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    Red face Fire Prevention Ideas

    Our dept has money left over from AFG and were looking for some new, fun, creative ideas for some fire prevention stuff besides coloring books etc. Please email us your ideas. bweil@nocfa.com Thanks


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    Barb congratulations on the promotion. I wonder if those succesful grants had anything to do with that? Call me I may have exactly what you are looking for and remember, get permission in writing first before expending money.
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    Does anyone know of a cap on excess funds? We have a large excess and I was wondering if you could ask for multiple fire prevention items?

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    You can ask for just about anything, as long as it's eligible under the Fire Prevention Program Guidance, and as long as it can be completed within the 12 months. And there is no cap. DHS does not want the money back, they'd rather see it enhance FP in your area because of good purchasing practices to save that money.

    So fire safety trailers, props, robots, and from the PG since it's better to copy and paste:

    Items eligible for budgeting are those that support the conduct of public
    education, arson prevention/awareness, code enforcement/awareness, wildfire
    prevention/education, juvenile firesetter intervention, burn prevention, media/PR
    campaigns, sprinkler awareness, or smoke alarm distribution.
    Under that heading is computers, media players (DVD, VCR, TV, projectors, etc), printers, copiers. Since you can hand out information about any of the above, and USFA has tons of stuff on their Publications web site that can be downloaded and distributed for nothing other than the cost of reproduction, the computer equipment is always good to have.

    Other things that have been tried that can't be done are things like meal tickets, hotel vouchers, clothes, coats, and the like for people that are fire victims. By then the materials aren't there for prevention. Also escape ladders, respirators, and other things to help escape fires aren't eligible last time I checked. Even though they technically prevent injuries by fire, they can grow legs b/c they can be used for other purposes so there is no guarantee they'll be there at the right time. Same reason fire extinguishers can't be bought and handed out. You can buy them to train people with and refill, but not give away.

    Smoke detectors only have one purpose so they can't really be used for anything else. So besides them only printed materials, rulers, stickers and stuff for the kids, and knowledge are the only things you can give away when bought with FP monies. Tot finders are always good IMHO. People always ask and so few FDs have them to hand out.

    Congrats on the extra funds, and kudos for wanting to do fire prevention.

    - Brian

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    Smile Leftover funds Cap?

    Brian - doesn't the $5,000.00 cap enter in here?

    Thanks for all you do for all of us by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemontfire
    Brian - doesn't the $5,000.00 cap enter in here?

    Thanks for all you do for all of us by the way!
    Fire Prevention is not subject to the cap

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    Model Tech's Hazard House -- it's a huge hit and you can get different styles for different prices. Everything stores in one big box with wheels.
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    Box with wheels? Reminds me of my first car, 83 Volvo Wagon.

    Lemont, at K3 mentioned, the cap is only for the first $5K in excess funds, and it's only for the original project scope. So for PPE, SCBA, whatever, you can only spend an additional $5K buying more of the same stuff. FP you can go bananas, and they'd prefer you did. Most departments treat FP like coporate America treats the IT department: everyone knows it's important, but it's also the first budget to get cut when times are lean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er
    Box with wheels? Reminds me of my first car, 83 Volvo Wagon.
    It's not something that you can carry too easily!

    http://www.modeltech.com/fhh-program.htm
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    Second round of questions and 1199As for FP&S going to mailboxes as we speak. Check those online applications and emails!!
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    [QUOTE=BC79er]Box with wheels? Reminds me of my first car, 83 Volvo Wagon.
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    Just in case you needed a trip down memoery lane. This one is for you Brian

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volvo...spagenameZWD1V
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    IACOJ probie

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    Ah yes, always good to mention that "engine running when pulled" since engines do so many other good things outside of the cars they were installed in...

    Mine was black. Ran great until that one senior trip to the amusement park when we dragged an old guy in a Jaguar and were neck and neck the whole way. He was mad. 9 high school kids in a Volvo and he couldn't outrun us in a Jag. Ah the good old days.

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