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Old 06-02-2006
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My dad is one of the people that you firefighters get gear from. When your local fire department writes a grant to the govt(or whatever organization) he reviews it and chooses whether you get what you want or not.

He flies to Maryland once a year to some place they have, and a bunch of people who are really good at reviewing/writing grants review them for a week or so. If you need new gear there is grants that can be written to get the stuff.

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Does he work for janesville or global??????
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Old 06-02-2006
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I can ask him if he has any tips. The only one i can really remember is that yo should keep it very formal, and explain why exactly you need the firehouse exhaust system. He said that people who write "we need a ____ because lil timmy fell down the well and billy bob lost his foot in an accident" don't get stuff. Sure, they're "sob stories" but in that kinda politics sob stories dont get ya anywhere.

Good luck with it though :-) I'll tell him if he ever runs across that to pass it haha :-D

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Yea, we spend a lot of time writing them up as perfectly as we can. I think one of our Deputy Chief's even went to the "grant writing class"... the showed examples of bad ones like you described and it was comical.
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welllllllllllllllllll looks like i dont have to post my pics :-)

thanks man for the comments :-)

and thanks chris for postin me :-)
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Old 06-02-2006
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yea but how many times have you had to call the "squirrels" for back up?
NEVER

It's rare we have to call for mutal aid from a surrounding county (which are paid too), but having vollies in the city DOES NOT HAPPEN.
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I can ask him if he has any tips. The only one i can really remember is that yo should keep it very formal, and explain why exactly you need the firehouse exhaust system. He said that people who write "we need a ____ because lil timmy fell down the well and billy bob lost his foot in an accident" don't get stuff. Sure, they're "sob stories" but in that kinda politics sob stories dont get ya anywhere.

Good luck with it though :-) I'll tell him if he ever runs across that to pass it haha :-D

Aaron

My station put in for a gear grant put a good word in for us
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Old 06-05-2006
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Farmington, NH Fire & Rescue Squad. I have all hide aways, 10 - 90 Wheelen Strobe Lights, 2 in blinker, 2 in headlight, 2 in reverse lights, 2 in taillights, 2 in the 3rd brake light. I have 4 LED Mini Phantom strobes in my back window, 2 LED Phantoms up front, and a CODE 3 siren if i had a nice enough cam corder ide tape it all lit up, ill see what i can do
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My videos are up...they are in the first post of the thread.
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Old 06-09-2006
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In MN First Responders (either Fire or EMS) can only have 1 red light no greater than 6" in diameter....I used to have one when I was a EMS First Responder, but now Im just a bum who has his NREMT Basic Certification and I dont even use it....but could you imagine the fun I would have in the meat wagon of doom with all of them fancy pants lights!
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Old 06-09-2006
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In MN First Responders (either Fire or EMS) can only have 1 red light no greater than 6" in diameter....I used to have one when I was a EMS First Responder, but now Im just a bum who has his NREMT Basic Certification and I dont even use it....but could you imagine the fun I would have in the meat wagon of doom with all of them fancy pants lights!
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Old 09-20-2006
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finally got a vid of mine......new digital camera with built in video camera...

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Old 09-20-2006
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wow! photobucket really slowed them strobes down.....they flash 3 times each strobe and alternate back and forth....the wig-wags are the best thing i have...since i put them on there those suckers move traffic like no other.....
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Old 09-21-2006
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These were the old set ups on my ranger.. The camera could not record the strobes they flash so fast... They only get the bursts...

http://www.blckout.com/doc/lights/leds.wmv

http://www.blckout.com/doc/lights/st...ights_0001.wmv
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Old 09-21-2006
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Yea FL has a ratio of about 1:10 for Fire/Rescue calls.

For every 1 fire call there is about 10 rescue calls. Thats statistics from Sunrise Fire.

There is close to no volunteers here, there used to be parkland volunteer, CS used to be partial, and tamarac IIRC was partial WAY back in the day.

You can't have any foward/rear flashing lights, except for authorized vehicles; wrecker, construction, police/fire/ems/emt/rescue, there may be more too.

But a large percentage of MVA's are from the rubberneckers hitting the gas instead of brakes while whatching the lights flash.
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Old 09-22-2006
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WHACKER

Hehehe I was waiting for the W word. You can view other people's rigs at www.firehouse.com
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Old 09-22-2006
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Our department is paid on call. 90% medicals and 10% fire or mva.

Per Michigan law we can run one red light that must be visible for 500 feet and 360 degrees. Some run the dash and rear strobes instead of a roof mount. We also have to have a siren. Wig-wags are allowed and I have them front and rear.

Here is a picture of my truck.
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Old 09-23-2006
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It is actually split 50/50 for fire calls and ems calls in my department. We don't do the transports, just BLS first responder since the ambulance is more than 10 miles away in some parts of town... assuming they are available and not on another call already.

It blue & wig-wags for FF's in CT. Each department can haev 5 officers with full emergency vehicle privlidges as well as the use of red, white, and clear lights and a siren (yes, I'm one of them).
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