Providing Firefighters the tools they need is critically important. Millions of dollars are distributed through grants to teams tasked with combating fire and protecting their communities. This money is designed to enable Fire Departments to modernize their operations, as these grants provide funding for projects from community outreach to supporting preparedness programs.
Due to local budget pressures and a tough economic climate, teams need to put their best foot forward when attempting to access grants.
Whether you’re managing equipment funded by your County, State or Federal grants, it’s your team’s responsibility to ensure grant money has been well spent and accounted for. Understanding what equipment was purchased, where the equipment is, if it has been maintained, inspected and calibrated and what equipment you need to be purchased next is important.
The D4H Funding Source feature is included in our D4H™ Equipment management module and was built in direct consultation with US-based Special Operations Fire Chiefs.
This feature gives teams the ability to link an item of Equipment to its funding source or grant. For example, if an item was purchased with a UASI 2013 grant teams can view that information on the equipments’ individual profile. Teams can also view a list of all equipment purchased on that UASI 2013 grant, print this information and view the amount of money still available through that fund or grant. The D4H Funding Source feature allows for greater tracking of what equipment was bought with these various funding sources. The feature also allows you to create a wish list of equipment.