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    In my grant I specified certain items that I would be purchasing. Since the time I submitted my grant and now we have decided to go with different types of equipment for example: instead of a Cairns 660C we want the 1010, rubber boots to leather boots. I am just wondering if there are any problems with this of do I need to talk to me grant specialist??
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    Sorry to put my nose into your question before BC79er or ktb9780, but I think I can help.

    Purchasing different make and model doesn't pose a problem whatsoever, as long as you are buying "similar" items as you previously specified. No ammendments needed. example: If you specified Cairns structure helmets and decided to buy Bullard - no problem - no ammendment needed.

    I think you can even apply to ammend your grant if you need to change the type of item, as long it is within the same grant area. example: If you specified helmets and later found you need boots instead - probably no problem - they are both PPE - just file an ammendment application prior to purchasing.

    However, if you said you needed helmets and then spent the money on supply hose - PROBLEM. PPE vs. Firefighting Equipment.

    You could also contact one of your AFG regional representatives for NE (Nebraska):

    Rex Jennings
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    Cell: 816-260-1327

    Erin Shaw
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    Cell: 816-283-7098

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    Wolf, right on the money! If you have any doubts at all though, by all means call the FPS for your region and ask FIRST! It never hurts to have permission, when it is their money, and it saves tons of questions later. Be careful that you stay within the financial specifications fo your grant. Just curious but, why are you changing horses in mid-stream here? Do I detect a grant that was written in haste to meet a deadline? That is why we always tell everyone to "do the homework, do the research" so you don't get in a time crunch over it. A proper needs assesment includes determining "what fills the need" as well. I am sure you will not have any problems, it is a common occurrence. Keep on writing and applying!
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    Am also sticking my nose in....LOL

    DOCUMENT everything done on this. If you contact them via email, make sure you print out copies of the sent & received emails. If by phone, not the time, person's first and last name, and what the conversation is about. If they give you permission to do anything, ask them to send permission in writing for your files. - and hold off doing anything til you receive that email -This will save you some headache in the event your department receives a site visit.

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    Question e-mail address

    Maybe not the right place for this post but...anyhow does anyone know the e-mail address of the AFG rep for Indiana?

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    Minor detail, but NE is Nebraska, not New England, so those contact numbers won't do Ulrich much good there Wolf.

    But right on with the assessment, no need to do anything if changing brands, that's part of competitive bidding. Personally, good move on going to leather boots. I'm on my 6th pair of cheap rubber boots in 4 years, leather wears better and is more comfortable. Helmets are helmets, I've worn both, no preference, they both keep the noggin intact.

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    Maden11,
    I don't have my files with me, but our AFG rep is Dave Stradovsky out of Chicago--at least in the northern part of indiana. So...his e-mail address should be dave.stradovsky@dhs.gov, just guessing here. He's much easier to reach by cell phone. Your congressperson's grant liason may be a great source for contact info too. Ours (Amy Eizinger for Rep. Chocola) is an awesome resource.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er
    Minor detail, but NE is Nebraska, not New England, so those contact numbers won't do Ulrich much good there Wolf.

    But right on with the assessment, no need to do anything if changing brands, that's part of competitive bidding. Personally, good move on going to leather boots. I'm on my 6th pair of cheap rubber boots in 4 years, leather wears better and is more comfortable. Helmets are helmets, I've worn both, no preference, they both keep the noggin intact.
    Sorry about the NE Nebraska/New England mix up. I had the reps right for NE. So they should be good.

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    S'alright, I just found it funny to see someone else doing that besides the people I work with. I work for a title insurance company, and I'm surrounded by people that do the same thing. If I had a dollar for every time I heard 'there's a Baton Rouge in Los Angeles?' I'd be retired already. (Baton Rouge, LA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maden11
    Maybe not the right place for this post but...anyhow does anyone know the e-mail address of the AFG rep for Indiana?
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenacres2
    I don't have my files with me, but our AFG rep is Dave Stradovsky out of Chicago--at least in the northern part of indiana. So...his e-mail address should be dave.stradovsky@dhs.gov, just guessing here. He's much easier to reach by cell phone.
    Mark,

    If Dave is your rep then get a hold of me and I have his card with all of his contact info in my wallet. He's a great guy. I must have made about 2 dozen phone calls about our regional project to him and he was always willing to help. I also have some other info to give you that I set on my desk for you to pick up. Remind me when you come in on Wed.

    Ha, guess Cole was logged in last instead of being logged in under Not2L84U2. Just noticed it when I posted. Ooops.
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