The Fire Chiefs Summit Grant Application

Thank you for your interest in receiving a grant to participate in the Fire Chiefs Summit. Any Chief, Assistant, Deputy or Battalion Chief, Captain, or other leader who is responsible for fire and EMS operations is encouraged to apply. Below is the application you'll need to complete in order to be considered. One completed, we'll review your application and respond to you within 72 hours.
Please feel free to contact Katie Sieracki, Vice Chair, The Fire Chiefs Summit at or (847) 423-2991 with any grant application questions.

Event: Transit Bus Summit 2020
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Please tell us about your organization:

Tell us a little about your organization:

How many Fixed Route Buses are there in your organization's fleet?

How many Paratransit Buses are there in your organization’s fleet?

For how many of those buses are you responsible?

What keeps you up at night regarding your agency?

If you could ask a room full of your peers a question or two, what would they be? (type N/A if not applicable)

Who in the industry would you like to see in that room? If possible, please be specific with names, titles and/or organizations:

If you could join two roundtable discussions with several of your peers, what would the discussion topics be titled? (type N/A if not applicable)

What is your organization's projected need for new buses, paratransit vans or other vehicles?:

What is your organization's projected need for fare collection or passenger counting systems?

What is your organization’s projected need for CAD/AVL equipment/software?

What is your organization's projected need for enterprise and time keeping software?

Is there any specific component or software above for which you're interested (e.g., vehicle location, mapping)(type N/A if not applicable)?

What is your organization's projected need for new maintenance products to prolong the life of your fleet (i.e. tools, maintaince programs ect.)

What's your organization's projected need for a signal prioritization system?

What's your anticipated need for any new or replacement brakes, axles or wheels?

For which of the above are you specifically sourcing (type N/A if not applicable)?

What’s your organizations projected need for new or replacement HVAC systems?

What's your organization's projected need for bus stop elements including shelters, signage, lighting, information systems or other?

What is your organization's projected need for new bus lifts?

What's your organization's projected need for a video camera system (training or surveillance/safety)?

What's your organization's projected need for ADA lifts, restraints, or other paratransit equipment (non-vehicles?)

What’s your agency’s projected need for expanding or building new fleet facilities?

Please list at least one product or service company you'd like to learn more about. You can enter as many as five:

Who else from another transit agency would you recommend we invite to the Summit?

I Agree: If I am selected to attend the Summit, I agree to be present for all sessions, meetings and functions while at the event.

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