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    We are looking into writing a grant for a quick attack brush truck. The truck would serve multiple rolls: brush truck, draft, rescue, and mini-pumper for tight areas. The truck would meet nfpa 1906 and 1901. It would be a gmc 5500 4x4 w/ 1000 gpm pump. What is the probability of this being successful under a quick attack brush grant.

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    We are going to need way more information.

    What is the average age of your fleet?
    What is your call volume breakdown?
    What is the price of the vehicle?
    Do you currently have a brush truck?
    Have you been awarded a vehicle before under AFG?
    Are you career or volunteer? Urban/Suburban/Rural?

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    we are a combo dept.
    average age is 12.5, would be replacing 18 and 21 y/o vehicles
    rural area w/ large state game area.
    call volume 360
    18 structures, and about 25 wild fires
    vehicle cost 140,000 now by the time it would be awarded around 160,000
    never been awarded a vehicle.

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    With the current change for this year, allows departments to apply for a vehicle and ops application at the same time. If you feel this is a need; apply..."nothing ventured, nothing gained" the worst they will do is say no. If you don't apply there is 0 probability.

    We replaced our brush truck in '05 with an average fleet age of 11 years & the brush truck 16 years.

    You are on the right track of having a vehicle being multi-purpose. It appears you are replacing 2 vehicles with one, which will be good in the cost/benefit analysis.

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