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    Default He's the Ever Ready Bunny!

    Well, this little surprise got me to wondering today:
    To: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program applicants and grantees

    Any grant recipient or applicant who used the services of, consulted with, or otherwise obtained the assistance of a Mr. Larry H. Stevens (Fallon, NV); ISOSlayer@aol.com; and/or ISOSlayer.com, in regards to submitting a grant application to FEMA or for services involving, in any manner, the purchase of equipment or vehicles pursuant to a successful grant application, is requested to contact FEMA at usfagrants@dhs.gov within 60 days. If you obtained the services of Mr. Stevens or the ISOSlayer, please respond to this email and identify your department and the application/grant number. Also, please supply a brief explanation of the aforementioned individual/company's involvement with your grant application and/or assistance in securing equipment/vehicles purchased with FEMA grant funds. Negative responses are NOT required.

    Acknowledging a business relationship with Mr. Stevens or the ISOSlayer will in no way affect your status with FEMA or the grant program.

    Thank you for your cooperation in this matter,

    Grants Program Office

    Now, what do you suppose is up with this?
    Things that make you go "hmmmmmmmmmmmm"!
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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    I just opened the same email. I would really like to know what this is about...

    I have heard quite a few stories about this guy and I sense that he did something illegal in helping departments obtain their grants.

    I'm guessing its not going to be a very Merry Christmas for Larry..

    But that's my opinion....If you have one, I would love to hear it and possibly find out what this is all about.

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    Just what % do you suppose someone is getting out of a successful grant application??

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    HMMMMMMMMM

    The following are my references.
    Larry Stevens
    (800) 595-2600 (775) 224-0476
    ISOslayer@aol.com
    2050 Manchester Circle
    Fallon, NV 89406



    POLARIS, MONTANA. (population 100 Wrote a $156,000 fire grant that was awarded.


    GRASS VALLEY, NEVADA. (population 1,500) Wrote a $156,000 fire grant that was awarded.


    KINGSTON, NEVADA. (population 110) Wrote two fire grants $9000 and $99,000 that were awarded.


    HOUSTON, TEXAS. (population 2,000,000) Wrote two fire grants $530,000 and $750,000 that were awarded.


    GOLDBEACH, OREGON. (population 200) Wrote a $150,000 fire grant that was awarded.


    GRANBURY, TEXAS. (population 9,000) Helped with fire grant application that was awarded $42,730.

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    Default Did everyone receive the e-mail

    I have checked both my home e-mail and the email center on the Fire Act Grant page and didn't receive the e-mail.

    Is this an email that was sent out to everyone? Make me wonder if I'm getting all of my e-mails from FEMA. Still waiting for the 7 questions..............

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    I too, did not recieve any such message from FEMA. I also wonder if theirs (or my) e-mail is messed up.

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    Default Just Curious

    Did any forum members use this guy?

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    It appears that only people that used Larry H would get the email. (Someone correct me if you got the email and didn't use him.) Since anyone who used a grant writer and is asking for reimbursement needed to list that as an expense, they'd know who was hired. Sounds like something not too kosher went on for FEMA to be the ones asking questions. Of course they did bring fraud charges against others in past years, one of those little known facts. Contrary to popular belief, they do check everything put on the application.

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    It appears that only people that used Larry H would get the email.
    If FEMA already knew these departments had used him, why would they ask again? It seems to me that an e-mail like that was intended for everybody, and some of us (me included) aren't getting them.
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    Has anyone contacted FEMA at all to see if it's even a legitimate email? Maybe it's just a bad joke...
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    I actually received two emails. 1 for my 2002 and 1 for my 2003 application. Each of the emails had my grant number in the sunject line. So I do think these are actual FEMA emails to have my grant number in the subject line.

    I did not use Larry either year. I was awarded a grant in 2003, but not in 2002. Also, I have never hired a grant writer. I have wrote mine the last three years and it has been indicated that way on my applications.

