AFG - Vehicle Awards!!!
Please read the below conversation between Vincent Ramm with the AFG program and one of our fire chiefs here in MS. If you
receive an AFG for a vehicle your apparatus drivers MUST meet these requirements. These are the rules established
by those who develop the guidelines for the grant programs, not mine.
Second is the driver operator course. We conduct a driver course yearly through VFIS or EVOC. Does that meet requirments?
Again there is the cost factor. The course if only offered through the State Academy and is costly for a volunteer department.
ANSWER - EVOC is not considered a "comprehensive driver operators program". You need to read NFPA 1002 on what is the requirement for driver/operators.
I know a firefighters health is worth it all, but you got to have the money to do it. I talked with our fire coordinator today and he advised no department in our county has ever had to do the medical exam before and most of them have
been awarded grants for vehicles in the past.
*ANSWER - * If they received AFG funds for a vehicle, it is a requirement. I will talk to Brad Smith and let him know the requirement.