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    Default Happy Dance! (Maybe just a dance step or two...)

    Got word today that we hit the NYS DEC Title IV Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant, for wildland firefighting equipment for rural fire protection. It's only a $1000 grant, with a $1000 match, but that's $1000 that we didn't previously have to spend! I'm hoping that it's a good omen leading into the AFG awards!
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    Congrats on the award.

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    DFD,

    Good to see they are starting! I applied also, keep your fingers crossed for us.

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    Congradulations on winning the grant. Use it wisely.

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    Congrats! Maybe you won it because we didn't put in for it this year... My Chief kept hemming and hawing until it was past the deadline... Oh well, maybe next year! Ben

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    We received our award letter last week so they are definitely flowing.

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    I shouldn't get too excited, because the way I understand it, if you meet the eligibility, you are just about guarrenteed an award every other year. Some communities with greater need can hit every year. We hit in 2003, 2005, 2007, and now again this year. In 2003 we bought materials for three dry-hydrant installations, 2005 we bought a Blitz-fire for urban/wildland interface exposure protection, 2007 10 backpack pumps and some tools, now this year wildland PPE.
    You actually get points towards your appplication by submitting, and being denied, so we toss a "dummy" application in on the even years just for the "previous year rejection points" the following year.
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    DFD,

    I understand it the same way. 2005 wildland PPE, 2007 portable pumps and suction. My only concern for this year is the fact that we did not apply in 2008 to recieve the points. So far I have not herd anything, I am going to see if I can get a call in for an update tomorrow. Congrats on your award and wish me luck on mine.

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    Hey DFD,
    we also apply every other year and get awarded here in Columbia County. This year we're getting forestry hose and nozzles. Whats this POINTS you speak of?
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    If you read the guidance closely when the grant comes out, each question on the app generates "points". The highest points get the grants. You get significant points for being denied the previous year.

    One of the DEC Rangers explained that to me. He told me that if you are eligible (enough rural area), applying every year just about guarantee's an award every other year. Only about 50% of our district is classified as "rural", but it's unhydranted, farmland, woodland, or large residential lots, with lots of properties that meet the definition of urban/wildland interface - "UWI", as the wildland firefighters refer to it.
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    Congrats DFDCAR1, good to see things popping up there.
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    NYS DEC called me this morning. A new 2100 gal. portable pond, new suction and floating strainer. Not a huge grant but I'm excited, its my first award for anything!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcont View Post
    NYS DEC called me this morning. A new 2100 gal. portable pond, new suction and floating strainer. Not a huge grant but I'm excited, its my first award for anything!!
    Way to go guy congratulations.
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    That weekend in Rochester paid for itself, already! Congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDCar1 View Post
    That weekend in Rochester paid for itself, already! Congrats!!!
    DFD,

    Thanks, Hope we have another weekend sit down with Kurt here in NY.
    My situation is better this year, If things work out maybe we can do that car pool thing you talked about last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcont View Post
    DFD,

    Thanks, Hope we have another weekend sit down with Kurt here in NY.
    My situation is better this year, If things work out maybe we can do that car pool thing you talked about last year.

    RJ
    Oh hang tough guys. I have several things in the works right now for your areas.
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    Default Congrats

    Were here in Arkansas and we also was award the same foresrty grant just a few days ago. I'm pretty sure it's that same grant. The best part of the grant is you can use reciepts from the previous years purchases.

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