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    Default Taking an engine to New Orleans...

    If everything works out it looks like we are taking an engine and our chief is going to pull our hazmat trailer down to New Orleans. We should leave tomorrow morning.



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    did you register with FEMA or whoever and tell them your comming??

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    Whoops, edited.
    Last edited by BVFD1983; 09-07-2005 at 12:40 PM.

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    Folks

    While we have no information about the original post here, we will remind everyone NOT to self dispatch to the area.

    Work with your state emergency management agencies or other direct government-to-government, department-to-department connections.

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    That is what the chief did.

    Trust me, we will never self dispatch, nor would we want anyone to self dispatch to our town.

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    Didn't suggest ya did.....hence the disclaimer....but others are so just making sure its hammered home

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    He's correct, it isn't self-dispatch. Yesterday (sunday) a number of Illinois MABAS (Mutual-aid Box Alarm System) divisions were activated. Many departments are sending 2-4 crewmembers and an engine or two. We are sending our new Squ-engine and a 2 man crew from our department, along with a 2 man crew from a neighboring town.

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    New Orleans (and possibly other departments) is going to start rotating out its personnel, sending them out of state for days or a week or longer.

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    I heard somewhere that if you had less than a 4 man crew they didn't want you.
    Last edited by BVFD1983; 10-04-2005 at 02:55 PM.

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    How do you get on this list? We will not go unless requested, but how do you get on a list?

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    Chip, you might try reading the thread before jumping all over it. THEY WERE REQUESTED THROUGH OFFICIAL CHANNELS TO BRING THE EQUIPMENT.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Illinois is sending a fleet of apparatus and manpower to the gulf coast. All official channels are being followed.
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    Yeah chip, this is a mandate by the State of illinois along with the federal government. The Illinois MABAS Task force division was activated. It's not free will, its a call-up.

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    Default It is an offical request

    and has been done through proper channels. This is a email that went out yesterday.
    ** High Priority **

    OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL
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    GENERAL MESSAGE
    TO: All FD/FPDs
    FROM: Michael Moos, Emergency Operations Coordinator/SEOC Liaison
    DATE/TIME: 9.4.05 @ 16:40
    RE: status report on deployment

    MESSAGE:
    At this time, Illinois has received verbal approval to deploy Illinios
    fire service assetts. MABAS has been notified via RED and is working on
    deployment of their plan. Please only activate when MABAS has notified
    to do so. Any other activation is not state sanctioned.
    Proudly serving as Vice-President of the Illinois Delegation of the IACOJ

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    BTW, prayers are with all of you who are deploying. Keep it safe down there.
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    Thread closed. Feel free to open in new one.

    Please folks report a thread asap, before it gets out of hand and creates 10x the work.

    Had one user not reported it who knows how long it could've gone on.

    Do NOT engage in personal attacks here. Report the post.

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    hey webteam, this one doesn't seem to be as closed as you might think.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BVFD1983
    Our chief said we had to stage at Effingham, IL tomorrow at noon and then go down.

    It is all for nothing now, the mayor said we cannot go.
    BV:
    If you belong to a MABAS, then you were activated yesterday.
    I can tell you firsthand that MABAS 31 was notified yesterday to send people.
    That is 15 departments here including Galesburg. Moline, Rock Island, and East Moline are sending people.
    Statewide MABAS is telling everyone to pack everything to be self-sufficient for two weeks. That's toilet paper, water, food; the whole works.
    As WT said, New Orleans is starting to rotate their people. They can use the rest.
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    Well, I sent a less that friendly retort back to our friend here, but it must have been....ahhh...removed by someone with more power than myself. Probably better that way.

    Anyhow, if anyone doubts the response, or if it was valid, legal, whatever, check out:

    MABAS 47

    Anyone know if other states from as far away as IL are sending in non-specialized units like Illinois is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801
    Well, I sent a less that friendly retort back to our friend here, but it must have been....ahhh...removed by someone with more power than myself. Probably better that way.

    Anyhow, if anyone doubts the response, or if it was valid, legal, whatever, check out:

    MABAS 47

    Anyone know if other states from as far away as IL are sending in non-specialized units like Illinois is?
    The one's I had in here were deleted, too!!
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