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  • #16
    Hey Jam, was that for a vech. or ops. grant? As I mentioned on the phone the other day to you, my reg. rep stated that there was no information on my vech. app. Maybe I need to call back now that they may have further information.

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    • #17
      After being out of the game for 4 years

      I see not much has changed. I really wish they would get the DJ's on the way. That way my department could go on and either make plans for next years AFG or start the long process in teaming up with the local governments to apply for USDA and other funding sources. Or if we hit solidify the budget since our local government is in such a spending mood.

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      • #18
        Bad news guys. Just talked to my Regional Fire Grant Specialist and he said that they thought it would have been better this year but it looks like its gonna be a repeat of last year. He said he was told that awards should start going out the begining of October and hopefully the DJ's get out towards the end of September.

        He said there was a shake up at AFG and they lost alot of people. They also are focusing resources of SAFER now so not much will happend until SAFER closes.

        Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I've been waiting patiently.

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        • #19
          DJ's out before any awards?

          Not the normal route.

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          • #20
            Yeah, getting the computer DJ's out of the way before the 1199's could help.

            I am really wondering what it was that caused the computer to spit it out. I thought sure it would get to peer. Everything in the narrative was correct except I failed to change one of the quantities of the number of wildland gear needed. The totals were correct everywhere else including the online details. I had one year where I failed to correct a five dollar mistake on an ops application after I submitted it, I thought I would have to write that one off. I sent an email explaining the mistake immediately after submitting it to AFG, but Pinky Sheets said that there could be no corrections after submission. Well to my surprise they awarded it anyway.

            I was a little late with this one, but was attempting to try and enhance our chances anyway. Then the AFG representative tells me it got computer DJ'd which eliminates that mistake, but raises a lot of questions about why?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by rands1 View Post
              Hey Jam, was that for a vech. or ops. grant? As I mentioned on the phone the other day to you, my reg. rep stated that there was no information on my vech. app. Maybe I need to call back now that they may have further information.
              No my DJ for 2009 was my vehicle application.

              The DJ I am referring to now is a different departments OPS application that I submitted for 2010. I just got the Dear John a bit earlier than everyone else.

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              • #22
                Wierd that they told you it was DJ'ed with nothing else out anywhere. Even if the person you talked to could see it on their screen, it seems odd that he/she would jeapordize their job by spilling the beans instead of taking the company line that nobody knows anything yet.

                Somehow i get the feeling that:
                A. you caught an employee who has just had it with questions and decided that he was going to lay it on the line,
                B. he was telling you something else but chose words that would lead you to believe the app was out of the running,
                C. he was just jerking your chain before grabbing a beer out of the 'fridge and pulling the emergency chute on his last day at DHS/FEMA.

                Good luck to you and that department.

                earl

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Greenacres2 View Post
                  Wierd that they told you it was DJ'ed with nothing else out anywhere. Even if the person you talked to could see it on their screen, it seems odd that he/she would jeapordize their job by spilling the beans instead of taking the company line that nobody knows anything yet.

                  Somehow i get the feeling that:
                  A. you caught an employee who has just had it with questions and decided that he was going to lay it on the line,
                  B. he was telling you something else but chose words that would lead you to believe the app was out of the running,
                  C. he was just jerking your chain before grabbing a beer out of the 'fridge and pulling the emergency chute on his last day at DHS/FEMA.

                  Good luck to you and that department.

                  earl
                  Maybe his hero was the flight attendant from Jet Blue.

                  He mentioned he wasn't supposed to do that, but realized that I did make a mistake that had nothing to do with my department, but somebody elses.

                  I really wanted this department to get awarded, but am a little stumped as to why they didn't make it though to peer. I did get the impression from the person that there were still some applications being reviewed or something. In other words, if the application did get a peer DJ for this mistake, that some option may have still been available to correct it.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by ltoffd View Post
                    Found a reduction on a PPE application but it was expected. Was hoping the 1199's would be out before I retire this Friday. Always enjoy seeing the look on the guys faces when they find out we are getting something new.
                    How many years Itoffd? I wish I was in your shoes. I need 18 months that will give me 38 years total with the State retirement systems. We had a stress bill pasted a few years ago were you can get 30 for putting in 25 in the fire service. We pay a little more each month but it is well worth it in the long run. Can’t wait to go to my farm out in the country and not come back to town only when I have to. No more pager, radio, phone calls just peace and quiet. I think about the move SECOND HAND LIONS. That is what I want to do, seat on the porch and shoot at anyone that comes up the driveway.
                    dfd701
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                    Last edited by dfd701; 08-24-2010, 12:18 AM.

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                    • #25
                      How many years Itoffd? I wish I was in your shoes.
                      Sorry it took a few days to get back on the post but I am ending a 41 year career tomorrow. Bittersweet but I think the time has come. City's are going after any benefit package they can and the talk of cuts in staffing and funding is making it harder to provide a quality service. We made giant strides in the seven years as Chief, now I am afraid they will start taking it apart.

                      Will take two months off before I make any decisions. Many offers but I just do not know if I want to jump right into something. Going to relax and spend time with family, a few days on the links and a couple of cold ones on the patio. When I get bored of that I might look into some work but nothing in a lead role. I am done with that!
                      Last edited by ltoffd; 08-26-2010, 12:48 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Congrats on the retirement and enjoy yourself. Too many times I see the guys I have worked under retire and just wither away if they don't find something to keep them occupied. You could be like a couple of retirees that we have that come by and drink up our coffee in the mornings, or stop by and eat our food when we are out on runs. Congrats again, and enjoy.

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                        • #27
                          Ditto on the Congratulations!! And...if you decide to go on the "Firehouse Grants Forum Coffee Drinking Tour" make sure to stop at our station--we've eliminated the salty water since Limeforever was here and the coffee is pretty good. Just make sure to call in advance so somebody's at the station--otherwise we're usually at our day jobs!!

                          Good luck and stay active!!

                          earl

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                          • #28
                            Hey Earl,

                            Coffee with a little brine in it taste just like some of these fancy drinks that Kurt gets at Starbucks and pays big bucks for.

                            If you get a chance, send me down some pics of your tanker and waht you think about it, any changes etc. We are in the process of specing one out for a fall order. Nice to have you back around to add to the wisdom of the boards.

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                            • #29
                              Yes, congratulations on the retirement.

                              I say you are lucky your retirement is actually happening now. Many career departments are under huge attack because of budget and contract issues.

                              I'm not trying to be sarcastic..........

                              Things are really turning upside down now.

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                              • #30
                                Found a reduction

                                Found a reduction today for a hose grant for a neighboring department that I wrote for. It wasn't there last week when I last checked, so not sure how new it is. What are the odds of receiving an 1199A after a reduction? Never had this happen to me before, so thought I'd ask.
                                John & Sheila
                                McMechen Volunteer Fire Department
                                "Always Ready Always Faithful"

                                www.mcmechenvfd.com
                                [email protected]

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