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    Default Polaris Ranger

    Can someone help me out here? I read the post a while ago about grants for Polaris Rangers. I have been trying to find some information on this and have not come up with anything. We are trying to get a vehicle for our wildland Search and Rescue team, and have been talking about getting something like this. What is the best grant program to use for something like this. It would possibly be used for small wildland fires also.


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    Default US Smokeless Tobacco - Operation Ranger

    http://www.ussmokeless.com/operation_ranger.cfm

    Deadline was 12/29/2006 for the last round of applications

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    Thanks for the help

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    OK, received my letter from US Smokeless today...knew deep in my heart it was too early for an award letter..opened it up to find the following:
    Congratulations, On behalf of The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. it is my distinct pleasure to notify the Oakland Vol. Fire Co. has been selected to recieve a Polaris Ranger 6x6 utility vehicle as part of our 2007 Operation Ranger Program.
    WooHoo..Now awaiting CEDAP....

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    Nice work!

    You're on fire!

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    Way to go Tom. Guess we are going to have to buy you a bigger hejmet size eh?
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    I have asked several times with no response...Has any one County received (2) Polaris ATV awards...I'm not even talking the same year....A vol FD in our County got one last year, I was just wondering if this will hurt my chance...We our 30 miles away and I have not received a "sorry Dear John" letter yet...
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    Thanks guys. Yeah, its been a banner couple of years. Now just hoping for the CEDAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attack6 View Post
    OK, received my letter from US Smokeless today...knew deep in my heart it was too early for an award letter..opened it up to find the following:
    Congratulations, On behalf of The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. it is my distinct pleasure to notify the Oakland Vol. Fire Co. has been selected to recieve a Polaris Ranger 6x6 utility vehicle as part of our 2007 Operation Ranger Program.
    WooHoo..Now awaiting CEDAP....
    Congrats!! This is a pretty tough and highly competitive program. Certainly an award to be proud of.

    If you ever feel like sharing....I'd love just to read the narrative.

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    Sent in a powerpoint presentation. Lots of pictures to back up my situations.

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    We sent in a video and lots of pictures....still got the DJ. Even used resources from Kurt...I just think we don't have enough in our area, like a wildlife preserve or anything...that and we're RURAL so the odds of the Chicago Tribune coming down to do the story isn't really promising, even though we listed them.

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    Got our dear John letter today. I guess someone has to get it. Good luck to everyone else.
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    Yulkster..I have found another service in our county received one 2 years ago. They are about 40 miles from us. It was an EMS service, we are fire department.

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    Attack6, Congrats, as Not2L84u2 posted earlier, this is probably one of the toughest to get. I as well would be grateful on any tips you can give me on this one. I had more pressing matters at the same time this year and didn't get to apply, but had three departments around me apply and get rejected early. Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yulkster View Post
    I have asked several times with no response...Has any one County received (2) Polaris ATV awards...I'm not even talking the same year....A vol FD in our County got one last year, I was just wondering if this will hurt my chance...We our 30 miles away and I have not received a "sorry Dear John" letter yet...
    As Attack6 posted he got the 2nd one awarded in his County. I am also aware of another County with 2 FDs who were awarded. None have been in the same year.

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    Default More Award Letters In The Mail!

    I recieved a call from one of my clients this morning and he got his Polaris/USSTC award letter delivered in this morning's mail. Congratulations to Chief Jim VanSchaick of Halstead Fire and Rescue in Kansas on their successful application.

    Could be some more good news for others today or this week , so watch for the mailman today!
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    The first round of winners have been posted on the USSTC website. Looks like they plan on awarding just as many this year as last, despite the reduced number of applications. So for those that haven't gotten their DJ letters yet, good luck.

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    The mail person just dropped off the "DJ" a few minutes ago. Oh well... we'll just take another shot at it come next October.

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    The polaris is in. This was very quick and we can't wait to take delivery and add some modifications. They included a 4000lb winch with it also.
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