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    Default Well, I'll be dipped

    I just checked our FEMA grant application and, lo and behold, there was the "update 1199a" link. After 4 years, this is the first time I've seen this. I hope they didn't simply make a mistake and give it to everybody. Supposedly if you get this, you've got a pretty good chance at getting some money. WOW!
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    WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!!

    Good luck, Jackson, I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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    AWESOME NEWS!!! Keeping fingers crossed for ya!
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    Way to go Jack!!! We're pulling for you!!

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    Good Luck Jack..... maybe I need to check ours
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    Jack;
    Sounds like FIRE Act will no longer be a sore subject with you.
    Did you change up your strategy this time?
    To what would you attribute your apparent success?
    Way to go.
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    CR, it wasn't a sore subject. Not exactly. I just thought people got stuff that wasn't as needed as the stuff I asked for. I'll still believe it when I see a copy of the deposit slip.
    Les, I checked our app yesterday morning and it wasn't there. Checked it in the early afternoon and it was. Got an e-mail telling me to update 1199a this morning, actually it was sent about 2AM according to the message. But, I already had it done. Just get me the questions and the check. I'm ready to shop. Don't tell my wife that, I hate to grocery shop but this will be different.
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    Actually, this program is getting better all the time. I just got the famous "questions". Gee, I hope I answered them right - yes, we'll take the money, yes, we budgeted our share already, yes, we'll do NFIRS for a year, etc. My palms are getting sweaty just thinking about shopping.
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    One Hundred Fifteen Thousand Six Hundred Nine Dollars and no cents.

    Got the call from Congressman Shimkus's office at about 8:30 last night that our name is on the list for release tomorrow. NOW I believe it!

    I really believe it since I got a phone call a few minutes from a salesman congratulation us. He almost found out before me.
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    Congrats Jack!! Time to go shopping!! What are you shopping for by the way? I forgot.

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    Jack;
    I need six numbers to play for Saturday's lotto.
    Now; you can buy equipment that your trustees don't want in THEIR station!
    Congratulations. You have restored my faith in the program.
    Anyone know when/if Dear Johns will/have been sent?
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    WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!! WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

    Jack, that just plain kicks butt.

    If you were any cooler, you'd be frozen.

    Start shoppin' baby!!
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    Congrats Jack. 115k makes for a nice shopping spree. Now, I'm with Chad - what are you shopping for? PPE, SCBA, etc.?

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    We're getting 20 SCBA, compressor, fill station, fill pot for truck, FETN training library on DVDs, computer, LCD projector, & a washer/extractor. This will be the only fun shopping spree I'll ever have. I hate shopping, but this will be great. Probably a lot of work so we get just what we want.
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    Sounds great. Let us know how your shopping goes. By the way, it was on the FEMA website today. Also, glad to see that Cahokia ($40K) and New Baden ($225K)were also awarded.

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    Default Brother; can you spare a dime?

    Jack;
    Tenth Round
    Addison Fire Protection District #1 Operations and Firefighter Safety 83,007.00
    Palatine Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 94,675.00
    Arlington Heights Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 77,959.00
    Cahokia Volunteer Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 40,707.00
    Valmeyer Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 66,771.00
    Amboy Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 95,119.00
    Prophetstown Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 48,555.00
    West Union Community Unit Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 10,260.00
    Carroll Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 9,572.00
    Morrison Fire Dept. Operations and Firefighter Safety 35,025.00
    Savanna Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 31,473.00
    Ogle-Lee Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 50,175.00
    Mt. Morris Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 100,530.00
    Loraine Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 50,328.00
    New Baden Fire Department Firefighting Vehicle 225,000.00
    Ashley Community Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 115,609.00
    Looks like Illinois hit the mother load in the tenth round!
    Still waiting to get word on our's.
    Anyone know about "Dear Johns"?
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    CR, ask New Baden for the dime. They got more than we did. haven't heard anything at all about the rejection letters. If it's anything like the rate at which they're making awards, it might be a while. The last 2 weeks they picked up the pace, though. I gotta go shopping.
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    Happy shopping Jack
    Glad to see you was on the list today.
    You know that when all the bids come in you will probably have enough money left over for the new horseshoe stakes behind the new firehouse It looks like the flatlands did well on this round. It was nice to see that one of our local departments was also awarded.
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    Kudos to Jack and the rest of the flatlanders....AND US!!!

    Tenth Round
    Ashley Community Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 115,609.00
    Addison Fire Protection District #1 Operations and Firefighter Safety 83,007.00
    Palatine Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 94,675.00
    Arlington Heights Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 77,959.00
    Cahokia Volunteer Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 40,707.00
    Valmeyer Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 66,771.00
    Amboy Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 95,119.00
    Prophetstown Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 48,555.00
    West Union Community Unit Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 10,260.00
    Carroll Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 9,572.00
    Morrison Fire Dept. Operations and Firefighter Safety 35,025.00
    Savanna Fire Department Operations and Firefighter Safety 31,473.00
    Ogle-Lee Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 50,175.00
    Mt. Morris Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 100,530.00
    New Baden Fire Department Firefighting Vehicle 225,000.00
    Loraine Fire Protection District Operations and Firefighter Safety 50,328.00

    Very pleased with our award, 12 turnout gear and 12 scba's. Really hope everyone else gets awards too.


    BTW...if anyone is planning to attend the state fair on 8/13, come by the Fire Museum exhibit. There is going to be a really neat product unveiled to the state.

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    Congrats Jack and 4caster. It sounds like the money will be put to good use.
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    Jack,
    Sorry I am just now getting see this ...........although I must admit I always glance Firdays at the IL list as well as the OH list for state by state grant listings. Congrats to you and your entire department. I hope the constituents of your district know how lucky they are.....and oh ya ...try not to spend it all in one place. GOOD DEAL !
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    Congrats to all of you who have received the grants. It's too bad everyone couldn't be as successful

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    Glad to see that Germantown received $198K for a vehicle. Anyone know what they're getting? I assume it would be for a pumper/tanker.

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    Default Cahokia FEMA Grant

    Yes we did get the FEMA Grant this year. $40,000.00, we are getting alot of needed Hose. Supply Line and attack line, nozzles (TFT), Hose tester and high pressure washer, Foam inductor, Paratech Shoring Jacks, and Bullard T-3 Max TIC. Just thought I would let everyone know what are shopping list was. Be safe.
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