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Hi there, 

Journey, here, from AOS. I wanted a few minutes of your time to talk about a very special time of year for Air Force Firefighters -- "Fall Out Funds Season." A time for fire departments that's either extremely beneficial or a total bust if not properly planned.

So let me ask you this...

Do you have a clear goal in mind for FY18 -- and are you allocating your funds towards it?

While there may be fires that need to be put out right now (oh firefighter puns,) it's important to stay focused on your long-term goals -- whether that be safety, new apparatus, or better training. If you don't invest in your goals, they'll stay just that... goals. Instead, turn them into reality by being budget smart and following the tips below: 

  • Evaluate Your Goals
  • Review Goals Weekly/Monthly
  • Make Actionable Steps for Achieving Goals
  • Stay Organized - Keep track of spending
  • Know Where Your Money Goes (and block any leaks)
  • Shop Smarter

I can't stress the last point enough -- shop smart. What that doesn't mean is find the cheapest ladder/PPE/Service company on the market. Even with budgets being tight, you get what you pay for. Instead, your department MUST do their research and way the pros and con's of several providers. And once again, refer back to your goals. If saving money in the long-term is more important to you, let that reflect in your decision making.  

With a goal-centeric mindset and proper planning, your fire department can utilize it's fall out funds in a way that will provide long-term lasting results. It just takes time, intention and planning. 


Looking to utilize Fall Out Funds towards our services?

Well aren't we lucky! If you wish to allocate funds to AOS's inspection and maintenance services, there's a couple things to keep in mind:

First, let us know! We can't tell you how many times contracts have been sent out with our services in mind only to  get lost in the big crazy world of government bidding because contracting didn't contact us. To avoid that, call or email us so we can be on the look out.

Second, if your logistics officer is having any issues with justification, we can provide them our highly informative guides and templates for justification, fund requests and contracts. 20 years in the biz means we've helped write a few (thousand) contracts so we've found out how best to reduce the headaches from contracting. 

And as always, thank you for everything you do for our country.


Kind regards,
Journey Jolley, AOS Services Marketing Director



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