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    Default Congratulations are in order

    Sandoval FPD is getting a new tanker. Congratulations to them. Way to go Chad. (guess I'll borrow your narrative now) I'll have to add you guys to our tanker box card.
    Nashville and Fairfield Rural are also getting announced tomorrow. Congratulations to both of them as well.
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    Thanks Jack. We're pretty excited about it. Never had a tanker before. It was funny though, we were pretty sure we were going to be announced but we were surprised when it was on the radio yesterday before we even knew. We called the radio station to ask them to repeat what they said and where they got the info!

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    Congrats to Sandoval FPD.
    But what is a tanker? We have these little red things sticking out of the ground every 500 ft or so. Next you are going to say that Draft word... Congrats again. Stay Safe
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    Chris, they don't know what a tanker is, either. They've never had one. Sounds like their training officer had better get busy.
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    Congradulations to the Sandoval FPD. So Chad have you got it ordered yet? We want pictures when it gets to you. And if you need help spending the grant, let me know. I can spend money like its going out of style.
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    Originally posted by bunnie62
    I can spend money like its going out of style.
    Cecil, was Hot Rod the Gov.talking about you when he made this statement? "spending money like a bunch of drunken sailors"

    Congradulations to the Sandoval FPD
    Must have had a good grant writer to describe something they dont know anything about.
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    Bunnie, I'm sure we'll be able to spend some money and I promise to get some pictures. And no, it's not ordered yet. Planning to go by Jefferson Rural FPD in Mt. Vernon Sunday though after JACK'S PANCAKE BISCUIT & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST and take a look at theirs since it is like what we will be spec'ing.


    Must have had a good grant writer to describe something they dont know anything about.
    Thanks 80Fire, I'll take that as a compliment!
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    Congrads Chad
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    Glad to see my hometown get announced. It kind of sucks though. I leave, and now they end up with a house full of new trucks! A tanker on the way, plus their new engine should delivered next month.

    Chad - Did you guys decide on what kind of chassis you want/can afford? (2 or 4-door commercial)

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    Redhat,

    No, we haven't decided yet but are talking about it already. Going to look at Jefferson's (2-door) this weekend and St. Libory's (4-door) is just about done. Can see it on the Crimson Customer Corner.
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    Chad,

    You guys do not have a spec yet? I thought you already did that process. Not sure what you guys are wanting for water. Carbondale Twp just got a new tanker. I have some pics if you want to see. Stay Safe
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    Congratulations to Chad and the Sandoval Fire Protection District. I was beginning to think that Illinois wasn't going to get very many trucks this year, but apparently, they waited until the last few rounds, making sure that there was plenty of money left. Way to go.
    Chris, a tanker is often used when those little red thingies don't work. Monmouth has mutual aid tankers as part of their first response SOGs, because they know as soon as they hook one of their little red thingies, it's going to turn to crap. Wub will back me up on this.
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    Cecil, was Hot Rod the Gov.talking about you when he made this statement? "spending money like a bunch of drunken sailors"
    Couldn't be me Les. I've never been a sailor.
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    What category did u apply for Chief?
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by ChiefReason
    [B]Chris, a tanker is often used when those little red thingies don't work. Monmouth has mutual aid tankers as part of their first response SOGs, because they know as soon as they hook one of their little red thingies, it's going to turn to crap. Wub will back me up on this.
    ]

    Yeah, I think those hydrants are more for decoration. Spears should have some nice pictures floating around of the poor flows. Less than 250 gpm is common, unless things have changed since June. Its funny, since I have left Monmouth and come up north, I have been on more fires using tankers for supply than with hydrants.
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    We always hope for our name to be announced seems it never does LOL.....so we finally managed to get the board to get us 2 new tankers..it is a full time job keepin equipment up since we are up to 7 stations and cover about 240 square miles anyhow our 2 new international chassis are in springfield and should be ready to be picked up in a couple of weeks so we can take em to SEMO tank and have the tanks put on.....will post some pics when they are done...which looks like it might be sooner than we expected


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