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Where does your money come from?

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by vtxkev, May 13, 2009.

  1. vtxkev

    vtxkev Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NJ / PA
    So I have been doing some thinking and figured where better to ask this question the right here. I have been around this board for a while now and now some of you have answers for me :D

    Where does your team get their money? It's as simple as that. This is coming from a volunteer on a water rescue team who is non profit and doesnt see a dime from the local or federal government. We have our share of coin tosses, christmas tree sales, donations, but it never seems to be enough. We are always looking for new ways to increase our very small budget. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would also be willing to speak privately with anyone who has ideas or wants to know more about us.

  2. ChainSaw0069

    ChainSaw0069 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Salisbury Maryland
    I submit a budget and hope the council allows some funding for us through the fire department.
  3. james croft

    james croft Solo Diver

    I work for a state LE agency and we struggle for limited funds but I have to say I have what i need to do my jog. FFM, U/W comm, compressors, tanks you name it, I got it. You just need to use it and get a little ink and publicize your successes. Keep stats.
    I find that underwater criminal investigations are where it is at. I can always come up with a bunch of stolen stuff and a trunk full of murder weapons. Hard to argue with that. Body recovery is a plus but evidence recovery pays the bills.

    In a pinch and you need quick buck?
    Whenever the Little Rascals needed some money they would just put on a play.
  4. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Post Falls, Idaho
    We get a fairly good supply of funds from the department but for those extras we have a big pancake feed every year and Sunday is it. We are saving for the ROV we need and it's getting closer.

    Gary D.
  5. Yotsie

    Yotsie Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Modesto, CA
    My team is very fortunate to have a seperate budget unit allocated to us. We are able to purchase "extras" through grants and financial aid programs our Marine Unit is involved in. We participate in "safety fairs" and provide static displays. Money can be made by selling t-shirts and other items at these functions to help fund a team.
  6. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Post Falls, Idaho

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