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  • Exhaust System

    Been out of the grant game for quite a few years, but looking ahead to next year... anyone have a successful narrative for an exhaust system they'd be willing to share?

  • #2
    Originally posted by befferk View Post
    Been out of the grant game for quite a few years, but looking ahead to next year... anyone have a successful narrative for an exhaust system they'd be willing to share?
    Before you jump on in, does your facility have sleeping quarters?


    • #3
      No sleeping quarters. But I have seen some volunteer depts get approved. Just looking for the wording to see what it takes to get it through. Our dept does almost all of our own maintenance on the trucks, so there's a lot going on in the station where the trucks need to run intermittently and being in WI, in the winter it's not always feasible to do so outside a lot of the time. And everyone's gear is stored on racks right behind the trucks due to space limitations. Having lost a long-time firefighter to an ongoing battle with cancer 2 years ago, it makes everyone else a bit more nervous.


      • #4
        Please let me know if you hear anything from other guys. I too wouldn't mind going for this. MA recently became an OSHA state and part of the OSHA requirement is "source capture exhaust systems."

        Just reading through the FY2017 AFG Nofo, i picked out a couple of things regarding exhaust systems:

        High Priority: Departments requesting source capture exhaust systems, sprinkler systems or smoke/fire detection systems

        Facility Considerations:
        High - Full time coverage 24/7
        High - Facilities with sleeping quarters

        My question for others is what do you consider sleeping quarters? I can confirm my agency is not 24/7.

        Thanks - Jeff


        • #5
          They are not going to consider a Lazy Boy in the lounge as being sleeping quarters. SLeeping quarters I.E. bunk rooms, partition cubicles specifically designed for sleeping or seperate rooms with doors for co-ed crews. Has to be a reasonable definition of sleeping quarters.
          Kurt Bradley
          Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
          " Never Trade Skill for Luck"


          • #6
            So is the consensus that they will NOT fund for a station with no sleeping quarters?


            • #7
              Originally posted by befferk View Post
              So is the consensus that they will NOT fund for a station with no sleeping quarters?
              Unfortunately, I think "no".
              Kurt Bradley
              Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
              " Never Trade Skill for Luck"


              • #8
                To expand on Kurt's accurate statement, it's just not likely considering the higher priority apps coming in that anything that's a Medium or Low according to the Guidelines isn't going to float. Lots of high priorities like compressors and TICs have been booted by the computer scoring so while yes it's eligible, no it's not very likely to happen.
                Brian P. Vickers
                CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
       Mag Contributor


                • #9
                  Thanks guys. I'd rather not waste time and effort for something not likely.

                  Kurt, we connected years ago (circa 2007/2008) and you helped me write a successful turnout gear/SCBA grant for my previous department, and a Fire Prevention grant for detectors and fire blankets for every household in that district. I later got a tender through USDA, and a DNR grant for them as well, thanks to all the knowledge you shared. We've since moved and I'm looking to help this department, so I signed up for your online training to refresh myself a bit. But it looks like the game hasn't changed tremendously, other than moving around priorities.


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