Please include All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in your Assistance to Firefighters Program. They used to be eligible but have not been for several years. ATVs are badly needed in rural areas to access wildland vegetation and muddy areas. A new brush-ready ATV costs over $30,000; most of our smaller rural departments do not have adequate revenues to purchase one. I am a grant writer and small town resident. I get a lot of requests from local F.D.s for help with funding for ATVs. This is a much needed fire fighting apparatus. Thank you.
Idea No. 1705