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  • Peer date update

    anticipating AFG peer review in late March/early April and FP&S/SAFER peer review (one panel for those programs) later in April. None of this is set in stone and the FP&S/SAFER panel is less certain than AFG.

    Just in

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    I urge anyone that can spend a week to volunteer for Peer Review. You learn a tremendous amount when reading the applications, and you get some amazing networking done.

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      The evaluation sessions will be at NETC – Emmitsburg, MD starting March 29, 2020 and ending on April 3, 2020. This year, panelists will be asked to travel on Sunday, with the panel session starting Monday morning. Just in from FEMA

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        Originally posted by LVFD301 View Post
        The evaluation sessions will be at NETC – Emmitsburg, MD starting March 29, 2020 and ending on April 3, 2020. This year, panelists will be asked to travel on Sunday, with the panel session starting Monday morning. Just in from FEMA
        So, if we know the peer panel dates, any news on the NOFO or the 2019 application window opening and closing dates? I'm assuming GO is what's causing the delays - programming for handling the applications - or is it something else? Anybody in the know able to share?

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        • #5
          I would like to set in on Peer review once. It would be interesting to see the other side of the process.

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          • #6
            Are you a NVFC member? (If not, I heartily suggest you become one, at only $18.00 a year it is a bargain)

            Or are you a member of any of these,
            • International Association of Fire Chiefs
            • International Association of Fire Fighters
            • National Volunteer Fire Council
            • National Fire Protection Association
            • National Association of State Fire Marshals
            • International Association of Arson Investigators
            • International Society of Fire Service Instructors
            • North American Fire Training Directors
            • Congressional Fire Service Institute
            If you are, contact them, as they are the groups that provide peer reviewers for the program.

            You don't get paid, but they do cover transportation to the airport, parking at the airport, airfare, pickup from the airport to the review location, lodging, and getting you back home. At one point NVFC gave a small honorarium of $25.00 I think, but most of us did not take that so the money went to other NVFC projects. Per diem is ... $56.00 +- per day for meals and incidentals. Lodging is normally medium to high quality, and they are using the NETC at Emmitsburg more often now.

            Knowledge you get - PRICELESS
            Networking you get - PRICELESS

            If anyone ends up going, please let us all know here, we can get a table at the Command Post!


            Last edited by LVFD301; 01-12-2020, 05:32 PM.

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