to know if any department has received a reduction notice for fire hose based on price.

  6. #6
    FH Mag/.com Contributor

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Cypress, TX
    Posts
    7,288

    Default

    I'm sure it's happened before, just not as widespread a request as PPE and SCBA getting reduced. Everything has a limit based on market price, from fittings on up.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. ISO Company Personnel
    By FIRE549 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 05-16-2007, 06:15 PM
  2. What a load! FE Nozzles and hose debate
    By imtxff44 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 10-20-2003, 12:38 PM
  3. RFP's
    By D Littrell in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2000, 06:36 PM
  4. Crosslay Hose Loads
    By JAPFPE in forum Fireground Tactics
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-30-2000, 01:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register