    Hope this answers some questions. However, I still have no idea what this is about????
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    I received the email, but I have never used nor would I ever use Larry H. Stevens for anything remotely affiliated with his "expertise".
    It looked like a "blanket" email sent to anyone who applied for a grant.
    It should go to the grant administrator or the designated email address for any and all information in regards to your grant.
    With the exception of Houston, it looks like a certain somebody was preying on small departments. That's what it looks like to me.
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    I didn't get an e-mail, either. Didn't use anybody but me to write it, either. I haven't gotten any e-mails from FEMA since last year when they gave me the bad news. Somebody ask FEMA what's up.
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    Somebody ask FEMA what's up.
    I did just that this afternoon, Jack. I'll post whatever I get, as soon as I get it.
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    Larry do something weird/ illegal/ obnoxious / holyier than thou????
    Hey Lurking Larry, go ahead and respond and let us all know what the deal is in your own words, you know "The Gospel according to Isoslayer"
    By the way, is there anyone on here that hasnt had words with him???? or at least grumbled about something he did or said????
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    Did anyone here back from FEMA on why some got the emails and others did not?

    I take it from some of the replies above the ISOSlayer doesn't have a great reputation, since my only info on him was that two neighboring departments hired him to help them with an ISO review, what have others experienced with him.

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    This is just a guess. May be a possibility that only applicants who applied for trucks have received the email from FEMA. I applied for FF equipment and safety and did not receive an email. I know CR applied for a truck what about the rest of you?
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    I think you might have found the common thread, I also applied for equipment (SCBA, Radios).

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    I didn't get the email either. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that it involved vehicles and ISO rating. Reportedly, a couple Houston area departments that used the "slayer" and followed his rantings that only one manufacturers' trucks can help your ISO rating, are now under investigation for falsifying information filed with the ISO. Whether he filled out the application directly, or the department did it following his statements, or if he even knew what they filed with ISO, I don't know.

    Kinda silly that people bought that part about only one manufacturer's truck being able to help ISO ratings. Water supply is water supply. And it's 40% of the rating, so anything that can deliver water works. Trucks aren't made differently enough. It's all in the spec. They all can build them.

    Anyway, glad to hear that they tossed all of those applications. I hope they let the departments know that's why, because otherwise they'll pay the same person next year up front and just be burning money. I'd want to know. Then I'd want to know where they live and gather up a whoop-***** posse.....

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    Brian:
    So you think that ISOSLAYER may have had a vested interest in getting the business for the one truck manufacturer?
    And why wouldn't he make the statement about certain SCBAs, bunker gear, cameras, compressors, vent saws, etc.?
    Sounds like somebody went over the top on their sales pitch.
    Can hardly wait to see the indictment come down.
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    Question I got the FEMA email,too

    I haven't used nor heard of the person. I haven't received a grant as of yet nor a dear john letter. I do mention ISO rating in my narrative, this may be the common thread for the e-mail.

    I, too am interested in what prompted the email from fema. Anyone that receives info. on this please post.

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    CR - he does have a heavily vested interest. He works for E-One. Look around at the departments he's helped and look at their apparatus. Houston, Spring, Tomball, and a load of others in the Houston area all bought E-One with his encouragement because he told them that E-One was the only ones they could buy that would lower their ISO. Why else would any sane person replace their entire fleet at once? Don't get me wrong, the trucks are nice and they do the job. But E-One wasn't the only manufacturer that could have built trucks that satisfied the demand. That's my only issue. I also must admit that he has helped all of those departments lower their ISO and he does have an in-depth knowledge of how the ISO grading works.

    But something never quite added up with how it was done. This just adds to my suspicion, but we'll have to wait it out and see what the deal is.

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    BC79er wrote:
    CR - he does have a heavily vested interest. He works for E-One.
    I am at my other job at the moment and don't have my grant application with me, but doesn't it say something in the agreement about "lobbying"?
    And since his interest is with E-One, wouldn't he be considered a lobbyist under the language since he is trying to procure contracts for E-One?
    Just a thought.
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    We requested a new Tanker/Pumper and have received our 1199. No news on the award yet. Dint use the ISOSLAYER, and we didnt get the email about using him. All we have received this week is our confirmation that our 1199 was A OK, and confirmed. Feel sorry for those that may have used him, cuz they seem to be hosed.

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