Cameron VFD Gear Racks

Cameron VFD Gear Racks

From Mike Simms

Rural volunteer fire department raising money to purchase gear racks to replace wooden boards and hooks that do not hold up. Racks also will provide more room to don our gear in the time of an emergency.

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Small, but proud rural VFD located in Marshall County, West Virginia.  Covering 1/3 of the county with a total of 25 volunteers, out of 1 station,  we are a self governed department that has a budget primarily made up of what we can raise in fundraisers, with the addition of tax money collected and distributed at the county and state levels. 

    In our truck bays, our room is very limited in size, and building on in the location is not possible. Therefore we remain constricted in room to don, or put on, our gear during an emergency, as well as much room for storage.

    With our funds generally being spoken for, for general upkeep, truck payment, and operational costs, we cannot justify a number of wants to take place of needs. And while we are getting by with the wooden boards and hooks, over time they do not hold up to the weight of all the gear, nor do they allow us much room causing crowding during a call. 

    We would like to replace this system with a Ready Rack locker system that would be mounted on block wall, and would allow for room for a firefighter to get dressed and not trip over one another.  Another vital, and more important asset to the individual locker, is that a firefighter will not have to worry about grabbing the wrong set of gear, or mixing up gear opposed to how tightly we are set at this time. 

    All help is greatly appreciated as well as the time in reading and sharing our campaign.

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