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    I know that this is all speculation and some people think it is just smoke and mirrors to pacify the Fire Service. But it seems to me that it is a reality and if President Bush signs it then we should take advantage of it.

    As I said...My department is looking at it already as I am sure that the money will be doled out based on justification but also I am sure some of it will be "who gets there first." We are running 8-11 calls per shift with a minimum/maximum of four (4) people and no mutual aid from the county and it is dangerous. I think that once the city gets the grant, buy the end of the program the money will begin to come in from the recent annexation that increased the size of the city by 50% as well as money from other proposed annexations. This will be a stop-gap measure to increase staffing and enhance safety for our department as opposed to a hostile takeover by the county fire department.

    If I was to call anyone (Senator or Congressman) I would be calling to plead for support.
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    This will be a stop-gap measure to increase staffing and enhance safety
    Precisely my point. A stop gap with no overall improvement in the long term.
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    Precisely my point. A stop gap with no overall improvement in the long term.
    We'll see, I suppose.

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