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    Default Who's going to Baltimore???????

    Ah the age old question for this time of year. Who is going to the Expo in Baltimore this year?? I'm leaving Wed, will be there until Sunday afternoon. Hope to see fellow crusties down there!!
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    I wish I could. Went to the one in 2002 and had a blast. I'm thinking about finding someway to take the wife next year.
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    I want to, but "should" be arriving that week. I was fully expecting to attend this year.... sighs... I guess it will be next year now. oh well.

    To those who can break away to attend y'all have a good one out there.
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    I'll be there for the PIPs and showcase floor on Friday. I'm not sure if I can get to the FOOLS party on Thursday night, but I would like to.
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    Miss the FOOLS Party? CJ, What is it, the long drive into civilization? Actually, I'm going to miss the whole show this year. The Firehouse Expo Crew did not talk to the Bassmasters Classic Crew, so I'll be spending that time frame on the Ohio River instead of in Baltimore. I do belive that the Black over Yellow Pierce will appear in the Parade on Sunday.
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    Actually, Harve, I still have a night of obligatory fundraising to do and it happens to fall on the same night as the FOOLS party. I may switch the night, but I only get one "free night" a week from the family, so priorities, priorities......
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    me and 3 other guys from my dept are going. we are getting in tues morn. we are only planning on going to the exhibits and the parade. we are taking a few side trips to DC and maybe ocean city. one of the guys going with us has fam up their, so well probly hook up with them also.

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    Be there from Thurs to Sun... Can't wait to see BillyG speak in person. Should be about 20 of us from my dept. It's gonna get ugly

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    After much deliberation (which translates: conversations with the Movers ) I will be avialable to take a wee trip... Looks like I'll be in Baltimore sometime Friday. It will only be a day trip unfortunately but at least I'll get a chance to get in for a while.

    Hope to meet with some of you up there!
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    Anyone heading to Baltimore and runs into a Lt from the Buffalo Fire Department named Mike Zarbo. Let him know you know me, and be prepared to spend the next hour talking with him. I want to hear how many of you guys ran into him when he gets back!

    PS I believe he is doing the FF Survival Hands On Training.
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    Anybody need a room for the Expo (27th - 29th). I got stuck with extra rooms and can't cancel without loosing my deposit.

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    Hotel with an attitude. Idiots in the Hotel business shouldn't have any problem understanding that any cancellations would be booked out to someone else in a day or two. Stuff like that will be a factor if the Expo leaves Baltimore.


    So, it's now 2007, and we're sliding downhill to the Event. Anyone coming???
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    I'll be there with friends. Been going every year since the '80s.

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    We are taking a hands on class. I wonder if we will be allowed to burn in our class after everything that has happened as of lately in Baltimore.

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    I made it down this morning at 9am. I am at the Quality Inn just off of Caton Ave.

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    Has there been any word on the dates for next year, as I will be in the US July/August 08 and would like to get along to a show like this, any help would be appreciated.

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    was the knife guy there this year? I couldnt find him. Usually has some nice knives (S&W, etc) for pretty good prices.
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    the expo for 08 will be july 22-26, with the show being on the thurs., fri, and sat. of that week, not sure which date's those are off hand

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    Smile Great show

    I went this year (but I had to work in my booth) Good show, lots of toys and stuff. We did good, passed out about 700 sheets to hire firefighters part time.
    The FOOLS party was a lot of fun! Drum and pipes were awesome. Even bought beer for a few of them........they looked a little dry.......
    All in all I think it was a good time.


    .....now if i can only get those guys to fax the paperwork in..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire0099881 View Post
    the expo for 08 will be july 22-26, with the show being on the thurs., fri, and sat. of that week, not sure which date's those are off hand
    Wher did you find this? I've been looking as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday05 View Post
    Wher did you find this? I've been looking as well.
    IT WAS ON THE FLYER IN THE GOODIE BAG AT THE REGISTRATION COUNTER!!
    I HAVE MY COPY IF YOU WANT IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefy View Post
    I went this year (but I had to work in my booth) Good show, lots of toys and stuff. We did good, passed out about 700 sheets to hire firefighters part time.
    The FOOLS party was a lot of fun! Drum and pipes were awesome. Even bought beer for a few of them........they looked a little dry.......
    All in all I think it was a good time.


    .....now if i can only get those guys to fax the paperwork in..............
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    Chiefy.... send me a PM or email with info on your business. I'll see that it gets around a few stations down this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire0099881 View Post
    the expo for 08 will be july 22-26, with the show being on the thurs., fri, and sat. of that week, not sure which date's those are off hand
    Thanks mate, will have to keep those dates free.

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    Smile thanks

    Thanks hwoods. I'll send you a PM.
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