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    Default FEMA Authorized Max Amounts for purchases

    I know I saw a post somewhere, but cant find it.
    Does someone have the list of maximum amounts that FEMA is funding for various items?

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    There isn't a list availabe, it's unofficial in the sense that people have been posting the amounts that their items have been reduced to. For example:

    Bunker coat & pants - $1300
    Coat, pants, boots, helmet, gloves, hood - $1900
    4500psi SCBA w/1 spare bottle - $4800
    Thermal Imager - $10,000
    Brush Truck - $125K
    Class A Pumper (basic) - $225K
    Pumper/Tanker (w/extras) - $300K
    75' ladder - $450K
    100' ladder - $550K
    Add $150K-200K to the above for quints.

    There are more limits, but they don't tell anyone because they want you to be checking for competitive pricing prior to putting in the application.

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    I received $5,000 per SCBA - 2216 30 minute w/ spare cylinders and $4,000 each for 2 RIT Bag set ups. I originally asked for $5,500 for each SCBA and had it reduced.

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    Thanks, anyone have funding amounts on a 3 stage cascade?
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    Trailer mounted were somewhere in the neighborhood of $65K, that's what one client had their request reduced to last year. It depends on features on each of these items too. Trucks, trailer-mounted equipment can all vary in price depending on what is put on them. So a cascade trailer can have a generator and other things put on it for added benefit, so the limit won't apply. A station mounted, probably not too many bells and whistles, so they all will probably fall within a small range anyway.

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    How about stationary cascade?
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    We got are system two rounds ago... $110000 bauer system.
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    When I spoke with FEMA last spring, they stated that $2000.00 was allotted for complete PPE (bunker coat, pants, suspenders, boots, helmet, hood & gloves)

    They recently let us know they would only allow $7,500 for a quantitative fit test machine.

    Last year, they gave us $40,000 for an in-station SCBA compressor/cascade system.

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    FYI...an EMS organization I wrote for got two computer systems. I for each ambulance. The systems will allow for wireless transmission between the ambulance and the hospital of vitals, status ect... We wrote for one of the "toughbook" type PC's, and along with the software, modems ect....our quote came to $6900 per pc...ODP sent a reduction and said the max per PC was $5000. Kinda puts us in a pinch, so we talked to them and they said that was the max. I think we'll be able to get around it by finding the toughbooks either on ebay, or we'll purchase two refurbs...

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    Based on an e-mail we received late Saturday afternoon, it looks like a $2,000 cap on full turnout and $3,000 on accountability system. We replied with a request that the narrative be reviewed for the accountability system, because the project was to put PASS devices on every firefighter on the scene, whether or not on air, and integrate with an electronic control. Used Grace's T-PASS 3 as the model, and referenced AEL item 4.4 for any additional information. Sent the reply last night (sunday) after we met at the station for a quick strategy session.
    To the Gurus--does that sound like the right response on our part, and should we follow that with a phone call on Tuesday?? Thanks for any input you can offer.
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    Can Anyone recommend a good quality 3 stage cascade with some ballpark prices?
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    Sorry, I'm fresh out of pricing on these. Ours is a 4 stage. I know to add the Bauer 4-stage to our rescue truck's cascade was $35K 3 years ago for the 35cfm(? can't remember what size), so add another good chunk of change for the larger stationary version with more oomph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenacres2
    Based on an e-mail we received late Saturday afternoon, it looks like a $2,000 cap on full turnout and $3,000 on accountability system. We replied with a request that the narrative be reviewed for the accountability system, because the project was to put PASS devices on every firefighter on the scene, whether or not on air, and integrate with an electronic control. Used Grace's T-PASS 3 as the model, and referenced AEL item 4.4 for any additional information. Sent the reply last night (sunday) after we met at the station for a quick strategy session.
    To the Gurus--does that sound like the right response on our part, and should we follow that with a phone call on Tuesday?? Thanks for any input you can offer.
    earl
    Had an e-mail a few hours ago reinstating a large portion of the reduction. What a relief!! Now we wait for a possible announcement sometime in future. Many thanks are due to everyone on this board--without reading here, i'd have never even guessed that we could request a review. We'd have accepted any offer, and been grateful for the help. We owe y'all!!

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    Anyone got funding max amounts on Smoke/CO Detectors, "pluggie" robot, laptop computer, and/or video projectors?
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    For fireground ops & safety laptops (Toughbooks) were capped at $5K. Smoke/CO are probably $30-50, robots are pretty open since they're a niche market anyway, and projectors are probably the $1500-2000 range. Best Buy has a 2000 lumen XGA projector for $799. I've been looking, I need one for teaching seminars, and that's the best deal I can find. Depending on your estimated size of the room you'll be using is where the lumen rating comes into play. XGA means you can go to max 1400x1050 resolution. Some of the less expensive ones run 800x600, and since I've got bigger monitors I develop in either 1024x768 or 1280x1024. Nothing is more aggravating than making a PPT for one resolution and then getting stuck in another on display.

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    To add a point my buddy brought up, compare prices on replacement bulbs for projectors before you buy too, as well as the estimated life of them. They used to be a couple hundred hours, but now most are around 2000 hours or so. What could be a good deal up front could be the one with the most expensive bulbs. One of the ones we have at the station uses $400 bulbs. So if one projector costs $200 more up front but uses a bulb that's $100 cheaper, you're better off spending the extra on the projector. Bulbs will eventually get cheaper in the long run, but they certainly aren't now. These aren't your dollar store incandescents, that's for sure.

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    How about prices on gear washer / extractor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not2L84U2
    How about prices on gear washer / extractor?
    We requested $4,000 for a machine, 1,000 for supplies and $3,000 for potential mods-plumbing. It was not an issue in our reduction offer. We have 21 active members, the max may slide up with number of potential turn-outs to wash.
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    Just thought I would revive this thread a little as time is getting closer. I'm sure people are going to be asking these same questions.

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