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    Has anyone applied to the AFG program for a rehab solution?

    This would be for our non-affiliated (volunteer) EMS agency but would be used to support all emergency responders in our town (and mutual aid). Fire standbys, hazmat incidents, pre-planned special events (we've had our share in the 100° heat & humidity), etc.

    If so, what did you apply for? What would you apply for? What wouldn't you request?
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    Items like tents, shelters, heating/cooling systems etc considered rehab equipment have a lower priority under the Nonaffiliated EMS.

    Per the PG & the 2007 Federal Register Notice:

    Items that are eligible but a lower priority include tents, shelters, generators, lights, and heating and cooling units.
    Training is the #1 priority under this catergory, meaning it will be an uphill battle to be funded for a rehab solution.

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    Thanks, onebugle. Any and all thoughts are welcomed and valued.

    Here in NJ, 99% of the training our volunteers need (or want) is paid for by a state administered training fund (EMT-B initial and continuing education, and almost everything else falls in the continuing education category) or is already paid for by other means. All we really pay for is CPR classes -- masks, books, videos, etc. -- and even that we do pretty well given a number of our members (myself included) are AHA instructors.

    We've been looking at the AFG program and our needs, the risks our members face, what our counterparts in the police & fire departments face and turn to us to provide, etc. A rehab solution seems to be our biggest AFG-eligible priority. So, our focus is going to have to be how to take our "uphill battle," tweak it and present it just right, so that we get funded. Besides, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Besides tents and heating/cooling items, what else might we propose to make this a more well-rounded program both for responders and for the AFG reviewers? If you were the responder (or reviewer), what would you look for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApuFromSpfld View Post
    Thanks, onebugle. Any and all thoughts are welcomed and valued.

    Here in NJ, 99% of the training our volunteers need (or want) is paid for by a state administered training fund (EMT-B initial and continuing education, and almost everything else falls in the continuing education category) or is already paid for by other means. All we really pay for is CPR classes -- masks, books, videos, etc. -- and even that we do pretty well given a number of our members (myself included) are AHA instructors.

    We've been looking at the AFG program and our needs, the risks our members face, what our counterparts in the police & fire departments face and turn to us to provide, etc. A rehab solution seems to be our biggest AFG-eligible priority. So, our focus is going to have to be how to take our "uphill battle," tweak it and present it just right, so that we get funded. Besides, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Besides tents and heating/cooling items, what else might we propose to make this a more well-rounded program both for responders and for the AFG reviewers? If you were the responder (or reviewer), what would you look for?

    How about scene lighting ( always useful to any first responder), MCI, power generation...
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    ....misters for those hot days, seperate cache of medical equipment for the rehab (keep ambi in service), 5 gallon jugs for hot/cold liquids (something that you probably could get on your own), fold up chairs for seating.

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