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    I just recieved our Dear John for the AFG....


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    Thumbs down

    Just got our DJ for a new engine.

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    Just received ours, we were going for 20 sets of gear. I suppose we can't complain too much, we received AFG 2 years in a row including a new tanker last year as well we received a FP&S grant last year.

    Reading closer, we didn't make peer review.

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    We also received our (AFG) DJ for apparatus (engine) this afternoon. Somberville.........

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    Default Dear John letters

    Just got our Dear John for a fire truck. Most of our equipment is worn-out oilfield equipment that had been turned into firefighting equipment. Only one decent truck and we still owe a ton of money on it, won't be paid off before other trucks bite the dust.

    We gave it our best shot, that's all we can do.

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    Well it looks like it is CHIEF310 and Greenacres who win the cigar on predictions. To those who got them, so sorry guys. Try , try again. Persistence pays off.
    Kurt Bradley
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    Default Dj

    Also got our DJ for a pumper. Kicked out by the computer the way I read it. Pretty much expected, but we got grants the last 2 years and several others too.

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    Yes, unfortunately the wait is over for many.

    Keep all y'alls head up and work on the next app. As my esteemed collegue said, persistance pays off in the end.

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    Default Got our Dear John today...

    I got our Dear John today. I applied for handheld radios. It makes me mad because we only have three portable radios for 20 people, so we really need them. I guess I'll have to have one of the pro's read my app for next year, if there is a next year.

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    Default Dear Johns are out! 11/14/06

    Received Dear John just moments ago (11/14/06 @ 4:37pm) for 2006 AFG Vehicle application - Did not go to peer review. DJ says over 2/3 of vehicle apps were not submitted to peer review. I am somewhat surprised that ours didn't at least go to peer as we met many of the priorites, aged vehicle (1978), non nfpa, overwieght, home-made etc... I knew our chances were slim, but I had figured on it at least going to peer.
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    Just got mine for a pumper. Can't complain to much though. I got awarded in 04' and 05' to the some of $ 140,000 between them.

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    Unhappy Us Too!

    Well at least we're not alone, we can commiserate together. We got our DJ too tonight. Congrats to those that were awarded, condolences to those of us that weren't.

    This isn't a bad opportunity to encourage everyone to get together with the guru's (Kurt, Brian, Diane etc.) We have and we're going to re-polish and strengthen this year's app. for next year.

    Also, please go visit the thread on who's going to pick up the reins http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=85301

    If we all work together to get our voices heard by our elected officials, maybe we can get the funding level increased so that there's more to funds to work with and increase our chances.
    Stay Safe!

    Scott
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    I just recieved a reference award number on my 1199 page on 2003 grant page that shows a number for 2006 . What does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottm207
    Well at least we're not alone, we can commiserate together. We got our DJ too tonight. Congrats to those that were awarded, condolences to those of us that weren't.

    This isn't a bad opportunity to encourage everyone to get together with the guru's (Kurt, Brian, Diane etc.) We have and we're going to re-polish and strengthen this year's app. for next year.

    Also, please go visit the thread on who's going to pick up the reins http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=85301

    If we all work together to get our voices heard by our elected officials, maybe we can get the funding level increased so that there's more to funds to work with and increase our chances.

    Well Scott, at least you have the knowledge now from the seminar that you previously did not have before you appllied this year. Hopefully that helps you to assess what you did wrong guy. Better luck next year.
    Kurt Bradley
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpcrys
    I just recieved a reference award number on my 1199 page on 2003 grant page that shows a number for 2006 . What does that mean?
    It means you probabaly won't be cryingthe blues like most of the rest of everyone in here tonight guy. Watch for your 10 qs in the mail soon.
    Kurt Bradley
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktb9780
    Well it looks like it is CHIEF310 and Greenacres who win the cigar on predictions. To those who got them, so sorry guys. Try , try again. Persistence pays off.
    Not a cigar i wanted to win. We DJ'ed on SAFER last week, i question whether i'll ever figure that one out.

    I'll echo Scott's word of encouragement. Get educated...all elements have to hit together--right project, right stats, right narrative all at the right time. It can happen, it has for us on AFG 2 years straight. And a CEDAP, state DNR, FPS and a few others. It started when we got smart enough to know we weren't smart enough.

    earl

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    Add me to the Dear John pile. Well at least I don't have to check the site all day everyday.

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    Default Dear John - EMS

    Just got the DJ for an unaffiliated EMS provider Ė grant request was for an exhaust system and some modifications to the building.

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    Well Ladies and Gents, we too can be added to this list for 18 sets of turnout gear and two SCBAs. Our heads are up and looking to the next chance to apply. We have in fact been blessed with two awards in 03 and 05 which have expanded our service by leaps and bounds!!! Many thanks to this group of wonderful folks for all the info and help!!! A special thanks goes out to Dixie Chick!!! We wish all the best for all the winners!!! We are still in the running for CEDAP!!! To all the Djs , by all means , KEEP YOUR HEAD UP and LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT AFG!!!

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    Add us to the list as well on to working at next years and seeing what else we can come across grant wise.

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