Living up to my reputation; the Iceman Cometh!
Good Lord nothing like a 60 degree shift in Temperature in one day to shiver your timbers. 90 miles across snow covered farm land; thought I was going to need a Ski-Doo.:eek:
Well I think mother nature is going to punish me this time. Gone form winter storm warning to "blizzard warning"; not looking to good for having to drive 120 miles to Minneapolis on Monday morning to escape this deep freeze. On the other hand Schell's bock beer fest is some mighty fine beer let me tell you. So good night to watch the blizzard from inside the hotel bar. Bartender set me up with some antifreeze please.:D
I figured you were in New England with the 3 ft + of snow we had Kurt.
Still digging out.
Had to get a backhoe to come and dig our road out. 7 foot drift for about 40 yards.
How's the numbers looking for the Ft. Wayne Class, I hope it's a go!
Just added another class for Spring Hill , Tennessee on April 19-20th.
Also looks like John Lyman in Waterford, MI is going to host the AFG Super Summit this year on April 25-27 and yes i know FDIC is the same weekend but, are you going to go to the show and just walk around and drool over all the neat equipment and gadgets or do you come and insure that you have the money to actually buy the stuff? LOL!
I have added a few more classes which I will be able to get in prior to 2013 AFG opening up if anyone is interested. They are in:
Ft Wayne FD, IN March 6-7
Epping FD, NH March 12-13
Amboy FD, IL April 6-7
Spring Hill FD, TN April 19-20
2013 AFG Super Summit- Waterford FD, MI April 25,26 and 27th
Info and registration here: http://www.firstrespondergrants.com/...ses/class_list ;)
Just heard from another 2012 AFG Super Summit attendee who won $917,707 this morning for a regional SCBA! Last years class pushing well over a $10 million mark in funding for those attendees. 2013 AFG Super Summit just around the corner folks!
You mean 1199A? Wasn't any regionals of that amount this morning. :confused: Good deal either way, just wondering if their system is screwed up again and not posting all the awardees.
Did you check the weather forcast for Ft. Wayne. Your tradition lives on!
I'll be driving in also, but only about an hour out. Hoping they are off on the snow fall amount, they seem to be batting about 50% on their forcast.
I'll be there...count on it!;)
I'm here. It was a battle form Chicago but I made it in without a hitch. CYA tomorrow:D
Well Ft Wayne was cold and snowy but my word what a fabulous training facility and what a good class we had here; thanks Ft Wayne FD for providing a great venue for this last class. Time to pack it up and wing it south today and then right back out and back to the deep freeze of New Hampshire once again in Epping FD for a two day class on March 12th -13th. Looking forward to another huge bowl of the best clam chowder in NE at The River House in Portsmouth. Yum yum! Still room for more students in Epping if you sign up before Monday.;)
For those experienced and previously experienced Fire Act grant writers the annual 2013 AFG Super Summit is being held at Waterford FD halfway between Flint and Detroit, MI on April 25-27th. Come and join in this 3-day "brain trust" and "think tank" of some of the most successful Fire Act grant writers in the US as we develop and improve your 2013 submission to the AFG program. The recent sequestration letter and which has resulted in additional funding cuts to FEMA grants, makes it imperative that you turn in a A+ application. This gathering of minds can help you to improve and submit that type of application giving you a competitive edge. For further information and to register go here:
Thanks Kurt, for all that info form the Epping class. Looking forward to putting it to good use for our Dept.
Hey folks next up is Spring Hill TN on April 19th -20th. We need two more students to make this happen for the others that have signed up to attend. Spring Hill is about 30 miles south of Nashville and at this time of year will be just blooming out and greening up. If you were the recent, unfortunate recipient of a computer DJ letter, time to get in to one of the few remaining classes left for this year and find out how to change that situation around before 2013 AFG opens for apps. Should be a great class.
AFG recent announcement of their timeline for opening of 2013 AFG looks like it is going to be summer again. That means I will have time to put a couple more classes in for those of you that may be wanting to attend but didn't see a class nearby. If you are interested in hosting a class, and getting your seats free, give me a shout at 863-551-9598.;)
Ladies and Germs:
I'm trying to talk Kurt into coming to Texas for a class. FEMA's computer (some kind of Buttkicker 2000) continues to treat me bad. If anybody is interested in attending, please let me know. My email is jmathiews at msn.com, or my mobile is 940- five five O - 8760.