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Posted: 12/26/2002 7:23:29 PM EST
I have found myself named chief of a small, rural fire dept that has just been started. We are in serious need of some good useable, yet cheap gear. We have most of the major stuff but we are lacking in helmets, boots, hoods and gloves. Does anyone know of any company that sells either used or factory second gear at good prices? Our funding is almost non-existent and at this time we simply can't afford brand new gear from major suppliers. I figure that as long as the used gear is in good shape it will help us get started yet still keep the men safe. Also, we would love to scoop up a good deal on new gear with slight blemishes, etc that is still sound but could be had for good prices. Any links, phone numbers or company names will be greatly appreciated. I have searched the net but haven't been able to come up with much so far. Any ideas? Thanks, Charging Handle
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 7:51:38 PM EST
check ebay and military surplus stores. I got my bunker pants at a surplus for 15.00. Of course i dont go into burning buildings just investigate them after they are out.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 8:35:26 PM EST
Go to http://www.firehouse.com/main.html and then click on the interact & forums button and then check out all the forums. Here is a direct link to the Departments helpind Departments forum http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=361 but be sure to check out the rest of the forum. THis is bar none by far the best internet site dealing with Fire Fighting & EMS.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 6:05:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 12:11:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Shrike9: Go to [url]http://www.firehouse.com/main.html[/url] and then click on the interact & forums button and then check out all the forums. Here is a direct link to the Departments helpind Departments forum [url]http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=361[/url] but be sure to check out the rest of the forum. THis is bar none by far the best internet site dealing with Fire Fighting & EMS.
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Around here, surrounding departments are good at helping a new department get set up. Also, check into Federal, State, and even Local grants or matching funds..... Scott
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 3:44:52 PM EST
check with larger fire depts. Many give away old bunker gear some of it in good condition, much the way pd's giveaway out of date vests.
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