FIRSTLOOK360 Guides & Manuals
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GRANTS APPLICATION GUIDE
The process of preparing a grant application can be daunting and confusing but it doesn’t have to be that way if you plan accordingly. The following information will give the planning tools, guidelines, tips, and narrative outline you need to prepare and be successful in your grant preparation and submission.
Start with a Planning Check List:
TEAM – Build a small grant writing team. The more eyes and ears the better.
DATA – Assess and collect your local demographic profile
INVENTORY – Catalog your equipment specific to your grant proposal.
COSTS – Make sure to get estimates for all items you’re applying for. Ask the manufacturer direct and any reseller in your area.
ACCOUNTS & REGISTRATIONS – Make sure you online accounts are current prior to grant submission.
MOU’s – If you project is regional and includes other partners make sure to prepare and have signed Memorandum of Understanding’s.
PEERS – Have your team and others outside your team review your material.
GUIDELINES – Review grant guidelines once again.
NARRATIVES – Complete rough description for peer review and finalize.
APPLICATION – Complete application.
REVIEW – Finalize and review once again.
SUBMISSION – Submit application online.
IMPORTANCE OF DATA
Data collection should center around your departments annual risk assessments. Assessments will show specific statistical trends your department is experiencing and will be the foundation of your application.
1. Has your population increased or decreased?
2. Has the city’s infrastructure increased or decreased?
3. Have your departments callouts increased or decreased?
4. What is the departments portion of annual income based on property taxes? There are other data sets that may need to be included depending on other grant program specifications.
TIP: Opportunity Zones receive precedence for US AFG grants. If your department is located in an Opportunity Zone, Federal agencies can and will assign priority consideration. Check out Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ’s) to know more.(US ONLY)
All data complied will be important for your grant submission and will help your financial need narrative tremendously. Make sure to include your departments current financial situation, annual budget, expenses and sources of revenue.
COST/BENEFIT – YOUR STORY
Here is an opportunity to tell the grant reviewers how the grant(s) received will benefit your department and community. Reviewers want to know what is currently happening in your community that warrants the application. They want to know the change that will occur when you receive the equipment and how your departments safety and community will be positively affected.
Explain in the narrative how the equipment will be used in training, in real life scenarios and how more efficient your team will operate using said equipment. If the equipment can assist in other ways, including interoperability and the sharing of data with other agencies in a disaster situation to accomplish better coordinated action, include those points as well.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service: www.teex.org
Illinois Fire Service Institute: https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/
Crisis City-Kansas: http://www.kansastag.gov/kdem.asp?PageID=370
REACT Center: http://react.wi.gov/technical-rescue-usr
HACC Public Safety Center: https://www.hacc.edu/
Arkansas Fire Academy: https://www.sautech.edu/arkansas-fire-training-academy/
California Fire & Rescue Training Authority: https://www.sautech.edu/arkansas-fire-training-academy/
Center for Domestic Preparedness: https://cdp.dhs.gov/
Justice Institute of B.C.: https://www.jibc.ca/
Connecticut Fire Academy: https://portal.ct.gov/CFPC/Training-and-Education
Kentucky State Fire Rescue Training: https://kyfirecommission.kctcs.edu/state_fire_rescue_training/
Delaware State Fire School: https://statefireschool.delaware.gov/
New York State Fire Academy: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/training/fire-academy/
Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute: https://www.mfri.org/
Maine Fire Service Institute: https://mfsi.me.edu/
Minnesota State Fire Training Consortium: https://minnesotafiretraining.org/
Mississippi State Fire Academy: https://msfa.ms.gov/
New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/fstems/
North Carolina Fire & Rescue Training: https://www.ncdoi.com/osfm/Fire_Rescue_Training/Default.aspx
Pennsylvania Fire Academy: https://www.osfc.pa.gov/State%20Fire%20Academy/Pages/PA%20Weekend%20At%20NFA.aspx
Alabama Fire College: www.alabamafirecollege.org
Guardian Centers: www.guardiancenters.com
Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy: https://www.nipsta.org/339/Technical-Rescue-Training
University of Missouri Extension Fire & Rescue Training Institute: https://www.mufrti.org/courses/technical-rescue/
Georgia Fire Academy: https://www.gpstc.org/about-gpstc/training-divisions/georgia-fire-academy/
Bowling Green State University Fire School: https://www.bgsu.edu/state-fire-school/certified-rescue-tech.html
Virginia Department of Fire Programs: https://www.vafire.com/training-and-courses/technical-services/technical-rescue/
Resilience Advisors Network: http://www.resilienceadvisors.co.uk/
Fire Service College: https://www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk/home/
BVV – Brandweervlaanderen: http://www.brandweervlaanderen.be/
Institut der Feuerwehr Nordrhein-Westfalen: http://www.idf.nrw.de/index.php
Hurst Jaws of Life: https://www.jawsoflife.com/
Base Camp Connect: https://basecampconnect.com/
CMC Rescue: https://www.cmcpro.com/
Deployed Logix: https://deployedlogix.com/
3M Scott Fire & Safety: https://www.3mscott.com/
AVON Protection: https://www.avon-protection.com/
Rescue 42: http://rescue42.com/
Reach Rescue: http://www.reachandrescue.com/
Team Wendy: https://www.teamwendy.com/
Wolfpack Gear: http://www.wolfpackgear.com/
International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG): www.insarag.org
USAR Teams: www.usarteams.com
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov
Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID): www.saraid.org
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB): www.msb.se
Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco: www.vigilfuoco.it
German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW): www.thw.de
UK International Search and Rescue: www.ukisar.org
REDOG Switzerland: www.redog.ch
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WARRANTY & REQUESTS FORM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does FL360 use Bluetooth to wirelessly transmit?
