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    Hello Everyone,

    I had some SAFER thoughts, but am new to the game and wanted to run it past you guys.

    First, we are thinking of asking for funding for an Explorer post. This was allowable under 2008 guidelines and we are assuming it will be again. I also understand that PPE was not allowed in 2008.

    What I want to know is if that would include PPE to allow an Explorer post to train? The problem is that we do not currently have enough PPE to outfit a post. I was hoping that since it was going to be used exclusively for that, and not for firefighting operations, that it might fly.

    Next, has anyone tried getting safety equipment as part of retention? We would like to use the idea that new stair chairs would reduce back injuries allowing us to retain more firefighters. Again, probably a stretch, but I am trying to think outside the box here.

    Thanks!

    Tim

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    Tim,

    None of the equipment (PPE/Stair Chairs) will be eligible, however, if you include in your SAFER project that your subsequent (2010) AFG application will include these items, you may have a good chance.

    Per the SAFER Guidance:

    Applicants receiving SAFER funding will receive priority consideration in applying for funding under subsequent cycles of the AFG program. In this case, applicants will be reviewed by the AFG peer evaluation, provided that the AFG funds would be used to support SAFER-funded activities.

    If awarded a SAFER grant, you should have a fairly easy time justifying your AFG application for those new members.

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    while reading up on information in the 2008 Safer I found that the application period was in June 2008. Does anyone have an idea when the 2009 application period will open?

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    Program is being rewritten at the request of the IAFF in regards to rehiring layed off FFs. Gonna take some time.

    Probably no sooner than September.

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    Thank you SLY, That gives me a month or so more prep time

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    would like any approve narratives on safer for retention or recruiting volunteers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLY4420 View Post
    Program is being rewritten at the request of the IAFF in regards to rehiring layed off FFs. Gonna take some time.

    Probably no sooner than September.
    Not to go off topic, but I'm waiting to see if the numbers for hiring increase any with this new provision. My money is not as significantly (if any) as they'd like to think.

    But, to get back on topic, I plan on playing my bet and I'm looking for some good ideas for my application.

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