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    I promised Chief Mann from Salem that I'd put in a plug for all the good food over the weekend so here it is. The first 2 day chief's training sponsored by the OSFM was in Salem over the weekend. It was a busy couple of days, they covered a lot of great information for the new chief as well as some good stuff for the veterans. If any chiefs or chief-wanna-bes have the chance, take the class. It would be worth paying for, but for free, you had better not pass it up. Salem Fire District was a great host, and provided a heck of alot better meals than I would have gotten at home. Thanks to the South Central Illiois Fire Chief's Association, Salem Fire District, the Illinois Fire Chief's Association and the OSFM for some much needed training and networking. And I'd better recognize Fire Marshall J.T. Somer who was present for the entire weekend and shed some light on what's going on in his office. I truly enjoyed the weekend.
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    Jack-

    Thanks for the info. I wanted to take the class, but I have a new rule about not travelling south of I-80!!

    Actually, I'm hoping and figuring they'll have up in these parts soon. I noticed that class filled up pretty quick!
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    Thanks for the update Jack. So...Why is it the food was the first thing you commented on!

    I sure hope they will consider having one over this way also in the future. Several people expressed interest at the last mutual aid assn. meeting but the class was already full.
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    Jay,there were a couple people there from north of I-80. You would have probably fit right in with them. You're just afraid to see the rest of Illinois cause you might like it down here.
    Les, if enough people show interest to JT, he'll see to it that there's more around the state. Right, JT? I know he's lurking. And I promised the Salem Chief I'd brag on the food so I got that out of the way first. It was good.
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    Originally posted by jboczek
    Salem Fire District was a great host, and provided a heck of alot better meals than I would have gotten at home.
    I can't believe you said that!!!! Mom's a good cook!!!
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    Jack, I've been down as far as Carbondale. I found most of Illinois looks the same almost anywhere (with the possible exception of the Galena area and a few of the state parks: Mathiesen, Starved Rock, etc., etc., etc.).

    The monotony of the corn fields is occasionally broken by the excitement of a soybean field.

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    Laura, Jay, I've already nipped that in the bud. I fessed up to what I said and my reasoning behind it. She agreed with ME that I would not have gotten a perfectly grilled 10 oz. sirloin (or two) for supper, biscuits and gravy AND egg caserole for breakfast and italian beef for lunch. I shouldn't be telling all this.
    Since this isn't a geography thread, I won't mention that a LOT of Illinois has nothing more to look at that flatlands and corn fields. Southern Illinois, on the other hand, does have some hills, trees and mountains (if you go far enough south).
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    Isn't "chief's meeting" some kind of an oxymoron?
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    Sounds like the elected trustee is calling chiefs morons now.
    I'm just kidding, really I am.
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    Any other flatlanders attending the classes at Fairview Heights on Feb. 19 & 20. I have received my confirmation letter and ready to attend. If anyone else is going we will have to try to have a face to face meeting.
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    Ah; but alas, on Feb. 19th, I will be attending a trustee's seminar in Coal Valley.
    Sure hope that have a menu; I mean, good training for those who attend.
    Sure hope JT is there. I have to ask him about his golf game; I mean, some important, um, fire stuff!
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    Originally posted by ChiefReason
    Sure hope JT is there.
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    JT was at the meeting in Fairview Heights.
    We had a great weekend. Thanks to the Fairview Heights Fire Dept for their hospitality. We had the opertunity to visit with firefighters from allover the flatlands and was very worthwhile attending. Excelent lineup of instructors and topics.
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    JT was at the meeting in Fairview Heights.
    Well, that's pretty obvious. Not a soul from OSFM at our trustee seminar in Coal Valley.
    See, JT; I could have covered for you, but...
    IAFPD, IFSI, IFSA...
    Ok; you're off the hook. I don't think anyone from the IFCA was there either.
    Those little mini-eclairs; man oh man. I swear; if I'd have had more pockets...
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