I happen to know the folks at Mobile Concepts pretty well. They make some amazing trailers for fire prevention and education. These trailers are eligible for the largest fire prevention grant available, the FP&S grant. In 2009 it was funded at $35 million. There is no reason to expect it won't be funded at the same level next year. Application period should be late summer, early fall.
Columbus Fire Dept. to buy sprinkler/fire house
By Adrian Sanchez
The Columbus Fire Department will have a simulator to educate Columbus and surrounding communities about fire safety following the City Council’s approval Monday of an $82,701 combination sprinkler/fire safety house.
The safety house will be utilizing a 2009 Fire Prevention Safety grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will provide 90 percent of the funding with a 10 percent, $8,280 match from the city.
The 30-foot trailer will be able to simulate weather situations, including tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as a 911 phone system with a call-back feature.
The fire chief said the trailer will be an important educational tool to teach children and adults how to respond in emergency situations.
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