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    Quote Originally Posted by firebill911 View Post
    what is this other grant training everyone is talking about besides Kurt? Just curious. THanks
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    http://www.firegraphics.org/schedule.htm

    Attended his last year (yes, he brought a snow storm); excellent program.

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    Hey I didn't bring snow like Kurt does, that was melted off by the time I headed to the airport in the morning.

    My calling card is increased call volume, just check with Mike McNeill on that one. They had 4 while I was visiting their station, then I passed a large mutual aid brush fire on the way back to the hotel.

    Oh and since I'm closing Firegraphics.org Consulting down shortly and not updating those pages, the schedule is over here: www.vickersconsultingservices.com.

    Not leaving, just moving on up. Firegraphics.org will continue to exist for the Hybrid Vehicle ERGs and graphics. Just figured that since I'm color deficient and draw stick figures the graphics in the company name didn't make sense anymore.
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    Brian, have you heard anything from MES about scheduling a seminar in south-central Illinois? MES approached our Chiefs Association and MABAS division at our last Chief's meeting about interest in scheduling you. Of course I was practically screaming YES GET HIM OVER HERE!

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    I don't know if a location has been set but ready or not I'll be in South Central on November 4th according to my calendar. Airplane is dropping me in St Louis on the 3rd and I'm driving that direction to stay so all I need is a venue. Unless it's legal to stand on a milk crate on the street corner and preach....

    Of course Steelers fans will be required to sing every Eagles fight song and wear green before being allowed to come in...

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    Great! Haven't heard rumor of location yet but I'm guessing Salem. That way you can run I-57 up to I-70 on to Indianapolis.

    First, the Eagles beat the Steelers already. Second, you don't want to hear me sing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kprsn1 View Post
    Brian, have you heard anything from MES about scheduling a seminar in south-central Illinois? MES approached our Chiefs Association and MABAS division at our last Chief's meeting about interest in scheduling you. Of course I was practically screaming YES GET HIM OVER HERE!

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    Chad if anyone misses Brian in November, I will be at Petersburg FD, IL in February 13-14
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktb9780 View Post
    Chad if anyone misses Brian in November, I will be at Petersburg FD, IL in February 13-14
    Thanks Kurt! I'll spread the word on that one as well.
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    I attended Kurt's Seminar in Bushnalls Basin in New York last January. I have a long successful grant writing history and a stong background as a Fire Department Instructor. I must say that I was very impressed with Kurt's knowledge of the Fire Act Grant system as well as his ability to transfer his knowledge to his students. I highly recommend that any one that wants to improve their chance for a Fire Act Grant invest some money in his program.

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    ok i started this post to try and decide if i should invest to goto this class and I ended up going this last week in San Francisco and let me tell you that if you are serious about grants or even just want to get some grants, you must go no options just go, you will never regret it, sounds borng but it is everything but, just get-r-done.

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    I have not read all of this thread but I need to state.....

    Kurt is an A+ guy.

    If you can not make a seminar, as I cannot, simply read through his posts. You will gain a lot of knowledge. Plus you MUST do your research.

    Whether at a seminar or reading the posts, LISTEN. They will help.

    The grants that haave been awarded to me have been due to research and Kurt's and BC79er's posts. if anyone has not caught on yet. They are here to help.

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    Smile ?

    if you are having a difficult time trying to get your chief/boss or whoever approves spending money for you to goto a grant class just goto www.chiefgrants.com and you can show them how much money they have gotten depts. Hey with one grant win you already make your money back, kurt helped me write a CEDAP grant and when i won that was the bacon i needed to get my chief to spend money to send me to class, i felt i owed kurt atleast the respect to goto his class and potentially learn something, i already want to goto another one just because i learned so much. Good luck.

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    I have to agree with everyone that says that Chief Grants Training Seminar is well worth it. Since my department has sent 2 of us to this seminar in Philadelphia PA our department has received over $500,000 in grant monies. Under the 2007 AFG we got $261,000 for a new pumper, and $54,000 for TOG, Gear washer and dryer, and SCBA Compressor and Fill Station.
    Nick Cook
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    Bendersville Community Fire Co -FF/EMT-B/ Grant Administrator

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    I just had to post this:

    Cost of a Kurt Bradley seminar: $300
    Money you received in your first grant writing attempt: $213,750
    Knowing that you saved your department from sure failure: Priceless

    In simple terms for me $300 turned into $213,750

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2510 View Post
    I just had to post this:

    Cost of a Kurt Bradley seminar: $300
    Money you received in your first grant writing attempt: $213,750
    Knowing that you saved your department from sure failure: Priceless

    In simple terms for me $300 turned into $213,750
    Now that comment was priceless.....LOL! Thanks!
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    Kurt,

    Just FYI I've replied to your e-mail you sent me today using two e-mail addresses and both have been blocked by your spam filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLY4420 View Post
    Kurt,

    Just FYI I've replied to your e-mail you sent me today using two e-mail addresses and both have been blocked by your spam filter.
    I hthnk I got it fixed John. Try again.
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