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  • FIRE act grant money and your departments

    just want to know how many of your towns have actually applied for money from this great project(that our president wants to kill)we applied for around 300,000. for a new rescue truck, and other very much needed items

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    There is a limit on apparatus for 200k.

    No ladders and no rescues. Pumpers only.

    It will be done on a formula basis. IE: % membership with NFPA turnouts x plan to use NFIRS x apparatus in use now and mutual aid, x other factors.

    Example town with 50% turnouts, MA 55 miles away, only owning one fire truck would win over a 100%, 4 engine, 7 miles MA department.

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    • #3
      when did Fema come out with the plan on how to apply for the funding? I thought from what I had read that it was going to start in may.

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      • #4
        Postal...I'd like to know how you applied too. I thought they were finishing up the grant application forms this week to be released next week.

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        • #5
          ten8_ten19 and all others
          sorry for the confusion.. i assume we havent applied yet from some of the responses.. but this is what was drawn up from our dept on what to purchase... and the truck we our looking at is actually a cascade truck.. im not that great with all the details on the grant so im not sure if well even get any after reading the one post..

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          • #6
            There is a limit on apparatus for 200k.
            No ladders and no rescues. Pumpers only.

            It will be done on a formula basis. IE: % membership with NFPA turnouts x plan to use NFIRS x apparatus in use now and mutual aid, x other factors.

            Example town with 50% turnouts, MA 55 miles away, only owning one fire truck would win over a 100%, 4 engine, 7 miles MA department.


            Oh man, this just keeps getting better...

            Is there anywhere we can get all of the details on-line? All they have posted at the USFA site that I can find is the text of the Act.

            If not, can the grants be used to buy used apparatus?

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            • #7
              Both Firehouse and FEMA are doing a bang-up job updating what little there is to tell on the FIRE Act. Be patient.

              As used apparatus go, you can probably forget that. Uncle Sam is not interested in helping you buy something that will blow a motor (or pump, or tank) tomorrow. Grants almost never will buy anything used, despite the ability to stretch the bucks further that way.

              LHS, you said "pumpers only"--have we heard anything on pumper-tankers?

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              • #8
                //If not, can the grants be used to buy used apparatus?

                Yes

                Pumper tankers, are pumpers.

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                • #9
                  Folks.

                  Please check http://www.firehouse.com/funding/fireact for the latest information.

                  Please do not rely on information posted in the forums, regardless of who it is from especially if they do not have an identifiable profile, but rather the information posted in the section above and that made available from the United States Fire Administration/FEMA.

                  Preliminary Federal Grant application forms required for submission along with the FIRE Act Grant Application (not yet available) can be downloaded directly from http://www.firehouse.com/funding/fir...im_forms.html.

                  It will be several weeks before the actual FIRE Act grant applications will be available, as well as complete and final accurate information on what will and will not qualify and a more comprehensive outline of the grant application process overall.

                  From USFA/FEMA: In addition to the traditional paper form, an online application form is being developed. Fire departments will be able to log onto the FEMA/USFA web site, fill out the application and submit it electronically via the Internet.

                  As previously announced, grants will be awarded in six specific categories. They are training, wellness/fitness programs, vehicles, firefighting equipment, personal protective equipment, and fire prevention programs.

                  Each fire department will be allowed to apply for grants in a maximum of two different categories.

                  Feel free to continue discussion on the issues here and the variety of other forums within Firehouse.com on this topic.

                  Thanks
                  WebTeam


                  [This message has been edited by WebTeam (edited 03-14-2001).]

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