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    Default Got our Grant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeehaaaa!!!!
    New turnouts for the boys and girls at SFD.

    Special thanks to FD102 for another successful application!!!!!

    On another note.......Sidell, Illinois.....WOW $632k.....for equipment.
    Does anyone know what they will be purchasing with this awesome award???
    Smile....it ain't all that bad!!!!!!!

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    Illinois seems to have done very well in this round.
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    On another note.......Sidell, Illinois.....WOW $632k.....for equipment.
    Does anyone know what they will be purchasing with this awesome award???
    I was looking at that. It's gotta be a typo. I thought grants were capped at a certain amount (half a mil, maybe?)
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    There are several Illinois "vehicle" grants topping $500,000.

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    Jay..My guess would be that this is a regional grant involving many other departments. Just a guess! I have been wrong before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80FIRE
    Jay..My guess would be that this is a regional grant involving many other departments. Just a guess! I have been wrong before.
    THAT makes sense.....
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    I usta work with the chief of sidell dont know if he is still chief ..........last time i spoke with him they had nothing...as far as equip. so if it aint a typo good for them glad to see it!
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    Thumbs up Grant

    Yes we have got another FEMA Grant , we are so lucky. We are getting new Scott NXG2 air-pacs. And I dont want to see any body saying dont buy scott, they dont work.. Blah blah blah. Stay Safe
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    We're looking at MSA, ISI, Scott and Drager. We've got some demo packs from MSA & ISI that we are going to try out. We haven't made a decision yet.

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    Our dept uses the ISI air packs and I really like them. I like the fact that they have the lights on the nose piece to let you know how much air you have left and the bypass feature. I feel that they are very user friendy. Good luck on your search!

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    Our Scott's have the same features as your ISI's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crisb1419
    Yes we have got another FEMA Grant , we are so lucky. We are getting new Scott NXG2 air-pacs. And I dont want to see any body saying dont buy scott, they dont work.. Blah blah blah. Stay Safe
    Wonder where you're getting them?

    They're all good, just get what everybody is happy with and buy them from a dealer that will service them in a timely fashion.
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    Every pack is fine, as long as you like it. One's man opinion is just that. With that said, I will state that the MSA Firehawk are a great buy as well. A light weight design, good visibility, and the standard features. They also make a great carbon bottle as well.
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    I'll second the servicing dealer sentiment. I love our new MSAs, enough that I think we would have made a mistake going with anyone else at the price we got ours at. However - the original selling dealer is very close to losing the service and parts part of things (additional face pieces, PM's etc.) to another MSA dealer that is also local. There is no reason we should have to work this hard to get things done, receive price quotes, etc.

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    Now jboczek what is that supose to mean? What can I say the salemen in this area that sells Scott is just GGGRRRREEAAAATTTTT!!!!
    Thought you might like that... Stay Safe
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    Just Got Off The Phone With Congressman Shimkus's Office. We're Getting Our Grant For A New Tanker, Should Be Announced Friday.
    And, Yes, I Know I'm Yelling.
    I thought I was yelling. This thing won't post in all capital letters.
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    Congratulations! I hope we get ours for LDH!

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    Congratulations Jack!!!!

    I heard you yelling all the way up here!
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    Alright, Jack! Congrats!

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    Good job congrats.
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    We're on a spending spree, folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jack you lucky bugger, we put in for a new tanker-pumper. Last meeting which was last monday (8-22) we had heard nothing.
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    Congratulations to everyone in round 2!
    This just about completes everyone around here that I know had received the questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird210
    I was looking at that. It's gotta be a typo. I thought grants were capped at a certain amount (half a mil, maybe?)
    I'm from Champaign, just west of sidell, it was not a typo but it was a region grant. It was on the news the other night. It was a communications grant for the majority of vermillion county.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFD1004
    I'm from Champaign, just west of sidell, it was not a typo but it was a region grant. It was on the news the other night. It was a communications grant for the majority of vermillion county.
    Well, that's pretty kick-*****! Congrats!
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