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    Now I can be pretty sarcastic at times, and may even try to stretch things a little bit to get people excited, but I received a phone call from a US Congressman's office this evening at 7:30 pm. Talk about getting the heart racing and have the music playing for the happy dance!!! I answered the phone, and they hung up on me as soon as I said hello?????? Now what is up with that????? I even tried calling the number back and got the after hours recording. We are not even in the district of the congressman that called. Anyone have a successful narrative for an AED. I need a jump start here!!! I figure this prank phone call is Gods way of telling me we needed a new thread to post on when the calls actually take place and someone talks. So here we go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imafireman View Post
    Now I can be pretty sarcastic at times, and may even try to stretch things a little bit to get people excited, but I received a phone call from a US Congressman's office this evening at 7:30 pm. Talk about getting the heart racing and have the music playing for the happy dance!!! I answered the phone, and they hung up on me as soon as I said hello?????? Now what is up with that????? I even tried calling the number back and got the after hours recording. We are not even in the district of the congressman that called. Anyone have a successful narrative for an AED. I need a jump start here!!! I figure this prank phone call is Gods way of telling me we needed a new thread to post on when the calls actually take place and someone talks. So here we go.

    Kelly
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    Kelly wake up buddy, wake up buddy, it was just a dream it was only a dream!
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    Pinched myself Kurt, then checked the caller ID and the number is still there!!!

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    Must not have Verizon....Can you hear me now?

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    If you get a call later from the same number, we expect you to tell us what the subject was. No matter what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imafireman View Post
    Pinched myself Kurt, then checked the caller ID and the number is still there!!!
    I beleive tomorrow morning at 9:00AM the good Congreesman would be getting a return phone call asking what cardiologist they might recommend?
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    Just some staffer pulling your chain Kelly !!!

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    I honestly didnt expect a call until next week anyhow. My wife and I both think it is pretty comical. Why does this stuff happen to me???

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    Quote Originally Posted by imafireman View Post
    I honestly didnt expect a call until next week anyhow. My wife and I both think it is pretty comical. Why does this stuff happen to me???

    Kelly
    Hmmmm, let's see....if bad things happen to good people, then...aw never mind!! Good luck on finding which of the 80 staffers called and if he can remember why he called.

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    Kelly, That is just not right! I do admit I got a good laugh out of it. I can just see you there with your eyes wide when you looked at the caller ID

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    Kelly,

    Maybe it's time to write for an exhaust system for your station. I think the fumes are starting to get to you!!

    We have a funny congressional issue here also. I've got calls from the wrong Congressman for the last three awards. I suspect the same thing will happen again this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMFIRE42 View Post
    We have a funny congressional issue here also. I've got calls from the wrong Congressman for the last three awards. I suspect the same thing will happen again this year.
    That is because none of those congressmen have ever ventured to the top of your mountain. If they did, I am sure they would remember it

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    The number was for Congressman Murphy from the 18th district. It was a (412) area code. Who did the calls for you Bruce?? They can call me anytime to congratulate on an award!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imafireman View Post
    The number was for Congressman Murphy from the 18th district. It was a (412) area code. Who did the calls for you Bruce?? They can call me anytime to congratulate on an award!!!

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    We get calls from Murtha. Our Congressmen is Shuster.
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    Does your congressman always call when awarded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VChief101 View Post
    Does your congressman always call when awarded?
    The Congressmen are notified in advance of an award(s) in their district. They are under no obligation to give the department a call. In 5 years only been contacted twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle View Post
    The Congressmen are notified in advance of an award(s) in their district. They are under no obligation to give the department a call. In 5 years only been contacted twice.
    It's interesting how that works. One congressman has called us every year. Last year or the year before, I got a call from our newest Senator, two weeks after the award. She even sent out a press release telling how she was responsible for the funding, even though she was elected after the application period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    It's interesting how that works. One congressman has called us every year. Last year or the year before, I got a call from our newest Senator, two weeks after the award. She even sent out a press release telling how she was responsible for the funding, even though she was elected after the application period.
    You mean a politician lied? No way.
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    HAHAHAHA Yeah, you have got to be kidding!

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    Had one in IL take credit for getting a department their tower last year, after 5 years of not getting it on their own (only applied on their own 2 times before in 5 years, but let's not let the details ruin the story...). Also blamed his predecessor for not doing enough to get it funded.

    Funny part is that they were announced 2 weeks before election day and the press release was in February from the newbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VChief101 View Post
    Does your congressman always call when awarded?
    I don't think that we have ever got a phone call on our awards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    You mean a politician lied? No way.
    Hard to believe, isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhl81791123 View Post
    I don't think that we have ever got a phone call on our awards.

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    Our prior Congressman did, current one hasn't yet. Senior senator from Indiana has posted a news release on Wednesdays when there are IN announcements scheduled for Fridays.

    These days may change, kind of hard to tell what day of the week we're looking at now.

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    My Chief was contacted by the newspapers prior to award notice but not the congressman.

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    That's because your Congressman contacted the newspapers.

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