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    Cool If anyone gets a call on Wed Aug 24 from Senator/Congressman, please let us know

    If anyone gets the call today, please post and let us know. If you could, let us know when you got the questions.

    Thanks and good luck toall!

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    Many may not get a call today, today is the BRAC vote for those military bases on the potential chopping block. So i would not be suprised if nothing heard till tomorrow for some.

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    Thumbs up Yeeeeeeehaaaaa!

    Just now got a call from Congressman Greg Walden's (Oregon) office. We got our grant for a new water tender!

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    PA Grants are out...
    "When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there."
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    When did you receive your questions and 1199A form???

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    Just got our call from Congressman Virgil H. Goode's office (VA), our grant should be announced Friday.

    New Gear and Lot's of much needed Misc. equipment.

    Next Year we go for a tanker (or Tender for you Left Coast Types)
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    We got the call from Congressman Tanner's office today. Sixteen new SCBA and spare bottles, cascade system, fill station, thermal imaging camera, defibrillator, Fire Department Instructor class, lap top computer, power point projector and screen. Got the questions on 06/16/05.

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    mitchkrat....I know we received the questions on the same day, I have not heard anything yet.

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    We received our phone call from Congressman Maurice Hinchey's office today at approx. 3pm EDT. $142,120 to replace our 31 year old mini/quick attack pumper !!!

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    We didn't get a call........ BUT..............

    They just announced that we we're getting our grant on the six o'clock local newscast.

    Will have more to say after we confirm some things

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    We got the call from Representative Shimkus's office. Getting a new tanker that we need badly.
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    Congratulations Jack, I know you have been biting the fingernails for awhile.
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    Not really, Kurt. We got the questions and 1199 so I was fairly confident. I talked to the help desk about a closeout problem from last year's grant and when I asked him about this year he did tell me not to worry too much. It is a relief to get a phone call and it'll be even better to see the award package in the printer.
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    I know there are a couple FD's that border us that got a call today.......
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    Has anyone seen a Congressional website with a list for their state posted yet?
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    I checked around early in the afternoon and nothing was posted on the few I checked. They're probably not getting the word themselves until around then, so it takes time to corral a nerd and get the web site changed. I know I'm hard to find around QT when someone wants code changes done last minute, I'm sure my keyboard-pounding brethren all over are the same way.

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    We got our call from Shimkus's office today also. Here comes the new turnout, new radios and new air packs. Thank God, its about time. Theres a first time for everything.

    I will feel better on Friday when its announced. Seeing our department in print will look good.

    Good luck to everyone

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO ARE WINNING!! We got ours last week and I wish the best of luck to everyone still biting nails and guzzling coffee!

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    Just read our name in paper. New 2000 gal.tanker with pump. Replacing homemade tanker. Got 10 ?'s 8/9/05.

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    We were announced by the media on the 4:00 news along with 2 other neighboring departments.

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    We got the call yesterday from Senator Feingold's office...We received the 10 questions last week and the 1199 info was checked sometime shortly after that because there was a 2005 number on the same page as our 2003 grant 1199 info.

    To say the least we are excited about this. Thiis will be only the third brand new engine our department has purchased since 1926. Years of buying used and usually abused rigs will finally end.

    Congratulations to all of the winners and good luck to those still waiting,

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    Life is good recieved the call from Senator Grassley........$31,160 for our department.

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    Yes!! Two calls yesterday - one from Congressman Randy Kuhl's office and one from Senator Chuck Schumer's. $44,536 for new SCBA and portable radios.

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    Just got the phone call (12:00pm Thursday) from Congressman Sweeney's office for our brush truck. I received the 1199A form about 6 weeks ago and the questionnaire about 30 days ago. I submitted the questionnaire about 10-15 days ago. Hope this helps on your planning!

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    I must say I'm really glad that they're making the phone calls finally. I don't think more than 5 did it in the first 2 years, now that lots of folks are seeing the money they're more interested. Everyone should definitely take advantage of the spotlight and remind them that no project is a golden arrow, everyone needs more funding, so let's get the program to over $1 billion ASAP.

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