To help with the agony of the wait for the AFG, lets BS about other grants.

Did any fire service folks in your area get any of the WMD Terrorism grants for equipment and such?

I am my counties DES coordinator and I work with these grants. All of it in 03 went to the LE guys for P25 radio gear. That stuff is not cheap, used up the entire 2 grants, 78000 total, to get the Law up and running...and that is just for 5 full time officers with 5 vehciles. The reserves didnt get any hand help P25 gear.

This next time around I cant say that the fire guys in the county are going to get anything either. They get the chance at the AFG grant while the other emergency service folks dont have a similar opportunity.