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    FYI - The Chief of the Clintonville Fire Dept. is the National Sales Manager of Marion.

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    Here in the state of New Jersey, that would be considered a " conflict of intrest " and the DCA and attorney general would get involved. There were many apparatus purchased a few years ago with fire officers working for fire truck builders and there companies would get the bid awards with the truck specs geared towards them only. Over one year ago the state of N.J. offered co-op fire apparatus purchasing threw state contract awards to stop any shady deals with builders !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbridge View Post
    Here in the state of New Jersey, that would be considered a " conflict of intrest " and the DCA and attorney general would get involved. There were many apparatus purchased a few years ago with fire officers working for fire truck builders and there companies would get the bid awards with the truck specs geared towards them only. Over one year ago the state of N.J. offered co-op fire apparatus purchasing threw state contract awards to stop any shady deals with builders !
    While that may be true in New Jersey, I am pretty much certain that that this is NOT the case in Clintonville and did not mean to insinuate such. Just as a point of reference -

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoseline12 View Post
    FYI - The Chief of the Clintonville Fire Dept. is the National Sales Manager of Marion.
    I believe it would be safe to say if they have an issue with the truck, he'll see that it's taken care of.

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    It sure sounds nice to have a sales rep on your fire department when there is a problem with a new rig. But getting back to Seagrave, why are they gearing there business toward only selling high end fire apparatus. They sold program pumper trucks a few years ago, which all fire departments could afford to buy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctxffman View Post
    I believe it would be safe to say if they have an issue with the truck, he'll see that it's taken care of.
    One must be very careful if tax dollars get into the mix and the same municipality accepts any federal funds or grants. Most federal funding requires you to be a "Good Corporate partner" which says a lot about who you can buy from, and any connection between the seller and the buyer at multiple levels.

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