AFG open until March 13, 2020: We help you apply for funding for your pager replacement

AFG open until March 13, 2020: We help you apply for funding for your pager replacement

You run an analog alerting network with coverage black spots and old pagers that miss calls….

One of the largest national grants is open again – Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). It closes on March 13, 2020. 

Thanks to our partnership with FireGrantsHelp we can support you throughout the entire grant process. All you need to do is go to the FireGrantsHelp website and fill out this one-page form: https://www.firegrantshelp.com/Swissphone-Grant-Assistance/.

 

The FireGrantsHelp team, as well as the Swissphone team, will get in touch with you, providing the following services:

•    Free grant consulting and grant application help
•    50% discount grant writing services

 

AFG provides a great opportunity for the replacement of your analog pagers with brand new s.QUAD Voice Pagers for lower replacement costs and great sensitivity extending the network coverage of your existing analog network.

 

In regards to fire departments, AFG gives the highest priority to Rural communities' requests (0-999/sq. mi. or <25,000 in population). In regards to EMS Departments, AFG gives the highest priority to Rural, Suburban, and Urban community requests. The age of equipment is a factor with FEMA for those looking for replacements. The life cycle of a pager is classified as 8 to 14 years in the NOFO.

 

54 grants for migration to digital paging

In addition, Swissphone also provides a migration path to digital paging. DiCal  is Swissphone’s digital alerting solution providing better coverage, faster response time, lower total cost of ownership and highest reliability. To help you get funding for a migration to digital paging, the team at FireGrantsHelp has searched through all the hundreds of national, regional and statewide grants from governments and foundations in order to help you find the right grant. Their team have identified  54 grants available for funding of s smooth migration to digital alerting. FireGrantHelp will help you identify the right grant for free.

Free grant consulting and application help
Once you have identified the shortlist of grants you want to apply for, you can choose to write the grant application yourself. FireGrantHelp will provide you with free advice throughout the process and is offering to review your final application for free, in order to help you raise the chances of success.

50% discount on grant writing
If you choose to outsource the application of the grant, FireGrantHelp offers you a 50% reduction on their rate card, thanks to the partnership with Swissphone. While the final amount depends on the specific application, the average costs have been approximately USD 2000 per application. 

To access them, all you need to do is go to the FireGrantsHelp website and fill out this one-page form: https://www.firegrantshelp.com/Swissphone-Grant-Assistance/. The FireGrantsHelp team, as well as the Swissphone team, will get in touch with you to serve you according to your needs.

Comprehensive alerting solutions
Swissphone is a leading provider of alerting solutions that cover your needs by
providing superior s.QUAD Voice pagers . They extend the coverage of your existing analog infrastructure thanks to their outstanding sensitivity. Also, they are extremely robust and thus help reduce your spending for repair and maintenance of pagers. On top, Swissphone also provides a migration path to digital paging. DiCal is Swissphone’s digital alerting solution providing better coverage, faster response time, lower total cost of ownership and highest reliability. Many Fire Departments in North America have made the switch to Swissphone’s DiCal Digital Alerting Solution. Pls. read our whitepapers if you wish to learn more about why this solution is the most cost-effective and how it provides you a path for a smooth migration to digital alerting.

NFPA 1221 compliant
Swissphone’s DiCal digital alerting solution is independent from your P25 system, and thus in full compliance with the NFPA 1221 standards, allowing you to get grants and increase your ISO ratings. At the lowest total cost of ownership, you get an entire digital alerting solution, including network controller, base stations, pagers, and dispatch platform. Please read the whitepaper if you wish to learn more.

 

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About Swissphone Wireless AG

About Swissphone

The Swissphone Group is a leading solution provider, that designs, develops and manufactures the most secure and reliable alerting and critical messaging solutions. Our core business is reliably transmitting information to responsible personnel, be it for alerting, notification, searching or informing. Our solutions cover the entire alerting chain from triggering, managing, and distributing, to escalating and reporting alarms.

Our mission is to help to protect lives and properties. We aim for optimum customer centricity and innovation leadership, delivering solutions of the highest quality with total reliability. We serve public safety organizations, emergency and health care services, facility management and IT services, as well as manufacturing and oil & gas industries.

Swissphone was founded in 1969 by Helmut and Erika Kochler. The company with 200 employees has a prominent market presence with subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, France and in the USA, as well as a growing network of international partners. The corporate headquarters and the production site are located in Samstagern in Switzerland near Zurich.


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