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    Default Just Got The Call

    Well now we can put all the rumours to rest. Chief just got off the phone with Congressman Obey notifying us we got the grant!

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    Thumbs up Double woo-hoo!!

    Hubby/Chief just got the call from Congressman McCaul. He said that this was the best part of his job!

    Best of luck to all those still waiting to hear something . . .

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    Just got off the phone with Congresman Aderholt's office. We will get our grant this Friday!!!!!!!

    $3000 Training
    $71,989 for Equipment
    $60,475 Modify Facilities

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    ameryfd, What time did you get the call? I am in WI too and we got the 1199A/10Q back in early/mid July... waiting on that call

    Beth

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    I just got off the phone with our congressional office (Oklahoma) and they don't seem to know anything. They stated that it is still hung up and they have heard nothing at this time (11:00 a.m.) Is it just that our offices have no one getting awards or just don't seem to know what is going on. We received our 10 questions on May 25 from Grants Management Specialist/Program Support Assistant from the DHS' Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate's Grant Office/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grants Office. Also online the 1199A was sitting there for us to update, which we did. I think I am going to just quit thinking about this and go on with my life.

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    I just received a call from Congressman Rogers office - Alabama. Eagle Creek VFD just got approved for a new apparatus - $145,000.00 total.

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    I just recieved word from our Congressman in Arkansas. Finally!!! the waiting game is over.

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    We got the call from our Congressman's office at 11:00 am central time. Located in Northeast Texas, we are getting a new pumper/tanker at $ 160,000. We received the questions way back in the middle of May and had the new award number on the E-grant site a couple days later. We were also awarded a grant back in 2003.

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    Got the call from Rep. Inglis' office. Boiling Springs Fire District is getting $108,000 for radio upgrades and breathing air compressor.

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    Anyone from Illinois heard anything?

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    Thumbs up We got the Call!

    Dear NOT2L84U2, BC79er, KURT, ALANA, et al;
    We got the call here in Illinois from Congressman Jerry Costello (D) 12th Cong. Dist., IL. He's great guy, both personally and politically, and a friend to firefighters everywhere! The call came in at 1:00 PM Central time today. The grant is to be for a 75' quint to replace our 25+y/o 50' tele-squrt (A truck that has over 6,000 fire runs logged-in during its service life here). It was a trooper, but by now it has virtually became more dangerous for us to ride on it and rely on it than it is to face the very fires themselves that we respond to with it. A heartfelt Thank You, God, for answered prayers from all the firefighters here. And a personal thank you to Kurt for his excellent advice at his seminar last January; and to BC79er for our running dialogues over the years; and to Alana, for our discussions over this past year as well: on the phone, via email, and at Kurt's seminar. Other Thank Yous are in order, but I'll save them for another posting sometime soon. Nothing happens by accident, and no man is an island.

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    Smile Just Got The Call

    We just received a call from Inhoffe's Office in Oklahoma and we were awarded $161,500 for a new Tanker. This is the first.

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    I didn't get the call today, but I did call them. Looks like we will be shopping for a new tanker this year.

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    Not2L84U2,

    Our Chief just got off the phone from Shimkus' office. We'll be publicly announced tomorrow. Getting a new station back-up generator. Thanks to all who have posted info especially BC79er. This is our third award in a row. It's been a blessing and good luck to everyone else.

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    Just got the phone call from Congressman Johnson's Office (Mr. Kelly) about an hour and a half ago. Sorry I would have posted sooner but have been busy making phone calls. My home department received a grant for approx $110,000 for a new SCBA program and another department in the area that I took an active role in assisting received roughly $650,000 for a regional communications upgrade. Thanks go out to everyone that has helped along the way, especially to those of you in the forums. Without the information provided here I probably wouldn't have had the information necessary to write these grants. This makes it 3 for 3 this year (even though the Fire Prevention was 04 we still got awarded this year). So now what do I apply for this fall?

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    Just so that we can read the tea leaves... Would everyone please tell when they got their questions/1199a's so that we can figure out who might get theirs this week.

    BAClair

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    We just received official notification from Senator Ben Nelson's office that we are receiving over $452,000 for a new 75' ladder truck. What a wonderful phone call...now, the work starts!

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    Talking Yippee Freaking Skippy

    We received the call at 11:00. Just found out when I checked the machine at the Firehouse.

    Good luck to all those still waiting.
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    Got the call 10 minutes ago from Congressman. We got the questions back on 6/7/05 also. We were quite lucky and are getting a Live Mobile Burn Trailer for $365K.

    Good luck everyone.

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    Got are call today. $114K for Radio replacement/upgrade.

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    Anyone know if Senator Allen from Virginia has made any calls yet? Has he made them in the past?

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    got the call from both of our Politicians today around noon.....
    $88,000 for much needed stuff

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    PA is in the know, also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by befferk
    ameryfd, What time did you get the call? I am in WI too and we got the 1199A/10Q back in early/mid July... waiting on that call

    Beth
    Obey's office called at about 11am. They called the station.

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    Has anyone had an aerial apparatus award confirmed? We put in for a aerial tower but have not heard anything yet?

    Good Luck everyone,

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