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PPE Grant question

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  • PPE Grant question

    Got an email today requesting an answer to whether the gear is currently being used and/or is out of service. Has anyone gotten this before?

  • #2
    Same exact thing, first time I?ve ever seen this.

    ?When completing your FY18 application, your department reported 100% of the departments PPE as unusable/unrepairable/inoperable by selecting ?replace of unusable/unrepairable to current standard? in the ?purpose? section of request details. We would like to confirm that the gear you are requesting to replace is no longer being used.?

    My understanding of the selection options in the application was that ?replace of unusable/unrepairable to current standard? was the correct choice if the PPE you had should be replaced and not used based on condition, NOT whether or not you were using it. Obviously if that?s all you have, you use it whether you should or not.

    Anyone have insight on this?


    • #3
      Excatly my thoughts. Additionally how is the application going to be prescored based on your answer?


      • #4
        Pretty simple -- the NOFO clearly states that if you are selecting the unusable/unrepairable priority, by definition this is PPE that is broken and/or damaged beyond repair. There is further information in the definition that states "Departments requesting entire inventory replacement under this purpose will be required to provide documentation to validate inventory condition." (Which you are being called on)

        Replacement of non-compliant gear is a different category. If you are using gear which is out of compliance, you should have selected replace non-compliant PPE.


        • #5
          This is for a FY2018 application? Already???


          • #6
            Does anyone know what the last cycle of AFG awards allotted per set of full turnout gear? I know they usually award a set amount per complete set of PPE regardless of what you requested.


            • #7
              $2550-2700 is a good range to be in. Jeff
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