Lack of applications leadsto unprecedented move by FEMA! “Get your grants in for PPE!” An unprecedented recent announcement from FEMA – it will be opening its Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program – COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) grant application period for a second round of funding. We carry a full range of equipment available for grant funding under the conditions highlighted below Read on for more information and check out our website at Details and conditions Due to a lack of qualifying applications in the initial application cycle, the AFG-S will have a second application round for volunteer and combination fire departments only early October. NAEMS and SFTA’s are not eligible to apply under AFG-S round 2. These departments are eligible to apply again even if they had a successful application in the first round. However, new applications must support new capabilities. So what is included? • Eye protection – Appropriately fitted, indirectly vented goggles or single-use disposable face shield that fully covers the front and sides of the face. • Isolation gowns – Non-sterile, single-use fluid-resistant and impermeable disposable patient isolation gown. • Protective coveralls – 360-degree protection of whole body, including the back, lower legs and feet.

• Gloves – Single-use, disposable patient examination gloves. • Footwear covers – Single-use, disposable medical footwear covers. • Respirators – Any NIOSH-approved particulate respirator (i.e., N-95 or higher-level respirator). Includes the purchase of filters appropriate for use. • Surgical-type face masks – Loose-fitting, single-use disposable physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer to allow fire and EMS personnel to meet CDC recommendations and/or state mandates for face covering when in a public setting other than direct patient contact. Anything I can’t claim for? There are other supplies also eligible, but they will be considered a lower priority than items listed above. Examples include: • Decontamination supplies and services for PPE, station-quarters and vehicles. • Replacement High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters and other types of disposable filtration supplies used on EMS respiratory and/or ventilator equipment. • Personally issued antiseptic hand washes, antiseptic hand rubs, such as alcohol-based hand sanitizers, foams or gels, and a reasonable amount of refill supplies. Anything else, including Decontamination systems is off the table! Start preparing your application now: and contact us at Defense Equipment Company – [email protected] Luck!