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    If possible, please post the information on what your line items were reduced to. We have always understood that head-to-toe gear was maxed at $2,000 - but I'm understanding that this year they have raised that to $2,100 per set. I'm sure others have been increased as well.

    Some of us are already planning for 2007 and I'd be curious to know what amounts they are currently using.

    Specifically, I saw someone get a reduction for airpacks and a compressor. Any help there?

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    SLY4420, Here are the reduction amounts that we received this year. The boots are wildland boots.

    "While reviewing your 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application, we found the cost of the requested boots ($280) and the Thermal Imaging Camera ($12,750) excessive. If awarded, FEMA would only fund $250 towards the purchase of the boots and $11,000 towards the purchase of the Thermal Imaging Camera. If this is agreeable to you please respond to this email indicating so."
    Last edited by batt403; 11-03-2006, 10:19 PM. Reason: some grammar, like I said some not all.

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    • #3
      Thanks Batt. It would be nice if we could compile a list here - I'm certainly willing to keep track of it if everyone contributes.

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      • #4
        I have some with Head to Toe PPE at $2300. With most manufacturers putting on the DRDs in advance of the NFPA change, plus the price of Kevlar up because most is going overseas for body armor I don't think there was much choice in raising it.

        Thing is, none of it really matters too much since pricing could change again for 2007 because they're adjusted annually based on market pricing. You still need to competitively price things at application time and add some fudge factor. But they (Peer and DHS) can smell when you just aim for the max. That's why they limited excess funds to $5K, to avoid people going high to get extra money.
        Brian P. Vickers
        www.vickersconsultingservices.com
        Emergency Services Consulting
        Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
        Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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        • #5
          CAFS AFG Reduced

          Here is my bad news. Don't think I can buy the system alone for that price, yet alone have it installed on pumper.

          Mr. Cozzolino,

          While reviewing your 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application, we found the cost of the requested Compressed Air Foam System excessive ($78,525). If awarded, FEMA would only fund $40,700 towards the purchase of the Compressed Air Foam System. If this is agreeable to you please respond to this email indicating so.

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          • #6
            Our reduction letter for radios

            The program office has indicated if you are awarded, we will fund the mobile radios at $4,000 for $120,000 instead of the $165,750 shown in your award application. The total project cost would be reduced from $1,282,025 to $1,236,275. The federal share would be reduced from $1,000,000 to $989,020. Your applicant match would be reduced from $282,025 to $247,255.

            Also. Please provide me with the amount of the other federal grant you received in 2006 – a Search-Cam 2000 Victim Locating System. (This was a CEDAP award and the gentleman I talked with had no idea what CEDAP was or how it worked).

            Should you be awarded this grant, you will need to have an audit conducted of all your federal funds received because you will have exceeded the $500,000 thresh hold. In a regional grant you still are the responsible party for all activity, records and equipment provided by the grant. You would be required to hire an audit firm that would conduct this audit under the provisions of the Single Audit Act and according OMB Circular A-133. Please assure us in your response to this email that you are aware of this provision and you do plan for such an audit if you should receive this grant.

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            • #7
              Our helmets were cut from $240 to $200.........
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              • #8
                Vehicle Reduction

                Commercial Cab Tandum Axle Pumper/tanker Was Reduced From $285k To $250k
                YOU ONLY NEED TO BE STUPID ONCE TO BE DEAD FOREVER!

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                • #9
                  vehicle

                  we did a vehicle spec for a rescue pumper and it came in at $302,500 we got reduced to $250,000

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                  • #10
                    SCBA Mask with amplified voice reduced from $450 to $275 which basically means no amplified voice.

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                    • #11
                      Odd that got cut on you. Was it mentioned about the voice amp in the narrative? Every SCBA award I did with voice amp went through with no problems.
                      Brian P. Vickers
                      www.vickersconsultingservices.com
                      Emergency Services Consulting
                      Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
                      Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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                      • #12
                        This is an email we got on Thursday from our Airpack grant. We put in for 70 airpacks and 4 fill stations and the listed items below.

                        While reviewing your 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application, we found the cost/amount of the following items excessive: training for 4, accountability/I-pass systems, posicheck at $15,635, respirator dryer at $7,308, and SCBA tools 2 at $1,500. If awarded, FEMA would only fund for training for 2, 1 accountability system at $3,000, posicheck system at $10,000, and 1 set of SCBA tools. The respirator dryer will not be funded under the grant. If this is agreeable to you please respond to this email indicating so, as soon as possible.


                        We will obviously take th reductions.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BC79er
                          Odd that got cut on you. Was it mentioned about the voice amp in the narrative? Every SCBA award I did with voice amp went through with no problems.
                          Yes it was mentioned in the narrative.

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                          • #14
                            That you wanted them or the associated benefits with having them? Sorry to keep asking, just want to clarify to figure out why they'd knock yours and no one else's.
                            Brian P. Vickers
                            www.vickersconsultingservices.com
                            Emergency Services Consulting
                            Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
                            Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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                            • #15
                              Airpacks/Cascade reduction

                              We received a call from the FEMA specialist on 10/13. Our cascade/compressor system was reduced to $35000, we had requested $43000.00. The Scott 45min packs with HUD, Buddy Breathing system, mask and spare bottle was reduced to $5000 for each pack.

                              Not complaining about the reducution though.

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