No. The FL360 uses the 2.4GHz band to transmit from the camera to the tablet.
What is the warranty?
All Agility FirstLook360 products and accessories* are warranted for against defects in workmanship and materials. This does not include damage caused by misuse, neglect, or abuse of the equipment. No other warranties are expressed or implied. Warranty length is determined by region.
What is the IP rating of the camera?
IP68 – Protected from dust and immersion in water with a depth of 3 meters / 30 minutes.
Why are there two battery enclosure lids?
Speaker/Microphone Lid – Used to communicate and listen within the void space
Environmental Lid – Used in extreme wet weather and in the case you may submerse the camera in water.
HOW DO I GET TO THE FL360 SUB-MENU?
To access the sub-menu in the app you can press the hamburger icon (three parallel lines) located in the top left of the app or slide your finger on the screen from left to right to pull out the menu.
WHAT IS THE WHITE LINE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE VIEWING AREA?
The fixed white line you see in the viewing area of the live stream is called the Meridian line. It is used as guidance dividing the 2 lenses, left and right and provides you with front and rear markers. Use this with the Field of View Indicator on the top right to know where you’re looking in the void space.
WHY WOULD MY RECORDED SNAPSHOTS AND 360° VIDEO NOT HAVE GPS DATA?
This might be due to current environmental conditions and line of sight for GPS lock.
DOES MY VIDEO RECORDING CONTINUE WHEN I CLOSE THE APP?
No. Once you’ve closed the application, the video recording will stop.
WHY DONT I SEE ANY MAP DETAIL WHEN I OPEN THE MAP FEATURE IN THE SUB-MENU?
If you don’t see any map detail when opened in the slider menu, please make sure to connect the tablet to an internet source and download the specific area you’re working in. It’s best to do this before deploying or using the application. Make sure to wait for the download to finish before doing anything else.
CAN I TURN OFF THE AUTO-ROTATE FEATURE?
Yes. Go to Sub Menu and choose the settings option, find Auto-Rotate and turn it off. It is best to turn off the Auto-Rotate feature when probing in and on a rubble pile.
Where do I go to update the FL360 Application?
Make sure to connect the tablet to the internet and once a connection is made, find the Google Play Store application. Open the app, then type in the search bar “FL360 or FirstLook360.” At this point the FL360 application should be listed. Go to it and once it has opened there should be an option button to update. Press that update button and allow the application to load. That’s it!
Where do I update the firmware?
To update the firmware on the FL360 camera, head to the sub menu where you will find an option to “Check for Firmware Update.” At this point there will be instructions on how to proceed.
WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO POSITION THE FL360 CAMERA ON THE USAR1 EXTENSION POLE?
Make sure when the camera mounted to the pole so that the lenses are positioned left and right and parallel to the floor. Use the bi-pod legs on the boom extension pole to use as a guide.
Can you plug in the power bank while using the FL360 camera?
You can use the power bank while in wireless mode only.
HOW DO I EXTEND THE CAMERA BATTERIES DURING OPERATION?
When you’re not live streaming, place the camera in sleep mode by pressing SLEEP tile in the DASHBOARD. This will eliminate the live feed but keep the camera on standby.
Why won't the camera turn on when pressing the power button?
Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds or until the blue LED comes on.
Should I remove the batteries from the camera after operation?
YES. Always remove the batteries from the camera when the device is no longer being used and is stored. If you don’t do this, the batteries will slowly discharge.
How do I adjust the USAR1 extension pole to align and mount the FL360 camera?
Use the provided allen key and loosen the screws on the black cone component on the end of the extension pole. Screw the FL360 camera back on the pole and once aligned correctly, tighten the screws on either side of the black cone component.
How do I extend the tablets battery during operation?
When not using the tablet, tap the power button to turn off the screen essentially putting the tablet to sleep. This does not turn off the tablet. Simply tap the power button again to turn the tablet screen back on.
TABLET / MAINTENANCE / ACCESSORIES
Can I add an additional User Profile on my Samsung Tablet?
Do not add more than one profile on the tablet. The way Samsung has implemented User Pofiles is different than the Android operating system and causes problems for many applications including not allowing you to connect to the FL360 Camera. This is not to be confused with your ability to add multiple Google accounts.
Are the tablets that come with the FL360 kits waterproof?
USAR1 / RSK1 / MRK1
IP68 – MIL-STD-810G tested including drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, dust, shock/vibration and low pressure/high altitude.
How do I extend the tablets battery?
Make sure to store the tablet and camera kit in a cool/warm location and look to add the tablet to a monthly charging cycle.
How do I extend the FL360 cameras battery life?
Make sure to store the FL360 batteries in a cool/warm location and look to add the batteries to a monthly charging cycle.
Can I charge the tablet using the provided battery charger?
Yes but is not recommended. You can use the Smart 5V USB port on the back of the Li-Ion charger. This port does charge the tablet extremely slow. It is recommended to use the wall charger included in the kit.
What do I use to clean the FL360 camera lenses?
Use a microfiber cloth to clean the lenses.
What is the battery capacity of the tablet?
USAR1 – 7600mAh | RSK1 – 4450mAh | MRK1 – 4450mAh
What happens when the FL360 app crashes?
If the FL360 app crashes, simply restart the application.
What happens if I can't pair to the FL360 app to the FL360 camera?
If the FL360 camera and app won’t pair, make sure the FL360 camera is in pairing mode (red/blue LED flashing). If the FL360 camera is not in pairing mode, please turn off the camera and restart.