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    Any thoughts about program guidance for '07? Wondering which direction I need to be looking.

  • #2
    99% of the PG's priorities haven't changed since 2001. About the only thing that has is the vehicle matrix. Other than that the priorities have stayed the same so handling the results of your assessment won't change. They just may ask for more information this year than they did in past years.
    Brian P. Vickers
    www.vickersconsultingservices.com
    Emergency Services Consulting
    Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
    Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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    • #3
      Significant changes in 07?

      I got this from an email list I am on, they were announcing the AFG grant workshops put on by DHS:

      "There will be significant change in the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters
      Grant Program (AFGP) application process. Changes to the vehicle
      concept will take place. Application start date will be around March 5
      2007 and ending April 6, 2007."

      Also, has anyone seen the list of when the workshops will be, I checked the site this morning but couldn't find anything pertaining to 07 yet.

      Thanks
      bruce
      Bruce Arp
      2nd Asst. Chief
      Weston Volunteer Fire & Resuce
      http://www.westonfire.com

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      • #4
        They've been sending the emails around the areas where they'll be at but haven't posted a full schedule yet. If you contact the FPS for your area they'll be able to tell you.
        Brian P. Vickers
        www.vickersconsultingservices.com
        Emergency Services Consulting
        Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
        Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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        • #5
          Any thing else besides vehicles, Our trucks are too new to apply for a vehicle, just wish I could say the same for the rest of our equipment.

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          • #6
            Haven't seen/heard anything on equipment. Not really much to change there.
            Brian P. Vickers
            www.vickersconsultingservices.com
            Emergency Services Consulting
            Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
            Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WestonFire22 View Post
              I got this from an email list I am on, they were announcing the AFG grant workshops put on by DHS:

              "There will be significant change in the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters
              Grant Program (AFGP) application process. Changes to the vehicle
              concept will take place. Application start date will be around March 5
              2007 and ending April 6, 2007."

              Also, has anyone seen the list of when the workshops will be, I checked the site this morning but couldn't find anything pertaining to 07 yet.

              Thanks
              bruce
              I really wish they wouldn't play games and keep this information top secret until right before the application opens. It's hard enough to write a vehicle grant, then they throw this out to sort of make everyone stop in their tracks and wonder. This sounds like a major change, and depending on what it is, it may make some departments not be able to apply for a vehicle for whatever reason (i.e., higher matching for vehicles vs. equipment, etc.) and have to start from scratch. Yeah, I know, preaching to the choir, right?

              Beth (done venting now)

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              • #8
                First time writing a vehicle grant any help would be appreciated. working for a volunteer Heavy Rescue and EMS. Heavy rescue needs replaced. Thanks
                D.NELSON
                NREMTP,NAEMT, FF2
                Horry County Fire/Rescue
                Myrtle Beach, SC.
                FRATERNAL ORDER OF PARAMEDICS

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                • #9
                  Just be aware that a rescue vehicle will not be funded especially if you are classifed as rural or suburban. A rescue vehicle is classified as a priority 2 for those classifications. Too many that need priority 1 vehicles for a priority 2 to be funded. Even though a rescue is a priority 1 for urban it is listed last in that catergory meaning pumps and ladders will have priority.

                  PG states:

                  Due to the competitive nature of this program and the imposed limits of funding available, it is unlikely we will fund any vehicles that are not listed as a Priority One.
                  The same conditions apply if you are looking at the EMS side of the grant. Ambulances or transport vehicles are priority 1 any other vehicle is priority 2 or 3.

                  The only one funded, that I'm aware of, is Brian's department which was in the first year of the program.

                  But there appears to be changes to the vehicle catergory for next year. Who knows what the changes will be.
                  Last edited by onebugle; 01-18-2007, 12:56 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Ohio Assistance Firefighter WORKSHOPS - 2007

                    Ohio

                    No registration required
                    Due to limited seating, please limit (2) attendees per Department

                    February 5, 2007 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
                    Ohio Fire Academy
                    8895 E. Main Street
                    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068


                    February 6, 2007 1:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m.
                    Forest Park Community Center
                    1201 W. Kemper Road
                    Forest Park, Ohio 45240


                    February 7, 2007 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m.
                    Beavercreek Fire Department
                    Administration Building
                    851 Orchard Lane
                    Beavercreek, Ohio 45434


                    February 8, 2008 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                    Ohio Fire Academy
                    8895 E. Main Street
                    Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068


                    February 8, 2007 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
                    Muskingum County EMA/EOC
                    2215 Adamsville Road
                    Zanesville, Ohio 43701



                    For additional information - Contact Tom Beatty - 937-605-9837 [email protected][/LEFT]

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                    • #11
                      Maryland AFG Workshop Schedule

                      Here are the workshops that I will be sponsoring in Maryland:

                      All locations are at our regional training offices. Maps to these locations can be found off our home page at www.mfri.org. No pre-registration is required and attendance is welcome to all Maryland department representatives and others that want to travel to our fine state.

                      All Firefighters Grant Program Workshops are conducted from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call the MFRI at (301) 226-9920. Pre-registration is not required.

                      Feb 20: Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company - Carnival Activities Building

                      Feb 22: Western Maryland Regional Training Center (WMRTC), Cresaptown

                      Feb 27: Northeast Regional Training Center (NERTC), Aberdeen

                      Feb 28: Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center (UESRTC), Centreville

                      Mar 6: Southern Maryland Regional Training Center (SMRTC), La Plata

                      Mar 8: Lower Eastern Shore Regional Training Center (LESRTC), Princess Anne


                      David W. Lewis ([email protected])
                      Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
                      University of Maryland
                      4500 Paint Branch Parkway
                      College Park, MD 20742
                      Phone: (301) 226-9936 Fax: (301) 314-0752

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                      • #12
                        Massachusetts

                        There are 9 sessions scheduled for MA at various sites beginning in February (8 in Feb/1 in March).

                        Go to the MFA on-line training directory and you will find the info for dates and times under "Federal Grant Writing Seminars". You can register on-line.

                        There are changes coming, but they could not elaborate since they had not recieved a syllabus on its content.

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                        • #13
                          How do I find out when the seminars from DHS will be in my area?

                          Beth

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                          • #14
                            Eventually, there will be a posting on the AFG website on workshops or contact your state fire academy to see if they have info or

                            contact your FPS for Region 5 for info:

                            Region V: Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

                            Steve Dumovich
                            [email protected]
                            536 S. Clark Street
                            Suite 608
                            Chicago, IL 60605
                            Ph: (312) 408-5588
                            Fax: (312) 408-5222

                            Vikki Hanson
                            [email protected]
                            Ph: (312) 408-5327

                            Lori Smith
                            [email protected]
                            Ph: (217) 793-6631
                            Fax: (217) 785-4715

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                            • #15
                              www.firegrantsupport.com

                              Figure out what region you're in:

                              http://www.firegrantsupport.com/prog/contact.aspx
                              "When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there."
                              -- Jim Henson (1936 - 1990)

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