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FY2017 1199s - Away we go!

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  • Anyone having problems with FEMA portal this morning?

    Kurt Bradley
    Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
    " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

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    • Originally posted by ktb9780 View Post
      Anyone having problems with FEMA portal this morning?
      I just logged into the system.

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      • AFG Round 4 is posted on the website.

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        • I'm having a hard time logging in as well.

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          • Originally posted by ktb9780 View Post
            Anyone having problems with FEMA portal this morning?
            YES.. it just times out and says call the help desk. Wishful thinking they are updating our accounts with 1199s LOL

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            • Found a new 1199a, last checked Friday morning

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              • If you expect to receive a vehicle grant involving a Kenworth T680 or T880; check with your manufacturer. Kenworth orders for these models are filled through 2019. Kenworth T370 and T440 orders are also filling up quickly. (Information from apparatus manufacturer) These prolonged deliveries would most likely impact the one year contract requirement with AFG.

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                • Originally posted by AsstChief132 View Post
                  If you expect to receive a vehicle grant involving a Kenworth T680 or T880; check with your manufacturer. Kenworth orders for these models are filled through 2019. Kenworth T370 and T440 orders are also filling up quickly. (Information from apparatus manufacturer) These prolonged deliveries would most likely impact the one year contract requirement with AFG.
                  You could file for an extension, likely with no problem. However, I'd prefer to be able to complete it within the period of performance. That was a big reason why we accepted the bid we did for our new truck; delivery time for the other bidder was well past the POP.

                  “I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky.”
                  ― Hunter S. Thompson

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                  • Just found a new one today for turnout gear. Yep, God is Good. Jeff
                    If God be for us, who can be against us. Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the light.

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                    • Kind of related - we made it through computer scoring so I'm the guy checking every day to see if we get an 1199 update.

                      However - a neighboring chief states he called someone at FEMA to find out if his department was being awarded, as he supposedly passed the computer grading. He was told no, so he's jumping in a "large group" purchase of SCBAs that can best be described as a regional purchase, just not grant funded.

                      By all accounts, we're still in the hunt, but we could save probably five figures if we jumped into this group purchase if we weren't awarded this year (hell, I'd jump into if we were awarded as well to save money if timing worked). Is it out of line/improper to call for guidance from the help desk? I'm not trying to be a jerk, nor am I trying to get pushy - I just figured we HAVE to buy something new by June since our cylinders expire then and our equipment is really starting to fall apart. Might as well do it as inexpensively as possible. We're going to have to finance the purchase if we buy, so we're not paying cash or anything like that, don't think we just have money laying around and hoping FEMA gives us a handout.

                      Thoughts on someone calling in to ask this question?
                      "Share your knowledge - it's a way to achieve immortality." - Stolen from Chase Sargent's Buddy to Boss program

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                      • It's worth the phone call, basically we're almost down to the dregs so no 1199A isn't a good thing.
                        Brian P. Vickers
                        CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
                        FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
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                        • Well surprise , surprise 2 1199as updated today one a large SCBA!
                          Kurt Bradley
                          Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
                          " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

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