Apparatus Grant Questions
We are anticipating applying for an apparatus for the first time after years of applying for equipment. I've read through last year's program guidance and information on this forum but still had additional questions that I'm hoping someone can give simple answers to. Looking for some help on the requirements if awarded having to do with training/physicals/contract details.
Since NFPA 1002 (Driver Qualifications) and NFPA 1582 (Physicals) are requirements for an award (unless AFG changes or has changed to a DOT physical, can that training class and books and cost of physicals be included in our apparatus grant?
Are these costs included with the cost of the apparatus itself or in addition to? In other words, will these items affect how much will be given toward the actual fire truck or have no bearing?
Under what area/section in the apparatus grant would we be including the those costs?
Can the cost of equipment to make the apparatus NFPA compliant be included and if so under what area/section?
What does AFG require for performance bonds, deliveries, etc. and can anyone make any recommendations on what should be included in a contract which would pertain to apparatus awarded under the AFG program?
Can anyone provide a sample contract that would meet AFG requirements?
Can anyone provide what FEMA has been awarding for costs associated with the NFPA 1002 training classes, NFPA 1582 physicals, and what the max award might be for a basic 4 door pumper with no foam?
Is there anything else we should be considering?